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EBSSED database-Surficial sediments of the eastern Bering Sea continental shelf

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            title:  EBSSED database-Surficial sediments of the eastern Bering Sea continental shelf
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                individualName:  Smith, Keith R.
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            otherCitationDetails:  Smith, Keith R., and Robert A. McConnaughey. 1999. Surficial sediments of the eastern Bering Sea continental shelf: EBSSED database documentation. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-AFSC-104, 41 p.
        abstract:  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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        credit:  Smith, Keith R., and Robert A. McConnaughey. 1999. Surficial sediments of the eastern Bering Sea continental shelf: EBSSED database documentation. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-AFSC-104, 41 p.
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            title:  Documentation for the Surficial Sediments of the eastern Bering Sea continental shelf: EBSSED database documentation dataset.
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            name:  ASCII
            version:
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                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) distributor
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  free online download
        transferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
            transferSize:
              Real:  2.74
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/03995012.html
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  dataset information page
                description:  Web page of information about the database including links to full documentation and free data download from NGDC.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/03995012.html
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  G02124 data download
                description:  Web page of information about the database including links to full documentation and free data download from NGDC.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geolin/geolin.html
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  search by set
                description:  discovery via the NGDC marine geologic inventory
                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:G02124
        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 was performed by the originator. NGDC performed basic out-of-range location testing.
            result:
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  Lineage prior to transfer to NGDC is unknown.
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  Received data from originator
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  1999-12-31T00:00:00
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  Smith, Keith R., and McConnaughey, Robert A. NOAA-National Marine Fisheries Service
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) annually
        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:  various
            type:
            description:  2286 grab/dredges, 217 cores, 84 unknown
        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: