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Aggregation Info | Bands | Citations | Constraints | Coverage Descriptions | Dimensions | Extents | Formats | Geographic Bounding Box
Georectified Information | Georeferenceable Information | Identifiers | Instruments | Mediums | OnlineResources | Operations
Platforms | Process Steps | Range Elements | Reference Systems | Responsible Parties | Series | Sources | Spatial Grids | Temporal Extents

MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 EBSSED database-Surficial sediments of the eastern Bering Sea continental shelf In order to facilitate descriptions of groundfish habitat over a large portion of the EBS shelf, the NMFS/AFSC has assembled a single comprehensive database of the point sample data (EBSSED; n=2,587) from all available sources. The database represents sediment variation over the study area with uncompromized (i.e., original) spatial detail. Textural data in the database are of two main types: 1) standardized statistics characterizing sample grain size distribution based on laboratory measurements (granulometric data), including percent composition by size grades (e.g., gravel, sand, mud) and size distribution parameters (e.g., mean size); and 2) sample descriptions from less exacting, more subjective visual/tactile observations, usually made in the field, establishing size-grade constituents. In addition the EBSSED database includes two descriptive fields which were each added to characterize sample grain size distribution by a single, standardized variable based on the original data. These fields classify samples according to gravel-sand-mud composition using high and low resolution schemes derived from Folk's (1954) classic ternary diagram. The high resolution scheme classifies 903 samples with detailed granulometric data into 15 textural classes, providing the greater detail regarding textural variation. The low resolution scheme (7 classes) is designed to allow unambiguous classification of nearly all samples (n=2457) including those with subjective visual/tactile descriptions. It represents the maximum number of samples according to a single common variable and thus provides the most spatially detailed data for the study area, albeit at the expense of some of the textural detail for samples analyzed in the laboratory. Overall, the EBSSED database is the most comprehensive and detailed source of information about surficial sediment textures in the EBS study area. Patterns observed in the data generally agree with large-scale textural maps and summaries by previous investigators, particularly a general pattern, with exceptions, of decreasing average grain size with increasing depth and distance from shore. However, those previous large-scale works spatially smoothed data for the study area from smaller, more sparsely distributed sets of samples. The EBSSED database preserves potentially important fine-scale variation.
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
2
    1976-12-31
National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
1 Documentation for the Surficial Sediments of the eastern Bering Sea continental shelf: EBSSED database documentation dataset.
    1999-12-31
1 EBSSED database-Surficial sediments of the eastern Bering Sea continental shelf
    1999-12-31
    1999-12-31
1 European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
    2008-11-12
1 Library of Congress Subject Headings Library of Congress Subject Headings
    1 NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 NASA/GCMD Location Keywords NASA/GCMD Location Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 NASA/GCMD Project Keywords NASA/GCMD Project Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 NASA/GCMD Science Keywords NASA/GCMD Science Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
      2008-02-05
    1 NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
      2015-10-05
    NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
    1 National Geophysical Data Center (1976): The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W
      1976-12-31
    doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W
    1 SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
      1 USGS Science Topics USGS Science Topics
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        CI_Series

        Count Component Name Issue Identification Page
        1 U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum/Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-AFSC-104/MGG 03995012
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        CI_ResponsibleParty

        Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
        11 GCMD Valids http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
        1 NCEI (publisher) DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce publisher
        1 Marine Geology Data Manager - distributor - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Data Manager geology.info@noaa.gov distributor
        1 European Petroleum Survey Group http://www.epsg-registry.org/
        2 pointOfContact - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Marine Geology Data Manager DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Marine Geology Data Manager geology.info@noaa.gov pointOfContact
        1 custodian - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Marine Geology Data Manager DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Marine Geology Data Manager geology.info@noaa.gov custodian
        1 McConnaughey, Robert A. NOAA-National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Service Center originator
        7 GCMD User Support Office NASA GCMD User Support Office gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov publisher http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
        1 National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA resourceProvider
        1 National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA author
        1 National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA author
        1 National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA author
        1 resourceProvider - SeaDataNet SeaDataNet resourceProvider http://www.seadatanet.org/Standards-Software/Common-Vocabularies
        1 Smith, Keith R. NOAA-National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Service Center originator
        1 resourceProvider - US Geological Survey US Geological Survey resourceProvider http://www.usgs.gov/science/about/
        1 resourceProvider - US Library of Congress US Library of Congress resourceProvider http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects
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        CI_OnlineResource

        Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
        7 http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso GCMD Feedback Form Have a Comment for the GCMD? information
        7 http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html GCMD's Science Keywords and Associated Directory Keywords This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions. information
        1 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) The Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are part of a Linked Data Service, actively maintained since 1898 to catalog materials held at the Library of Congress. information
        1 http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/RACE/groundfish/bathymetry/ Alaska Bathymetry, Sediments, and Smooth Sheets: National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center This data site contains related data and information. information
        1 http://www.epsg-registry.org/ European Petroleum Survey Group Geodetic Parameter Dataset Registry that accesses the EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset, which is a structured dataset of Coordinate Reference Systems and Coordinate Transformations. search
        1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/page?xml=NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC/Collection/iso/xml/Marine_Geology.xml&view=getDataView&header=none Parent Archive Information about the Marine Geology Data Archive at NCEI. information
        1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/page?xml=NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC/MGG/Geology/iso/xml/G02124.xml&view=getDataView&header=none Publisher's landing page Information about the data set, all access options, and complete documentation. information
        1 http://www.seadatanet.org/Standards-Software/Common-Vocabularies SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies The SeaDataNet Vocabulary Server is populated with lists describing a wide range of entities relevant to marine metadata and data such as parameters, sea area names, platform classes, instrument types, and so on. information
        1 http://www.usgs.gov/science/about/ USGS Thesaurus The USGS Thesaurus contains thematic terms for categorizing information resources intended to support finding and understanding scientific information. information
        1 https://data.noaa.gov/harvest/850a876a-3f44-456f-9599-430b9b10b34d Marine geology data sets in data.noaa.gov from NOAA/NCEI More marine geology data sets in data.noaa.gov stewarded by NOAA/NCEI. search
        1 https://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5G44N6W Related database (doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W) This database contains related grain size data. information
        1 https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/g02124/ Data files and documentation Download data files and documentation. download
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        MD_Identifier or RS_Identifier

        Count Component Code
        2 Archive
        1 In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
        2 NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
        2 National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
        2 doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W
        1 urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
        1 various
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        EX_Extent

        Bounding Box Temporal Extent
        Count Component Description West East North South Start End
        1 Bering Sea -179.1117 -157.7 62.1535 53.8575 1934-01-01 1997-12-31
        Unresolved Xlinks
        #boundingExtent at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:scope[1]/gmd:DQ_Scope[1]/gmd:extent[1]
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        EX_GeographicBoundingBox

        Count Component West East North South
        1 -179.1117 -157.7 62.1535 53.8575
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        EX_TemporalExtent

        Count Component Start End
        1 1934-01-01 1997-12-31
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        MD_Format

        Count Component Name Version specification
        1 ASCII UTF-8 American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
        1 DBF unknown Database format
        1 TAR unknown compressed Tape ARchive file
        1 ZIP unknown compressed ZIP file
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        MD_Medium

        none found
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        MD_Constraints

        Count Component Use Limitation
        1 Please cite the original NMFS technical report, and the National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA, as the source of the data.
        1 NCEI Copyright Statement These data were produced by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Bin C-15700, Seattle, WA 98115-0070, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
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        MD_ReferenceSystem

        Count Component Code Authority Title
        1 European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326 European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
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        MD_GridSpatialRepresentation

        none found
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        MD_Georeferenceable or MI_Georeferenceable

        none found
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        MD_Georectified or MI_Georectified

        none found
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        MD_Dimension

        none found
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        MD_CoverageDescription or MI_CoverageDescription

        Count Component Attribute Description Content Type
        1 point The Latitude and Longitude (point) from which a sample of sediment or rock was collected from the sea floor or a lakebed.
        1 physicalMeasurement Information about the location from which a sample of sediment or rock was collected from the sea floor or a lakebed.
        1 physicalMeasurement Weight percent of particles within a specified size range.
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        MD_Band or MI_Band

        Count Component Identifier Descriptor
        1 Latitude Distance measured north or south from the equator. Distance north is positive, distance south is negative.
        1 Longitude Longitude is measured from the Prime Meridian (which is the north/south line that runs through Greenwich, England), values measured east are positive and values measured west are negative.
        1 Water Depth Meters The depth from the surface of the water to the sea floor or lakebed at the location where a measurement was taken or sample collection was begun.
        1 weight percent Percentage, by weight, of the particles from a sample or subsample that falls within a specified particle size range. The range may be expressed in milimeters or phi as inidcated in the dataset.
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        MI_RangeElementDescription

        none found
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        MD_AggregateInformation

        Count Component Title Code Association Type Code
        1 National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center crossReference
        1 Archive largerWorkCitation
        1 NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF crossReference
        1 National Geophysical Data Center (1976): The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W crossReference
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        LE_Source or LI_Source

        Count Component Title Date Description
        1 Unknown Smith, Keith R., and McConnaughey, Robert A. NOAA-National Marine Fisheries Service
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        LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

        Count Component DateTime Description
        1 1999-12-31T00:00:00 Received data from originator
        1 2015-04-22T00:00:00 NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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        MI_Operation

        none found
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        MI_Platform

        Count Component Code Description
        1 In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS Various ocean-based and lake-based ships, boats, remotely operated vehicles, submersibles, and other unspecified types of platforms
        Unresolved Xlinks
        In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:platform[1]
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        MI_Instrument

        Count Component Code Type Description
        1 various
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