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BLM/OCS Ecological Investigations of Petroleum Production Platforms in the Central Gulf of Mexico

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The Ecological Investigations of Petroleum Production Platforms in the Central Gulf of Mexico Project was conducted by Texas A and M University under contract to NOAA and the Bureau of Land Management under the BLM/OCS Outer Continental Shelf Program. Grain size analyses were produced for 1654 samples collected from May 22, 1978 through January 15, 1979 by the ships Sea Transporter and T-Kip IV in the central Gulf of Mexico. Analyses were contributed 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.

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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 DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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General Documentation
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Originator
  • Unknown, contributed through Francis Mitchell of NODC
    Texas A and M University (TAMU)
Publisher
  • National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
Date(s)
  • publication: 1980-03-31
  • revision: 1980-03-31
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: Not planned  -  Completed data set, no additions planned.
Supplemental Information: The data set consists of four parts: 1) MGG23045001, 488 samples from Sea Transporter cruise I, May 22 - June 1, 1978, 2) MGG23045002, 245 samples from Sea Transporter cruise IIC September 20-22, 1978, 3) MGG23045003, 360 samples from Sea Transporter cruise III January 6-15, 1979, and 4) MGG23055001, 561 samples from the T-Kip IV, cruise IIA August 20-27, 1978.
Purpose: environmental research
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.
Time Period: 1978-05-22  to  1979-01-15
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 29.2
S: 28.45
E: -89.673
W: -91.45
Spatial Coverage Map:
Themes
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
  • Marine geology
  • Sea-floor characteristics
  • 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
Data Centers
  • WDC/GEOPHYSICS, BOULDER > World Data Center for Geophysics, Boulder
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platforms
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Places
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Projects
  • OCS > Outer Continental Shelf Program
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.
Fees
  • free online download
Source Datasets
Lineage Statement Lineage prior to transfer to NGDC is unknown
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text

Metadata Last Modified: 2014-05-05

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