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Grain Size Data from the NOAA Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP)

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These grain size data were generated as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP), funded by NOAA. Data were contributed by the University of Alaska, the University of South Carolina, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the US Geological Survey with funding from NOAA.Data in this set may contain errors. 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.

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Distribution Formats
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Point of Contact Carla J. Moore
Marine Geology Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6339
carla.j.moore@noaa.gov
Purpose: environmental research
Originator
  • NOAA Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP)
  • University of Alaska
  • University of South Carolina
  • US Geological Survey
Date(s)
  • publication: 1980-12-31
  • revision: 1980-12-31
Edition: First
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Annually
Time Period: 1975-05-28  to  1977-12-31
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 80 S: 50 E: -120 W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Environment Monitoring
  • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Marine geology > Marine geology
  • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Oceanography > Oceanography
  • INFOTERRA > Environmental management > Resources management > Sea bed mining
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Monitoring
Data Center Keywords
  • WDC/MGG, BOULDER > World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics, Boulder
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Instrument Keywords
  • CORING DEVICES
  • GRAB SAMPLERS
  • PISTON SAMPLERS
  • SEDIMENT CORERS
Place keywords
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean
  • Ocean > Arctic Ocean
  • Vertical Location > Sea Floor
Platform keywords
  • OCEAN PLATFORMS
  • LABORATORY
  • SHIPS > SHIPS
Project keywords
  • OCSEAP > Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Project
Use Limitations
  • Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, as the source of the data.
  • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Use Constraints
  • 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.
Access Constraints
  • Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
Lineage Statement Lineage prior to transfer to NGDC is unknown
Source Datasets

Last Modified: 2014-04-15

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