GOMCSDB: Gulf of Maine Contaminated Sediments Database

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lawrence J. Poppe
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
GOMCSDB: Gulf of Maine Contaminated Sediments Database
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/gomcsdb/gomcsdb.zip
Online_Linkage: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/openfile/of03-001/data/seddata/gomcsdb/gomcsdb.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 are 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:
The Contaminated Sediments Database for the Gulf of Maine provides a compilation and synthesis of existing data to help establish the environmental status of our coastal sediments and the transport paths and fate of contaminants in this region. This information, in turn, forms one of the essential bases for developing successful remediation and resource management policies.
The Contaminated Sediments Database for the Gulf of Maine provides a compilation and synthesis of existing data to help establish the environmental status of our coastal sediments and the transport paths and fate of contaminants in this region. This information, in turn, forms one of the essential bases for developing successful remediation and resource management policies
This product is the result of a collaborative effort of principal investigators from the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the University of New Hampshire, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, the University of Massachusetts, and active participation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other federal and state agencies. Funding was provided by participating institutions and the Gulf of Maine Regional Marine Research Program.
Purpose:
The purpose of this data layer is to release a subset of the Gulf of Maine Contaminated Sediments Database that can be used to interpret surficial sediment distribution off the northeastern U.S.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2002
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.100000
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.335000
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.678000
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.400000
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Field Center
Theme_Keyword: sediment
Theme_Keyword: texture
Theme_Keyword: gravel
Theme_Keyword: sand
Theme_Keyword: silt
Theme_Keyword: clay
Theme_Keyword: mud
Theme_Keyword: class
Theme_Keyword: lithology
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: GIS
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information System
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Place_Keyword: U.S. East Coast
Place_Keyword: Maine
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place_Keyword: Atlantic
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
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lpoppe@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: gomcsdb
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 Buchholtz ten Brink and others (2002), 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: M.R. Buchholtz ten Brink
Originator: F.T. Manheim
Originator: E.L. Mecray
Originator: M.E. Hastings
Originator: J.M. Currence
Originator: J.W. Farrington
Originator: S.H. Jones
Originator: P.F. Larsen
Originator: B.W. Tripp
Originator: G.T. Wallace
Originator: L.G. Ward
Originator: T.J. Freddette
Originator: M.L. Liebman
Originator: W. Smith Leo
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Contaminated Sediments Database for the Gulf of Maine
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geolgical Survey Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 02-403
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All attributes were checked by 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 852 stations.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Navigation was by several methods; navigational accuracy unknown.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: M.R. Buchholtz ten Brink
Originator: F.T. Manheim
Originator: E.L. Mecray
Originator: M.E. Hastings
Originator: J.M. Currence
Originator: J. Farrington
Originator: S. Jones
Originator: B. Tripp
Originator: G. Wallace
Originator: L. Ward
Originator: T. Freddette
Originator: M. Liebman
Originator: W. Smith Leo
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Contaminated Sediments Database for the Gulf of Maine
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 02-403
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Textural and lithologic data from the Gulf of Maine were clipped from the whole Gulf of Maine Contaminated Sediments Database 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:
gomcsdb.txt
Process_Date: 20021204
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
gomcsdb.shp
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
gomcsdb.shx
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
gomcsdb.shp
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\xml1096.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: 852
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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: gomcsdb
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: USGSDB_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Characters and numerics assigned to identify individual samples
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Database Compilers
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sample identifiers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIELD_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Names assigned in the field to identify samples
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sample identifiers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude coordinate of sample location
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 40.40000
Range_Domain_Maximum: 44.67800
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.00001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude coordinate of sample location
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -71.10000
Range_Domain_Maximum: -67.33500
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.00001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SOURCE
Attribute_Definition:
Source citation
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Database compiler
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Authors, year published, and ancillary information
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YEAR
Attribute_Definition:
Year samples were collected
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1970
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1993
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: years
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEVICE
Attribute_Definition:
Equipment used to collect samples
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Equipment used to collect samples
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DPTH_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
Description of the depth interval of sample below the sediment - water interface
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Database compiler
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Descriptions of the sampling interval
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LITHOLOGY
Attribute_Definition:
Description of the bottom sediments
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientists
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Verbal description of the bottom sediments
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GRAVEL
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of gravel in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 86.44
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.00
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAND
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of sand in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.00
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SILT
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of silt in sample
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 72
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.00
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: 69.3
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.00
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FINES
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of fines in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 99
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.00
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASS
Attribute_Definition:
Textural classification based on a scheme devised by Shepard (1954)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Compiler
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Verbal description of the sediment texture
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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, gomcsdb.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 (gomcsdb.shp, gomcsdb.dbf, gomcsdb.shx, gomcsdb.sbx, gomcsdb.sbn) comprising the ArcView point shapefile components, 'prj' and 'avl' files, metadata text file and browse graphic.
File_Decompression_Technique: zip
Transfer_Size: 0.651
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
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.
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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
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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