Database for the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples, including locations, sample data and collection information (SED_ARCHIVE)

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Database for the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples, including locations, sample data and collection information (SED_ARCHIVE)
Abstract:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Woods Hole Science Center (WHSC) has been an active member of the Woods Hole research community for over 40 years. In that time there have been many sediment collection projects conducted by USGS scientists and technicians for the research and study of seabed environments and processes. These samples are collected at sea or near shore and then brought back to the WHSC for study. While at the Center, samples are stored in ambient temperature, cold or freezing conditions, depending on the best mode of preparation for the study being conducted or the duration of storage planned for the samples. Recently, storage methods and available storage space have become a major concern at the WHSC. The shapefile sed_archive.shp, gives a geographical view of the samples in the WHSC's collections, and where they were collected along with images and hyperlinks to useful resources.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Buczkowski, Brian J., 2006, Database for the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples, including locations, sample data and collection information (SED_ARCHIVE): Open-File Report 2006-1187, 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.

    Buczkowski, Brian J., and Kelsey, Sarah A., 2006, Archival Policies and Collections Database for the Woods Hole Science Center's Marine Sediment Samples: Open-File Report 2006-1187, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -157.118517
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 108.926167
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 59.740000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 16.721667
  3. What does it look like?
    https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/database/sed_archive.jpg (JPEG)
    Image showing extent of data layer coverage
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Calendar_Date: 2006
    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 (14795)
    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 D_WGS_1984.
      The ellipsoid used is WGS_1984.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257224.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    sed_archive
    Shapefile attribute table (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.
    serial_no
    Five-digit field activity number assigned to the collection cruise by the WHSC's Data Librarian. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    alt_cruise
    Any alternate identifier used to refer to the collection cruise on which the selected sample was taken. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    platform
    Ship, or vessel (marine or terrestrial) upon which the sample was collected. (Source: USGS)
    ValueDefinition
    ABEL JInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ALBATROSS IVInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ALPHA & OMEGA IIInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ALYCE CInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ANDERSONInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ANNANDALEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ARGO MAINEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ASTERIASInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ATLANTIC SURVEYORInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ATLANTIC TWINInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ATLANTIS II/ALVINInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ATLANTIS/ALVINInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    CHAPMANInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    CHIPPEWAInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    CHRISTOPHER ANDREWInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    CONNECTICUTInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    DAVID STARR JORDANInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    DELAWARE IIInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    DEMPSEYInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    DIANE GInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    EASTWARDInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    EDWIN LINKInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ELISHA KANEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ELUSIVEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ENDEAVORInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ESTEROInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    FARNELLAInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    FERRELInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    GLOMAR CONCEPTIONInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    GLORIA MICHELLEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    GYREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    HUDSONInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ISABEL SInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    JOHNSON/ JSLInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    KAYAKInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    KNORRInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    LAURENTIANInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    LULUInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    MARCUS HANNAInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    MARION DUFRENSEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    MCARTHURInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    MEGAN MILLERInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    NANCY FOSTERInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    NEECHOInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    NEPTUNEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    OCEANUSInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    POWELLInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    RAFAELInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    RITA'S RIDEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ROGER B SIMONSInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SEAWARD EXPLORERInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SEWARD JOHNSONInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SEWARD JOHNSON/JSLInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    TG&B MARINE MOONPOOL BOATInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    USCG 41Information unavailable from original metadata.
    VERESHCHAGINInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    WADING IN WATERInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    WHITE HEATHInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    sample_id
    ID given on ship for the sample. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    sample_typ
    Type of sample collected. (Source: USGS)
    ValueDefinition
    COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    DREDGEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    DRILLInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    GRABInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    HAND SAMPLEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SUBMERSIBLE SAMPLEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SUSPENDEDInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    TRAPInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    UNKNOWNInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    WATER SAMPLEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    device
    Collection device. (Source: USGS)
    ValueDefinition
    1 METER PLANKTON NETInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ALVIN PUSH COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    BOX COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    DIGBY DREDGEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    DIGBY DREDGE W/ CNVS BAGInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    DIVER OPERATED PUSH COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    DRIVE-POINT PIEZOMETERInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    EWING PISTON COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    FLUFF SAMPLEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    FREE-FALL COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    GIANT PISTON COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    GRAVITY COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    GRAVITY HEAT FLOW COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    HAND SAMPLEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    HYDRAULICALLY DAMPED CORER w/o PISTONInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    HYDRAULICALLY DAMPED SLOW COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    HYDROSTATIC COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    IKU GRABInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    NISKIN BOTTLEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    OTHERInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    PIPE DREDGEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    PISTON COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    PONAR TYPE GRABInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    PUSH COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ROCKING CHAIR DREDGEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SCALLOP DERDGEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SEABOSSInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SEDIMENT DRILLInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SEDIMENT TRAPInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SHIPEK GRABInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SLIDE HAMMER COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SMITH-MACINTYRE GRABInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SMITH-MACINTYRE W/O CAMERAInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SURFACE GRABInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SYRINGE SAMPLE FROM BOX COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    TRIGGER COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    TRIGGER-WEIGHT COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    UNKNOWN DEVICEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    VAN VEEN GRABInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    VAN VEEN GRAB - TEFLON COATEDInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    VEGEMATIC BOX COREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    VIBRACOREInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    device_cod
    Abbreviated code for the collection device. (Source: USGS)
    ValueDefinition
    APCALVIN PUSH CORE
    BCBOX CORE
    DDDIGBY DREDGE
    DOPDIVER OPERATED PUSH CORE
    DPPDRIVE-POINT PIEZOMETER
    EPCEWING PISTON CORE
    FFCFREE-FALL CORE
    FSFLUFF SAMPLE
    GCGRAVITY CORE
    GHFGRAVITY HEAT FLOW CORE
    GPCGIANT PISTON CORE
    HDCHYDRAULICALLY DAMPED SLOW CORE
    HNDHAND SAMPLE
    HSCHYDROSTATIC CORE
    IKUIKU GRAB
    NBNISKIN BOTTLE
    OTHOTHER
    PDPIPE DREDGE
    PHCPUSH CORE
    PTCPISTON CORE
    PTGPONAR TYPE GRAB
    RCDROCKING CHAIR DREDGE
    SBCSYRINGE SAMPLE FROM BOX CORE
    SBSSEABOSS
    SCDSCALLOP DERDGE
    SDSEDIMENT DRILL
    SFGSURFACE GRAB
    SHCSLIDE HAMMER CORE
    SMGSMITH-MACINTYRE GRAB
    SPGSHIPEK GRAB
    STSEDIMENT TRAP
    TCTRIGGER CORE
    UNKUNKNOWN DEVICE
    VBCVEGEMATIC BOX CORE
    VCVIBRACORE
    VVVAN VEEN GRAB
    top_sectio
    Top of sectioned interval, measured in centimeters from the top of the core sample. (Source: USGS)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.0
    Maximum:3280.0
    bottom_sec
    Bottom of sectioned interval, measured in centimeters from the top of the core sample. (Source: USGS)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.0
    Maximum:3290.0
    pri_sed_te
    Primary sediment texture according to the Folk Classification scheme. (Source: USGS)
    ValueDefinition
    SSAND
    cSCLAYEY SAND
    mSMUDDY SAND
    zSSILTY SAND
    sCSANDY CLAY
    sMSANDY MUD
    sZSANDY SILT
    CCLAY
    MMUD
    ZSILT
    GGRAVEL
    mGMUDDY GRAVEL
    msGMUDDY SANDY GRAVEL
    sGSANDY GRAVEL
    gMGRAVELLY MUD
    gmSGRAVELLY MUDDY SAND
    gSGRAVELLY SAND
    (g)MSLIGHTLY GRAVELLY MUD
    (g)sMSLIGHTLY GRAVELLY SANDY MUD
    (g)mSSLIGHTLY GRAVELLY MUDDY SAND
    (g)SSLIGHTLY GRAVELLY SAND
    sec_sed_te
    Secondary sediment texture according to the Folk Classification scheme. (Source: USGS)
    ValueDefinition
    SSAND
    cSCLAYEY SAND
    mSMUDDY SAND
    zSSILTY SAND
    sCSANDY CLAY
    sMSANDY MUD
    sZSANDY SILT
    CCLAY
    MMUD
    ZSILT
    GGRAVEL
    mGMUDDY GRAVEL
    msGMUDDY SANDY GRAVEL
    sGSANDY GRAVEL
    gMGRAVELLY MUD
    gmSGRAVELLY MUDDY SAND
    gSGRAVELLY SAND
    (g)MSLIGHTLY GRAVELLY MUD
    (g)sMSLIGHTLY GRAVELLY SANDY MUD
    (g)mSSLIGHTLY GRAVELLY MUDDY SAND
    (g)SSLIGHTLY GRAVELLY SAND
    latitude_d
    Latitude decimal degrees for GIS display. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    longitude_
    Longitude decimal degrees for GIS display. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    year_taken
    Year of sample collection. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    time_taken
    Time reading when sediment was collected. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    core_l
    Core length, measured in centimeters. (Source: USGS)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.0
    Maximum:3970.0
    core_d
    Core barrel diameter, measured in centimeters. (Source: USGS)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.1
    Maximum:15.24
    water_dm
    Water depth, measured in meters. (Source: USGS)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.0
    Maximum:5001.0
    water_dft
    Water depth, measured in feet. (Source: USGS)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.0
    Maximum:16407.3
    area
    Location of sample collection. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    notes
    Additional information pertaining to the sample. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    fate
    Destination of sample after analyses have taken place. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    pi_name
    Name of scientist in charge of sample collection. (Source: USGS)
    ValueDefinition
    ACKERMANInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ANDREWSInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    BOOTHInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    BOTHNERInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    BRATTONInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    BUTMANInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    COLMANInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    CRUSIUSInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    DENNYInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    GARRISONInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    GRASSLEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    HATHAWAYInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    HOLLISTER-WHOIInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    J BOOTHInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    KNEBELInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    LEWISInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    M BOTHNERInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    M TENBRINKInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    MANHEIMInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    POPPEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    RENDIGSInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    ROBBInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SCANLONInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    SCHWABInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    THIELERInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    TWICHELLInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    VALENTINEInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    WINTERSInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    pi_contact
    Email address to contact for sampling information. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    cruise_url
    Field activity page on the Woods Hole server providing supplementary information on the collection cruise. Information given includes PI and personnel aboard the platform, purpose of field activity, area of operations, and links to materials in the Data Library also derived from this cruise. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    descriptio
    Yes or No, is there a page with a sample description available for the public? (Source: USGS)
    ValueDefinition
    YESInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    NOInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    desc_page
    Link to the description page, if available. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    data_avail
    Types of data collected from this sample. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    published
    Yes or No, have data from this sample been published? (Source: USGS)
    ValueDefinition
    YESInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    NOInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    publicatio
    Citation and link to published materials. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    in_collect
    Yes or No, do we have the sample available in our collections? (Source: USGS)
    ValueDefinition
    YESInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    NOInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    storage_fa
    Storage facility housing the sample. (Source: USGS)
    ValueDefinition
    Ambient Laboratory Van: LV01Information unavailable from original metadata.
    AMCOR Refridgerated Van: RE01Information unavailable from original metadata.
    Geotech Refridgerated Van: RE02Information unavailable from original metadata.
    Marine Operations Facility: MOFInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    Quissett Freezer Van: FR01Information unavailable from original metadata.
    WHOI Core Storage FacilityInformation unavailable from original metadata.
    storage_lo
    Location of sample within the facility. (Source: USGS) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    entry_date
    Date sample information was entered/ updated in the sed_archive database. (Source: USGS) 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)
    • Brian J. Buczkowski
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    Brian Buczkowski
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Core Curator and Data Management Specialist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    (508) 548-8700 x2361 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    bbuczkowski@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

This data layer is a point coverage of sediment samples collected by the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Science Center's field operations. The data contained represent collection information, as well as relationships to published materials, and storage locations. This data layer was created to build a digital mapping the sediment sampling distribution on regional, national and global scales. These data are intended for science researchers, students, and the general public. The data can be used with geographic information systems (GIS) software to display geologic and oceanographic information.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
    Information unavailable from original metadata. (source 1 of 1)
    Information unavailable from original metadata., unknown, Information unavailable from original metadata..

    Type_of_Source_Media: various hard copy documents and digital files
    Source_Contribution:
    point locations, descriptions and analytical data on many different types of cores, grabs and other maine sediment samples
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 2006 (process 1 of 5)
    Core and sample information were compiled in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. When complete the Excel spreadsheet was exported as a CSV text file and converted to an ESRI point shapefile. Person who carried out this activity:
    Brian Buczkowski
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Core Curator and Data Management Specialist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    (508) 548-8700 x2361 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    bbuczkowski@usgs.gov
    Data sources produced in this process:
    • sed_archive.shp
    • sed_archive.dbf
    • sed_archive.shx
    Date: 12-Jan-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.). The source information was incomplete and had to be modified to meet the standard. Minor fixes to the attribute format for some attributes were needed. Attempted to modify http to https where appropriate. Added the TXT distribution format. 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?

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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
    Accuracy of each attribute is dependant on the accuracy of the lineage data.
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    Locational accuracy is dependent on the accuracy of the navigational technique from the individual data sources and may vary widely (e.g., from 0.005km (differential GPS) in more recent surveys to greater than 2 km based on radar, Loran, or dead reckoning in older surveys.) Users of the data should use their own criteria for assessing the accuracy of the locations.
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
    Locational accuracy is dependent on the accuracy of the navigational technique from the individual data sources. Users of the data should use their own criteria for assessing the accuracy of the locations.
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    New samples arrive at the Woods Hole Science Center regularly, and samples are being deaccessioned from the archive. The database is updated as the archive grows. Updates will be posted in version 2.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    Data in the sed_archive database are derived from cruise reports, field notes, and published materials. Each source varies in type of information/data recorded and format.

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Access_Constraints:
Cores and sediment samples may be examined without constraint. Sub-sampling will typically require a negotiated written agreement describing the samples to be taken, their purpose and where to contact to gain data obtained from these sub-samples. Samples are shelved in the sample storage facility of the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Science Center, 384 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543. There is no legal constraint on access. Users wishing to access the cores should contact the curator to schedule a visit. Manpower to physically handle the samples and space in which to lay them out for examination are limited and are addressed on a case-by-case basis.
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)
    Brian Buczkowski
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Core Curator and Data Management Specialist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    (508) 548-8700 x2361 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    bbuczkowski@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 this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey (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. Trade, firm, or product names and other references to non-USGS products and services are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement or warranty, express or implied, by the USGS, USDOI, or U.S. Government, as to their suitability, content, usefulness, functioning, completeness, or accuracy.
  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 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: 08-Sep-2020
Metadata author:
U.S. Geological Survey
Attn: Brian Buczkowski
Core Curator and Data Management Specialist
384 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA
USA

(508) 548-8700 x2361 (voice)
(508) 457-2310 (FAX)
bbuczkowski@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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