Inorganic compositional data for fine-grained Puget Sound sediment along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line, September 2015

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Title:
Inorganic compositional data for fine-grained Puget Sound sediment along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line, September 2015
Abstract:
Nearshore surface sediment was collected with a petit ponar grab sampler between April 22 and September 17, 2015, at five sites in Puget Sound, Washington. Four sites were adjacent to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line in urban and non-urban areas, and one site was in an urban area that was not adjacent to the rail line. Total and near-total major, minor, trace, and rare earth element contents of the <0.063 mm sediment fraction were determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy. These data accompany Takesue, R.K., and Campbell, P.L., 2019, Contaminant baselines and sediment provenance along the Puget Sound Energy Transport Corridor, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018-1196, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181196.
Supplemental_Information:
Additional information about the field activities from which these data were derived is available online at:
http://compass.er.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2015-631-FA http://compass.er.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2015-660-FA
Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Takesue, Renee K., 2018, Inorganic compositional data for fine-grained Puget Sound sediment along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line, September 2015: data release DOI:10.5066/P9JCJ4EQ, U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, California.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.6899
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.1623
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.6989
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.0910
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  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 22-Apr-2015
    Ending_Date: 17-Sep-2015
    Currentness_Reference:
    Current contaminant baselines were determined in September 2015.
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: comma-delimited text
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      This is a Point data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • Point (32)
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.0001. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.0001. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees. The horizontal datum used is D_WGS_1984.
      The ellipsoid used is WGS84.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.2572.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    Attribute table
    Table of data. Abbreviations: n.d., not determined; ins, insufficient material; <, less than. (Source: Producer defined)
    Lab I.D.
    Unique identifier assigned to each sample by the CMERSC Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (Source: Producer defined) Identifiers for samples used by the CMERSC Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
    Field I.D.
    Unique identifier assigned to each sample during field collection (Source: Producer defined) Identifiers for samples used in the field
    Site name
    Unique name and number of each sample collection site (Source: Producer defined) Name of the sample collection site
    Date Collected
    Date the sample was collected, in mm/dd/yy (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:04/22/15
    Maximum:09/17/15
    Units:mm/dd/yy
    Resolution:1
    Longitude
    Longitude where the sample was collected (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-122.6899
    Maximum:-122.1623
    Units:decimal degrees
    Resolution:0.0001
    Latitude
    Latitude where the sample was collected (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:47.0910
    Maximum:48.6989
    Units:decimal degrees
    Resolution:0.0001
    Sediment type
    A description of the sediment type (Source: Producer defined) A brief description of the type of sediment collected.
    Hg by CVAA, in mg/kg
    Total mercury (Hg) content analyzed by cold vapor atomic absorption (CVAA) in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.03
    Maximum:0.41
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.02
    Al by multi-acid, in %
    Aluminum (Al) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:6.43
    Maximum:9.12
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    Ca by multi-acid, in %
    Calcium (Ca) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1.86
    Maximum:3.80
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    Fe by multi-acid, in %
    Iron (Fe) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:2.54
    Maximum:4.42
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    K by multi-acid, in %
    Potassium (K) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.90
    Maximum:1.57
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    Mg by multi-acid, in %
    Magnesium (Mg) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1.00
    Maximum:1.86
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    Na by multi-acid, in %
    Sodium (Na) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1.87
    Maximum:4.38
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    S by multi-acid, in %
    Sulfur (S) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.02
    Maximum:1.02
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    Ti by multi-acid, in %
    Titanium (Ti) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.37
    Maximum:0.51
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    Ag by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Silver (Ag) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:<1
    Maximum:<1
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:1
    As by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Arsenic (As) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:5
    Maximum:19
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:1
    Ba by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Barium (Ba) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:322
    Maximum:697
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:5
    Be by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Beryllium (Be) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.80
    Maximum:1.20
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Bi by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Bismuth (Bi) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.12
    Maximum:0.30
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.04
    Cd by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Cadmium (Cd) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.1
    Maximum:0.4
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Co by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Cobalt (Co) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:8.6
    Maximum:17.9
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Cs by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Cesium (Cs) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:<5
    Maximum:<5
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.05
    Cu by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Copper (Cu) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:13.0
    Maximum:64.9
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.5
    Ga by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Gadolinium (Ga) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:13.4
    Maximum:19.0
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.05
    In by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Indium (In) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.04
    Maximum:0.06
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.02
    Li by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Lithium (Li) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:16
    Maximum:36
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:1
    Mn by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Manganese (Mn) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:423
    Maximum:1193
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:5
    Mo by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Molybdenum (Mo) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.54
    Maximum:2.84
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.05
    Nb by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Niobium (Nb) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:5.60
    Maximum:9.30
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    P by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Phosphorus (P) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:630
    Maximum:1474
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:10
    Rb by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Rubidium (Rb) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:27.7
    Maximum:52.1
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.2
    Sc by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Scandium (Sc) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:11.4
    Maximum:19.1
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.5
    Sn by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Tin (Sn) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1.4
    Maximum:2.5
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Sr by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Strontium (Sr) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:214
    Maximum:478
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:1
    Te by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Tellurium (Te) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:<0.1
    Maximum:<0.1
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Th by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Thorium (Th) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:3.5
    Maximum:7.5
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.2
    Tl by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Thallium (Tl) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.2
    Maximum:0.4
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    U by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Uranium (U) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1.2
    Maximum:2.7
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    V by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Vanadium (V) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:91
    Maximum:157
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:1
    W by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Tungsten (W) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.4
    Maximum:1.7
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Y by multi-acid, in mg/kg
    Yttrium (Y) content of the multi-acid digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:13.9
    Maximum:21.4
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Al by sinter, in %
    Aluminum (Al) content of the sinter-digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:6.48
    Maximum:9.25
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    Ca by sinter, in %
    Calcium (Ca) content of the sinter-digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1.80
    Maximum:3.80
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    Fe by sinter, in %
    Iron (Fe) content of the sinter-digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:2.58
    Maximum:4.74
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    K by sinter, in %
    Potassium (K) content of the sinter-digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.90
    Maximum:1.50
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    Mg by sinter, in %
    Magnesium (Mg) content of the sinter-digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.99
    Maximum:1.76
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    Mn by sinter, in %
    Manganese (Mn) content of the sinter-digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.04
    Maximum:0.12
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.001
    P by sinter, in %
    Phosphorus (P) content of the sinter-digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.06
    Maximum:0.13
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    S by sinter, in %
    Sulfur (S) content of the sinter-digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.05
    Maximum:0.99
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    Si by sinter, in %
    Silica (Si) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:25.40
    Maximum:29.40
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    Ti by sinter, in %
    Titanium (Ti) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of weight percent (%) (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.42
    Maximum:0.89
    Units:weight percent (%)
    Resolution:0.01
    Ag by sinter, in mg/kg
    Silver (Ag) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:<1
    Maximum:<1
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:1
    Ba by sinter, in mg/kg
    Barium (Ba) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:323
    Maximum:656
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.5
    Be by sinter, in mg/kg
    Beryllium (Be) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:<5
    Maximum:<5
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:5
    Bi by sinter, in mg/kg
    Bismuth (Bi) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.1
    Maximum:0.3
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Ce by sinter, in mg/kg
    Cerium (Ce) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:32.4
    Maximum:77.1
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Co by sinter, in mg/kg
    Cobalt (Co) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:8.5
    Maximum:17.7
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.5
    Cr by sinter, in mg/kg
    Chromium (Cr) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:50
    Maximum:350
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:10
    Cs by sinter, in mg/kg
    Cesium (Cs) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.9
    Maximum:3.1
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Dy by sinter, in mg/kg
    Dysprosium (Dy) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:2.84
    Maximum:5.20
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.05
    Er by sinter, in mg/kg
    Erbium (Er) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1.51
    Maximum:3.22
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.05
    Eu by sinter, in mg/kg
    Europium (Eu) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.94
    Maximum:1.30
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.05
    Ga by sinter, in mg/kg
    Gallium (Ga) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:14
    Maximum:19
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:1
    Gd by sinter, in mg/kg
    Gadolinium (Gd) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:3.43
    Maximum:5.56
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.05
    Ge by sinter, in mg/kg
    Germanium (Ge) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:2
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:1
    Hf by sinter, in mg/kg
    Hafnium (Hf) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:4
    Maximum:26
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:1
    In by sinter, in mg/kg
    Indium (In) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:<0.2
    Maximum:<0.2
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.2
    La by sinter, in mg/kg
    Lanthanum (La) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:15.3
    Maximum:38.4
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Li by sinter, in mg/kg
    Lithium (Li) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:20
    Maximum:33
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:10
    Lu by sinter, in mg/kg
    Lutetium (Lu) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.24
    Maximum:0.59
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.05
    Mo by sinter, in mg/kg
    Molybdenum (Mo) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:<2
    Maximum:4
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:2
    Nb by sinter, in mg/kg
    Niobium (Nb) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:7
    Maximum:12
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:1
    Nd by sinter, in mg/kg
    Neodymium (Nd) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:16.3
    Maximum:35.6
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Ni by sinter, in mg/kg
    Nickel (Ni) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:30
    Maximum:65
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:5
    Pb by sinter, in mg/kg
    Lead (Pb) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:10
    Maximum:39
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:5
    Pr by sinter, in mg/kg
    Praseodymium (Pr) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:4.02
    Maximum:9.86
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.05
    Rb by sinter, in mg/kg
    Rubidium (Rb) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:24.4
    Maximum:53.2
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.2
    Sb by sinter, in mg/kg
    Antimony (Sb) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.3
    Maximum:1.6
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Sc by sinter, in mg/kg
    Scandium (Sc) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:12
    Maximum:19
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:5
    Sm by sinter, in mg/kg
    Samarium (Sm) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:3.6
    Maximum:6.6
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Sn by sinter, in mg/kg
    Tin (Sn) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:3
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:1
    Sr by sinter, in mg/kg
    Strontium (Sr) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:242.0
    Maximum:499.0
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Ta by sinter, in mg/kg
    Tantalum (Ta) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:<0.5
    Maximum:0.8
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.5
    Tb by sinter, in mg/kg
    Terbium (Tb) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.48
    Maximum:0.80
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.05
    Th by sinter, in mg/kg
    Thorium (Th) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:3.5
    Maximum:12.7
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Tl by sinter, in mg/kg
    Thallium (Tl) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:<0.5
    Maximum:<0.5
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.5
    Tm by sinter, in mg/kg
    Thulium (Tm) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.25
    Maximum:0.49
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.05
    U by sinter, in mg/kg
    Uranium (U) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1.69
    Maximum:3.91
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.05
    W by sinter, in mg/kg
    Tungsten (W) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:<1
    Maximum:2
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:1
    Y by sinter, in mg/kg
    Yttrium (Y) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:15.1
    Maximum:30.7
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.5
    Yb by sinter, in mg/kg
    Ytterbium (Yb) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1.4
    Maximum:3.7
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.1
    Zn by sinter, in mg/kg
    Zinc (Zn) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:65
    Maximum:186
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:5
    Zr by sinter, in mg/kg
    Zirconium (Zr) content of sinter-digested sediment in units of mg/kg (Source: Producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:132
    Maximum:961
    Units:milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)
    Resolution:0.5
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: The first line of the csv file is a header line.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: U.S. Geological Survey

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • Renee K. Takesue
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
    Samples were submitted for compositional analysis to the Analytical Chemistry Project of the USGS Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center (CMERSC), jobs MRP-14487 and MRP-15043. A contract lab performed the analyses. CMERSC staff performed QA/QC checks.
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
    Attn: PCMSC Science Data Coordinator
    2885 Mission Street
    Santa Cruz, CA

    831-427-4747 (voice)
    pcmsc_data@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

Baseline sedimentary contents of potentially toxic inorganic elements were assessed in marshes and embayments along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line in Puget Sound, Washington, in September 2015 prior to escalation of oil and coal transport through the region. In addition, distinctive geochemical characteristics, or signatures, distinguished volcanic- and non-volcanic sediment provenance.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 20-Feb-2016 (process 1 of 2)
    Bulk sediment was oven-dried at 60 degrees Celsius, and disaggregated gently with a mortar and pestle to avoid changing grain sizes. Disaggregated sediment was dry-sieved through stainless steel sieves to obtain 2 grams of the <0.063 mm size fraction. Sieved 2-gram samples were sent to CMERSC for analysis.
    Date: 31-Jan-2019 (process 2 of 2)
    The authorship of the accompanying USGS Open-File Report (OFR) listed in the Abstract was corrected and the publication date was changed from 2018 to 2019. The OFR report number itself did not change and remains as 2018-1196. No data were changed.
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
    Digested rock reference materials were used to standardize the data. The percent recovery for all elements was within 15% of reference values for concentrations that were not less than five times the limit of detection.
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    Garmin 78sc handheld GPS reported a horizontal accuracy of +/- 3 meters.
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    Near-total inorganic element contents were not determined in the sample Saltwater State Park-1 because there was insufficient material. Total inorganic mercury (Hg) contents were not determined in any of the five Saltwater State Park samples.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    Three consistency standards (internal reference materials) were processed and analyzed in a similar manner as unknown samples, and their results compared to defined values from repeated analyses since 2006. No elements had more than one consistency standard whose values exceeded the defined value by 15% or more.

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain from the U.S. Government and are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize and acknowledge the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator(s) of the dataset and in products derived from these data.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
    Denver Federal Center, Building 810, Mail Stop 302
    Denver, CO

    1-888-275-8747 (voice)
    sciencebase@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? These data are available in csv format (PugetSoundBaselineSedimentComposition2015.csv) contained in a single zip file (PugetSoundBaselineSedimentComposition2015.zip) which also includes CSDGM FGDC compliant metadata.
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
  4. How can I download or order the data?
  5. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?
    These data can be viewed with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word software.

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 31-Jan-2019
Metadata author:
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Attn: PCMSC Science Data Coordinator
2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA

831-427-4747 (voice)
pcmsc_data@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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