USGS OFR 00-006: Surficial Seafloor Sediment Database of the Puerto Rico Insular Shelf

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: K.M. Scanlon
Originator: J.L. DaSilva
Originator: J.M. Reynolds
Publication_Date: 2000
Title:
USGS OFR 00-006: Surficial Seafloor Sediment Database of the Puerto Rico Insular Shelf
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 00-006
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: K.M. Scanlon
Originator: P.R. Briere
Publication_Date: 2000
Title:
USGS OFR 00-006: Puerto Rico - Marine Sediments, Terrestrial and Seafloor Imagery, and tectonic Interpretations
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 00-006
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/>
Description:
Abstract:
This database includes texture analyses and descriptions of over 3500 surficial seafloor sediment samples from the insular shelf of Puerto Rico. The data are compiled from more than 35 separate published and prevously unpublished sources, such as Masterís and PhD theses and USGS databases. It is the most comprehensive database of marine sediments from the Puerto Rico shelf available.
Purpose:
During the last 20 years the U.S. Geological Survey, often in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources and/or the University of Puerto Rico, has conducted a variety of projects to address the geologic aspects of these pressing societal issues. The papers and data presented here are the results of these projects. Some have been previously published elsewhere; others, such as the database of surficial sediments of the Puerto Rico insular shelf, interpretation of side-looking airborne radar imagery of the island, and the GIS data, are presented here for the first time. The purpose of this CD is to make the results of these diverse studies available in a readily accessible digital form, so that managers, planners, and other researchers can utilize the results.
Time_Period_of_Content:
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Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2000
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.966000
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.345333
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.964167
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.928000
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Theme_Keyword: U.S Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: database
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: sediment
Theme_Keyword: texture
Theme_Keyword: grain size
Theme_Keyword: lithology
Theme_Keyword: gravel
Theme_Keyword: sand
Theme_Keyword: silt
Theme_Keyword: clay
Theme_Keyword: descriptions
Theme_Keyword: analyses
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: U.S. Virgin Islands
Place_Keyword: United States Caribbean Territories
Place_Keyword: U.S. Caribbean Territories
Place_Keyword: Caribbean
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: North America
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None except that acknowledgement must be made in publications and reports of (i) the original data source, and (ii) the data integration by USGS and dbSEABED project at the University of Colorado. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kathryn M. Scanlon
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 458-8700 x2323
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kscanlon@usgs.gov
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Digital data were hand formatted into dbSEABED data entry structure, then filtered and data-mined through dbSEABED software (version: db9_MNEv.bas).
Process_Date: 2005
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Brian J. Buczkowski
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Core Curator and Data Management Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 458-8700 x2361
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bbuczkowski@usgs.gov

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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
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Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
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Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.400000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.978698

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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition: a consecutive and unique ID
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: our ID
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: institution ID
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Attribute_Definition: latitude in degrees, minutes, decimal minutes
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: longitude DD
Attribute_Definition: longitude in decimal degrees
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: longitude
Attribute_Definition: longitude in degrees, minutes, decimal minutes
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: institution
Attribute_Definition: affiliation of person collecting the sample
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: cruise
Attribute_Definition: identifier given by institution
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: type
Attribute_Definition: sampling equipment used, e.g. grab sampler
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: water depth
Attribute_Definition: depth in meters
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: recovery
Attribute_Definition: quantity of sediment collected
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: date
Attribute_Definition: date sample was collected
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: reference
Attribute_Definition: source of information
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Attribute_Label: sed descript
Attribute_Definition: description of the sample
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: % CaCO3
Attribute_Definition: determined by dissolution with HCl
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: % insoluable residue
Attribute_Definition: opposite of %CaCO3
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: grain size notes
Attribute_Definition: various comments on analyses, where needed
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: % gravel
Attribute_Definition: <-1 phi
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: % sand
Attribute_Definition: -1 to 3 phi
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: % silt
Attribute_Definition: 4 to 8 phi
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: % clay
Attribute_Definition: >8 phi
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: % mud
Attribute_Definition: >4 phi, that is, mud equals silt plus clay
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: mineralogy?
Attribute_Definition: yes indicates that mineralogical data is available
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: comments
Attribute_Definition: various, where needed
Attribute_Definition_Source: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-006/htm/seddbase.htm>

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: K.M. Scanlon
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2323
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kscanlon@usgs.gov
Resource_Description:
USGS OFR 00-006: Surficial Seafloor Sediment Database of the Puerto Rico Insular Shelf
Distribution_Liability:
Although this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Trade, firm, or product names and other references to non-USGS products and services are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement or warranty, express or implied, by the USGS, USDOI, or U.S. Government, as to their suitability, content, usefulness, functioning, completeness, or accuracy.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060207
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Brian J. Buczkowski
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Core Curator and Data Management Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 458-8700 x2361
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bbuczkowski@usgs.gov
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