Marine Geology Data
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF)
SED Dataset 2_17_11 (20110217)
Seafloor Sediment Composition in Massachusetts Determined Using Point Data
NGDC Data Set G10164
NOTE: PLEASE CITE ORIGINAL REFERENCE WHEN USING THESE DATA
SED Dataset 2_17_11: Seafloor Sediment Composition in Massachusetts Determined Using Point Data
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unpublished sediment texture and other geologic data.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.
These data were produced by the:
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
1213 Purchase St. 3rd Floor
New Bedford, MA 02740
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.
SEARCHABLE DATA INVENTORY
NGDC/WDC GMG, Boulder archives a wide variety of digital marine geology data collections, paper reports, microfilm, etc. containing sediment and hardrock data. Many of the digital files are available for direct download. Sample-by-sample inventory information for all data, regardless of format available from NGDC are fully searchable through the marine geology inventory (GEOLIN).