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File Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G00253
Metadata Date Stamp: 2014-05-05
Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Organization Role: pointOfContact
Identification Information
Title: U.S. East Coast Continental Margin (CONMAR) Sediment Data
Dataset Publication Date: 1972-12-31
Abstract: The USGS/WHOI Continental Margin (CONMAR) Data set was compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as a joint program of study of the Atlantic continental margin of the U.S. The CONMAR set contains information for 3,715 cores, dredges, and grab samples, and consists of 18 files of grain size analyses/statistical parameters, composition of clay, sand, gravel and carbonate fractions, organic contents, heavy mineral and x-ray analyses, radioactivity counts, and major chemical and trace-element analyses. An accompanying technical report contains a complete description of methodology and file organization: Hathaway, John C., 1971, Data File, Continental Margin Program, Atlantic Coast of the United States: WHOI Reference No. 71-15. Updated data files were received in digital form in 1977. Data collection was partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the CONMAR program and the International Decade of Ocean Exploration. These data were also included as ASCII files on the NOAA & MMS Marine Minerals CDROM data set released by NGDC in 1992. The CONMAR data are available for direct download through NGDC's Web site. The U.S. Geological Survey has incorporated these data into an updated data set available from their web site.
Credit John Hathaway, U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole, NSF
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.
Data Type: Vector
Browse Graphic
Browse Graphic URL: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/geolin/preview06995002.gif
Browse Graphic Caption: sample locations in study area
Browse Graphic Type: GIF
Data Theme
Theme Topics: Geological and Geophysical, Oceans and Estuaries
Reference System Information
Reference System URN: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -70.59
South Bounding Latitude: 33.116
East Bounding Longitude: -63.533
North Bounding Latitude: 48.322
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Beginning Date: 1972-12-31
Ending Date: 1977-12-31
Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: Lineage prior to transfer to NGDC is unknown.
Contact Information
Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact Position: Marine Geology Data Manager
Address: 325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
City: Boulder
State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA
Email: geology.info@noaa.gov
Telephone: (303) 497-6339
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Distribution Information
Format Name: ASCII
Distribution Link: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/conmar.html
Distribution Link Function: Information
Metadata Reference Information
Acquisition Information
Instrument: In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
Platform: In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
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