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NOAA/NOS and USCGS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys
doi:10.7289/V5BG2KWG
browse graphicThe NOAA/NOS and USCGS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys database is a compilation of surficial sediment composition from multiple sources for over 200,000 seafloor sediment samples primarily around U.S. coastal areas. The descriptions we (...etc)

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How to cite this data set (doi:10.7289/V5BG2KWG), all access options, and complete documentation.
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International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Web page for the IHO S-57 standards on which the NOS sediment characteristics descriptive attributes are based.
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Originator's documentation
Web page containing NOAA Office of the Coast Survey NOS Hydrographic Survey, Specifications and Deliverables (2014)
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Originator's documentation
PDF document containing historic NOS bottom type characteristics codes used in older, hand coded descriptions.
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Web page containing description of methodology used for NOS survey data digitized from smooth sheets by the National Marine Fisheries Service Alaska Fisheries Science Center (data source AFSC). Caution: Sample locations and descriptions digitized fro (...etc)
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Citation Recommendation: Cite as: National Ocean Service (2013): NOAA/NOS and USCGS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5BG2KWG [date of access]

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The locations and descriptions for some surveys in this dataset that were digitized from smooth sheets are not the original values entered shipboard, they are approximations and are interpretations of the digitizer.

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