Foraminifera biostratigraphy of sediment cores from the New England Mud Patch collected on USGS Field Activity 2016-001-FA

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: A.A. Boggess
Originator: B.J. Buczkowski
Originator: J.D. Chaytor
Publication_Date: 20210819
Title:
Foraminifera biostratigraphy of sediment cores from the New England Mud Patch collected on USGS Field Activity 2016-001-FA
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: spreadsheet
Series_Information:
Series_Name: data release
Issue_Identification: DOI:10.5066/P9ZYK3PX
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9ZYK3PX
Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: A.A. Boggess
Originator: B.J. Buczkowski
Originator: J.D. Chaytor
Publication_Date: 2021
Title:
Sedimentological and geotechnical analyses of marine sediment cores from the New England Mud Patch
Edition: 1.0
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Suggested citation: Boggess, A.A., Buczkowski, B.J., and Chaytor, J.D., 2021, Sedimentological and geotechnical analyses of marine sediment cores from the New England Mud Patch: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9ZYK3PX.
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9ZYK3PX
Online_Linkage:
Description:
Abstract:
Variability in sediment properties with depth and the thickness of individual sedimentary layers are critical determinants of seabed acoustic response. The New England Mud Patch (NEMP), located south of Cape Cod, is an unusual feature on the U.S. Continental Shelf in that it is composed of fine-grained sediment layers containing a relatively-homogeneous mix of sand, silt, and clay-sized particles bounded by more typical sandy shelf sediments. The unique characteristics and nature of this deposit is due to a derivation of sediments that have been transported to, and deposited in, a basal bowl-shaped depression since the last glacial maximum. Ninety-two piston, vibra-, and gravity cores with a maximum length of 8.2 meters were collected from across the New England Mud Patch during a 2-leg, 10-day cruise aboard the R/V Endeavor in the spring of 2016. Geologic characterization and analysis of a subset of the cores including grain size, CaCO3, mineral composition, and bulk index properties (undrained shear strength, water content, density, and porosity) of discrete samples was carried out at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center's (WHCMSC) Sediment Analysis Laboratory. This data release contains the results of these analyses, along with visual core descriptions and summary sheets for each core analyzed for this study.
Purpose:
The data gained through the analyses of cores collected from the New England Mud Patch help provide a comprehensive understanding of the nature and properties of the sediments found in this geographic location. Foraminifera biostratigraphy were used to determine microfossil diversity and abundance as well as for atomic mass spectrometry 14C age dating of samples collected from the cores.
Supplemental_Information:
Cores were collected on the 2016 R/V Endeavor cruise EN577 from April 19, 2016 to May 2, 2016. Information about this expedition, also known as USGS Field Activity 2016-001-FA, is available at https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2016-001-FA
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20160419
Ending_Date: 20160502
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.7979
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.4370
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.5952
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.3058
Keywords:
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Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Theme_Keyword: WHCMSC
Theme_Keyword: sediment samples
Theme_Keyword: cores
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Theme_Keyword: acoustic cores
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Theme_Keyword: Cruise ID EN577
Theme_Keyword: WHCMSC Field Activity 2016-001-FA
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Theme_Keyword: biostratigraphy
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Theme_Keyword: Holocene
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Place_Keyword: NEMP
Place_Keyword: Atlantic
Place_Keyword: U.S. Continental Shelf
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Martha's Vineyard
Place_Keyword: Seabed Experiment Area
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
Not to be used for navigation. The public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator of the dataset.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Jason Chaytor
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey, Northeast Region
Contact_Position: Research Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2351
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jchaytor@usgs.gov
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Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Jason D. Chaytor
Originator: Megan S. Ballard
Originator: Brian J. Buczkowski
Originator: John A. Goff
Originator: Kevin M. Lee
Originator: Allen H. Reed
Originator: Allyson A. Boggess
Publication_Date: 2021
Title:
Measurements of Geologic Characteristics and Geophysical Properties of Sediments from the New England Mud Patch
Edition: 1.0
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Piscataway, NJ
Publisher: IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
Other_Citation_Details:
This journal article is the publication supported by this data release.
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.1109/JOE.2021.3101013
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
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Attributes were checked that they related the correct interval data to sample ID.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The microfossil populations observed in these samples are generally consistent with expected trends of the marine biostratigraphic record.
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Of the 98 cores collected during the R/V Endeavor EN577 cruise, 61 cores were sampled for foraminifera counting.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
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Each core was cut into sections on the ship during collection. The cores were then split into halves in the core lab. Subsamples (1- cm thick) were taken from the split cores for foraminifera counts.
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Sediment samples were rinsed over a 63 μm mesh sieve, transferred to filter paper, and dried at 100° C for 24 hours. The coarse fraction of samples was transferred to a pre-weighed glass vial to measure sample weight.
Process_Date: 2020
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
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Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Samples in glass vials were picked under a microscope and mounted to a microfossil slide. Slides were photographed with a microscope camera. The numbers of benthic and planktonic specimens were counted, as well as the numbers of different species observed in each sample. Sample weight and species counts were used to calculate populations per gram, as well as the relative abundance of Globobulimina sp. foraminifera.
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Entity_Type_Definition:
Comma Separated Value (CSV) file containing biostratigraphic data for NEMP gravity/acoustic cores. Point dataset. 46 data records.
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Attribute_Definition:
Sample ID. Naming convention: FFFFF-CC-G-FRM-# (FFFFF= field ID abbreviation) (CC=Core ID) (G=gravity [acoustic] core) (FRM= indicates foraminifera sample) (# = sample number)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition: General area where sediment cores were collected
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Definition:
Core identification number assigned in field. Naming convention EN577-ACXX (EN577=Cruise ID) (AC=Acoustic [gravity] core) (XX=Core number)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: character string
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 40.51077
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: decimal degrees
Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 81
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters below sea level
Attribute:
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 225
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: centimeters
Attribute:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 226
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: centimeters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE_COLLECTED
Attribute_Definition:
Date that core was collected. Format: MM/DD/YYYY (MM=month) (DD=day) (YYYY=year)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 4/30/2016
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: days
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sample Dry Weight (g)
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 3.7782
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Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.0001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: No. Planktonics (> 250 micron)
Attribute_Definition:
Number of planktonic foraminifera specimens observed in sample which were greater than 250 microns in size
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 40
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: No. Benthics (> 250 micron)
Attribute_Definition:
Number of benthic foraminifera specimens observed in sample which were greater than 250 microns in size
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 639
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: No. Planktonics (per g)
Attribute_Definition: Calculated number of planktonic foraminifera specimen per gram
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition: Calculated number of benthic foraminifera specimen per gram
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 478.07
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: specimens per gram
Attribute:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 6
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: No. Globobulimina
Attribute_Definition: Number of Globobulimina sp. specimens observed in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: % of Benthic - GB
Attribute_Definition:
Percent of benthic foraminifera in sample which were classified as Globobulimina sp.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 99.69
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Comment
Attribute_Definition: Comments on sample
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Producer defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: EN577_Forams_Vibracores.csv
Entity_Type_Definition:
Comma Separated Value (CSV) file containing biostratigraphic data for NEMP vibracores. Point dataset. 76 data records.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAMPLE_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Sample ID. Naming convention: FFFFF-CC-V-FRM-# (FFFFF= field ID abbreviation) (CC=Core ID) (V=vibracore) (FRM= indicates foraminifera sample) (# = sample number)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: character string
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CRUISE_ID
Attribute_Definition: Cruise identification code, assigned by vessel
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Producer defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CONTACT
Attribute_Definition: Contact for samples
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition: General area where sediment cores were collected
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Southern New England Mud Patch
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Producer defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CORE_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Core identification number assigned in field. Naming convention EN577VCXX (EN577=Cruise ID) (VC=vibracore) (XX=Core number)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: character string
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 40.51997
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: decimal degrees
Attribute:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: -70.45498
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: decimal degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WATER_DEPTH
Attribute_Definition: Depth of water at location where core was collected
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 84
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters below sea level
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAMPLE_DEPTH_TOP
Attribute_Definition: Top of interval that was sampled for foram counts
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 5
Range_Domain_Maximum: 275
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: centimeters
Attribute:
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 6
Range_Domain_Maximum: 276
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: centimeters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE_COLLECTED
Attribute_Definition:
Date that core was collected. Format: MM/DD/YYYY (MM=month) (DD=day) (YYYY=year)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 4/27/2016
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5/1/2016
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: days
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEVICE
Attribute_Definition: Device used to collect core
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Producer defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sample Dry Weight (g)
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 4.6848
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Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.0001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: No. Planktonics (> 250 micron)
Attribute_Definition:
Number of planktonic foraminifera specimens observed in sample which were greater than 250 microns in size
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Number of benthic foraminifera specimens observed in sample which were greater than 250 microns in size
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: No. Planktonics (per g)
Attribute_Definition: Calculated number of planktonic foraminifera specimen per gram
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
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Attribute_Label: No. Benthic Species
Attribute_Definition: Number of different benthic species observed in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: No. Globobulimina
Attribute_Definition: Number of Globobulimina sp. specimens observed in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: % of Benthic - GB
Attribute_Definition:
Percent of benthic foraminifera in sample which were classified as Globobulimina sp.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100.0
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Comment
Attribute_Definition: Comments on sample
Attribute_Definition_Source: Producer Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
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Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Finalized biostratigraphic data was compiled into four CSV (comma-separated value) spreadsheets pertaining to each core type: piston, trigger, gravity/acoustic, and vibracores.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: U.S. Geological Survey
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Denver Federal Center, Building 810, Mail Stop 302
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80225
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-888-275-8747
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sciencebase@usgs.gov
Resource_Description:
The dataset includes the data files (EN577_Forams_PistonCores.csv, EN577_Forams_TriggerCores.csv, EN577_Forams_AcousticCores.csv, and EN577_Forams_Vibracores.csv), the browse graphic (MudPatchCores_BrowseGraphic.png) and the FGDC CSDGM metadata in XML format (EN577_Foramt_Metadata.xml).
Distribution_Liability:
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: CSV
Format_Version_Number: Microsoft Excel 2008
Format_Information_Content: Comma separated value spreadsheet
Transfer_Size: 1.27
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information: Computer_Contact_Information: Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9ZYK3PX
Access_Instructions:
The first link is to download the data in a ZIP file. The second link is to the dataset landing page where files can be downloaded individually. The third link is to the main landing page of the data release.
Fees: None
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20211117
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Allyson A Boggess
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey, NORTHEAST REGION
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2341
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aboggess@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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