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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries SED Dataset 2_17_11 This GIS data layer represents point coverage of seafloor sediment size and composition in Massachusetts territorial waters. The data were created by aggregating available sediment point data collected from the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) usSEABED, version 1.0, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 118 (Reid 2005), the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Sediment data were collected between 1884 to 2008 from a variety of published and unpublished sediment texture and other geologic data. As such, the data has a variety of different horizontal accuracies and sampling and analysis methodologies. The dataset includes relative data quality for each point. More information regarding the compiled data sources and data quality assessment is available in Ford, K.H. and S.E. Voss. 2010. Seafloor sediment composition in Massachusetts determined using point data. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Technical Report, TR-45. 21pp.
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1
    2015-10-05
Archive
1 EPA: Environmental Monitoring & Assessment Program, Virginian Province
    1991-01-01
1 EPA: National Coastal Assessment-Northeast/Massachusetts
    2001-01-01
1 Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
    1 Grain size laboratory samples, 2004-2008
      2008-01-01
    1 MADMF Coastal Lobster Project: Sediment Verification of Ventless Trap Survey Sites
      2006-01-01
    1 MADMF Resource Assessment Project: Trawl Survey Hang Data
      2008-01-01
    1 MWRA: 2007 Boston Harbor Benthic Monitoring: GRN_SZ Data
      2008-01-01
    1 Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries SED Dataset 2_17_11
      2011-02-17
      2011-02-17
    Downloadable Data
    1 NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 NASA/GCMD Project Keywords NASA/GCMD Project Keywords
      2015-03-01
      1995-04-24
    1 usSEABED: Atlantic Coast Offshore Surficial Sediment Data Release
      2005-01-01
    Unresolved Xlinks
    NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[2]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]
    NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[3]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]
    Library of Congress Subject Headings at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[4]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]
    SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[5]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]
    USGS Science Topics at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[6]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]
    NASA/GCMD Science Keywords at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[7]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]
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    CI_Series

    none found
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    CI_ResponsibleParty

    Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
    1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/page?xml=NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC/Collection/iso/xml/Marine_Geology.xml&view=getDataView&header=none
    1 NCEI (publisher) DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce publisher
    2 EPA resourceProvider
    1 Kathryn Ford & Steven Voss Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Fisheries Habitat Technician steven.voss@state.ma.us 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 Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries originator
    2 Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries resourceProvider
    1 Massachusetts Water Resources Authority resourceProvider
    1 National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA resourceProvider
    1 U.S. Geological Survey resourceProvider
    1 USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole, MA resourceProvider
    1 University of Colorado resourceProvider
    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 Valids 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[2]
    GCMD User Support Office at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[9]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]/gmd:CI_Citation[1]/gmd:citedResponsibleParty[1]
    GCMD Valids at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[9]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]/gmd:CI_Citation[1]/gmd:citedResponsibleParty[2]
    Marine Geology Data Manager - distributor - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:distributionInfo[1]/gmd:MD_Distribution[1]/gmd:distributor[1]/gmd:MD_Distributor[1]/gmd:distributorContact[1]
    custodian - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:metadataMaintenance[1]/gmd:MD_MaintenanceInformation[1]/gmd:contact[1]
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    CI_OnlineResource

    Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
    1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/page?xml=NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC/Collection/iso/xml/Marine_Geology.xml&view=getDataView&header=none Parent Archive Information about the Marine Geology Data Archive at NCEI. information
    1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geolin/geolin.html search by set discovery via the NGDC marine geologic inventory search
    2 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/g10164/ http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/g10164/ Web page of information about the data set with links to download data and documentation from NCEI. information
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    MD_Identifier or RS_Identifier

    Count Component Code
    2 Archive
    1 Downloadable Data
    1 various
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    EX_Extent

    Bounding Box Temporal Extent
    Count Component Description West East North South Start End
    1 Northwest Atlantic Ocean offshore Massachusetts -71.2353 -69.7492 42.965 41.1069 1884-01-01 2008-12-31
    1 1884 2003
    1 1993 2007
    1 2000 2001
    1
    1 1978 2007
    1 2006 2007
    1 2004 2008
    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 -71.2353 -69.7492 42.965 41.1069
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    EX_TemporalExtent

    Count Component Start End
    1 1884-01-01 2008-12-31
    1 1884 2003
    1 1993 2007
    1 2000 2001
    1
    1 1978 2007
    1 2006 2007
    1 2004 2008
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    MD_Format

    Count Component Name Version specification
    1 ARCE
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    MD_Medium

    Count Component Name mediumFormat mediumNote
    1 CD-ROM
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    MD_Constraints

    Count Component Use Limitation
    1 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.
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    MD_ReferenceSystem

    Unresolved Xlinks
    European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:referenceSystemInfo[1]
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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

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    MD_CoverageDescription or MI_CoverageDescription

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    MD_Band or MI_Band

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    MI_RangeElementDescription

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    MD_AggregateInformation

    Count Component Title Code Association Type Code
    1 Archive largerWorkCitation
    Unresolved Xlinks
    NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:aggregationInfo[2]
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    LE_Source or LI_Source

    Count Component Title Date Description
    1 EPA: Environmental Monitoring & Assessment Program, Virginian Province 1991-01-01 Source Contribution: http://www.epa.gov/emap/nca/html/data/index.htmlonline
    1 EPA: National Coastal Assessment-Northeast/Massachusetts 2001-01-01 Source Contribution: http://www.epa.gov/emap/nca/html/data/index.htmlonline
    1 Grain size laboratory samples, 2004-2008 2008-01-01 Source Contribution: Matt Arsenault, USGS Woods Hole Field Station, Marine Aggregate Resources and Processes, 2008.online
    1 MADMF Coastal Lobster Project: Sediment Verification of Ventless Trap Survey Sites 2006-01-01 Source Contribution: MADMF Coastal Lobster Project: Sediment Verification of Ventless Trap Survey SitesCD-ROM
    1 MADMF Resource Assessment Project: Trawl Survey Hang Data 2008-01-01 Source Contribution: MADMF Resource Assessment Project: Trawl Survey Hang DataCD-ROM
    1 MWRA: 2007 Boston Harbor Benthic Monitoring: GRN_SZ Data 2008-01-01 Source Contribution: Maciolek, NJ, RJ Diaz, DT Dahlen, and SA Doner. 2008. 2007 Boston Harbor Benthic Monitoring Report. Boston: Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. Report 2008-22. 54 pages plus appendices. online
    1 usSEABED: Atlantic Coast Offshore Surficial Sediment Data Release 2005-01-01 Source Contribution: usSEABED: Atlantic Coast Offshore Surficial Sediment Data ReleaseCD-ROM and online
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    LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

    Count Component DateTime Description
    1 The multiple datasets were compiled and then clipped to encompass the area of Massachusetts territorial waters including Nantucket Sound and a 10km buffer. Overlapping data points were checked to see if they had different dataset keys, different grain size values, different dates of sampling, or had other variables that indicated redundant samples. If the samples differed in any way such that a conclusive determination of redundancy could not be made, the samples were kept (because of the possibility that some samples were taken in the same place). Samples that were found on land were manually identified and removed. Photographic data from the DMF Lobster Project were normalized to 100% total grain size. Substrate type percentages were used to create gravel-sand-mud classifications using Folk (1954) and Shepard/Schlee codes (see Hastings, Poppe, and Hathaway, 2000. Chapter 2 in USGS East-coast sediment analysis, USGS OFR 00-358). The SEDCLASS tool was not utilized; the classifications were done with a visual basic macro within Excel. The reason there are two Folk and Shepard classifications is 2-fold: 1) We could not repeat the Folk classification results that were in usSEABED, mostly because it appears that the %Gravel values were concatenated or rounded to the nearest whole number. Therefore, the "slightly gravelly" category could not be repeated (0.1% to 5% gravel). 2) We used the Gravel-Sand-Mud ternary diagrams, rather than trying to nest the Sand-Silt Clay ternary diagrams into the Gravel-Sand-Mud diagram. The Shepard/Schlee classification approach nests well, but in many datasets we don't have reliable sand-silt-clay information. The Folk classification does not appear to be designed for nesting.
    1 The native coordinate system for the dataset is the geographic decimal degree coordinate system, North American Datum 1983 (NAD83). Corpscon 6.0.1 was used to convert to the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System, Mainland Zone (Fipszone 2001), meters. www.tec.army.mil
    1 The Excel spreadsheet was utilized to create a point shapefile in ArcGIS 9.3 using Add X,Y Data tool and selecting the Easting and Northing columns. All attributes were then exported to a point shapefile using the Export Data tool.
    1 2011-04-13T00:00:00 Received data from source
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    MI_Operation

    none found
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    MI_Platform

    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 various
    Unresolved Xlinks
    In Situ/Laboratory Instruments at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:instrument[2]
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