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BLM/OCS South Texas Outer Continental Shelf (STOCS) Project Sediment Data
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      LanguageCode:  eng; USA
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    hierarchyLevel:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
    contact:  pointOfContact - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    dateStamp:  2015-12-31
    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 South Texas Outer Continental Shelf (STOCS) Project Sediment Data
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1985-03-20
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1985-03-20
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) revision
            edition:  First
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  William E. Behrens
                organisationName:  University of Texas
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  Henry Berryhill
                organisationName:  U.S. Geological Survey
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
            citedResponsibleParty:  NCEI (publisher)
            presentationForm:  (CI_PresentationFormCode) tableDigital
            series:  (CI_Series)
                name:  Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG)
                issueIdentification:  MGG03565001, MGG06105001
        abstract:  The South Texas Outer Continental Shelf Project (STOCS) conducted by the University of Texas and the USGS with funding from BLM/NOAA. The USGS produced geochemical analyses of sediment and suspended sediment, clay mineralogy, and physical properties of sediment for 264 samples collected from October 26, 1974 to December 21, 1974. Additional grain size analyses are not included in the Seafloor sediment digital grain size database due to numerous errors. The University of Texas produced grain size analyses in the historic 073 format for 1647 sea floor samples collected from February 8, 1976 to October 18, 1977. Data include collecting institution, ship, cruise, sample id, latitude/longitude, date of collection, water depth, sampling device, method of analysis, sample weight, sampled interval, raw weight percentages of sediment, within a given phi range. Some samples also have percentages of total gravel, sand, silt, clay, and statistical measurements such as mean, median, skewness, kurtosis, and standard deviation of grain size. These data are part of the larger digital grain size database.
        purpose:  environmental research
        credit:  William E. Behrens, University of Texas and Henry Berryhill, U.S. Geological Survey, with funding from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and NOAA
        status:  (MD_ProgressCode) completed
        pointOfContact:  pointOfContact - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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            maintenanceNote:  Completed data set, no additions planned.
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            fileName:  https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/geolin/preview03565001.gif
            fileDescription:  sample locations in study area
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            keyword:  OCS > Outer Continental Shelf Program
            keyword:  ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
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              Anchor:  http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/project/details/130 OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF - SOUTH TEXAS (OCS-SOUTH TEXAS)
            keyword:  OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF - SOUTH TEXAS (OCS-SOUTH TEXAS)
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                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
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                title:  Library of Congress Subject Headings
                date: (unknown)
                citedResponsibleParty:  resourceProvider - US Library of Congress
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Marine geology
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
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            keyword:  Sea-floor characteristics
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        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Chemistry
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Geotechnical Properties
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Trace Elements
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Environment Monitoring
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            keyword:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
            keyword:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
            keyword:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
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            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2015-03-01
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) revision
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  1995-04-24
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                edition:  8.1
                citedResponsibleParty:  GCMD User Support Office
                citedResponsibleParty:  GCMD Valids
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            keyword:  OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
            keyword:  VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
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        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)
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            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. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W
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                    date:  1976-12-31
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                      Anchor:  DOI doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W
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                    organisationName:  National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
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                    organisationName: (inapplicable)
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                            name:  Related database (doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W)
                            description:  This database contains related grain size data.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
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                  Anchor:  DOI doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W
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                    date:  2015-10-05
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                      Anchor:  Archive Archive
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA
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                            linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/page?xml=NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC/Collection/iso/xml/Marine_Geology.xml&view=getDataView&header=none
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                            name:  Parent Archive
                            description:  Information about the Marine Geology Data Archive at NCEI.
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                  Anchor:  Archive Archive
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        aggregationInfo:  NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
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          LanguageCode:  eng; USA
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        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) geoscientificInformation
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) oceans
        environmentDescription:  Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text
        extent:  (EX_Extent)
            description:  South Texas outer continental shelf
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                westBoundLongitude:  -97.333
                eastBoundLongitude:  -96.116
                southBoundLatitude:  26.166
                northBoundLatitude:  28.233
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                    description:  Sampling Dates
                    beginPosition:  1974-02-08
                    endPosition:  1977-10-18
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                minimumValue:
                  Real:  -134
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                  Real:  -10
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        supplementalInformation:  The data set consists of two parts: 1) MGG06105001 received May 28, 1976 from Henry Berryhill, USGS Office of Marine Geology, Corpus Christi, TX, in fulfillment of Contract no. BLM-08550-MU5-20, and 2) MGG03565001 received in 1985 from W.E. Behrens of the University of Texas, through Francis Mitchell of NODC, also part of the STOCS project. MGG03565001 contains grain size data for multiple cruises of the R/V Longhorn. Data set MGG06105001 contains multiple data types (grain size, clay mineralogy, and trace metals) with accompanying formats and documentation.
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    contentInfo:  physicalMeasurement
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    contentInfo:  physicalMeasurement
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    contentInfo:  (MD_FeatureCatalogueDescription)
        complianceCode:  false
        includedWithDataset:  true
        featureTypes:
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        featureCatalogueCitation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Documentation for the THE STOCS- South Texas Outer Continental Shelf Project (University of Texas) dataset.
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1977-01-01
                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)
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            name:  ASCII
            version:  UTF-8
            specification:  American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
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            name:  tar.gz
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            specification:  compressed tape archive (tar) file
        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
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                fees:  free online download
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                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/page?xml=NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC/MGG/Geology/iso/xml/G02888.xml&view=getDataView&header=none
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                description:  Information about the data set, all access options, and complete documentation.
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                linkage:  https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/g02888/
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                name:  Data files and documentation
                description:  Original data and documentation for MGGID 03565001: Grain size data compiled by W.E. Behrens, University of Texas, from multiple cruises of the R/V Longhorn. STOCS cruises 18-20, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 40, 42, 46, 49, 54-55, 59-60, 68, 69-71, 80, and 82 offshore S. Texas in the Western Gulf of Mexico from February 8, 1976-October 18, 1977, and 2) MGG06105001. Grain size, trace metal analyses, and clay mineralogy compiled by Henry Berryhill, USGS, for grab and suspended sediment samples collected by the R/V Kana Keoki (MGG06105001), cruises BLM-STG 001-274, OCS G001-G274, OCS-B016-G273, OCS-W107-246B offshore S. Texas in the Western Gulf of Mexico from October 26-December 21, 1974.
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                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg_grainsize/selectdisplay.jsp?mgg=03565001
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                name:  Database extract MGG03565001
                description:  Download grain size data for MGG03565001 in delimited form from the NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
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                dataset:  gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02888
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy
            measureDescription: (unknown)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The horizontal accuracy of data values is approximately .001 degree of latitude/longitude.
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            nameOfMeasure:  Reliability
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            evaluationMethodDescription:  Quality control was performed by the originator. NCEI performed basic out-of-range location testing and checked total phi weight percentages. The grain size data for 06105001 were deemed grossly in error.
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            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 for MGG06105001 were received in 1976 on nine track magnetic tape, ASCII form, 80 character records blocked to 4000 characters per block. File contents: 1) 073 data cruise BLM-STG 001-274 with gross errors; 2-4) grain size data not in 073 format, OCS-6001-G274, OCS-B016-G273, OCS-W107-246B; 5) Appendix 2; 6) clay mineralogy; 7) trace metals from surficial sediments; 8) trace metals from suspended sediments. There were 4, 423 records, 261 with analytical data from cruise Kana Keoki Oct 26-Dec 21,1974. Grain size data were not translated/added to the 073 format/the historic NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database due to gross errors. The final copy of additional STOCS data, MGG03565001, were received on nine track ASCII magnetic tape in 1985 from Francis Mitchell of NODC combined with data from the MAFLA project. STOCS data comprised files 11 through 35 of the tape and included 15,175 lines of 073 grain size data with no major errors, so were processed into the grain size database.
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                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:  1985-03-20T00:00:00
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  William E. Behrens, University of Texas
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    dataQualityInfo:  NCEI repository history
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) annually
        dateOfNextUpdate:  2016-12-31
        maintenanceNote:  Metadata Review Date: 2016-12-31
        maintenanceNote:  This record was automatically modified on 2015-11-05 to include references to NCEI where applicable.
        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:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
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                code:  Longhorn
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            identifier:  (RS_Identifier)
                code:  Kana Keoki
            description: (unknown)
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