Sediment grab data from June 1995 in the Lower Bay of New York/New Jersey Harbor

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Originator: US Army Corps of Engineers NY District
Publication_Date: 20000531
Title:
Sediment grab data from June 1995 in the Lower Bay of New York/New Jersey Harbor
Edition: One
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Publisher: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Other_Citation_Details:
none
Online_Linkage: \\Bison\buffalo\nps\Databases\Submerged\GATE\Benthic\Lower_Bay\lbj95sed_shp.shp
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Publication_Date: 20000531
Title:
Sediment Profile Imaging for New York/New Jersey Harbor for October 1994 to October 1995
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Publisher: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Online_Linkage: <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/benthic/data/northeast/nynj.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
Sediment grab samples were collected using a Shipek grab at pre-determined locations in the harbor. Grain size distributions and organic content were measured and used to assess sediment conditions in New York/New Jersey Harbor and to compare with sediment profile images taken at the same stations. All data were entered into a database, and the database was then used in a Geographic Information System (GIS) to characterize sediment environment in New York/New Jersey Harbor.
Purpose:
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) had a need to develop benthic habitat maps in NY/NJ Harbor. This was critical for developing a plan for dredged material management that was both economically feasible and environmentally sound. The overall objective was to provide background information to plan cost-effective, spatially focused studies for siting dredge material disposal and habitat restoration within the Harbor. These sediment data were useful in supplementing sediment profile data taken concurrently, and they were useful for examining the relationships between sediment organics and species distributions.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 199506
Ending_Date: 199506
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.250694
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.967797
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.603279
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.449360
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: sediment
Theme_Keyword: sediment grab
Theme_Keyword: sediment organics
Theme_Keyword: geographic information system
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Northeastern U. S.
Place_Keyword: New York Harbor
Place_Keyword: Lower Bay
Place_Keyword: Raritan Bay
Place_Keyword: Sandy Hook Bay
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
It is the responsibility of the user to determine the appropriate use of this data product.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Position: Landscape Characterization Restoration (LCR) Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (843) 740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (843) 740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: csc@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Eastern Standard Time
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Values were checked against hard copy data sheets
provided by the analysis laboratory.  Total organic carbon analyses were repeated for samples where two subsamples
differed by more than 10% (e.g., if sediment TOC was 1%, the
replicate subsample must have a TOC between 0.9% and 1.1%).
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All data are believed to be logically consistent.
Completeness_Report:
All grab data were included in this data layer.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Stations were located in the field using a differential
Global Positioning System (GPS), and station coordinates,
date and time of day were recorded upon arrival at each station.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Not relevant to the dataset.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Barry Vittor and Associates, Inc.
Originator: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Publication_Date: 20000531
Title:
NY/NJ Harbor deep water survey, June 1995
Edition: One
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Charleston, South Carolina
Publisher: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Type_of_Source_Media: spreadsheet
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 199506
Ending_Date: 199506
Source_Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
sediment data
Source_Contribution:
Textural analysis and organic content for sediment grabs collected
for the NY/NJ Harbor project.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A Shipek grab (0.04 m2) was used to collect benthic and sediment samples from one-third of the stations, and the grab was operated concurrently with deployment of a sediment profile camera from a different area of the RV Onrust. Two grabs were taken at each of the grab-sampled stations. All sediments collected in the second grab were subsampled and frozen for grain size and total organic content (TOC) analyses.  Texture analyses were performed by Tierra Consulting, Inc., Mobile, AL.  Each sample was washed with de-ionized water, dried, and weighed.  The coarse fraction was separated from the fine fraction (sand/silt) by sieving through U. S. Standard Sieve Mesh No. 230 (62.5 mm).
Sediment texture of the coarse fractions was determined at half- phi intervals by passing the sediment through nested sieves on a Ro-Tap apparatus.  The weight of the material on each sieve was recorded.  A Sedigraph 5000 ET Particle Size Analyzer was used to analyze the fine fraction (<62.5 mm).  Sediment texture descriptions followed the Wentworth classification.  Total organic carbon (TOC)
analyses were done at the USACE Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, using a weight-loss-upon-ignition procedure.
Samples collected in the field were stored in a freezer until analysis could be performed.  After thoroughly mixing the thawed contents of the bag, two 10-g samples of sediment were removed, dried, weighed, ignited at 500 degrees Celsius to drive off organic material and re-weighed.  TOC was assumed to be the weight lost upon ignition and expressed as a percentage.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
sediment data
Process_Date: 1995
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Position: Landscape Characterization and Restoration (LCR) Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (843) 740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (843) 740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: csc@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Eastern Standard Time
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
\\Bison\Buffalo\nps\Databases\GATE\Soil\Gateway\LowerBay\lbj95sed_shp
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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: 189
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
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Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
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Coordinate_Representation:
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Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: lbj95sed_shp
Entity_Type_Definition:
DBF Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
None
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Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


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Attribute_Definition_Source:


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Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Definition:
USACE description of sediment texture
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
Percent by mass of gravel component
Attribute_Definition_Source:


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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sand
Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


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Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Clay
Attribute_Definition:
Percent by mass of clay component
Attribute_Definition_Source:


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Attribute_Label: Median_phi
Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 6.024
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Position: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29405
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1210
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: csc@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Eastern Standard Time
Resource_Description: Sediment data from the Lower Bay in New York/New Jersey Harbor, June 1995
Distribution_Liability:
While every effort has been made to ensure that these data
are accurate and reliable within limits of the state of the
art, NOAA will not assume any liability for damages caused
by any inaccuracies in these data, or failure in their use.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.005
Custom_Order_Process:
For information about obtaining these data, please visit the project home page at <http://www3.csc.noaa.gov/dbapps/irtscapture/BouncePage.asp?Bounce2=ftp://www.csc.noaa.gov/pub/lcr/nyharbor/lbj95sed.zip&product=221>
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070828
Metadata_Review_Date: 20000522
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
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Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
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Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29405
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: csc@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Eastern Standard Time
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Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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