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

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            title:  Marine Ecosystems Analysis (MESA) New York Bight Atlas Grain Size Analyses
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            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.
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        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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          RecordType:  The Latitude and Longitude (point) from which a sample of sediment or rock was collected from the sea floor or a lakebed.
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              MemberName:
                aName:  Water Depth Meters
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  The depth from the surface of the water to the sea floor or lakebed at the location where a measurement was taken or sample collection was begun.
            maxValue:
              Real:  23000
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  corrected meters
                name:  corrected meters
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    contentInfo:  (MD_CoverageDescription)
        attributeDescription:
          RecordType:  Weight percent of particles within a specified size range.
        contentType:  (MD_CoverageContentTypeCode) physicalMeasurement
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  weight percent
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Percentage, by weight, of the particles from a sample or subsample that falls within a specified particle size range. The range may be expressed in milimeters or phi as inidcated in the dataset.
            maxValue:
              Real:  0
            minValue:
              Real:  100
            units:
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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:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                positionName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  (303) 497-6339
                        facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305-3328
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  geology.info@noaa.gov
                    hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) distributor
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  free online download
        transferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
            transferSize:
              Real:  2
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                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.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0399/03995007/
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                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.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geolin/geolin.html
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                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
            extent:  #boundingExtent
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                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:  2015-05-05
        maintenanceNote:  Metadata Review Date: 2015-05-05
        contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  Carla J. Moore
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            positionName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                    voice:  (303) 497-6339
                    facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  CO
                    postalCode:  80305-3328
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  geology.info@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
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    acquisitionInformation:  (MI_AcquisitionInformation)
        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  various
            type:
            description:  5961 cores, grabs, dredges
        platform:  (MI_Platform)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                authority:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2008-02-05
                        dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  NASA
                        positionName:  GCMD User Support Office
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                electronicMailAddress:  gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
                                name:  GCMD Feedback Form
                                description:  Have a Comment for the GCMD?
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
                                name:  GCMD Keywords Page
                                description:  This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions.
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
                code:  In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
            description:  Various ocean-based and lake-based ships, boats, remotely operated vehicles, submersibles, and other unspecified types of platforms
            instrument: