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File Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02882
Metadata Date Stamp: 2014-05-07
Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Organization Role: pointOfContact
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 Geophysical Data Center, 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
Reference System Information
Reference System URN: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
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: 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
Telephone: (303) 497-6339
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Distribution Information
Format Name: ASCII
Distribution Link:
Distribution Link Function: Information
Metadata Reference Information
Acquisition Information
Instrument: In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
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