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File Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02882
Metadata Date Stamp: 2015-12-31
Identification Information
Title: US Geological Survey BLM/OCS Baltimore Canyon (Mid-Atlantic) Sediment Analyses (Samples collected 1 July 1975 to 30 June 1976)
Dataset Publication Date: 1977-10-01
Abstract: This data set contains analytical data from samples acquired from the Baltimore Canyon (Mid-Atlantic) area of the Outer Continental Shelf, U.S. East Coast, by the U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Marine Geology, Woods Hole, Mass., during the first year of environmental assessment work funded by the Bureau of Land Management (June 1975 - August 1976), on cruises of the ships Atlantis II, Advance II, Columbus Iselin, Pierce, and Gillis. The data set contains ten files. The first file ("station data") contains location and collection documentation for the subsequent files which contain the various analytical data. Data files include: baltcanyon.1.txt - collection documentation, baltcanyon.2.txt - grain size of sediments, baltcanyon.3.txt - high molecular weight hydrocarbons, baltcanyon.4.txt - hydrocarbon contaminant and intercalibration samples, baltcanyon.5.txt - trace metals, baltcanyon.6.txt - carbon content, baltcanyon.7.txt - suspended sediment (see note), baltcanyon.8.txt - suspended matter, baltcanyon.9.txt - clay mineralogy, baltcanyon.10.txt - carbon-14 dates, readme.txt - full documentation for above.
Credit Data were collected by the US Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA under the BLM/OCS program.
Constraints Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA, as the source of the data.
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
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -74.261
South Bounding Latitude: 38.688
East Bounding Longitude: -72.445
North Bounding Latitude: 39.5
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Beginning Date: 1975-06-02
Ending Date: 1976-08-29
Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: These data were contributed by the originator directly to NOAA's former National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), but may be part of a larger compilation archived as oceanographic data by NCEI. Data were received from the USGS on an ASCII nine track magnetic tape containing 10 files, each with a different record length. File contents: 1) collection documentation, 500 records; 2) grain size (not 073), 620 records; 3) Hi molecular weight hydrocarbons, 143 records; 4) hydrocarbon contamination/intercalibration, 52 records; 5) trace metals, 150 records; 6) carbon content, 40 records; 7) suspended sediment, 29 records; 8) suspended matter, 213 records; 9) clay mineralogy, 34 records; 10) carbon 14 dates, 17 records. This submission was a correction of previous update MA-1. Associated 073 grain size are part of MGG03995007.
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Format Name: ASCII
Format Version: unknown
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Distribution Link Function: Information
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