|BLM/OCS Southern California Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Baseline Studies
||Data in this file were produced by Science Applications, Inc., prime contractor on
the Bureau of Land Management/Outer Continental Shelf - Southern California Studies
(BLM/OCS). Data consist of six data files (benthic sediment characteristics, benthic
sediment hydrocarbons, intertidal sediment hydrocarbons, intertidal sediment trace
metals, benthic sediment trace metals, and intertidal sediment characteristics). Data
are derived from 801 grab and box core samples from the sea floor offshore Southern
California. Original documentation have been scanned as images to a .PDF document.
The data were received at NGDC via NODC on August 19, 1977. Some documentation has
also been transcribed to an ASCII readme file. Additional data codes and documentation
are in poor, extremely hard to read condition. There are known problems in these data
files, including truncation of records past the 80th column in the first file (Benthic
Sediment Characteristics). Other problems exist in device codes and analyses that
were unable to be resolved by multiple exchanges with the contributors. Additional
problems may exist, including deviations from the specified formats.