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Platforms | Process Steps | Range Elements | Reference Systems | Responsible Parties | Series | Sources | Spatial Grids | Temporal Extents

MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 NOAA/NOS and USCGS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys The NOAA/NOS and USCGS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys database is a compilation of surficial sediment composition from multiple sources for over 200,000 seafloor sediment samples primarily around U.S. coastal areas. The descriptions were abstracted from unpublished data reports and Bottom Type "M" log sheets, and digitized from survey smooth sheets produced by the NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) and its predecessor, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USCGS). Prior to August 2001, many physical sediment samples were routinely sent to the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History (NMNH) for archive with accompanying "M" log forms from which bottom type and other information were coded into the NMNH sediment database. In 2001, NMNH sent a copy of the database to NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (now part of the National Centers for Environmental Information) to be incorporated into the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples database, and for distribution to data users needing access to the bottom type information in the files. With support from NOS, NGDC digitized several thousand additional bottom type observations from historic NOS Hydrographic Survey smooth sheets and added them to the database. NOS is coding thousands more bottom type observations for entry into the database from survey Data Reports, or DRs. In 2011, NOS began adding standardized digital bottom type descriptions to the database using the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) SF57 standard "NATSUR" (nature of surface) and "NATQUA" (nature of surface qualifier) coding scheme, transferring the data to NCEI in KML form for archive and upload to the geospatially-enabled database. Hydrographic Technical Directive (HTD)2011-6 contains the official new directive. Data are free for online search and download.
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SV_Identification

Count Component Title Type
1 NOS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys ArcGIS Map Service NOS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys ArcGIS Map Service ArcGIS Map Service
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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1
    2015-10-05
Archive
1 European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
    2008-11-12
1 Library of Congress Subject Headings Library of Congress Subject Headings
    1 NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 NASA/GCMD Project Keywords NASA/GCMD Project Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 NASA/GCMD Science Keywords NASA/GCMD Science Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Services Keywords NASA/GCMD Services Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
      2008-02-05
    1 NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
      2015-10-05
    NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
    3 NOAA/NOS and USCGS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys
      2013-11-21
      2013-11-21
    doi:10.7289/V5BG2KWG
    1 NOS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys ArcGIS Map Service
      2015-04-21
    1 SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
      1 USGS Science Topics USGS Science Topics
        Unresolved Xlinks
        NASA/GCMD Location Keywords at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[9]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]
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        CI_Series

        Count Component Name Issue Identification Page
        1 MGG Identifier 03995099
        1 Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) MGG03995099
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        CI_ResponsibleParty

        Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
        9 GCMD Valids http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
        3 DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, Department of Commerce publisher http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5BG2KWG
        2 NCEI (publisher) DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce publisher
        1 Marine Geology Data Manager - distributor - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Data Manager geology.info@noaa.gov distributor
        1 Dan Neuman NOAA-National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of the Coast Survey originator
        1 European Petroleum Survey Group http://www.epsg-registry.org/
        1 Jack Pierce National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution originator
        1 Varner, Jesse Jesse Varner DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Jesse.Varner@noaa.gov pointOfContact
        2 pointOfContact - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Marine Geology Data Manager DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Marine Geology Data Manager geology.info@noaa.gov pointOfContact
        1 custodian - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Marine Geology Data Manager DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Marine Geology Data Manager geology.info@noaa.gov custodian
        1 Mark Zimmerman NOAA-National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) originator
        1 NOAA resourceProvider
        1 National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA author
        1 resourceProvider - SeaDataNet SeaDataNet resourceProvider http://www.seadatanet.org/Standards-Software/Common-Vocabularies
        1 U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USCGS) originator
        1 resourceProvider - US Geological Survey US Geological Survey resourceProvider http://www.usgs.gov/science/about/
        1 resourceProvider - US Library of Congress US Library of Congress resourceProvider http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects
        Unresolved Xlinks
        GCMD User Support Office at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[1]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]/gmd:CI_Citation[1]/gmd:citedResponsibleParty[1]
        GCMD User Support Office at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[5]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]/gmd:CI_Citation[1]/gmd:citedResponsibleParty[1]
        GCMD User Support Office at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[6]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]/gmd:CI_Citation[1]/gmd:citedResponsibleParty[1]
        GCMD User Support Office at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[7]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]/gmd:CI_Citation[1]/gmd:citedResponsibleParty[1]
        GCMD User Support Office at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[8]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]/gmd:CI_Citation[1]/gmd:citedResponsibleParty[1]
        GCMD User Support Office at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[2]/srv:SV_ServiceIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[1]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]/gmd:CI_Citation[1]/gmd:citedResponsibleParty[1]
        GCMD User Support Office at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:platform[1]/gmi:MI_Platform[1]/gmi:identifier[1]/gmd:MD_Identifier[1]/gmd:authority[1]/gmd:CI_Citation[1]/gmd:citedResponsibleParty[1]
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        CI_OnlineResource

        Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
        1 http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5BG2KWG NOAA/NOS and USCGS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys Please see website for more information about the data. information
        7 http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html GCMD's Science Keywords and Associated Directory Keywords This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions. information
        1 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) The Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are part of a Linked Data Service, actively maintained since 1898 to catalog materials held at the Library of Congress. information
        1 http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/web_mercator/nos_seabed/MapServer NOS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys ArcGIS Cached Map Service REST endpoint for NOS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys ArcGIS cached map service (Web Mercator projection) search
        1 http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/web_mercator/nos_seabed_dynamic/MapServer NOS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys ArcGIS Dynamic Map Service REST endpoint for NOS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys ArcGIS dynamic map service (Web Mercator projection) search
        1 http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/services/web_mercator/nos_seabed_dynamic/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS NOS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys Web Map Service (WMS) Capabilities document for Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service for NOS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys search
        1 http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/marine_geology/ Map viewer ArcGIS interactive map interface to view data locations and values, with links to survey products and information. search
        1 http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/marine_geology Marine Geology Map Viewer The interactive map viewer provides an interface to display and query the data. search
        1 http://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=ae8fee686cb640cb8c6edc047620c0ed NOAA GeoPlatform Entry for NOS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys NOAA GeoPlatform listing for NOS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys Map Service information
        1 http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/RACE/groundfish/Bathymetry/default.htm Originator's documentation Web page containing description of methodology used for NOS survey data digitized from smooth sheets by the National Marine Fisheries Service Alaska Fisheries Science Center (data source AFSC). Caution: Sample locations and descriptions digitized from smooth sheets are approximate values interpreted by the digitizer, not original data. information
        1 http://www.epsg-registry.org/ European Petroleum Survey Group Geodetic Parameter Dataset Registry that accesses the EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset, which is a structured dataset of Coordinate Reference Systems and Coordinate Transformations. search
        1 http://www.iho.int/iho_pubs/IHO_Download.htm#S-57 Documentation International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Web page for the IHO S-57 standards on which the NOS sediment characteristics descriptive attributes are based. information
        1 http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsd/specs/specs.htm Originator's documentation Web page containing NOAA Office of the Coast Survey NOS Hydrographic Survey, Specifications and Deliverables (2014) information
        1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/page?xml=NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC/Collection/iso/xml/NOS_Hydrographic_Survey_Collection.xml&view=getDataView&header=none Parent Data Archive Information about the NOS Hydrographic Data Archive at NCEI. information
        1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geosamples/survey.jsp Web forms interface Text interface to subset, view data in table form, related hydrographic products, and/or download data in tab-delimited or KML form. download
        1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/nosseds/historic_codes.pdf Originator's documentation PDF document containing historic NOS bottom type characteristics codes used in older, hand coded descriptions. information
        1 http://www.seadatanet.org/Standards-Software/Common-Vocabularies SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies The SeaDataNet Vocabulary Server is populated with lists describing a wide range of entities relevant to marine metadata and data such as parameters, sea area names, platform classes, instrument types, and so on. information
        1 http://www.usgs.gov/science/about/ USGS Thesaurus The USGS Thesaurus contains thematic terms for categorizing information resources intended to support finding and understanding scientific information. information
        1 https://data.noaa.gov/harvest/850a876a-3f44-456f-9599-430b9b10b34d Marine geology data sets in data.noaa.gov from NOAA/NCEI More marine geology data sets in data.noaa.gov stewarded by NOAA/NCEI. search
        1 https://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5BG2KWG Publisher's landing page How to cite this data set (doi:10.7289/V5BG2KWG), all access options, and complete documentation. information
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        MD_Identifier or RS_Identifier

        Count Component Code
        2 Archive
        1 In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
        1 In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
        2 NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
        1 doi:10.7289/V5BG2KWG
        1 urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
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        EX_Extent

        Bounding Box Temporal Extent
        Count Component Description West East North South Start End
        1 Primarily nearshore continental shelf areas of the U.S. including Hawaii and Alaska -175.34972 -64.43167 72.609314 14.27444 1837-01-01 2013-11-21
        1 -180 180 90 -90
        Unresolved Xlinks
        #boundingExtent at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:scope[1]/gmd:DQ_Scope[1]/gmd:extent[1]
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        EX_GeographicBoundingBox

        Count Component West East North South
        1 -175.34972 -64.43167 72.609314 14.27444
        1 -180 180 90 -90
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        EX_TemporalExtent

        Count Component Start End
        1 1837-01-01 2013-11-21
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        MD_Format

        Count Component Name Version specification
        1 KML 2.1 Keyhole Markup Language Uncompressed File
        1 Text UTF-8 American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
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        MD_Medium

        none found
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        MD_Constraints

        Count Component Use Limitation
        1 NCEI Copyright Statement Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
        1 Please credit individual participating institutions for underlying data and images and the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) for the database and map viewer.
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        MD_ReferenceSystem

        Count Component Code Authority Title
        1 European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326 European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
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        MD_GridSpatialRepresentation

        none found
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        MD_Georeferenceable or MI_Georeferenceable

        none found
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        MD_Georectified or MI_Georectified

        none found
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        MD_Dimension

        none found
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        MD_CoverageDescription or MI_CoverageDescription

        Count Component Attribute Description Content Type
        1 point The Latitude and Longitude (point) from which a sample of sediment or rock was collected from the sea floor or a lakebed.
        1 Description of a sea floor sediment sample collected during NOS and USCGS hydrographic surveys.
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        MD_Band or MI_Band

        Count Component Identifier Descriptor
        1 Latitude Distance measured north or south from the equator. Distance north is positive, distance south is negative.
        1 Longitude Longitude is measured from the Prime Meridian (which is the north/south line that runs through Greenwich, England), values measured east are positive and values measured west are negative.
        1 desc brief description of sediment characteristics
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        MI_RangeElementDescription

        none found
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        MD_AggregateInformation

        Count Component Title Code Association Type Code
        1 Archive largerWorkCitation
        1 NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF crossReference
        1 NOAA/NOS and USCGS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys partOfSeamlessDatabase
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        LE_Source or LI_Source

        Count Component Title Date Description
        1 Unknown U.S. Coast and Geodectic Survey (USCGS), NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS), Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (AFSC)
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        LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

        Count Component DateTime Description
        1 2005-09-30T00:00:00 Original date data were placed online
        1 2014-06-18T00:00:00 Surveys H08439, H08473-H08476, and H08823 in database from two different sources, AFSC and NGDC/NOS digitized, were found. The NGDC/NOS versions were unpublished, since the NMFS/AFSC data were deemed more likely to be accurate. At the request of a frequent data user, a flag was added to the NOS sediment search allowing all data digitized from smooth sheets to be avoided during extraction, if the user chooses, because those data are at approximate locations with estimated descriptions, rather than original data.
        1 2015-04-22T00:00:00 NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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        MI_Operation

        none found
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        MI_Platform

        Count Component Code Description
        1 In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS Various ocean-based and lake-based ships, boats, remotely operated vehicles, submersibles, and other unspecified types of platforms
        GCMD User Support Office at Xpath: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:platform[1]/gmi:MI_Platform[1]/gmi:identifier[1]/gmd:MD_Identifier[1]/gmd:authority[1]/gmd:CI_Citation[1]/gmd:citedResponsibleParty[1]
        Unresolved Xlinks
        In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:platform[1]
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        MI_Instrument

        Count Component Code Type Description
        1 In Situ/Laboratory Instruments In Situ/Laboratory Instruments instrument
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