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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G10164

Aggregation Info | Bands | Citations | Constraints | Coverage Descriptions | Dimensions | Extents | Formats | Geographic Bounding Box
Georectified Information | Georeferenceable Information | Identifiers | Instruments | Mediums | OnlineResources | Operations
Platforms | Process Steps | Range Elements | Reference Systems | Responsible Parties | Series | Sources | Spatial Grids | Temporal Extents

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 Sediment data were collected between 1884 to 2008 from a variety of published and unpublished sediment texture and other geologic data.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. http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dmf/publications/tr_45.pdf
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 EPA: Environmental Monitoring & Assessment Program, Virginian Province
  • 1991-01-01
1 EPA: National Coastal Assessment-Northeast/Massachusetts
  • 2001-01-01
1 European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
  • 2008-11-12
1 Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
    1 Grain size laboratory samples, 2004-2008
    • 2008-01-01
    1 Library of Congress Subject Headings Library of Congress Subject Headings
      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
        1 NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords
          1 NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords
            1 NASA/GCMD Project Keywords NASA/GCMD Project Keywords
              1 NASA/GCMD Science Keywords NASA/GCMD Science Keywords
                1 NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
                • 2008-02-05
                1 SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
                  1 Seafloor Sediment Composition in Massachusetts Determined Using Point Data
                  • 2010-12-01
                  1 USGS Science Topics USGS Science Topics
                    1 usSEABED: Atlantic Coast Offshore Surficial Sediment Data Release
                    • 2005-01-01
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                    CI_Series

                    Count Component Name Issue Identification Page
                    1 Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Technical Report Series TR-45
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                    CI_ResponsibleParty

                    Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
                    6 GCMD Valids custodian http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
                    1 Carla J. Moore - custodian - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Carla J. Moore DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Marine Geology Data Manager geology.info@noaa.gov custodian
                    2 pointOfContact - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Marine Geology Data Manager geology.info@noaa.gov pointOfContact
                    1 Marine Geology Data Manager - distributor - DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Marine Geology Data Manager geology.info@noaa.gov distributor
                    2 EPA resourceProvider
                    1 European Petroleum Survey Group http://www.epsg-registry.org/
                    1 Kathryn Ford & Steven Voss Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Fisheries Habitat Technician steven.voss@state.ma.us pointOfContact
                    1 Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries originator
                    3 Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries resourceProvider
                    1 Massachusetts Water Resources Authority resourceProvider
                    6 GCMD User Support Office NASA GCMD User Support Office gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov custodian http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
                    1 National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA publisher
                    1 resourceProvider - SeaDataNet SeaDataNet resourceProvider http://www.seadatanet.org/Standards-Software/Common-Vocabularies
                    1 U.S. Geological Survey resourceProvider
                    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
                    1 USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole, MA resourceProvider
                    1 University of Colorado resourceProvider
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                    CI_OnlineResource

                    Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
                    6 http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso GCMD Feedback Form Have a Comment for the GCMD? information
                    6 GCMD Keyword Page http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html GCMD Keywords Page 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://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.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 database including links to full documentation and free data download from NGDC. 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
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                    MD_Identifier or RS_Identifier

                    Count Component Code
                    1 Downloadable Data
                    1 In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
                    1 In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
                    1 urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
                    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 Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, as the source of the data.
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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 physicalMeasurement Information about the location from which a sample of sediment or rock was collected from the sea floor or a lakebed.
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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 Water Depth Meters The depth from the surface of the water to the sea floor or lakebed at the location where a measurement was taken or sample collection was begun.
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                    MI_RangeElementDescription

                    none found
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                    MD_AggregateInformation

                    Count Component Title Code Association Type Code
                    1 Seafloor Sediment Composition in Massachusetts Determined Using Point Data largerWorkCitation
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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

                    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
                    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
                    1 various
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