BARNHARDT: Maine Inner Continental Shelf Sediment Data

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lawrence J. Poppe
Originator: Mary E. Hastings
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
BARNHARDT: Maine Inner Continental Shelf Sediment Data
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Field Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-001/data/seddata/barnhardt/barnhardt.zip
Online_Linkage: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/openfile/of03-001/data/seddata/barnhardt/barnhardt.zip
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: L.J. Poppe
Originator: V.F. Paskevich
Originator: S.J. Williams
Originator: M.E. Hastings
Originator: J.T. Kelley
Originator: D.F. Belknap
Originator: L.G. Ward
Originator: D.M. FitzGerald
Originator: P.F. Larsen
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Surficial Sediment Data from the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and vicinity: a GIS Compilation
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 03-001
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Field Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Other_Citation_Details:
Data is released via CD-ROM media. This digital publication may also be available via the web at pubs.usgs.gov
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-001
Online_Linkage: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/openfile/of03-001
Description:
Abstract:
Surficial geologic maps play and important role in understanding the present sea floor and the processes that shape it. Between 1984 and 1991, over 1,700 bottom sample stations were occupied in the northwestern Gulf of Maine.  Although the data were originally collected for a variety of research projects, contracts, and graduate student theses,  they were eventually compiled as part of a Maine Geological Survey and University of Maine program to map the inner continental shelf of this region.
Purpose:
The purpose of this data layer is to make available a subset of a data set produced by the Maine Geological Survey and the University of Maine.  This subset contains information for those samples with raw grain size data, and which are located on the inner continental shelf from the northwestern Gulf of Maine.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.812833
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.129700
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.578314
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.833833
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: University of Maine
Theme_Keyword: Maine Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Field Center
Theme_Keyword: sediment
Theme_Keyword: texture
Theme_Keyword: lithology
Theme_Keyword: gravel
Theme_Keyword: sand
Theme_Keyword: silt
Theme_Keyword: clay
Theme_Keyword: mud
Theme_Keyword: Open-File Report 03-001
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: sediment classification
Theme_Keyword: surficial classification
Theme_Keyword: ArcView shapefile
Theme_Keyword: points
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information System
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Place_Keyword: U.S. East Coast
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place_Keyword: Atlantic
Place_Keyword: Inner Continental Shelf
Place_Keyword: New England
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lawrence J. Poppe
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2314
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lpoppe@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: barnhardt.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Image map showing extent and distribution of data layer coverage.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Data_Set_Credit:
Please review the cross reference information for the original data set credit to Kelley and others (1998), and Larry Poppe for creating this ArcView shapefile.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: J.T. Kelley
Originator: W.A. Barnhardt
Originator: D.F. Belknap
Originator: S.M. Dickson
Originator: A.R. Kelley
Publication_Date: 1998
Title:
The Seafloor Revealed: The Geology of the Northwestern Gulf of Maine Inner Continental Shelf
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Maine Geological Survey Open-File
Issue_Identification: 96-6, 55 p.
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Augusta, ME
Publisher: Maine Geological Survey, Department of Conservation
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: W.A. Barnhardt
Originator: J.T. Kelley
Originator: S.M. Dickson
Originator: D.F. Belknap
Originator: A.R. Kelley
Publication_Date: 1996
Title:
Surficial Geology of the Maine Inner Continental Shelf
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Maine Geological Survey Map Series
Issue_Identification: scale 1:100,000
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Augusta, ME
Publisher: Maine Geological Survey
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All attributes were checked by the compilers in a consistent manner.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No additional checks for topological consistency were performed on this data.
Completeness_Report:
Sample locations, grain-size data, textural classifications, and sample identifiers are provided for 1,739
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Navigation was variously performed with Loran C (+/- 100 m accuracy) and dfferential GPS (+/- 10 m accuracy). No location-by-location differentiation is made between these navigational systems.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: J.T. Kelley
Originator: W.A. Barnhardt
Originator: D.F. Belknap
Originator: S.M. Dickson
Originator: A.R. Kelley
Publication_Date: 1998
Title:
The Seafloor Revealed: The Geology of the Northwestern Gulf of Maine Inner Continental Shelf
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Maine Geological Survey Open-File
Issue_Identification: 96-6, 55 p.
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Augusta, ME
Publisher: Maine Geological Survey, Department of Conservation
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: W.A. Barnhadt
Originator: J.T. Kelley
Originator: S.M. Dickson
Originator: D.F. Belknap
Originator: A.R. Kelley
Publication_Date: 1996
Title:
Surficial Geology of the Maine Inner Continental Shelf
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Maine Geological Survey Map Series
Issue_Identification: scale 1:100,000
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Augusta, ME
Publisher: Maine Geological Survey
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Textural and lithologic data from the northwestern Gulf of Maine were clipped from the whole Maine Geological Survey and University of Maine dataset from the Surficial Geology of the Maine Inner Continental Shelf map series in Excel and exported to an ASCII file.  Stations and sediment data were imported from the ASCII text file to an ArcView table. The table was later converted to an event theme and saved as the final shapefile.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
barnhardt.txt
Process_Date: 20021029
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
barnhardt.shp
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
barnhardt.dbf
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
barnhardt.shx
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lawrence J. Poppe
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2314
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lpoppe@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
C:\DOCUME~1\becca.EDC\LOCALS~1\Temp\xml108E.tmp
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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: 1739
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.400000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.978698
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: barnhardt
Entity_Type_Definition:
Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
ESRI
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: SITE
Attribute_Definition:
Unique number assigned to each sample location
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1902
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: stations
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAMPLE
Attribute_Definition:
Name used to identify samples
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scentist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Names of characters and munerics identifying samples
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude coordinate of sample location
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 42.833833
Range_Domain_Maximum: 44.578314
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: decimal degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude coordinate of sample location
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -70.812833
Range_Domain_Maximum: -67.129300
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: decimal degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEPTH_M
Attribute_Definition:
Water depth in meters
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 211
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: C_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
Classification code
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Abbreviations of lithologic descriptions
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LITHOLOGY
Attribute_Definition:
Lithologic/textural descriptions of the seafloor
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Lithologic descriptions
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GRAVEL
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of gravel
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAND
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of sand in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SILT
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of silt in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 74
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLAY
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of clay in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 85
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MUD
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of mud (silt plus clay) in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MEAN_PHI
Attribute_Definition:
Mean of the grain size distribution in phi
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -4.9
Range_Domain_Maximum: 11.6
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: phi
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STDDEV
Attribute_Definition:
Standard deviation of the grain size distribution in phi units
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 7.6
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: phi
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BAY
Attribute_Definition:
Bay or region where the sample was collected.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Names of bays and regions along the inner continental shelf
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lawrence J. Poppe
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2314
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lpoppe@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Regional Mapping of Surficial Sediments: Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, Aggregates and Habitats Projects, barnhardt.shp
Distribution_Liability:
Although this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, 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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ArcView shapefile
Format_Version_Number: 3.2
Format_Specification:
ESRI point shapefile
Format_Information_Content:
Five files (barnhardt.shp, barnhardt.dbf, barnhardt.shx, barnhardt.sbx, barnhardt.sbn) comprising the ArcView point shapefile components, 'prj' and 'avl' files, metadata text file and browse graphic.
File_Decompression_Technique: zip
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Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
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Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 650
Recording_Density_Units: Mbytes
Compatibility_Information:
The user must have a computer system with a CD-ROM available. To browse the information contained on this CD-ROM, the user must have a current WWW browser available. The user must also have software installed on their computer to unzip the archived file.
Fees: None
Technical_Prerequisites:
The data is available in ArcView shapefile format. The user must have ArcView 3.0 or greater software to read and process the data file. In lieu of ArcView, the user may utilize another GIS application package capable of importing data.
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2002
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070830
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lawrence J. Poppe
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2314
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lpoppe@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
None
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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