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Marine Ecosystems Analysis (MESA) New York Bight Atlas Grain Size Analyses

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    language:
      LanguageCode:  eng; USA
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    contact:  pointOfContact - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    dateStamp:  2014-04-23
    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:  Marine Ecosystems Analysis (MESA) New York Bight Atlas Grain Size Analyses
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1980-02-28
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1980-02-28
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) revision
            edition:  First
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:
                organisationName:  Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS)
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  Norman Bailey
                organisationName:  U.S. Geological Survey
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
            presentationForm:  (CI_PresentationFormCode) tableDigital
            series:  (CI_Series)
                name:  Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG)
                issueIdentification:  MGG 03995007
        abstract:  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.
        purpose:  environmental research
        credit:  NOAA and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), MESA/NY Bight Study
        status:  (MD_ProgressCode) completed
        pointOfContact:  pointOfContact - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, 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: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/geolin/preview03995007.gif
            fileDescription:  sample locations in study area
            fileType:  GIF
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            keyword:  OCS > Outer Continental Shelf Program
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) project
            thesaurusName:  NASA/GCMD Project Keywords
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Sediments
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Environment Monitoring
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
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        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  OCEAN PLATFORMS
            keyword:  LABORATORY
            keyword:  SHIPS > SHIPS
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) platform
            thesaurusName:  NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  CORING DEVICES
            keyword:  GRAB SAMPLERS
            keyword:  DREDGING DEVICES
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) instrument
            thesaurusName:  NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  INFOTERRA > Environmental management > Resources management > Deep sea deposits
            keyword:  INFOTERRA > Environmental management > Resources management > Mineral resources
            keyword:  INFOTERRA > Environmental management > Resources management > Sea bed exploitation
            keyword:  INFOTERRA > Environmental management > Resources management > Sea bed mining
            keyword:  INFOTERRA > Environmental monitoring > Monitoring data > Baseline monitoring
            keyword:  INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Geotechnology > Geotechnology
            keyword:  INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Marine geology > Marine geology
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                title:  INFOTERRA Keyword Thesaurus
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        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  WDC/GEOPHYSICS, BOULDER > World Data Center for Geophysics, Boulder
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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            thesaurusName:  NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic 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 Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, as the source of the data.
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_Constraints)
            useLimitation:  Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. 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.
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            aggregateDataSetName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  The NGDC Marine Geology Data Archive
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  1976-12-31
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode)
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
                presentationForm:  (CI_PresentationFormCode) tableDigital
            associationType:  (DS_AssociationTypeCode) largerWorkCitation
            initiativeType:  (DS_InitiativeTypeCode) collection
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        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:  Northwest Atlantic Ocean, New York Bight
            geographicElement:  (EX_GeographicBoundingBox)
                westBoundLongitude:  -75.3103
                eastBoundLongitude:  -70.0216
                southBoundLatitude:  37.0102
                northBoundLatitude:  40.9783
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                extent:
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                    description:  Sampling Dates
                    beginPosition:  1957-01-01
                    endPosition:  1979-12-31
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                minimumValue:
                  Real:  -870
                maximumValue:
                  Real:  -0
                verticalCRS:
        supplementalInformation:  22,566 records from 5,961 samples added to the NGDC 073 master grainsize database after extensive revisions - data are still not good. Artifical 073 File IDs were created using 1st 6 digits of cruise/project. This is a historic compilation of all data available for the MESA/NY Bight area at the time. All data are in the published atlas. NGDC archives a microfiche copy of the atlas, but it is interpretive only and not in the inventory. The BLM01B to BLM08B data were formerly on a VIMS (MGG 5701.., 5702.., 5703.., 5705..) tape that was returned for errors, plus an old USGS set (MGG 06995003) from Norman (Red) Bailey.
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    contentInfo:  physicalMeasurement
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    contentInfo:  physicalMeasurement
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    contentInfo:  (MD_FeatureCatalogueDescription)
        complianceCode:  false
        includedWithDataset:  true
        featureTypes:
          LocalName:
        featureCatalogueCitation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Documentation
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1979-01-01
                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:
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  Marine Geology Data Manager - distributor - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  free online download
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              Real:  2
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                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0399/03995007/
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  dataset information page
                description:  Web page of information about the database including links to full documentation and free data download from NGDC.
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                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0399/03995007/
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                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  G02899 data download
                description:  Web page of information about the database including links to full documentation and free data download from NGDC.
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                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geolin/geolin.html
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                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  search by set
                description:  discovery via the NGDC marine geologic inventory
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
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                dataset:  gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02889
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy
            measureDescription:
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The horizontal accuracy of data values is approximately .001 degree of latitude/longitude.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_QuantitativeAttributeAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Reliability
            measureDescription:
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Quality control was performed by the originator. NGDC performed basic out-of-range location testing.
            result:
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  Lineage prior to transfer to NGDC is unknown
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  Received data from originator
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  1980-02-28T00:00:00
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  Francis Mitchell NOAA
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) annually
        dateOfNextUpdate:  2015-04-23
        maintenanceNote:  Metadata Review Date: 2015-04-23
        contact:  Carla J. Moore - custodian - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  various
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            description:  5961 cores, grabs, dredges
        platform:  SHIPS > SHIPS