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BLM/OCS Southern California Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Baseline Studies
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    fileIdentifier:  gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02881
    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:  2015-06-30
    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:  BLM/OCS Southern California Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Baseline Studies
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1977-08-10
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1977-08-10
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) revision
            edition:  First
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  John Wilson
                organisationName:  Science Applications, Inc.
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
            presentationForm:  (CI_PresentationFormCode) tableDigital
            series:  (CI_Series)
                name:  Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG)
                issueIdentification:  MGG64995001/BLM/OCS/Southern California Baseline Studies
            otherCitationDetails:  Data produced by Science Applications, Inc., prime contractor on the Bureau of Land Management/Outer Continental Shelf - Southern California Studies (BLM/OCS)
        abstract:  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 on August 19, 1977. Some documentation has 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.
        purpose:  environmental studies
        credit:  Science Applications, Inc., with funding from the NOAA and BLM Outer Continental Shelf Assessment Program.
        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:  Completed data set, no additions planned.
        graphicOverview:  (MD_BrowseGraphic)
            fileName:  https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/geolin/preview64995001.gif
            fileDescription:  sample locations in study area
            fileType:  GIF
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  OCS > Outer Continental Shelf Program
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) project
            thesaurusName:  NASA/GCMD Project Keywords
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:
              Anchor:  http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/project/details/184 OCS-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
            keyword:  OCS-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) project
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
                date: (inapplicable)
        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:  Library of Congress Subject Headings
        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 > Marine Sediments
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Chemistry
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentation
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Geotechnical Properties
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Benthic Habitat
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geochemistry > Trace Elements
            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 > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) instrument
            thesaurusName:  NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Resource Management
            keyword:  CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Monitoring
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  CIESIN Keyword Thesaurus
                date: (unknown)
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  WDC/GEOPHYSICS, BOULDER > World Data Center for Geophysics, Boulder
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) dataCenter
            thesaurusName:  NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
            keyword:  VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) place
            thesaurusName:  NASA/GCMD Location Keywords
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_Constraints)
            useLimitation:  Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA, as the source of the data.
        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
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            accessConstraints:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            otherConstraints:  Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
        aggregationInfo:  (MD_AggregateInformation)
            aggregateDataSetName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  National Geophysical Data Center (1976): The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  1976-12-31
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode)
                identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                    code:
                      Anchor:  DOI doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) author
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName: (inapplicable)
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage:  https://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5G44N6W
                            protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                            applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                            name:  Related database (doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W)
                            description:  This database contains related grain size data.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role: (inapplicable)
            aggregateDataSetIdentifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:
                  Anchor:  DOI doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W
            associationType:  (DS_AssociationTypeCode) crossReference
            initiativeType:  (DS_InitiativeTypeCode) project
        aggregationInfo:  (MD_AggregateInformation)
            aggregateDataSetName:  (CI_Citation)
                title: (inapplicable)
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2015-06-24
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode)
                identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                    code:
                      Anchor:  Archive Archive
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                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
            associationType:  (DS_AssociationTypeCode) largerWorkCitation
            initiativeType:  (DS_InitiativeTypeCode) collection
        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:  Offshore Southern California
            geographicElement:  (EX_GeographicBoundingBox)
                westBoundLongitude:  -120.533
                eastBoundLongitude:  -117.251
                southBoundLatitude:  30.666
                northBoundLatitude:  34.411
            temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                extent:
                  TimePeriod:
                    description:  Publication Date
                    beginPosition:  1975-9-8
                    endPosition:  1976-5-7
            verticalElement:  (EX_VerticalExtent)
                minimumValue:
                  Real:  -200
                maximumValue:
                  Real:  0
                verticalCRS: (missing)
        supplementalInformation:  Due to quality concerns, these data were not added to the historic NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database, and are only available in their original form. Vertical extent is not known, continental shelf
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    contentInfo:  point
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    contentInfo:  (MD_FeatureCatalogueDescription)
        complianceCode:  false
        includedWithDataset:  true
        featureTypes:
          LocalName:
        featureCatalogueCitation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Documentation for the BLM/OCS/Southern California Baseline Studies dataset.
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1976-01-01
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) creation
            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 tape archive (tar) file
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  PDF
            version: (unknown)
            specification:  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
        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
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/page?xml=NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC/MGG/Geology/iso/xml/G02881.xml&view=getDataView&header=none
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  Publisher's landing page
                description:  Information about the data set, all access options, and complete documentation.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage:  https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/g02881/
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  Data files and documentation
                description:  Download data files and documentation
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage:  https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/g02881/readme.txt
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  Readme file
                description:  Data set information summary, followed by record format and field contents for all data types.
                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:G02881
        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:  Grain size data from this data set were run through algorithm to sum phi weight percentages, and due to quality concerns raised during the process, were not added to the historic NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database. Grain size analyses from this data set are only available in their original form.
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Quality control was performed by the originator. NCEI performed basic out-of-range location testing.
            result: (unknown)
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  Grain size analyses from this data set were not reformatted to the 073 format for addition to the NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database due to quality concerns. Data were contributed by the originator to NOAA's former National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) and may be part of a larger compilation archived as oceanographic data by NCEI. Data were received in September of 1977 on nine track magnetic tape in EBCDIC form as five files of 130 character records blocked to 2600 characters per block. The tape contained 2, 580 records, there were 1,066 sample header records, but all but 801 were duplicated. Francis Mitchel of NODC noted on transmission that the data were probably not usable.
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  From 1975 through the 1980s, most sediment data collected as part of offshore environmental baseline and/or habitat studies were part of a suite of measurements sent to NODC or NODC liasons. NODC data managers, primarily Francis Mitchel, then sent the sediment-related data (e.g., physical properties, composition, geochemstry, mineralogy) to the former NGDC as the authoritative archive and distribution point for sediment data. Many sediment analyses and descriptions, however, were maintained by NODC as benthic habitat data, and some additional sediment data were duplicated between the NODC and NGDC archives.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  1977-08-10T00:00:00
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  John Wilson Science Applications, Inc.
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) annually
        dateOfNextUpdate:  2016-06-30
        maintenanceNote:  Metadata Review Date: 2016-06-30
        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:  grab/dredge, box cores
        platform:  In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS