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File Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02888
Metadata Date Stamp: 2014-10-08
Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Organization Role: pointOfContact
Identification Information
Title: BLM/OCS South Texas Outer Continental Shelf (STOCS) Project Sediment Data
Dataset Publication Date: 1985-03-20
Abstract: The South Texas Outer Continental Shelf Project (STOCS) conducted by the University of Texas and the USGS with funding from BLM/NOAA.The USGS produced geochemical analyses of sediment and suspended sediment, clay mineralogy, and physical properties of sediment for 264 samples collected from October 26, 1974 to December 21, 1974. Additional grain size analyses are not included in the NGDC digital grain size file due to numerous errors. The University of Texas produced grain size analyses in the historic 073 format for 1647 sea floor samples collected from February 8, 1976 to October 18, 1977. Data include collecting institution, ship, cruise, sample id, latitude/longitude, date of collection, water depth, sampling device, method of analysis, sample weight, sampled interval, raw weight percentages of sediment, within a given phi range. Some samples also have percentages of total gravel, sand, silt, clay, and statistical measurements such as mean, median, skewness, kurtosis, and standard deviation of grain size. These data are part of the larger NGDC digital grain size database.
Credit William E. Behrens, University of Texas and Henry Berryhill, U.S. Geological Survey, with funding from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and NOAA
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/preview03565001.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: -97.333
South Bounding Latitude: 26.166
East Bounding Longitude: -96.116
North Bounding Latitude: 28.233
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Beginning Date: 1974-02-08
Ending Date: 1977-10-18
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/stocs.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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