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Northern Gulf Littoral Initiative (NGLI), Geology and Physical Properties of Marine Sediments in the N.E. Gulf of Mexico: Data Report

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The Northern Gulf Littoral Initiative (NGLI), Geology and Physical Properties of Marine Sediments in the N.E. gulf of Mexico: Data Report, was produced by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with sponsorship by the Naval Oceanographic Office, in July 2001. It is report NRL/Mr-MM/7430--01-8548. Sediment cores and grab samples were collected inthe N.E. Gulf of Mexico for the purpose of categorizing the seafloor environment. This report presents results of shore-based analyses performed on the cores and grab samples. Interpretive results are not included. The unopened cores were continuously logged with a multisensor core logger, X-rayed for internal structure identification, and subsequently split open where the core material was tested for mass physical and mechanical properties. This CD data report contains spreadsheets that include: the logged data (compressional wave velocity, bulk density by gamma-ray attenuation, derived porosity and acoustic impedance), the laboratory determined properties (natural water content, undrained shear strength, and particle size distribution parameters), core and grab sample photos, and maps of the surficial sediment properties.

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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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General Documentation
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Originator
  • William B. Sawyer
    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Originator
  • Chad Vaughan
    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Originator
  • Dawn Lavoie
    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Originator
  • Yoko Furukawa
    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Originator
  • Nancy Carnaggio
    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Originator
  • Jennifer Maclean
    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Originator
  • Eddie Populis
    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Publisher
  • National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
Date(s)
  • publication: 2001-12-31
  • revision: 2001-12-31
Edition: First
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Not planned  -  Completed data set, no additions planned.
Supplemental Information: Data from this report are available online from NGDC, and also on CD-ROM from the Naval Research Laboratory.
Purpose: research and defense
Use Limitations
  • Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, as the source of the data.
  • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Time Period: 20010101  to  20011231
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 30.284
S: 29.0256
E: -87.75
W: -89.474
Spatial Coverage Map:
Themes
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
  • Marine geology
  • Sea-floor characteristics
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Geotechnical Properties
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentation
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Benthic Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals > Sediments
Data Centers
  • WDC/GEOPHYSICS, BOULDER > World Data Center for Geophysics, Boulder
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Platforms
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > Cameras
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > DREDGING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
Places
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Projects
  • Unknown
Use Constraints
  • 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.
Access Constraints
  • Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
Fees
  • free online download
Source Datasets
Lineage Statement Lineage prior to transfer to NGDC is unknown
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text

Metadata Last Modified: 2014-06-19

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