Location and analyses of sediment samples collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2015 along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA (Esri point shapefile and CSV file, Geographic, WGS 84).

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2016
Title:
Location and analyses of sediment samples collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2015 along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA (Esri point shapefile and CSV file, Geographic, WGS 84).
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector and raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: data release
Issue_Identification: DOI:10.5066/F7P55KK3
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/F7P55KK3
Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Edward M. Sweeney
Originator: Elizabeth A. Pendleton
Originator: Seth D. Ackerman
Originator: Brian D. Andrews
Originator: Wayne E. Baldwin
Originator: William W. Danforth
Originator: David S. Foster
Originator: E. Robert Thieler
Originator: Laura L. Brothers
Publication_Date: 2016
Title:
High-resolution geophysical data collected along the Delmarva Peninsula 2015, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2015-001-FA
Edition: 3.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: data release
Issue_Identification: DOI:10.5066/F7P55KK3
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://oi.org/10.5066/F7P55KK3
Description:
Abstract:
The Delmarva Peninsula is a 220-kilometer-long headland, spit, and barrier island complex that was significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012. The U.S. Geological Survey conducted cruises during the summers of 2014 and 2015 to map the inner continental shelf of the Delmarva Peninsula using geophysical and sampling techniques to define the geologic framework that governs coastal system evolution at storm-event and longer timescales. Geophysical data collected during the cruises include swath bathymetric, sidescan sonar, chirp and boomer seismic reflection profiles, grab sample and bottom photograph data. More information about the USGS survey conducted as part of the Hurricane Sandy Response-- Geologic Framework and Coastal Vulnerability Study can be found at the project website or on the WHCMSC Field Activity Web pages: https://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/delmarva/, https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2014-002-FA and https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2015-001-FA. Data collected during the 2014 survey can be obtained here: https://doi.org/10.5066/F7MW2F60
Purpose:
This data set includes the locations, identifiers, grain-size ananlysis, and carbonate concentration of the coarse fraction for surficial sediments collected at 125 stations along the Delmarva Peninsula. The sediments were collected with a modified Van Veen grab on the mid-sized SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS, SEABOSS Mark II configuration) during USGS survey 2015-001-FA, aboard the M/V Scarlett Isabella. This data set was collected to ground-truth (verify) the acoustic data sets that were acquired early during the same survey (2015-001-FA). Bottom photographs were also taken at each station occupied by the SEABOSS (see shapefile 2015-001-FA_photos.shp in larger work citation). Samples were analyzed in the sediment laboratory at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20150714
Ending_Date: 20150716
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition; sample and photo data were collected after geophysical data collection was complete.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned.
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.874776
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.223674
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.753898
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.011494
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Theme_Keyword: WHCMSC
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: seafloor samples
Theme_Keyword: Esri shapefile
Theme_Keyword: field activity number 2015-001-FA
Theme_Keyword: M/V Scarlett Isabella
Theme_Keyword: sediment samples
Theme_Keyword: surficial sediment classification
Theme_Keyword: sediments
Theme_Keyword: SEABOSS sampler
Theme_Keyword: Van Veen grab sampler
Theme_Keyword: stations
Theme_Keyword: ground-truth
Theme_Keyword: marine geology
Theme_Keyword: sediment data
Theme_Keyword: seafoor
Theme_Keyword: sea floor
Theme_Keyword: carbonate
Theme_Keyword: gravel
Theme_Keyword: sand
Theme_Keyword: silt
Theme_Keyword: clay
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: locations
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Delmarva Peninsula
Place_Keyword: Delaware
Place_Keyword: Maryland
Place_Keyword: Virginia
Place_Keyword: Assateague Island
Place_Keyword: Assateague Island National Seashore
Place_Keyword: Chincoteague Island
Place_Keyword: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Place_Keyword: Chincoteague Inlet
Place_Keyword: Chincoteague Bay
Place_Keyword: Wallops Island
Place_Keyword: Parramore Island
Place_Keyword: Cobb Island
Place_Keyword: Wreck Island
Place_Keyword: Ship Shoal Island
Place_Keyword: Myrtle Island
Place_Keyword: Smith Island
Place_Keyword: Fisherman Island
Place_Keyword: Hog Island
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: sea floor
Stratum_Keyword: seafloor
Stratum_Keyword: seabed
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 as the originator of the dataset.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: Massachusetts
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center 2015 sediment sample locations along the Delmarva Peninsula.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Elizabeth A. Pendleton
Originator: Seth D. Ackerman
Originator: Wayne E. Baldwin
Originator: William W. Danforth
Originator: David S. Foster
Originator: E. Robert Thieler
Originator: Laura L. Brothers
Publication_Date: 2015
Title:
High-resolution geophysical data collected along the Delmarva Peninsula 2014, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-002-FA
Edition: 3.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: webpage
Series_Information:
Series_Name: data release
Issue_Identification: DOI:10.5066/F7MW2F60
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/F7MW2F60
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: D. Blackwood
Originator: K. Parolski
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: Seabed observation and sampling system
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Sea Technology
Issue_Identification: v. 42, no.2, p. 29-43
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Arlington, VA
Publisher: Compass Publications, Inc.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: L.J. Poppe
Originator: K.Y. McMullen
Originator: S.J. Williams
Originator: V.F. Paskevich
Publication_Date: 2014
Title:
USGS east-coast sediment analysis: Procedures, database, and GIS data
Edition: 3.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2005-1001
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All attributes were checked in a consistent manner. The field values associated with carbonate dissolution may not add up to exactly 100 percent. However, all are within 3 percent of 100. This is due to the carbonate digestion process and the inevitable loss of material with very high carbonate concentrations.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All samples were acquired with the same modified Van Veen Sampler mounted on a mid-sized SEABOSS (Mark II configuration). No additional checks for topological consistency were performed on this data.
Completeness_Report:
All 125 sampling stations retained a sample and all samples were analyzed for grain-size and carbonate concentration. A CSV file contains sediment lab analyses data used to create the sample shapefile.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) and Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) enable GPS navigation data were acquired during sediment sampling with a Hemisphere receiver and recorded with HYPACK software versions 13.0.9.21 and 15.0.9.71 (www.hypack.com). The recorded position of each bottom photograph is the position of the GPS antenna on the survey vessel acquisition van, not the SEABOSS sampler. The SEABOSS was deployed approximately 5 meters astern of the GPS antenna off the ship's A-fame on the stern of the ship. No layback or offset was applied to the recorded position. In addition to the plus or minus 5 m offset the SEABOSS may additionally drift away from the survey vessel when deployed to the seafloor. Based on the various sources of horizontal error, a conservative estimate of the horizontal accuracy of the bottom photograph location is 20-30 m.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2016
Title:
Sediment sample locations with sediment grain size and carbonate analysis
Type_of_Source_Media: disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20150714
Ending_Date: 20150716
Source_Currentness_Reference:
ground condition; sample and photo data were collected after geophysical data collection was complete.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: raw hypack nav and bottom photographs
Source_Contribution:
Bottom photographs and sediment samples were acquired to validate the seafloor interpretations made from geophysical data. Often sediment samplers are unable to recover large-diameter particles, so photographs can document the seafloor character in areas where samples may not be obtained. Two GoPro cameras were mounted to a USGS SEABOSS (Mark II configuration) with a modified VanVeen sampler frame. Approximate SEABOSS dimensions are 115 X 115 X 117 cm. The Van Veen sampler is housed at the bottom and center of the frame at approximately 30 X 32 X 16 cm with a 1/10 sq. meter sample capacity. Two red lasers were mounted on the frame above the sampler, 20 cm apart for scale in bottom photographs. A Keldan (Advanced Lighting Technology) light was mounted at the top of the frame and aimed downward to illuminate the seabed for photographs. Two GoPro cameras were mounted on the frame and set to capture photographs at 2 or 5 second intervals. Samples were recovered when the frame was lifted off the seabed and triggered the Van Veen sampler to close.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
One hundred and twenty-five target stations were sampled aboard the M/V Scarlett Isabella (USGS survey 2015-001-FA) with the mid-sized SEABOSS (Blackwood and Parolski, 2001) that was equipped with a Van Veen grab sampler, and 2 digital GoPro cameras. Physical sediment samples were collected at all 125 stations. Locations for sediment samples were manually recorded from the Hemisphere GPS during the retrieval of the SEABOSS instrument, at the start of instrument recovery when it was lifted from the seabed (the Van Veen sampler closed and collected a sample as it was lifted from the sea floor).
Process_Date: 2015
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Seth Ackerman
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2315
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sackerman@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Samples were analyzed in the sediment laboratory at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. Coarse fraction determined by sieve; fine fraction determined by Coulter Counter. Additionally carbonate concentrations were determined through acid wash analysis on the coarse fraction. See Poppe et al. (2014) for analytical specifics for both grain size and carbonate measurement processes. Sediment statistics were recorded in MS Excel file (XLS) and saved as Comma Separated Value file (CSV).
Process_Date: 2016
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Brian Buczkowski
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2361
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bbuczkowski@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
In ArcMap (version 10.3.1), the ASCII comma-delimited file (2015-001-FA_samples.csv) was converted to a point feature class by selecting the 'comma separated value' text file -- Create Feature Class -- from XY table using the defined geographic coordinate system (Decimal_Degrees_WGS84.prj). The point feature class layer was then exported to a shapefile using the XTools Pro (version 12.0) -- Table Restructure tool. Field types for the PHIm4 and PHIm5 attributes were manually adjusted in XTools Pro to double precision floating point values during this step, as ArcGIS automatically read these 2 attributes as integer values.
Process_Date: 2016
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The online links to the data were updated to reflect the new server hosting the data. Additionally, other small edits could be made to the metadata, such as modifying http to https where appropriate. The metadata date (but not the metadata creator) was edited to reflect the date of these changes.
Process_Date: 20170419
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 125
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: 2015-001-FA_samples
Entity_Type_Definition: Sample locations and texture analysis.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIELD_NO
Attribute_Definition:
Sample name or number as assigned in the field by the Chief Scientist.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character string.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CRUISE_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Name or number of cruise on which sample collected. Historically cruise identifiers were a combination of ship name, year of cruise and cruise leg. In more recent years, cruise identifier is a sequential serial number assigned to field activities within a specific year (in the format YYYY-XXX-FA where YYYY is the year, XXX is the cruise number within that year and FA is Field Activity).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character string.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude coordinate, in decimal-degrees, of sample location. South latitude recorded as negative values.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 37.011494
Range_Domain_Maximum: 37.753898
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude coordinate, in decimal degrees, of sample location. West longitude is recorded as negative values.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -75.874776
Range_Domain_Maximum: -75.223674
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEPTH_M
Attribute_Definition:
Depth in meters extracted from the NOAA U.S. coastal relief model data.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 6.6
Range_Domain_Maximum: 31.7
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEVICE
Attribute_Definition: Device used to collect the sample.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MINI SEABOSS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
sample collected with Van Veen grab sampler on the mid-size SEABOSS (Mark II configuration).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MONTH_COLL
Attribute_Definition: Calendar month sample collected based on time in UTC.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 7
Range_Domain_Maximum: 7
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DAY_COLL
Attribute_Definition: Calendar day sample collected based on time in UTC.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 14
Range_Domain_Maximum: 16
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YEAR_COLL
Attribute_Definition: Calendar year sample collected based on time in UTC.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2015
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2015
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MONTH_ANAL
Attribute_Definition: Calendar month sample analyzed.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DAY_ANAL
Attribute_Definition: Calendar day sample analyzed.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 22
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YEAR_ANAL
Attribute_Definition: Calendar year sample analyzed.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2015
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2016
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WEIGHT
Attribute_Definition: Weight of dry sample in grams.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 35.3636
Range_Domain_Maximum: 211.6847
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.0001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GRAVEL_PCT
Attribute_Definition:
Gravel content in percent dry weight of the sample (particles with nominal diameters greater than 2 mm; -1 Phi and larger).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 76.39
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAND_PCT
Attribute_Definition:
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).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 21.50
Range_Domain_Maximum: 99.86
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SILT_PCT
Attribute_Definition:
Silt content in percent dry weight of the sample (particles with nominal diameters less than 0.0625 mm, but greater than or equal to 0.004 mm; 5 Phi through 8 Phi, inclusive).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.04
Range_Domain_Maximum: 21.62
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLAY_PCT
Attribute_Definition:
Clay content in percent dry weight of the sample (particles with nominal diameters less than 0.004 mm; 9 Phi and smaller).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.02
Range_Domain_Maximum: 27.21
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASSIFICA
Attribute_Definition:
Sediment Classification - Sediment description based on a rigorous definition, usually Shepard (1954) as modified by Schlee (1973) and Poppe et al. (2014).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CLAYEY SAND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sediment whose main phase is sand, but with significant clay.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: GRAVEL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Sediment whose main phase (equal to or greater than 50 percent) is greater than 2 mm.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: GRAVELLY SEDIMENT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Sediment whose phase is equal to or greater than 10 percent, but less than 50 percent gravel, but with significant other sediment.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SAND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Sediment whose main phase is less than 2 mm, but greater than or equal to 0.0625 mm.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SILTY SAND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sediment whose main phase is clay, but with significant silt.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MEDIAN
Attribute_Definition: Middle point in the grain size distribution in phi units.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -2.04
Range_Domain_Maximum: 3.86
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: phi
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MEAN
Attribute_Definition: Average value in the grain size distribution in phi units.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -1.39
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5.32
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: phi
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STDEV
Attribute_Definition:
Standard deviation (root mean square of the deviations) of the grain size distribution in phi units (sorting).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.47
Range_Domain_Maximum: 3.40
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: phi
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIm5
Attribute_Definition:
-5 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the -5 Phi fraction and larger (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 32 mm); very coarse pebbles, cobbles, and boulders.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 8.62
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIm4
Attribute_Definition:
-4 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the -4 Phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 16 mm, but less than 32 mm); coarse pebbles.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5.57
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIm3
Attribute_Definition:
-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.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 18.38
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIm2
Attribute_Definition:
-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.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 31.40
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIm1
Attribute_Definition:
-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).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 26.78
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_0
Attribute_Definition:
0 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 0 Phi fraction (nominal diameters of particles greater than or equal to 1 mm, but less than 2 mm); very coarse sand.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.02
Range_Domain_Maximum: 38.24
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_1
Attribute_Definition:
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.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.06
Range_Domain_Maximum: 77.85
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_2
Attribute_Definition:
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.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.23
Range_Domain_Maximum: 66.91
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_3
Attribute_Definition:
3 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 3 Phi fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.125 mm, but less than 0.25 mm); fine sand.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.06
Range_Domain_Maximum: 83.97
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_4
Attribute_Definition:
4 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 4 Phi fraction (nominal diameters of particles greater than or equal to 0.0625 mm, but less than 0.125 mm); very fine sand.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.02
Range_Domain_Maximum: 85.46
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_5
Attribute_Definition:
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.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5.46
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_6
Attribute_Definition:
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.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.01
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5.43
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_7
Attribute_Definition:
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.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.01
Range_Domain_Maximum: 6.99
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_8
Attribute_Definition:
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.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.01
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9.18
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_9
Attribute_Definition:
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.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.01
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9.81
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_10
Attribute_Definition:
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.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.01
Range_Domain_Maximum: 13.11
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_11
Attribute_Definition:
11 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 11 Phi fraction and smaller (nominal diameter of particles less than 0.001 mm); fine clay.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4.29
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PctCO3_C
Attribute_Definition: Percent of the sample carbonate that is in coarse fraction.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.23
Range_Domain_Maximum: 99.45
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PctCO3_CF
Attribute_Definition:
Percent of the sample carbonate that is in coarse and fine fractions.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.23
Range_Domain_Maximum: 97.66
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: The CSV file has the same attributes with the same definitions.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
USGS Open File Report 2005-1001 (https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/)
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: Massachusetts
Postal_Code: 02543
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Resource_Description:
USGS data release 2015-001-FA contains sediment sample locations, grain size and carbonate concentration analyses of the seafloor samples collected from the Delmarva Peninsula area (2015-001-FA_samples.zip). The zip file contains the following shapefile: 2015-001-FA_samples.shp and a CSV files with sample analysis (2015-001-FA_samples.csv). A browse graphic (2015-001-FA_samples_browse.jpg) and Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) metadata files (2015-001-FA_samples.xml) in four standard formats are also included in the zip file.
Distribution_Liability:
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Shapefile
Format_Version_Number: ArcGIS 10.3.1
Format_Specification: Shapefile
Format_Information_Content:
WinZip (v 14.0) file contains bottom photograph locations and images of the seafloor collected by the U.S. Geological Survey - Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA and the associated metadata.
File_Decompression_Technique: Use WinZip, 7zip, Peazip or pkUnzip
Transfer_Size: 0.1
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information: Access_Instructions: Data can be downloaded via the Internet
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: CSV
Format_Version_Number: Comma Separate Value (CSV)
Format_Specification: Comma delimited file
Format_Information_Content:
WinZip (v 14.0) file contains sediment sample locations and texture analysis of the seafloor collected by the U.S. Geological Survey - Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA and the associated metadata.
File_Decompression_Technique: Use WinZip, 7zip, Peazip or pkUnzip
Transfer_Size: 0.1
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information: Access_Instructions: Data can be downloaded via the Internet
Fees: none
Technical_Prerequisites:
This zip file contains data available point shapefile and CSV format. The user must have software capable of reading shapefile or the CSV format to use these data.
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20170419
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: Massachusetts
Postal_Code: 02543
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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