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File Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G10164
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: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries SED Dataset 2_17_11
Dataset Publication Date: 2011-02-17
Abstract: 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 Sediment data were collected between 1884 to 2008 from a variety of published and unpublished sediment texture and other geologic data.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.
Credit These spatial data were compiled by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.
Constraints Access Constraints: None. These data are in the public domain. GIS files are freely available for download.
Data Type: Vector
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Browse Graphic Caption: sample locations in study area
Browse Graphic Type: GIF
Data Theme
Theme Topics: Oceans and Estuaries, Geological and Geophysical
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -71.2353
South Bounding Latitude: 41.1069
East Bounding Longitude: -69.7492
North Bounding Latitude: 42.965
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Beginning Date: 1884-01-01
Ending Date: 2008-12-31
Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: Lineage prior to transfer to NGDC is given below
Contact Information
Organization: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Contact Position: Fisheries Habitat Technician
Address: 1213 Purchase St. 3rd Floor
City: New Bedford
State: MA
Postal Code: 02740
Country: USA
Telephone: 508-990-2860
Fax: 508-990-0449
Distribution Information
Format Name: ARCE
Distribution Link:
Distribution Link Function: Information
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Acquisition Information
Instrument: various
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