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US Geological Survey BLM/OCS Baltimore Canyon (Mid-Atlantic) Sediment Analyses (Samples collected 1 July 1975 to 30 June 1976)

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This data set contains analytical data from samples acquired from the Baltimore Canyon (Mid-Atlantic) area of the Outer Continental Shelf, U.S. East Coast, by the U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Marine Geology, Woods Hole, Mass., during the first year of environmental assessment work funded by the Bureau of Land Management (June 1975 - August 1976), on cruises of the ships Atlantis II, Advance II, Columbus Iselin, Pierce, and Gillis. The data set contains ten files. The first file ("station data") contains location and collection documentation for the subsequent files which contain the various analytical data. Data files include: baltcanyon.1.txt - collection documentation, baltcanyon.2.txt - grain size of sediments, baltcanyon.3.txt - high molecular weight hydrocarbons, baltcanyon.4.txt - hydrocarbon contaminant and intercalibration samples, baltcanyon.5.txt - trace metals, baltcanyon.6.txt - carbon content, baltcanyon.7.txt - suspended sediment (see note), baltcanyon.8.txt - suspended matter, baltcanyon.9.txt - clay mineralogy, baltcanyon.10.txt - carbon-14 dates, readme.txt - full documentation for above.

Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, as the source of the data.

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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Point of Contact DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6339
geology.info@noaa.gov
General Documentation
Originator
  • Norman G. (Red) Bailey
    U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA
Collaborator
  • James M. Robb
    U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher
  • National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
Date(s)
  • publication: 1977-10-01
  • revision: 1977-10-01
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: The first file contains location and collection documentation for the subsequent files which contain the various analytical data. The station data in the first file are keyed to the contents of the subsequent files (except file 4) by a key number. The key number merely serves as a link between the station data and various analytical data to enable the data lines to be kept shorter than 130 characters, the usual capacity of a line printer. In many cases, the key number will appear in two or three of the data files, indicating that several types of analyses were performed on subsamples of the same prime sample. Similarly, repetition of a key number within a single file indicates that analyses were performed on parts of a single prime sample - grain size analyses at intervals down a single core, for example. The core intervals or in some cases, sample depth within water columns are included in the analytical data files.
Purpose: These data are intended for environmental studies.
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Time Period: 1975-06-02  to  1976-08-29
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 39.5
S: 38.688
E: -72.445
W: -74.261
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 > Sedimentation
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Marine Sediments > Sediment Chemistry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Marine Environment Monitoring
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Coastal Processes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Marine Sediments > Sediment Transport
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Resource Management
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Monitoring
  • grain size of sediments
  • high molecular weight hydrocarbons
  • hydrocarbon contaminant and intercalibration samples
  • trace metals
  • carbon content
  • suspended sediment
  • clay mineralogy
  • carbon-14 dates
  • Sediment mineralogy
Data Centers
  • WDC/GEOPHYSICS, BOULDER > World Data Center for Geophysics, Boulder
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platforms
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > DREDGING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Places
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Projects
  • OCS > Outer Continental Shelf Program
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.
Other Constraints Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, as the source of the data.
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: 2014-05-07

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