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Environmental Assessment of the Buccaneer Oil Field in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico 1978-1979

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This data set contains analytical data from samples acquired from the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico area under contract to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during 1978-1979. Individual contractors included researchers from Rice University, Moody College, and Texas A and M University. Most samples were taken from the R/V Gus III. The project was known as the "Buccaneer Oil Field" project. Caution: numerous errors found in this data set. LIST OF FILES: readme.txt (collection documentation), 03495004.cly.txt (clay mineralogy), 03495004.siz.txt (sediment size analysis), 03495004.sed.txt (surficial sediment), 03495004.tss.txt (trapped suspended sediment ), 03495004.sup.txt (suspended particulates).
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
Online Access
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII (Version: UTF-8)
    • File Specification: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
  • tar.gz (Version: unknown)
    • File Specification: compressed tape archive (tar) file
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Point of Contact Marine Geology Data Manager
Marine Geology Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-4603
geology.info@noaa.gov
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Date(s)
  • publication: 1980-08-31
  • revision: 1980-08-31
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:
This data set contains analytical data from samples acquired from the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico area under contract to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during 1978-1979. Individual contractors included researchers from Rice University, Moody College, and Texas A and M University. Most samples were taken from the R/V Gus III. The project was known as the Buccaneer Oil Field project.
Purpose: environmental studies
Use Limitations
  • 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.
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Originator(s)
  • NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Rice University
  • Moody College
  • Texas A and M University
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 1978-08-18 to 1979-05-23
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 28.9
S: 28.866
E: -94.695
W: -94.698
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords
  • 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 Environment Monitoring
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Sediments
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Resource Management
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Monitoring
Data Center keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instrument keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
Place keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Project keywords
  • OCS > Outer Continental Shelf Program
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
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.
Fees
  • free online download
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement These 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 are available in their original form. Due to errors found during processing, the grain size data were not processed to the 073 format and are not included in the historic NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database. Data were contributed on nine track magnetic tape, EBCDIC form, 80 character records blocked to 5120 characters/block. There were 2,553 total records. Positions were not adequate for processing, NODC was notified of problems. Tape contents: 14 samples/25 records type 02,03 sediment size analysis; 84 samples/1102 records type 01, surficial sediments; 14 samples/132 records type 04, clay mineralogy; 3 samples/32 records type 01 trapped suspended sediment; 205 samples/1220 records type 01, suspended particulates.
Processing Environment
Source Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • 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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • various
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
Platform
Last Modified: 2015-12-31
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