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The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Geotechnical Database

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                title:  European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
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                    date:  2008-11-12
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            title:  The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Geotechnical Database
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                date:  1976-12-31
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                date:  2000-12-31
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                  Anchor:  DOI doi:10.7289/V56Q1V55
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                name:  MGG Identifiers included in the NGDC Seafloor Sediment Geotechnical Properties Database
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        abstract:  The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Geotechnical Properties Database contains test engineering properties data coded by students at NGDC from primarily U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office laboratory reports, but also from data reports generated by NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). These files consist of very few reports coded at NGDC into the historic "074" format which was then incorporated into the historic "073" digital format for physical properties of sediments. Coding was a test case, and full scale development of the data file was never undertaken.
        purpose:  environmental research
        credit:  US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) and World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics, Boulder.
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            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Sediments
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            keyword:  Geographic Region > Global Ocean
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            otherConstraints:  Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center (1976): The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Geotechnical Properties Database. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V56Q1V55 [date of access]
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            otherConstraints:  Access to this dataset is unrestricted, but no search/subset capability is provided by NGDC.
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            useLimitation:  Please also cite the originator of the individual data set.
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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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                title:  The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database
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                    date:  1976-12-31
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                    name:  NGDC Format
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                otherCitationDetails:  The 074 geotechnical format was designed by NGDC to coordinate with associated NODC benthic formats and was a companion to the 073 grain size format also designed by NGDC, into which it was later incorporated. Both formats are now deprecated.
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                    description:  Sampling Dates
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        supplementalInformation:  The 074 geotechnical data were later incorporated into the 073 grainsize format and only exist as discrete files in the 073 format, archived under the individual MGGID data sets from which the data were extracted.
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          RecordType:  The Latitude and Longitude (point) from which a sample of sediment or rock was collected from the sea floor or a lakebed.
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          RecordType:  Digital data sets containing geotechnical measurements of sea floor sediment in the 074 format.
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            descriptor:  various physical measurements including strength, etc.
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                date:  1980-12-31
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) revision
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                        postalCode:  80305-3328
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  geology.info@noaa.gov
                    hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) distributor
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  offline
        transferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
            transferSize:
              Real:  .5
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/size.html
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/size.html
                description:  Dataset information, links to view and download related data and documentation.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/g01081/g01081.tar.gz
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/g01081/g01081.tar.gz
                description:  Download all engineering properties data in the historic, fixed-field 073 data format, as a compressed .tar file.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/idb/struts/form?dataset=101477&search_look=1&display_look=1&le_0=90&ge_0=-90&ge_1=-180&le_1=180
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  Search for engineering properties in the NGDC Marine Geology Inventory.
                description:  view laboratory reports from which data were extracted for entry into the 073 format, and discover related non-digital data.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
            extent:  #boundingExtent
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                dataset:  gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G01081
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy
            measureDescription:
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The horizontal accuracy of data values is approximately .001 degree of latitude/longitude.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_QuantitativeAttributeAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Reliability
            measureDescription:
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Quality control of original analyses and locations was performed by the originator. NGDC performed basic out-of-range location testing and inspection to make sure that values were accurately transcribed from original sources into the database.
            result:
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  Data were coded at NGDC from historic technical reports, primarily from the US Navy and NOAA/AOML.
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  Publication date of original geotechnical 074 format
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  1976-10-04T00:00:00
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  various
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) notPlanned
        dateOfNextUpdate:  2015-04-23
        maintenanceNote:  Metadata Review Date: 2015-04-23
        contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  Carla J. Moore
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            positionName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                    voice:  (303) 497-6339
                    facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  CO
                    postalCode:  80305-3328
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  geology.info@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
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    acquisitionInformation:  (MI_AcquisitionInformation)
        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
            type:  instrument
            description:  Instrument Type: Sea floor and lakebed geologic sampling (coring, drilling, dredging, trawling, and/or grab sampling devices) and/or in situ measurements (cameras, visual observations, and/or recorders/loggers)
        platform:  (MI_Platform)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                authority:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2008-02-05
                        dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) User Support Office
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            phone:
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                deliveryPoint:  NASA Global Change Master Directory, Goddard Space Flight Center
                                city:  Greenbelt
                                administrativeArea:  MD
                                postalCode:  20771
                                country:  USA
                                electronicMailAddress:  gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/index.html
                                protocol:  http
                                applicationProfile:  web browser
                                name:  NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD)
                                description:  Home Page
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                            contactInstructions: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD)
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            phone:
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                deliveryPoint:  NASA Global Change Master Directory, Goddard Space Flight Center
                                city:  Greenbelt
                                administrativeArea:  MD
                                postalCode:  20771
                                country:  USA
                                electronicMailAddress:  gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/Resources/valids/
                                protocol:  http
                                applicationProfile:  web browser
                                name:  NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Keyword Page
                                description:  This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions.
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
                            contactInstructions: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
                code:  SHIPS > SHIPS
            description:  Various ships
            instrument: