Data from Oceanographer, Lydonia, and Gilbert Canyons acquired in 1965 (SCHWARTZ65 shapefile)

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data from Oceanographer, Lydonia, and Gilbert Canyons acquired in 1965 (SCHWARTZ65 shapefile)
Abstract:
Submarine canyons occur at the edge of the continental shelf and cut across the slope and rise along the U.S. east coast. Three of these canyons (Oceanographer, Lydonia, and Gilbert) are situated south of Georges Bank. Gravity cores and grab samples were collected as part of a study of the active processes and sediment distributions within these features. The results of the textural analyses are contained in this data layer.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Poppe, Lawrence J., 2003, Data from Oceanographer, Lydonia, and Gilbert Canyons acquired in 1965 (SCHWARTZ65 shapefile): Open-File Report 03-001, U. S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA.

    Online Links:

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Poppe, L.J., Paskevich, V.F., Williams, S.J., Hastings, M.E., Kelley, J.T., Belknap, D.F., Ward, L.G., Fitzgerald, D.M., and Larsen, P.F., 2003, Surficial Sediment Data from the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and vicinity: a GIS Compilation: Open-File Report 03-001, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 1 CD-ROM
  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.308000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.553000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.610000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.167000
  3. What does it look like?
    http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-001/data/seddata/schwartz65/schwartz65-thumb.gif (GIF)
    Thumbnail image showing extent and distribution of data layer coverage.
    http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-001/data/seddata/schwartz65/schwartz65.gif (GIF)
    Image map showing extent and distribution of data layer coverage.
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Calendar_Date: 1965
    Currentness_Reference:
    publication date
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • Entity point (50)
    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 0.001. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.001. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees. The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.400000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.978698.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    schwartz65.dbf
    Shapefile Attribute Table (Source: ESRI)
    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI) Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI) Coordinates defining the features.
    CONSECNO
    Sequential number assigned to a data record (Source: Compiler)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:50
    Units:station
    Resolution:1
    PROJECTID
    Name assigned to the data set for future identification (Source: Compiler)
    ValueDefinition
    SCHWARTZ65Scientist and publication year
    CRUISEID
    Cruise identifier (Source: Scientist)
    ValueDefinition
    TR-018Abbreviated name of ship (Trident) and cruise number
    STATION
    Unique identifier assigned to the sampling sites (Source: Scientist) Numbers and characters designating the stations
    DEVICE
    Equipment used to collect samples (Source: Scientist) Van Veen Grab and Gravity Core
    DATE
    Date when samples were collected (Source: Scientist)
    ValueDefinition
    196407Year and month
    LATITUDE
    Latitude coordinate of sample location (Source: Scientist)
    Range of values
    Minimum:40.167
    Maximum:40.610
    Units:decimal degrees
    Resolution:0.001
    LONGITUDE
    Longitude coordinate of sample location (Source: Scientist)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-68.308
    Maximum:-67.553
    Units:decimal degrees
    Resolution:0.001
    DEPTH
    Water depth (Source: Scientist)
    Range of values
    Minimum:95
    Maximum:1700
    Units:meters
    Resolution:1
    DOMINANT_L
    Primary lithology (Source: Scientist) Major lithologic component of the sediment
    SECOND_LIT
    Secondary lithologic component of the sediments (Source: Scientst) Lithologic component of the sediment
    GRAVEL
    Percentage of gravel in the sample (Source: Scientist)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:72.7
    Units:percent
    Resolution:0.1
    SAND
    Percentage of sand in the sample (Source: Scientist)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:99.4
    Units:percent
    Resolution:0.1
    SILT
    Percentage of silt in sample (Source: Scientist)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:64.9
    Units:percent
    Resolution:0.1
    CLAY
    Percentage of clay in sample (Source: Scientist)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:46.9
    Units:percent
    Resolution:0.1
    SHEPARD_CL
    Textural classification based on a scheme devised by Shepard (1954) (Source: Compiler) Textural Classification
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Grain-size data, textural descriptions, lithologic descriptions, navigation, and cruise, project, and sample identifiers.
    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)
    • Lawrence J. Poppe
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
    Please review the cross reference information for the original data set credit to J.Schwartz. Larry Poppe for creating the ArcView shapefile.
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    Lawrence J. Poppe
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    (508) 548-8700 x2314 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    lpoppe@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

The purpose of this data layer is to provide a digital version of the sediment data published in Schwartz (1965).

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
    Information unavailable from original metadata. (source 1 of 1)
    Schwartz, James, 1965, The geology of Oceanographer, Gilbert, and Lydonia submarine canyons south of Georges Bank, off the northeastern U.S.: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

    Other_Citation_Details: Master's Thesis
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: Information unavailable from original metadata.
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 12-Sep-2002 (process 1 of 3)
    The data were obtained from the National Geophysical Data Center and imported from an ASCII text file to an ArcView table. The table was later converted to an event theme in ArcView and saved as the final shapefile. Person who carried out this activity:
    Lawrence J. Poppe
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    (508) 548-8700 x2314 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    lpoppe@usgs.gov
    Data sources used in this process:
    • schwartz65.txt
    Data sources produced in this process:
    • schwartz65.shp
    • schwartz65.dbf
    • schwartz65.shx
    Date: 02-Dec-2015 (process 2 of 3)
    Edits to the metadata were made to fix any errors that MP v 2.9.32 flagged. This is necessary to enable the metadata to be successfully harvested for various data catalogs. In some cases, this meant adding text "Information unavailable" or "Information unavailable from original metadata" for those required fields that were left blank. Other minor edits were probably performed (title, publisher, publication place, etc.). The metadata date (but not the metadata creator) was edited to reflect the date of these changes. The metadata available from a harvester may supersede metadata bundled within a download file. Compare the metadata dates to determine which metadata file is most recent. Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: VeeAnn A. Cross
    Marine Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Rd.
    Woods Hole, MA

    508-548-8700 x2251 (voice)
    508-457-2310 (FAX)
    vatnipp@usgs.gov
    Date: 20-Jul-2018 (process 3 of 3)
    USGS Thesaurus keywords added to the keyword section. Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: VeeAnn A. Cross
    Marine Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA

    508-548-8700 x2251 (voice)
    508-457-2310 (FAX)
    vatnipp@usgs.gov
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?
    Schwartz, James, 1965, The Geology of Oceanographer, Gilbert, and Lydonia Submarine Canyons South of Georges Bank, off the Northeastern U.S.: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

    Other_Citation_Details: Master's Thesis

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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
    All attributes were checked by the compilers in a consistent manner.
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    Navigation was by Loran A. Inasmuch as the shore locations were not reported and the accuracy of Loran A is dependent on the distance from the stations, accuracy of the navigation is unknown.
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    Grain-size data, textural descriptions, navigation, and identifiers are provided for 50 stations.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    No additional checks for topological consistency were performed on these data.

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:
Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    Lawrence J. Poppe
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    (508) 548-8700 x2314 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    lpoppe@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? Downloadable Data
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    Although these data have been used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey as to the accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
  4. How can I download or order the data?
    • Availability in digital form:
      Data format: Five files (schwartz65.shp, schwartz65.dbf, schwartz65.shx, schwartz65.sbx, schwartz65.sbn) comprising the ArcView point shapefile components, 'prj' and 'avl' files, metadata text file and browse graphic. in format SHP (version 3.2) ESRI point shapefile Size: 0.05
      Network links: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-001/data/seddata/schwartz65/schwartz65.zip
      Media you can order: CD-ROM (Density 650 Mbytes) (format ISO 9660)
      Note: The user must have a computer system with a CD-ROM available. To browse the information contained on this CD-ROM, the user must have a current WWW browser available. The user must also have software installed on their computer to unzip the archived file.
    • Cost to order the data: None

  5. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?
    These data are available in Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) shapefile format. The user must have ArcGIS or ArcView 3.0 or greater software to read and process the data file. In lieu of ArcView or ArcGIS, the user may utilize another GIS application package capable of importing the data. A free data viewer, ArcExplorer, capable of displaying the data is available from ESRI at www.esri.com.

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 20-Jul-2018
Metadata author:
Lawrence J. Poppe
U.S. Geological Survey
Geologist
384 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA
USA

(508) 548-8700 x2314 (voice)
(508) 457-2310 (FAX)
lpoppe@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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