MWRA: Massachusetts Water Resources Administration Sediment Data

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lawrence J. Poppe
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
MWRA: Massachusetts Water Resources Administration Sediment Data
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/mwra/mwra.zip
Online_Linkage: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/openfile/of03-001/data/seddata/mwra/mwra.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:
The samples in this dataset were collected and analyzed under the direction of the Massachusetts Water Resources Administration.  The data were generated to study the effects of the Boston sewage outflow.  Data were previously incorporated into the USGS's Gulf of Maine Contaminated Sediments Database.
Purpose:
The purpose of this data layer is to release a digital version of the data published in Blake et al. (1993), Coats et al. (1994), Coats (1995), and Kropp and Diaz (1995) for interpretation of textural distributions.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1993
Ending_Date: 1995
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.045830
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.000180
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.658830
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.897830
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Field Center
Theme_Keyword: MWRA
Theme_Keyword: Massachusetts Water Resources Administration
Theme_Keyword: sediment
Theme_Keyword: texture
Theme_Keyword: grain size
Theme_Keyword: gravel
Theme_Keyword: sand
Theme_Keyword: silt
Theme_Keyword: clay
Theme_Keyword: fines
Theme_Keyword: classification
Theme_Keyword: Open-File Report 03-001
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: Gulf of Maine Contaminated Sediments Database
Theme_Keyword: surficial sediments
Theme_Keyword: sediment classification
Theme_Keyword: surficial classification
Theme_Keyword: ArcView shapefile
Theme_Keyword: points
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Place_Keyword: U.S. East Coast
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Boston
Place_Keyword: Boston Harbor
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts Bay
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: mwra.gif
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 information for the original data set credits, and Larry Poppe for 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: M.R. Buchholtz ten Brink
Originator: F.T. Manheim
Originator: E.L. Mecray
Originator: M.E. Hastings
Originator: J.M. Currence
Originator: J.W. Harrington
Originator: T.J. Fredette
Originator: S.H. Jones
Originator: M.L. Liebman
Originator: P.F. Larsen
Originator: W.S. Leo
Originator: B.W. Tripp
Originator: G.T. Wallace
Originator: L.G. Ward
Publication_Date: 2003
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
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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 the data
Completeness_Report:
Identifiers, navigation, and grain-size data are provided for 246 stations.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Navigation was by differential GPS (+/- 10 m)
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: J. Blake
Originator: D. Rhodes
Originator: B. Hilbig
Publication_Date: 1993
Title:
Massachusetts Bay Outfall Monitoring Program: Soft Bottom Benthic Biology and Sedimentology
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Massachusetts Water Resources Administration Report
Issue_Identification: MWRA 93-10
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boston MA
Publisher: MWRA
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: D. Coats
Originator: E. Imamura
Originator: J. Cambell
Publication_Date: 1995
Title:
Annual Soft-Bottom Benthic Monitoring: Massachusetts Bay Outfall Studies
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Massachusetts Water Resources Administration Report
Issue_Identification: MWRA 95-02
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Publisher: MWRA
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: D. Coats
Publication_Date: 1994
Title:
Annual Soft-Bottom Monitoring, Massachusetts Bay Outfall Studies
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Massachusetts Water Resources Adminstration Report
Issue_Identification: MWRA 95-20
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boston, MA
Publisher: MWRA
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: R. Kropp
Originator: J. Diaz
Publication_Date: 1995
Title:
Infaunal community changes in Boston Harbor, 1991-1994
Edition: 1.
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Massachusetts Water Resources Adminstration Report
Issue_Identification: 95-21
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boston, MA
Publisher: MWRA
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1995
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The source information was imported from an 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:
mwra.txt
Process_Date: 20021121
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
mwra.dbf
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
mwra.shp
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
mwra.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\xml1097.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: 245
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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: mwra
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: USGS_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Unique identifier assigned as part of the Gulf of Maine Contaminated Sediments Database
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Compilers
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Numerics and characters used to identify samples
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIELD_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Names used to distinguish between stations
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Numerics and characters used to identify samples
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROJECT
Attribute_Definition:
Acronym used to identify original project
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Compilers
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Project abbreviations
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude coordinate of sample location
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 41.89783
Range_Domain_Maximum: 42.65883
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: -70.04583
Range_Domain_Maximum: -70.00018
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.00001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SRCE_OR_RF
Attribute_Definition:
Author and year of source reference
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Compilers
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Abbreviated source reference
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEVICE
Attribute_Definition:
Equipment used to collect samples
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: VAN VEEN GRAB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YEAR
Attribute_Definition:
Year data were collected
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1991
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1994
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: years
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GRAVEL
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of gravel in sample
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 92.5
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAND
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of sand in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1.3
Range_Domain_Maximum: 98.7
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SILT
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of silt in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.25
Range_Domain_Maximum: 81.0
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLAY
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of clay in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 44.4
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FINES
Attribute_Definition:
Percentage of fines (silt plus clay) in sample
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Scientist
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1.2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 98.6
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHEPARD_CL
Attribute_Definition:
Textural classification of sediment based on a scheme devised by Shepard (1954)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Compiler
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Verbal descriptions 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, mwra.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 (mwra.shp, mwra.dbf, mwra.shx, mwra.sbx, mwra.sbn) comprising the ArcView point shapefile components, 'prj' and 'avl' files, metadata text file and browse graphic.
File_Decompression_Technique: zip
Transfer_Size: 0.177
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 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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