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

Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Oceans and Estuaries
Theme_Keyword: Location
Theme_Keyword: GeoscientificInformation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keyword. Version 5.3.3
Theme_Keyword: Marine Sediments
Theme_Keyword: Sediment texture
Place:

Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: General

Place_Keyword: East Coast

Place_Keyword: Atlantic Coast

Place_Keyword: Pacific Coast

Place_Keyword: United States

Access_Constraints: None

Use_Constraints:
Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. 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

Browse_Graphic:

Browse_Graphic_File_Name: OFR-00358

Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Image map showing extent and distribution of data layer coverage

Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPG

Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800

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:

Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:

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_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


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector

Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point

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Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

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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_Label: FID

Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.

Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI

Attribute_Domain_Values:

Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: Shape

Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.

Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI

Attribute_Domain_Values:

Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: GROUP

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: DB_ID_

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: FIELD_ID

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Attribute_Label: LATITUDE

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Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE


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.

Standard_Order_Process:

Digital_Form:

Digital_Transfer_Information:

Transfer_Size: 1.410


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_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

Metadata_Access_Constraints: None

Metadata_Use_Constraints: None

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