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File Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02883
Metadata Date Stamp: 2015-12-31
Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Organization Role: pointOfContact
Identification Information
Title: Environmental Assessment of the Buccaneer Oil Field in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico 1978-1979
Dataset Publication Date: 1980-08-31
Abstract: This data set contains analytical data from samples acquired from the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico area under contract to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during 1978-1979. Individual contractors included researchers from Rice University, Moody College, and Texas A and M University. Most samples were taken from the R/V Gus III. The project was known as the "Buccaneer Oil Field" project. Caution: numerous errors found in this data set. LIST OF FILES: readme.txt (collection documentation), 03495004.cly.txt (clay mineralogy), 03495004.siz.txt (sediment size analysis), 03495004.sed.txt (surficial sediment), 03495004.tss.txt (trapped suspended sediment ), 03495004.sup.txt (suspended particulates).
Credit NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service and US Environmental Protection Agency.
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
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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: -94.698
South Bounding Latitude: 28.866
East Bounding Longitude: -94.695
North Bounding Latitude: 28.9
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Beginning Date: 1978-08-18
Ending Date: 1979-05-23
Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: These data were contributed by the originator to NOAA's former National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) and may be part of a larger compilation archived as oceanographic data by NCEI. Data are available in their original form. Due to errors found during processing, the grain size data were not processed to the 073 format and are not included in the historic NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database. Data were contributed on nine track magnetic tape, EBCDIC form, 80 character records blocked to 5120 characters/block. There were 2,553 total records. Positions were not adequate for processing, NODC was notified of problems. Tape contents: 14 samples/25 records type 02,03 sediment size analysis; 84 samples/1102 records type 01, surficial sediments; 14 samples/132 records type 04, clay mineralogy; 3 samples/32 records type 01 trapped suspended sediment; 205 samples/1220 records type 01, suspended particulates.
Contact Information
Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact Position: Marine Geology Data Manager
Address: 325 Broadway, Mail Code E/NE42
City: Boulder
State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA
Telephone: (303) 497-4603
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Distribution Information
Format Name: ASCII
Format Version: UTF-8
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Distribution Link Function: Information
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Acquisition Information
Instrument: various
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