Sediment sample analysis for calcium carbonate of sample collected in the East and West Flower Garden regions, northwestern Gulf of Mexico outer shelf

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Sediment sample analysis for calcium carbonate of sample collected in the East and West Flower Garden regions, northwestern Gulf of Mexico outer shelf
Abstract:
This file contains location and carbonate content analysis of samples taken during Cruise No. FERL01052 aboard the NOAA Ship Ferrel. These samples were taken on East and West Flower Garden Banks of the Flower Gardens Bank National Marine Sanctuary between May 28, 2002 and June 3, 2002. The information collected during this cruise is intended for a preliminary geologic interpretation of the surficial sediment distribution in order to determine sites for future sample collection. The interpretations presented in this Open File Report are subject to change with future data acquisition.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Rozycki, Jill E., and Scanlon, Kathryn M., 200203, Sediment sample analysis for calcium carbonate of sample collected in the East and West Flower Garden regions, northwestern Gulf of Mexico outer shelf: Open-File Report 03-002, 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.

    Scanlon, Kathryn M., Ackerman, Seth D., and Rozycki, Jill E., 2003, Texture, Carbonate Content, and Preliminary Maps of Surficial Sediments of the Flower Garden Banks Area, Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Outer Shelf: Open-File Report 03-002, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.933830
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.534000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.002830
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.789500
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Calendar_Date: 2001
    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 (109)
    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 0.000001. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.000001. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees. The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    caco3
    Information unavailable from original metadata. (Source: Information unavailable from original metadata.)
    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI) Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI) Coordinates defining the features.
    LAB__
    USGS unique sample identifier - Unique identification number (consisting of 2 characters and 3 numerics) generated in the sedimentation laboratory of the USGS's Woods Hole Field Center for the Atlantic Margin Texture Database (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    SAMPLE_ID_
    Sample name or number as assigned in the field (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    LATITUDE
    Latitude - latitude in decimal degrees (south latitudes are recorded as negative values) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    LONGITUDE
    Longitude - longitude in decimal degrees (west longitudes are recorded as negative values) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    ZCACO3
    % CaCO3 - percent calcium carbonate of sample by weight (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • Jill E. Rozycki
    • Kathryn M. Scanlon
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    Mary Hastings
    U. S. Geological Survey
    Data Specialist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    (508) 548-8700 x2289 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    phastings@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

This ArcView shapefile contains the locations of sediment samples collected and analyzed by the U. S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Field Center starting in May 2001 and ending in December 2001. Distribution of this dataset allows the user the ability to visualize the information in a Geographic Information system.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
    Caco3.xls (source 1 of 1)
    Hastings, Mary, 200203, ast and West Flower Garden Banks Sediment Database: USGS Open-File Report Information unavailable from original metadata., U. S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Field Center, Woods Hole, MA.

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Scanlon, Kathryn M., Ackerman, Seth D., and Rozycki, Jill E., 2003, Texture, Carbonate Content, and Preliminary Maps of Surficial Sediments of the Flower Garden Banks Area, Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Outer Shelf.: Open-File Report 03-002, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA.

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: Microsoft Excel spreadsheet
    Source_Contribution:
    The Excel spreadsheet contains the available data on calcium carbonate composition for the bottom sediments produced by the USGS, Woods Hole Field Center. The basic structure of the file is a matrix where records are rows representing individual samples and the columns contain information on sample identification, navigation, classifications, analyzed parameters, and comments.
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 05-Feb-2002 (process 1 of 5)
    The file caco3.xls was converted to a .dbf file and was imported into ArcView to create a table. This table was then converted to an ArcView shapefile to be used as a GIS layer in the project. Person who carried out this activity:
    Kathryn M. Scanlon
    U. S. Geological Survey
    Marine Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    (508) 548-8700 x2323 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    kscanlon@usgs.gov
    Data sources used in this process:
    • caco3.xls
    Data sources produced in this process:
    • caco3.dbf
    • ferltxtr.shp
    • ferltxtr.shx
    • ferltxtr.sbn
    • ferltxtr.sbx
    • ferltxtr.avl
    Date: 22-Nov-2017 (process 2 of 5)
    Edits to the metadata were made to fix any errors that MP v 2.9.36 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.). Modified the title to include more information. Attempted to modify http to https where appropriate. The metadata structure had format issues that were fixed. Added digital transfer information and a link to the data in the distribution section. Added the Larger Work citation. Attributes were incompletely defined and had to be modified to meet the standard. Added the Distribution_Liability. Removed extra metadata contact. 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 Road
    Woods Hole, MA

    508-548-8700 x2251 (voice)
    508-457-2310 (FAX)
    vatnipp@usgs.gov
    Date: 20-Jul-2018 (process 3 of 5)
    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
    Date: 18-Nov-2019 (process 4 of 5)
    Crossref DOI link was added as the first link in the metadata. 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
    Date: 08-Sep-2020 (process 5 of 5)
    Added keywords section with USGS persistent identifier as theme keyword. 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?
    Scanlon, Kathryn M., Ackerman, Seth D., and Rozycki, Jill E., 2003, Texture, Carbonate Content, and Preliminary Maps of Surficial Sediments of the Flower Garden Banks Area, Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Outer Shelf.: Open-File Report 03-002, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:


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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    This data set is complete inasmuch as it contains the sample information as released in USGS Open-File Report 03-002.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    .

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:
The U. S. Geological Survey must be referenced as the originator of the dataset in any future products or research derived from these data. Although this derived data set and its lineage dataset have been used by the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. 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.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    Kathryn M. Scanlon
    U.S. Geological Survey
    USGS - Woods Hole Field Center
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    508.548.8700 x2323 (voice)
    508.457.2310 (FAX)
    kscanlon@usgs.govResource_Description: Sed Lab data. Please request from K. Scanlon (kscanlon@usgs.gov)
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. 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?

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 08-Sep-2020
Metadata author:
Seth Ackerman
U.S. Geological Survey
USGS - Woods Hole Field Center
Woods Hole, MA
USA

508.548.8700 x2315 (voice)
508.457.2310 (FAX)
sackerman@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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