Sample texture analysis of sediment samples collected in the East and West Flower Garden regions, northwestern Gulf of Mexico outer shelf (ferltxtr)

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Title:
Sample texture analysis of sediment samples collected in the East and West Flower Garden regions, northwestern Gulf of Mexico outer shelf (ferltxtr)
Abstract:
This sediment database contains location, description, and texture 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., Scanlon, Kathryn M., and Ackerman, Seth D., 2003, Sample texture analysis of sediment samples collected in the East and West Flower Garden regions, northwestern Gulf of Mexico outer shelf (ferltxtr): 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: -93.933800
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.534000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.002800
    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: 2002
    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 (108)
    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?
    ferltxtr
    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_ID
    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.
    PROJECT
    Project name - project under which samples were taken or generated; sometimes indicates more specific area (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    CRUISE
    Cruise ID - Name or number of the cruise on which the sample was collected (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    REQUESTOR
    Scientist requesting textural analysis (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    MO
    Calendar month of sample analysis (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    DAY
    Calendar day of sample analysis (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    YR
    Calendar year of sample analysis (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)
    Range of values
    Minimum:27.789500
    Maximum:28.002800
    LONGITUDE
    Longitude - longitude in decimal degrees (west longitudes are recorded as negative values) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-93.53400
    Maximum:-93.93380
    SMPLER
    Sampling Device- device used to collect the sample. (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    ValueDefinition
    Information unavailable from original metadata.sampling device not specified or unknown
    AREA
    Area - General geographic area (general enough to easily locate on a map) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    DPH_M_
    Depth or sounding in meters - Measured depth of water overlying sediment at sample time, not corrected for tides (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:76
    Maximum:208
    TOP
    Top Depth - top depth of the sample below the sediment-water interface, in cm (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:Information unavailable from original metadata.
    Maximum:Information unavailable from original metadata.
    BOTT
    Bottom depth - bottom depth of sample below the sediment-water interface, in cm (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    WT_G_
    Weight - Weight of wet sample, in grams (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:9.17
    Maximum:171.30
    SAND
    % Sand - sand content in percent dry weight of the sample (particles with nominal diameters less than 2 mm, but greater than or equal to 0.0625 mm; 0 phi through 4 phi) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:100
    GRVL
    % Gravel - gravel content in percent dry weight of the sample (particles with nominal diameters greater than 2 mm, -1 phi and larger) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:100
    SILT
    % Silt - silt content in percent dry weight of the sample (particles with nominal diameters less than 0.0625 mm, but greater than or equal to 0.0004 mm; 5 phi through 8 phi, inclusive) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:100
    CLAY
    % Clay - clay content in percent dry weight of the sample (particles with nominal diameters less than 0.0004 mm; 9 phi and smaller) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:100
    TOTAL
    % Total - total content in percent dry weight of gravel, sand, silt, and clay combined (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:100
    CLASS
    Classification - sediment description based on a rigorous definition. (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    MEDIAN
    Median - middle point in the grain size distribution in phi units (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-1
    Maximum:9
    MEAN
    Mean - avarage value in the grain size distribution in phi units (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:9
    STDEV
    Standard deviation (sorting) - standard deviation (root mean square of the deviations) of the grain size distribution in phi units (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:5
    SKEW
    Skewness - skewness (deviation from the symmetrical form) of the grain size distribution in phi units (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-1
    Maximum:2
    KURT
    Kurtosis - Kurtosis (degree of curvature near the mode) of the gain size distribution in phi units (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-2
    Maximum:29
    M1PHI
    first mode (particle size that occurs the most number of times) in phi units (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    ValueDefinition
    -610
    M1FRQ
    Modal strength of the first mode in percent (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:11
    Maximum:66
    M2PHI
    Second mode in phi units (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-4
    Maximum:10
    M2FRQ
    Modal strength of the second mode in percent (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:17
    M3PHI
    Third mode in phi units (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-4
    Maximum:10
    M3FRQ
    Modal strength of the third mode in percent (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:12
    MODES
    Number of modes (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dicitonary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:3
    CFP11
    Cumulative frequency percent of the 11 phi fraction and coarser ( less than 0.001 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:100
    Maximum:100
    CFP10
    Cumulative frequency percent of the 10 phi fraction and coarser (less than 0.002 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:81
    Maximum:100
    CFP9
    Cumulative frequency percent of the 9 phi fraction and coarser (less than 0.004 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:54
    Maximum:100
    CFP8
    Cumulative frequency percent of the 8 phi fraction and coarser (less than 0.008 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:30
    Maximum:99
    CFP7
    Cumulative frequency percent of the 7 phi fraction and coarser (less than 0.0016 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:14
    Maximum:99
    CFP6
    Cumulative frequency percent of the 6 phi fraction and coarser (less than 0.031 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:5
    Maximum:99
    CFP5
    Cumulative frequency percent of the 5 phi fraction and coarser (less than 0.062 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:2
    Maximum:99
    CFP4
    Cumulative frequency percent of the 4 phi fraction and coarser (less than 0.125 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:99
    CFP3
    Cumulative frequency percent of the 3 phi fraction and coarser (less than 0.250 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:99
    CFP2
    Cumulative frequency percent of the 2 phi fraction and coarser (less than 0.5 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:97
    CFP1
    Cumulative frequency percent of the 1 phi fraction and coarser (less than 0.1 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:84
    CFP0
    Cumulative frequency percent of the 0 phi fraction and coarser (less than 2 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:81
    CFPM1
    Cumulative frequency percent of the -1 phi fraction and coarser (less than 4 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:80
    CFPM2
    Cumulative frequency percent of the -2 phi fraction and coarser (less than 8 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:30
    CFPM3
    Cumulative frequency percent of the -3 phi fraction and coarser (less than 16 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:28
    CFPM4
    Cumulative frequency percent of the -4 phi fraction and coarser (less than 32 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:14
    CFPM5
    Cumulative frequency percent of the -5 phi fraction and coarser (distribution is generally less than 64 mm) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dicitonary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:14
    FP11
    11 phi - weight percent of the sample in the 11 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.5 um, but less than 0.001 mm); fine clay (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:19
    FP10
    10 phi - weight percent of the sample in the 10 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.001 mm, but less than 0.002 mm); medium clay (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    FP9
    9 phi - weight percent of the sample in the 9 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.002 mm, but less than 0.004 mm); coarse clay (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:26
    FP8
    8 phi - weight percent of the sample in the 8 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.004 mm, but less than 0.008 mm); very fine silt (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:19
    FP7
    7 phi - weight percent of the sample in the 7 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.008 mm, but less than 0.016 mm); fine silt (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:17
    FP6
    6 phi - weight percent of the sample in the 6 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.016 mm, but less than 0.031 mm); medium silt (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:15
    FP5
    5 phi - weight percent of the sample in the 5 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.031 mm, but less than 0.0625 mm); coarse silt (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:29
    FP4
    4 phi - weight percent of the sample in the 4 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.0625 mm, but less than 0.125 mm); very fine sand (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:66
    FP3
    3 phi - weight percent of the sample in the 3 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.125, but less than 0.25 mm); fine sand (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:61
    FP2
    2 phi - weight percent of the sample in the 2 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.25 mm, but less than 0.5 mm); medium sand (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:29
    FP1
    1 phi - weight percent of the sample in the 1 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.5 mm, but less than 1 mm); coarse sand (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:57
    FP0
    0 phi - weight percent of the samples in the 0 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 1 mm, but less than 2 mm); very coarse sand (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:37
    FPM1
    -1 phi - weight percent of the sample in the -1 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 2 mm, but less than 4 mm); very fine pebbles (granules) (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:65
    FPM2
    -2 phi - weight percent of the sample in the -2 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 4 mm, but less than 8 mm); fine pebbles (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:15
    FPM3
    -3 phi - weight percent of the sample in the -3 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 8 mm, but less than 16 mm); medium pebbles (Source: USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:15
    FPM4
    -4 phi - weight percent of the sample in the -4 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater that or equal to 16 mm, but less than 32 mm); coarse pebbles (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:5
    FPM5
    -5 phi - weight percent of the sample in the -5 phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 32 mm; but less than 64 mm); very coarse pebbles (Source: USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:14
    FOLK_CLASS
    texture are named according to the classification of Folk (1954, 1974) (Source: classdoc.rtf from the "SedClass" program (Eliasson&Poppe)) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    SHEP_CLASS
    texture are named according to the classification of Shepard (1954) (Source: classdoc.rtf from the "SedClass" program (Eliasson&Poppe)) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    HOTLINK
    Link to the location of the .gif grab sample image. For use with the "Hotlink" feature in ArcView 3.x (Source: Information unavailable from original metadata.) 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
    • Seth D. Ackerman
  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) 548-8800 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?
    ferltxtr.xls (source 1 of 1)
    Hastings, Mary, 200203, East and West Flower Garden Banks Sediment Database: U. S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Field Center, Woods Hole, MA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Microsoft Excel spreadsheet
    Source_Contribution:
    The Excel spreadsheet contains the available data on grain size 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: 2002 (process 1 of 7)
    The file ferltxtr.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
    Data sources used in this process:
    • ferltxtr.xls
    Data sources produced in this process:
    • ferltxtr.dbf
    • ferltxtr.shp
    • ferltxtr.shx
    • ferltxtr.sbn
    • ferltxtr.sbx
    • ferltxtr.avl
    Date: 19-Aug-2002 (process 2 of 7)
    Dataset copied and .dbf edited. Two new attributes added: "FOLK_CLASS" and "SHEP_CLASS" based on the output of graim size analysis through the program "SedClass" (L.Poppe-USGS-WH). Person who carried out this activity:
    Seth Ackerman
    USGS
    USGS Woods Hole Field Center
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    508.548.8700 x2315 (voice)
    508.457.2310 (FAX)
    sackerman@usgs.gov
    Data sources used in this process:
    • ferltxtr
    Data sources produced in this process:
    • ferltxtr_new
    Date: 16-Jan-2003 (process 3 of 7)
    One new attribute field added: "HOTLINK" -- a link to the .gif image file for each grab sample for use with the "Hotlink" feature in ArcView 3.x Person who carried out this activity:
    Seth Ackerman
    USGS
    USGS Woods Hole Field Center
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    508.548.8700 x2315 (voice)
    508.457.2310 (FAX)
    sackerman@usgs.gov
    Data sources used in this process:
    • ferltxtr_new
    Data sources produced in this process:
    • ferltxtr_new
    Date: 29-Nov-2017 (process 4 of 7)
    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. Moved the cross-reference information to the larger work citation. Attributes were incompletely defined and had to be modified to meet the standard. Added digital transfer information and a link to the data in the distribution section. 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 5 of 7)
    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 6 of 7)
    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 7 of 7)
    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?

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)
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: Kathryn M. Scanlon
    USGS - Woods Hole Field Center
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    508-548-8700 x2323 (voice)
    508-457-2310 (FAX)
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? Request data from K. Scanlon (kscanlon@usgs.gov)
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof.
    Although all data and software published in this report have been used by the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the data and related materials and (or) the functioning of the software. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of this data, software, or related materials.
  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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