||The MESA/New York Bight Study was funded by NOAA and the Bureau of Land Management
(BLM) as a historical compilation of grain size analyses in the NY Bight from 1957-1979.
5,961 cores, grabs, and dredges are included from multiple cruises: (BCTS, BLM01B-BLM08B,
FIM01-FIM14, HSV, LEI-A - LEI-M, OCSS, Quart1 - Quart5, RBCI02 - RBCI04, RBCII1 -
RBCII4, and RECON. Data are in the historic 073 format. 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
NGDC digital grain size database.