USGS OFR 00-358: East Coast Sediment Texture Database

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: M.E. Hastings
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: USGS OFR 00-358: East Coast Sediment Texture Database
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 00-358
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/of00-358/text/chapter2.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
This sediment database contains data on collection, location, description, and texture of samples taken by numerous marine sampling programs. Although most records contain complete grain size analyses, some are simple bottom descriptions from rocky and bouldery locations where samples were not taken. Most of the samples were collected with some type of grab sampler; however, a few were obtained by coring.
Purpose:
The purpose of this report is to describe the field methods used to collect marine sediment samples and the laboratory methods used to determine and characterize the grain-size distributions, to present these data in several flat-file formats that can be readily employed by interested parties, and to provide referenceable verified data and metadata to an Access relational database being developed as part of the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Programís Aggregates Project.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2000
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -169.083300
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 170.520000
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 55.280000
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -16.232067
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: data
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: East Coast
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Coast
Place_Keyword: United States
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: Larry Poppe
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 x2314
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lpoppe@usgs.gov
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Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: M.E. Hastings
Originator: L.J. Poppe
Originator: J.C. Hathaway
Publication_Date: 2000
Title: Chapter 2: Surficial sediment database
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File report
Issue_Identification: 00-358
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/of00-358/text/chapter2.htm>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: L.J. Poppe
Originator: C.F. Polloni
Publication_Date: 2000
Title:
USGS East Coast sediment analysis: procedures, database and georeferenced displays
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 00-358
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/of00-358/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Those samples from the USGS's Woods Hole Science Center labs (coded with a "3") were imported into usSEABED. Those coded with "1" and "2" represent the ConMar data and are included elsewhere. In the original report, all samples were given as individual analyses with attached database IDs (DB_IDs), with no effort made to group subsamples from the same core together. Here, these samples are grouped together, and downcore analyses are included under the topmost sample's DB_ID, given in brackets in the sitename. Subsample DB_IDs are included as metadata in the input data resource file. Data are listed in order of the topmost sample's DB_IDs. SEDCLASS classification are included as Shepard classification for all samples with textural analyses (input field LTH:30). For those samples without textural analyses (mostly boulders, n = 89), the SEDCLASS description are included in input field LTH:8 for parsing by the dbSEABED software.
Positional_Accuracy:
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
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Digital data were hand formatted into dbSEABED data entry structure, then filtered and data-mined through dbSEABED software (version: db9_MNEs.bas)
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Jane Reid
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 400 Natural Bridges Drive
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95060
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (831) 427-4727
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (831) 427-4748
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jareid@usgs.gov

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Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.400000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.978698

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Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
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Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: L.J. Poppe
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 x2314
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lpoppe@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: USGS OFR 00-358: East Coast Sediment Texture Database
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: 20050525
Metadata_Review_Date: 20050504
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Jamey Reid
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: IT Specialist (Data Management)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2204
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jreid@usgs.gov
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Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
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