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Deck41 Surficial Seafloor Sediment Description Database
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    fileIdentifier:  gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02094
    language:
      LanguageCode:  eng; USA
    characterSet:  (MD_CharacterSetCode) utf8
    parentIdentifier:  gov.noaa.ngdc:Marine_Geology
    hierarchyLevel:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
    contact:  pointOfContact - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    dateStamp:  2015-12-31
    metadataStandardName:  ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
    metadataStandardVersion:  ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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    spatialRepresentationInfo:  https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/b949647a-48e0-47ed-99ed-480a996ec174
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    referenceSystemInfo:  European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
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    identificationInfo:  (MD_DataIdentification)
        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Deck41 Surficial Seafloor Sediment Description Database
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1976-07-06
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1976-07-06
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) revision
            edition:  First
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:
                  Anchor:  DOI doi:10.7289/V5VD6WCZ
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  Susanne Bershad, Martin Weiss
                organisationName:  National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
            citedResponsibleParty:  NCEI (publisher)
            presentationForm:  (CI_PresentationFormCode) tableDigital
            series:  (CI_Series)
                name:  Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG)
                issueIdentification:  MGG03995013
        abstract:  Deck41 is a digital summary of surficial sediment composition for 36,401 seafloor samples worldwide. Data include collecting source, ship, cruise, sample id, latitude/longitude, date of collection, water depth, sampling device, dominant lithology, secondary lithology, and a brief description of the surficial sediment at the location. Descriptions were abstracted largely from unpublished laboratory reports and core log sheets contributed to the National Oceanographic Data Center prior to 1975. Descriptions were assigned by Ms. Susie Bershad,and Dr. Martin Weiss of the Marine Geology and Geophysics Branch of NODC, which was transferred to the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) in 1976, at which time compilation ceased. Data are free for online search and download.
        purpose:  research and exploration
        status:  (MD_ProgressCode) completed
        pointOfContact:  pointOfContact - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
        resourceMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
            maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) notPlanned
            maintenanceNote:  This dataset will not be updated by NCEI.
        graphicOverview:  (MD_BrowseGraphic)
            fileName:  https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/geolin/preview03995013.gif
            fileDescription:  sample locations in study area
            fileType:  GIF
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Unknown
            keyword:  ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) project
            thesaurusName:  NASA/GCMD Project Keywords
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Scientific archives
            keyword:  Electronic records
            keyword:  Oceanography
            keyword:  Ocean bottom
            keyword:  Geology
            keyword:  Submarine geology
            keyword:  Marine sediments
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  Library of Congress Subject Headings
                date: (unknown)
                citedResponsibleParty:  resourceProvider - US Library of Congress
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Marine geology
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Sea-floor characteristics
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  USGS Science Topics
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Sedimentation
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Sediments
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  NASA/GCMD Science Keywords
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) platform
            thesaurusName:  NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
            keyword:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > DREDGING DEVICES
            keyword:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) instrument
            thesaurusName:  NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) dataCenter
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2015-03-01
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) revision
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  1995-04-24
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                edition:  8.1
                citedResponsibleParty:  GCMD User Support Office
                citedResponsibleParty:  GCMD Valids
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
            keyword:  VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) place
            thesaurusName:  NASA/GCMD Location Keywords
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            useLimitation:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            otherConstraints:  Cite as: Bershad, Susan and Martin Weiss (1976): Deck41 Surficial Seafloor Sediment Description Database. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5VD6WCZ
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            accessConstraints:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            otherConstraints:  Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_Constraints)
            useLimitation:  Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            useConstraints:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            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.
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_SecurityConstraints)
            classification:  (MD_ClassificationCode) unclassified
        aggregationInfo:  (MD_AggregateInformation)
            aggregateDataSetName:  (CI_Citation)
                title: (inapplicable)
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2015-10-05
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode)
                identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                    code:
                      Anchor:  Archive Archive
                citedResponsibleParty:  NCEI (publisher)
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName: (inapplicable)
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/page?xml=NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC/Collection/iso/xml/Marine_Geology.xml&view=getDataView&header=none
                            protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                            applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                            name:  Parent Archive
                            description:  Information about the Marine Geology Data Archive at NCEI.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role: (inapplicable)
            aggregateDataSetIdentifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:
                  Anchor:  Archive Archive
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            initiativeType:  (DS_InitiativeTypeCode) collection
        aggregationInfo:  NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
        spatialRepresentationType:  (MD_SpatialRepresentationTypeCode) vector
        spatialResolution: (missing)  (MD_Resolution)
            equivalentScale:
        language:
          LanguageCode:  eng; USA
        characterSet:  (MD_CharacterSetCode) UTF8
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) geoscientificInformation
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) oceans
        environmentDescription:  Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text
        extent:  (EX_Extent)
            description:  Global ocean floor
            geographicElement:  (EX_GeographicBoundingBox)
                westBoundLongitude:  -180
                eastBoundLongitude:  180
                southBoundLatitude:  -79.667
                northBoundLatitude:  81.983
            temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                extent:
                  TimePeriod:
                    description:  Sample Collection Date
                    beginPosition:  1837-09-12
                    endPosition:  1968-01-18
            verticalElement:  (EX_VerticalExtent)
                minimumValue:
                  Real:  -9846
                maximumValue:
                  Real:  0
                verticalCRS: (missing)
        supplementalInformation: (unknown)
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    contentInfo:  point
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    contentInfo:  (MD_FeatureCatalogueDescription)
        complianceCode:  false
        includedWithDataset:  true
        featureTypes:
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        featureCatalogueCitation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Documentation for the Deck41 Seafloor Surficial Sediment Description Database dataset.
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1976-07-06
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) creation
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1976-07-06
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            otherCitationDetails:  Entities and attributes are completely described in a text file accompanying the dataset on download.
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    distributionInfo:  (MD_Distribution)
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  ASCII
            version:  UTF-8
            specification:  American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  tar.gz
            version:  unknown
            specification:  compressed, .gz form (www.gzip.org) of public.tar-archive org.gnu.gnu-tar-archive.
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  Marine Geology Data Manager - distributor - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  free online download
        transferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
            transferSize:
              Real:  5.93
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage:  https://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5VD6WCZ
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  Publisher's landing page
                description:  How to cite this data set (doi:10.7289/V5VD6WCZ), all access options, and complete documentation.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage:  https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/g02094/
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  All originator's data files and documentation
                description:  Directory access to download individual data files and documentation
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/struts/form?dataset=102610&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:  Web forms interface
                description:  View, subset, and download selected portions of Deck41.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage:  https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0399/03995013/deck41_documentation.pdf
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  Documentation
                description:  PDF Documentation for Deck41
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
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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:G02094
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy
            measureDescription: (unknown)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The horizontal accuracy of data values is approximately .001 degree of latitude/longitude.
            result: (unknown)
        report:  (DQ_QuantitativeAttributeAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Reliability
            measureDescription: (unknown)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Quality control was performed by the originator. NCEI performed basic out-of-range location testing.
            result: (unknown)
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  Information was abstracted from literature and unpublished sources by center personnel, overseen by Susanne Bershad and Martin Weiss, Marine Geology and Geophysics Group of the former National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), which was later transferred to the former National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC). Compilation ceased following the transfer, and the intended replacement, Deck42, was never completed for public release by NODC.
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  Received data from originator
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  1976-07-06T00:00:00
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  Susanne Bershad, Martin Weiss Marine Geology and Geophysics Group of the former NODC, now part of the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.
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    dataQualityInfo:  NCEI repository history
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) notPlanned
        dateOfNextUpdate:  2016-12-31
        maintenanceNote:  Metadata Review Date: 2016-12-31
        maintenanceNote:  This record was automatically modified on 2015-11-05 to include references to NCEI where applicable.
        contact:  custodian - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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    acquisitionInformation:  (MI_AcquisitionInformation)
        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  various
            type: (unknown)
            description:  19077 grabs, dredges, and sounding samples, 11316 cores, and 1029 unknown devices
        instrument:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
        platform:  In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS