MENCHER: Sediments of Boston Harbor

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lawrence J. Poppe
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
MENCHER: Sediments of Boston Harbor
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
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/mencher/mencher.zip
Online_Linkage: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/openfile/of03-001/data/seddata/mencher/mencher.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:
A study was made of the composition, grain-size distribution, and organic content of grab samples collected from Boston Harbor. In general, the coarsest mean sizes occur in the channels scoured by dredging or tidal action, and the finest in areas where no dredging has occurred and where tidal velocities are at a minimum.
Purpose:
The purpose of this data layer is to release a digital version of the grain-size data released in the publication Mencher et al. (1968).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1968
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.046330
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.930780
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.353610
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.272490
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Field Center
Theme_Keyword: sediments
Theme_Keyword: ArcView
Theme_Keyword: shapefile
Theme_Keyword: mean
Theme_Keyword: grain-size
Theme_Keyword: Open-File Report 03-001
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: sediment classification
Theme_Keyword: surficial classification
Theme_Keyword: ArcView shapefile
Theme_Keyword: points
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Place_Keyword: U.S. East Coast
Place_Keyword: New England
Place_Keyword: Boston
Place_Keyword: Boston Harbor
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 x2314
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lpoppe@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: mencher
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Image map showing extent and distribution of data layer coverage.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Data_Set_Credit:
Please view the cross reference for the data set credit to Mencher et al. (1968).  Larry Poppe for entering the data from the source report and creating the 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: Ely Mencher
Originator: R.A. Copeland
Originator: H. Payson
Publication_Date: 1968
Title:
Surficial Sediments of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Issue_Identification: v. 38, no. 1, p. 79-86.
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All attributes were entered and 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, mean grain size, and station identifiers are provided for 159 stations.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
No navigational methods are provided in the original report. Horizontal accuracy is unknown.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Tides average about 3 m.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ely Mencher
Originator: R.A. Copeland
Originator: H. Payson
Publication_Date: 1968
Title:
Surficial Sediments of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Issue_Identification: v. 38, no. 1, p. 79-86
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1968
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Contribution:
Interpretive maps were transposed into tabular data and subsequently converted into an ASCII file.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The navigation was digitized from maps in the original paper. The source information was manually entered into digital form and was imported from an ASCII text file to an ArcView table.  The table was later converted to and event theme and saved as the final shapefile.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
mencher.txt
Process_Date: 20020911
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
mencher.shp
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
mencher.dbf
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
mencher.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: lpope@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
C:\DOCUME~1\becca.EDC\LOCALS~1\Temp\xml1095.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: 152
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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: mencher
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: STATION
Attribute_Definition:
Name assigned to each sampling site.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Compiler
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: BH-001
Range_Domain_Maximum: BH-159
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude coordinate of station
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -70.93078
Range_Domain_Maximum: -70.04633
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal Degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.00001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude coordinate of sample location
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 42.27249
Range_Domain_Maximum: 42.35361
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal Degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.00001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MEAN
Attribute_Definition:
Range within which the statistical mean of the sediment grain-size distribution falls.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Phi ranges
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LITHOLOGY
Attribute_Definition:
Textural description of sample
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Compiler
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character string containing the verbal description of sample lithology
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SAND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
sand content
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Visual examination of sample by scientist
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MUD
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
mud content
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Visual examination of sample by scientist
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Textural means, navigation, and identifiers for the data published in Mencher et al. (1968)
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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 ofMaine and Georges Bank, Aggretates and Habitats Projects, mencher.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 (mencher.shp, mencher.dbf, mencher.shx, mencher.sbx, mencher.sbn) comprising the ArcView point shapefile components, 'prj' and 'avl' files, metadata text file and browse graphic.
File_Decompression_Technique: zip
Transfer_Size: 0.137
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.
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
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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