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The MAFLA (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida) Study, Grain Size Analyses
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      LanguageCode:  eng; USA
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    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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        referenceSystemIdentifier:  (RS_Identifier)
            authority:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2008-11-12
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                    organisationName:  European Petroleum Survey Group
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                            name:  European Petroleum Survey Group Geodetic Parameter Dataset
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            code:  urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
            version:  6.18.3
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        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  The MAFLA (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida) Study, Grain Size Analyses
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1985-03-20
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            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1985-03-20
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) revision
            edition:  First
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  L. J. Doyle
                organisationName:  University of Southern Florida
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            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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            series:  (CI_Series)
                name:  Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG)
                issueIdentification:  MGG03995010
        abstract:  The MAFLA (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida) Study was funded by NOAA as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Program. Dr. L.J. Doyle produced grain size analyses in the historic 073 format for 2,168 sea floor samples collected on multiple cruises (MAFLA cruises 2, 10, 11, 29, 39, 14, 21, and MAFLA DM1 and DM2) conducted in the Gulf of Mexico from May 16, 1974 through February 20, 1978. 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 NCEI digital grain size database.
        purpose:  environmental research
        credit:  L. J. Doyle, University of Southern Florida, with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (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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            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/104 Mississippi/Alabama/Florida Area Environmental Study (MAFLA)
            keyword:  Mississippi/Alabama/Florida Area Environmental Study (MAFLA)
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            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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            keyword:  Marine geology
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            keyword:  Sea-floor characteristics
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            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Coastal Processes > Sedimentation
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            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Environment Monitoring
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            keyword:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
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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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            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.
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            otherConstraints:  Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
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                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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                            name:  Related database (doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W)
                            description:  This database contains related grain size data.
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                    date:  2015-10-05
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                      Anchor:  Archive Archive
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                    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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                            description:  Information about the Marine Geology Data Archive at NCEI.
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        aggregationInfo:  NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
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        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) oceans
        environmentDescription:  Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text
        extent:  (EX_Extent)
            description:  Gulf of Mexico offshore Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida
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                westBoundLongitude:  -88.949
                eastBoundLongitude:  -82.248
                southBoundLatitude:  25.647
                northBoundLatitude:  30.305
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                    description:  Sampling Dates
                    beginPosition:  1974-05-16
                    endPosition:  1978-02-20
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                  Real:  -10
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        supplementalInformation:  minimal documentation, added to NGDC grainsize database
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    contentInfo:  point
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    contentInfo:  physicalMeasurement
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    contentInfo:  (MD_CoverageDescription)
        attributeDescription:
          RecordType:  Weight percent of particles within a specified size range.
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            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: (unknown)
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    contentInfo:  (MD_FeatureCatalogueDescription)
        complianceCode:  false
        includedWithDataset:  true
        featureTypes:
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        featureCatalogueCitation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Documentation for the The MAFLA-Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida Study (University of Southern Florida) dataset.
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1985-03-20
                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: (unknown)
        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:  https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/g02890/
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                name:  Data files and documentation
                description:  Original data and documentation for MGGD 03995010.
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                linkage:  https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg_grainsize/selectdisplay.jsp?mgg=03995010
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                name:  Database extract MGG03995010
                description:  Download grain size data for MGG03995010 in delimited form from the NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database.
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                name:  Publisher's landing page
                description:  Information about the data set, all access options, and complete documentation.
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
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                dataset:  gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02890
        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
            measureDescription: (unknown)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Quality control was performed by the originator. NCEI performed basic out-of-range location testing.
            result: (unknown)
        lineage:  (LI_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 were contributed on nine track magnetic tape in ASCII form, as 80 character records blocked to 4800 characters/block. Ten files of MAFLA data were followed by additional STOCS data on the tape, as described in a separate metadata record. Data files included cruises MAFLA002, MAFLA010, MAFLA011, MAFLA014, MAFLA021, MAFLA029, MAFLA039, MAFLADM1, MAFLADM2, and MAFLADM4 - 15,175 records of 073 grain size data with no significant errors, so they were added to the NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database.
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                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:  L. J. Doyle, University of Southern Florida
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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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