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Water Column Sonar Data Collection

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    fileIdentifier:  gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.wcd:WCD_Collection
    language:  eng; USA
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    contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
        individualName:  Chuck Anderson
        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
        positionName:  Water Column Sonar Data Manager
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                voice:  (303) 497-4742
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                deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
                city:  Boulder
                administrativeArea:  CO
                postalCode:  80305-3328
                country:  USA
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    dateStamp:  2013-02-26
    metadataStandardName:  ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
    metadataStandardVersion:  ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Water Column Sonar Data Collection
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2011-05-11
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) creation
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  Chuck Anderson
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                positionName:  Water Column Sonar Data Manager
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                        country:  USA
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            otherCitationDetails:  Water column sonar data are a form of multibeam sonar data focusing on properties of the marine environment between the seafloor and water surface.
        abstract:  The collection and analysis of water column sonar data is a relatively new avenue of research into the marine environment. Primary uses include assessing biological abundance, species identification,and habitat characterization. It is also useful for evaluating underwater gas seeps, characterizing the seafloor and bathymetry. The NGCD is collection and archiving of this data from a number of sources including the NOAA and academic fleets, and making the data available to researchers and the public around the world.
        purpose:  The intent of the Water Column Sonar Data Collection is to archive and make available water column sonar data to researchers and the public for a wide variety of uses such as fisheries studies, ocean properties and seafloor characteristics.
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                    country:  USA
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            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Scattering
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Aquatic Sciences > Fisheries
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems
            keyword:  "EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Marine Habitat
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Benthic Habitat
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Pelagic Habitat
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
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            keyword:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders >Acoustic Sounders >WCMS >Water Column Mapping System
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            useLimitation:  These data are considered raw and have not been subjected to the NOAA's quality control or quality assurance procedures. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution. 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.
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            useLimitation:  Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
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        language:  eng; USA
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) oceans
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                    beginPosition:  2011-05-11
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            name:  Raw instrument files(.raw, .wcd)
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                individualName:  Chuck Anderson
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                positionName:  Water Column Sonar Data Manager
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                        deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305-3328
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  wcd.info@noaa.gov
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            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  Free
                orderingInstructions:  Contact the NGDC Water Column Sonar Data Manage to order data
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                description:  The primary data in this collection consists of raw instrument files that were submitted to NGDC for archive. in addition, ancillary files such as water column profile data are also included. these files were submitted to NGDC through hard drive delivery, R2R or ftp. When possible, checksum values are compared to verify file integrity before being added to the archive. No other processing or quality control steps are applied ot data.
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                    individualName:  Chuck Anderson
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                            country:  USA
                            electronicMailAddress:  wcd.info@noaa.gov
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
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        maintenanceNote:  This collection-level record will be updated when required to accurately reflect new datasets added to the collection.
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            individualName:  Chuck Anderson
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                    electronicMailAddress:  wcd.info@noaa.gov
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        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
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            type:  Various multibeam sonar system capable of collecting water column data