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U.S. East Coast Continental Margin (CONMAR) Sediment Data

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    dateStamp:  2014-04-23
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            title:  U.S. East Coast Continental Margin (CONMAR) Sediment Data
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                date:  1972-12-31
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                date:  1977-05-31
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            edition:  First
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  John Hathaway
                organisationName:  U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole, MA
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                name:  Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG)
                issueIdentification:  MGG06995002, Hathaway, John C., 1971, Data File, Continental Margin Program, Atlantic Coast of the United States: WHOI Reference No. 71-15.
        abstract:  The USGS/WHOI Continental Margin (CONMAR) Data set was compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as a joint program of study of the Atlantic continental margin of the U.S. The CONMAR set contains information for 3,715 cores, dredges, and grab samples, and consists of 18 files of grain size analyses/statistical parameters, composition of clay, sand, gravel and carbonate fractions, organic contents, heavy mineral and x-ray analyses, radioactivity counts, and major chemical and trace-element analyses. An accompanying technical report contains a complete description of methodology and file organization: Hathaway, John C., 1971, Data File, Continental Margin Program, Atlantic Coast of the United States: WHOI Reference No. 71-15. Updated data files were received in digital form in 1977. Data collection was partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the CONMAR program and the International Decade of Ocean Exploration. These data were also included as ASCII files on the NOAA & MMS Marine Minerals CDROM data set released by NGDC in 1992. The CONMAR data are available for direct download through NGDC's Web site. The U.S. Geological Survey has incorporated these data into an updated data set available from their web site.
        purpose:  Environmental Research and Exploration
        credit:  John Hathaway, U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole, NSF
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            useLimitation:  Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, as the source of the data.
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            useLimitation:  Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
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            otherConstraints:  While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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            otherConstraints:  Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
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                title:  The NGDC Marine Geology Data Archive
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                    date:  1976-12-31
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        supplementalInformation:  MGGID 06995002, Hathaway, John C., 1971, Data File, Continental Margin Program, Atlantic Coast of the United States: WHOI Reference No. 71-15.
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                date:  1977-05-31
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                  DateTime:  1977-05-31T00:00:00
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                description:  John Hathaway U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole, MA
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        dateOfNextUpdate:  2015-04-23
        maintenanceNote:  Metadata Review Date: 2015-04-23
        contact:  Carla J. Moore - custodian - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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