ECSTDB2005 - USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database (2005)

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200508
Title:
ECSTDB2005 - USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database (2005)
Edition: 2.1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2005-1001
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/data/surficial_sediments/ecstdb2005.zip
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/htmldocs/datacatalog.htm
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: L.J. Poppe
Originator: S.J. Williams
Originator: V.F. Paskevich
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
USGS East-Coast Sediment Analysis: Procedures, Database, and GIS Data
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2005-1001
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Other_Citation_Details:
Publication and data are released via digital media (either CD-ROM or DVD). This digital publication may also be available via the web at pubs.usgs.gov
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/
Description:
Abstract:
This sediment database contains location, description, and texture of samples taken by numerous marine sampling programs.  Most of the samples are from the Atlantic Continental Margin of the United States, but some are from as diverse locations as Lake Baikal, Russia, the Hawaiian Islands region, Puerto Rico, the Gulf of Mexico, and Lake Michigan. The database presently contains data for over 23,000 samples, which includes texture data for approximately 3800 samples taken or analyzed by the Atlantic Continental Margin Program, a joint U.S. Geological Survey/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution project conducted from 1962 to 1970.
Purpose:
This ArcView shapefile contains the locations of marine sediment samples collected and analyzed by the U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Science Center starting in 1962 thru 1999.  Distribution of this dataset allows the user the ability to visualize the information in a Geographic Information system.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1955
Ending_Date: 2004
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -170.520000
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 123.556830
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 69.460900
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -16.232067
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 Science Center
Theme_Keyword: WHSC
Theme_Keyword: surficial sediments
Theme_Keyword: grain size analyses
Theme_Keyword: simple bottom descriptions
Theme_Keyword: grab sampler
Theme_Keyword: coring
Theme_Keyword: mud patch
Theme_Keyword: seafloor geology
Theme_Keyword: sedimentary dynamics
Theme_Keyword: sedimentary processes
Theme_Keyword: strataform
Theme_Keyword: particle-size analysis
Theme_Keyword: ArcView shapefile
Theme_Keyword: point data
Theme_Keyword: ArcView point shapefile
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information System
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: sample location
Theme_Keyword: Open-File Report 2005-1001
Theme_Keyword: OFR 2005-1001
Theme_Keyword: OFR2005-1001
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans and estuaries
Theme_Keyword: location
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Place_Keyword: U.S. Atlantic East Coast
Place_Keyword: continental United States
Place_Keyword: east coast
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Margin
Place_Keyword: Florida Platform
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Place_Keyword: Great Lakes
Place_Keyword: Arizona
Place_Keyword: California
Place_Keyword: Connecticut
Place_Keyword: Delaware
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: Georgia
Place_Keyword: Hawaii
Place_Keyword: Illinois
Place_Keyword: Louisiana
Place_Keyword: Maine
Place_Keyword: Maryland
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Nevada
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: Pennsylvania
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: South Carolina
Place_Keyword: Virginia
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: New England
Place_Keyword: Pacific
Place_Keyword: Bermuda
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: Hawaiian Islands
Place_Keyword: continental shelf
Place_Keyword: continental slope
Place_Keyword: Canada
Place_Keyword: Nova Scotia
Place_Keyword: Italy
Place_Keyword: Russia
Place_Keyword: West Florida Shelf
Place_Keyword: Albermarle Sound
Place_Keyword: Aligator River, NC
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Canyon
Place_Keyword: Baltimore Canyon
Place_Keyword: Bay of Fundy
Place_Keyword: Bear Seamount
Place_Keyword: Blake Escarpment
Place_Keyword: Blake Nose
Place_Keyword: Blake Plateau
Place_Keyword: Blake Ridge
Place_Keyword: Block Canyon
Place_Keyword: Block Island Sound
Place_Keyword: Boston
Place_Keyword: Boston Harbor
Place_Keyword: Browns Bank
Place_Keyword: Buzzards Bay
Place_Keyword: Cape Ann
Place_Keyword: Cape Charles
Place_Keyword: Cape Cod Bay
Place_Keyword: Cape Cod National Seashore Park
Place_Keyword: Cape Elizabeth
Place_Keyword: Cape Hatteras
Place_Keyword: Cape Henry
Place_Keyword: Cape Fear
Place_Keyword: Cape Fear Ridge
Place_Keyword: Cape Lookout
Place_Keyword: Cape May
Place_Keyword: Cape Romain
Place_Keyword: Cape Sable
Place_Keyword: Casco Bay
Place_Keyword: Cashes Ledge
Place_Keyword: Charleston
Place_Keyword: Chesapeake Bay
Place_Keyword: Corsair Canyon
Place_Keyword: Delaware Bay
Place_Keyword: Delaware River
Place_Keyword: Delmar Peninsula
Place_Keyword: Deep Water Dumpsite 106
Place_Keyword: Dogbone Basin
Place_Keyword: DWD 106
Place_Keyword: Escollo Arenas
Place_Keyword: Falkner Island
Place_Keyword: Florida Keys
Place_Keyword: Fire Island
Place_Keyword: Georges Bank
Place_Keyword: Gilbert Canyon
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place_Keyword: Grand Manan Island
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place_Keyword: Heel Tapper Canyon
Place_Keyword: Hudson Canyon
Place_Keyword: Hudson River
Place_Keyword: Hudson Shelf Valley
Place_Keyword: Hudson Valley
Place_Keyword: Hydrographer Canyon
Place_Keyword: Indiana Shoals
Place_Keyword: Inner Blake Plateau
Place_Keyword: Inner Shelf
Place_Keyword: Ipswich Bay
Place_Keyword: Isle of Shoals
Place_Keyword: Jeffreys Basin
Place_Keyword: Jeffreys Ledge
Place_Keyword: John Day Reservoir
Place_Keyword: Kennebec
Place_Keyword: Louisiana
Place_Keyword: Lake Titicaca
Place_Keyword: Lake Baikal
Place_Keyword: Lake Mead
Place_Keyword: Lake Michigan
Place_Keyword: Little Bahama Bank
Place_Keyword: Long Island Sound
Place_Keyword: Los Angeles
Place_Keyword: Lydonia Canyon
Place_Keyword: Mackenzie Delta
Place_Keyword: Marblehead
Place_Keyword: Marthas Vineyard
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts Bay
Place_Keyword: Mass Bay
Place_Keyword: Mexico
Place_Keyword: Mid-Atlantic Bight
Place_Keyword: Mid-Atlantic Slope
Place_Keyword: Mississippi Fan
Place_Keyword: Monomoy Island
Place_Keyword: Murray Basin
Place_Keyword: Nantucket
Place_Keyword: Nantucket Bay
Place_Keyword: Nantucket Shoals
Place_Keyword: Nantucket Sound
Place_Keyword: Narragansett Bay
Place_Keyword: Neuse River
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: New Haven Dumpsite
Place_Keyword: New Haven Harbor
Place_Keyword: NYNJ
Place_Keyword: NY-NJ
Place_Keyword: New York/New Jersey
Place_Keyword: New York Bight
Place_Keyword: New York Harbor
Place_Keyword: Norfolk Canyon
Place_Keyword: Northeast Channel
Place_Keyword: Nova Scotia
Place_Keyword: Ocean City
Place_Keyword: Oceanographer Canyon
Place_Keyword: Oculina Bank
Place_Keyword: Old Orchard Beach
Place_Keyword: Oqunquit
Place_Keyword: Oregon Inlet
Place_Keyword: Peak Island
Place_Keyword: Platts Bank
Place_Keyword: Plum Island
Place_Keyword: Plymouth
Place_Keyword: Popham
Place_Keyword: Popham/Kennebec
Place_Keyword: Roanoke Point
Place_Keyword: Saco Bay
Place_Keyword: Scotian Shelf
Place_Keyword: South Lake Michigan
Place_Keyword: Southwest Washington
Place_Keyword: Sandwich Harbor
Place_Keyword: Somes Sound
Place_Keyword: SBNMS
Place_Keyword: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Place_Keyword: Southern Long Island
Place_Keyword: Southwest Puerto Rico Shelf
Place_Keyword: Toms Canyon
Place_Keyword: Veatch Canyon
Place_Keyword: Vineyard Sound
Place_Keyword: Western Puerto Rico Shelf
Place_Keyword: Western Long Island Sound
Place_Keyword: Wilkinson Basin
Place_Keyword: Wilmington Canyon
Place_Keyword: Wrightsville Beach
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Public domain data from the U.S. government is freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Larry 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: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/data/surficial_sediments/ecstdb2005-world-thumb.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Thumbnail image showing location of USGS East Coast surficial sediment samples (ecstdb2005) displayed on world map
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/data/surficial_sediments/ecstdb2005-world.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Location of USGS East Coast surficial sediment samples (ecstdb2005) displayed on world map
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/data/surficial_sediments/ecstdb2005.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Image showring location and classification of USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database surficial samples plotted along the U.S. Atlantic East Coast.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
The U.S. Geological Survey must be referenced as the originator of the dataset in any future products or research derived from these data.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lawrence J. Poppe(ed.)
Originator: Chris Polloni(ed.)
Publication_Date: 20000501
Title:
USGS East-Coast Sediment Analysis: Procedures, Database, and Georeferenced Displays
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 00-358
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Other_Citation_Details:
Publication OFR2005-1001 supersedes this publication.
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/of00-358/
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Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No additional checks for topological consistency were performed on this data.
Completeness_Report:
This data set is complete inasmuch as it contains all the samples processed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Woods Hole Science Center (WHSC) Sediment Laboratory through November 2004
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Positional accuracy varies due to different systems, datums, and navigational equipment used over the years.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Type_of_Source_Media: disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20041201
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecstdb2005.xls
Source_Contribution:
This Excel spread sheet contains the accumulated results of the surficial sediment analysis collected and processed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Woods Hole Science Center (WHSC).  This spread sheet was the source of the data converted to the ESRI shapefile.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The requested surficial sediment data fields were exported from the most current Excel spreadsheet available as a comma delimited text file.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecstdb2005.xls
Process_Date: 20010811
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecstdb2005.txt
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Polly Hastings
Contact_Position: Data Specialist
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
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The comma delimited source file was imported into ArcView to create a table.  The table was then converted to an ArcView shapefile to be used as a GIS data layer.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecstdb2005.txt
Process_Date: 20050131
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecstdb2005.dbf
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecst0500.shp
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecst0500.shx
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecst0500.sbn
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecst0500.sbx
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecst0500.avl
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecstdb2005.shp
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecstdb2005.shx
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Larry Poppe
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:
Errors found in the data were corrected for approximately 80 samples. The Excel file was edited and the shape  and text files were regenerated.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecstdb2005.xls
Process_Date: 2007
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecstdb2005.shp
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecstdb2005.shx
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecstdb2005.dbf
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecstdb2005.xls
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
ecstdb2005.txt
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Katherine McMullen
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Sediment Lab Technician
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 540-8700 x2277
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kmcmullen@usgs.gov
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 23308
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
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: ecstdb2005
Entity_Type_Definition:
Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
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: GROUP
Attribute_Definition:
Number assigned to data based on source.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Samples taken before start of the joint USGS/WHOI project.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
USGS/WHOI Atlantic Continental Margin Program stations
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
samples analyzed by the USGS Branch of Atlantic Marine Geology Sediment Laboratory
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DB_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Unique identification number generated in the sedimentation laboratory of the USGS's Woods Hole Science Center. For samples analyzed after 1980 this identifier consists of 2 characters and 3 numerics (e.g. AS114).  For samples analyzed prior to 1980, this identifier consists of 4 numerics possibly followed by as many as 2 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIELD_NO
Attribute_Definition:
Sample name or number as assigned in the field by the Chief Scientist
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROJECT
Attribute_Definition:
Name of project or project number under which samples were taken or data generated; sometimes project name indicates a more specific area
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character string of width 21.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CRUISE_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Name or number of cruise on which sample collected.  Historically cruise identifiers were a combination of ship name, year of cruise and cruise leg.  In more recent years, cruise identifier is a sequential serial number assigned to field activities within a specific year.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character string of width 21.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CONTACT
Attribute_Definition:
Name of Principal Investigator or Chief Scientist responsible for data collection (usually first initial and last name)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character string of width 12.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition:
General geographic area of data collection.  Name is general enough to easily locate area on a state map.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character string of width 33.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude coordinate, in decimal-degrees, of sample location.  South latitude recorded as negative values.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -16.2320670
Range_Domain_Maximum: 69.4609
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: signed decimal degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: ,00000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude coordinate, in decimal degrees, of sample location.  West longitude is recorded as negative values.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -170.52
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123.55683
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: signed decimal degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .00000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEPTH_M
Attribute_Definition:
Measured depth of water overlying sediment at sample time, not corrected for tides, in
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5001.00
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: T_DEPTH
Attribute_Definition:
Top depth of the sample below the sediment-water interface, in centimeters
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 115049
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: centimeters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: B_DEPTH
Attribute_Definition:
Bottom depth of the sample below the sediment-water interface, in centimeters
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 115054
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: centimeters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEVICE
Attribute_Definition:
Device used to collect the sample.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 35MM STEREO CAMERA+DRED
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Enumerated_Domain_Value: ANCHOR DREDG
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ANCHOR FLUKES
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ANCHOR SAMPLE
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: IKU GRAB
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: JAPANESE DREDGE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: M-VV GRAB + D-LF SNAPPER
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: M-VV GRAB + GRAVITY CORE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
modified Van Veen grab sampler and gravity corer
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MECH ARM + CORE DRILL
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MECH ARM W/ CORER
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MECH ARM W/ PRY BAR
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MECHANICAL ARM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MINIATURE VAN VEEN
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MINIATURE VAN VEEN W/O C.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MODIFIED PIERCE DREDGE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NATURALIST DREDGE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NISKIN SAMPLER
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OTHER
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PAUL CORER
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PIPE DREDGE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PIPE DREDGE AND D-L SNAP
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PIPE DREDGE, 12 INCH
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PISTON CORER
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PONAR SAMPLER
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PULSE AUGER
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PUSH CORER
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Pulse Auger
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: RAKED INTO BASKET W/ ARM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: RING NET
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ROCKER DREDGE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ROTARY CORER
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ROTOSONIC CORER
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SALINOMETER, VANDORN BOTS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SCALLOP DREDGE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SCOOP FISH
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SEDIMENT TRAP
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SHIPEK GRAB
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SMALL VAN VEEN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
small Van Veen grab sampler
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SMITH-MAC+MIN W, CAMERA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SMITH-MACINTYRE GRAB
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Smith-MacIntyre grab sampler
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SMITH-MACINTYRE W/ CAMERA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SMITH-MACINTYRE W/O CAMERA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SMITH/MAC AND NISKIN SPL
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SUBMERSIBLE SAMPLE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Submersible Sample
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: TRAWL
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: TRIGGER CORE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: UNKNOWN
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: VAN VEEN AND CORE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: VAN VEEN GRAB
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
sample collected with Van Veen grab sampler
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Van Veen Grab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
sample collected with Van Veen grab sampler
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: VIBRA CORE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: VISUAL OBSERVATION
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: VV GRAB + D-L SNAPPER
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: WATER PUMP ONLY
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MONTH_COLL
Attribute_Definition:
Calendar month sample collected
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 12
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: month of year
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Month sample was collected is unknown.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DAY_COLL
Attribute_Definition:
Calendar day sample collected
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 31
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: day of month
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Day sample was collected is unknown.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YEAR_COLL
Attribute_Definition:
Calendar year sample collected
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1955
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1999
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: year
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Year sample connected is unknown.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MONTH_ANAL
Attribute_Definition:
Calendar month sample analyzed
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 12
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: month of year
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Month sample was analyzed is unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DAY_ANAL
Attribute_Definition:
Calendar day sample analyzed
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 31
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: day of month
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Month sample was analyzed is unknown.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YEAR_ANAL
Attribute_Definition:
Calendar year sample analyzed
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1969
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2000
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: year
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Year sample was analyzed is unknown.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WEIGHT
Attribute_Definition:
Weight of wet sample in grams
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9086.1
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .0001
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (blank)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Weight not computed or recorded.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GRAVEL_PCT
Attribute_Definition:
Gravel content in percent dry weight of the sample (particles with nominal diameters greater than 2 mm; -1Ø and larger)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100.00
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAND_PCT
Attribute_Definition:
Sand content in percent dry weight of the sample (particles with nominal diameters less than 2 mm, but greater than or equal to 0.0625 mm ; 0Ø  through 4Ø )
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 103.02
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SILT_PCT
Attribute_Definition:
Silt content in percent dry weight of the sample (particles with nominal diameters less than 0.0625 mm, but greater than or equal to 0.004 mm; 5Ø  through 8Ø , inclusive)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100.00
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLAY_PCT
Attribute_Definition:
Clay content in percent dry weight of the sample (particles with nominal diameters less than 0.004 mm; 9Ø  and smaller)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 94.71
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASSIFICA
Attribute_Definition:
Sediment Classification - Sediment description based on a rigorous definition, usually Shepard, 1954
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character string of width 19.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BEDROCK
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BOULDERS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CLAY
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CLAYEY SAND
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CLAYEY SILT
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: GRAVEL
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: GRAVELLY SEDIMENT
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SAND
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SAND SILT CLAY
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SANDY CLAY
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SANDY SILT
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SILT
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SILTY CLAY
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SILTY SAND
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MEDIAN
Attribute_Definition:
Middle point in the grain size distribution in phi units
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -7.35
Range_Domain_Maximum: 10.74
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: phi
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MEAN
Attribute_Definition:
Average value in the grain size distribution in phi units
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -5.93
Range_Domain_Maximum: 10.62
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: phi
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STDEV
Attribute_Definition:
Standard deviation (root mean square of the deviations) of the grain size distribution in phi units (sorting)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -0.08
Range_Domain_Maximum: 7.16
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: phi
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SKEWNESS
Attribute_Definition:
Skewness (deviation from symmetrical form) of the grain size distribution in phi units
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -4217.60
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123907.67
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: phi
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: KURTOSIS
Attribute_Definition:
Kurtosis (degree of curvature near the mode) of the grain size distribution in phi units
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS Eastcoast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -968709.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 357391.91
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: phi
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MODE1CLASS
Attribute_Definition:
Mode 1 class - First mode (particle size that occurs the most number of times) in phi units
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -7.500
Range_Domain_Maximum: 10.600
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MODE1FREQ
Attribute_Definition:
Mode 1 strength - Modal strength of the first mode in percent
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100.00
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MODE2CLASS
Attribute_Definition:
Mode 2 class - Second mode in phi units
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -7.50
Range_Domain_Maximum: 13.40
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: phi
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MODE2FREQ
Attribute_Definition:
Mode 2 strength - Modal strength of the second mode in percent
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 60.50
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MODE3CLASS
Attribute_Definition:
Mode 3 class - Third mode in phi units
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -6.50
Range_Domain_Maximum: 15.40
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: phi
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MODE3FREQ
Attribute_Definition:
Mode 3 strength - Modal strength of the third mode in percent
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -2.50
Range_Domain_Maximum: 18.15
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NMODES
Attribute_Definition:
Number of modes
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 5
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: integer count
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Value not computed or available for sample.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIm5
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIm4
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIm3
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIm2
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIm1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIM5
Attribute_Definition:
-5 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the -5Ø  fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 32 mm, but less than 64 mm); very coarse pebbles
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100.00
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIM4
Attribute_Definition:
-4 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the -4Ø fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 16 mm, but less than 32 mm); coarse pebbles
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100.00
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIM3
Attribute_Definition:
-3 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the -3Ø  fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 8 mm, but less than 16 mm); medium pebbles
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100.00
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIM2
Attribute_Definition:
-2 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the -2Ø  fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 4 mm, but less than 8 mm); fine pebbles
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -1.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 64.43
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHIM1
Attribute_Definition:
-1 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the -1Ø  fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 2 mm, but less than 4 mm); very fine pebbles (granules)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 97.00
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_0
Attribute_Definition:
0 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 0Ø fraction (nominal diameters of particles greater than or equal to 1 mm, but less than 2 mm); very coarse sand
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -19.73
Range_Domain_Maximum: 86.00
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_1
Attribute_Definition:
1 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 1Ø  fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.5 mm, but less than 1 mm); coarse sand
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 92.67
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_2
Attribute_Definition:
2 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 2Ø  fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.25 mm, but less than 0.5 mm); medium sand
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 96.00
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_3
Attribute_Definition:
3 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 3Ø  fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.125  mm, but less than 0.25 mm); fine sand
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 94.66
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_4
Attribute_Definition:
4 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 4Ø  fraction (nominal diameters of particles greater than or equal to .0625 mm, but less than 0.125 mm); very fine sand
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 92.75
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_5
Attribute_Definition:
5 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 5Ø  fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.031 mm, but less than 0.0625 mm); coarse silt
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 80.51
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_6
Attribute_Definition:
6 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 6Ø  fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.016 mm, but less than 0.031 mm); medium silt
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 68.32
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_7
Attribute_Definition:
7 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 7Ø  fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.008 mm, but less than 0.016 mm); fine silt
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 47.57
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_8
Attribute_Definition:
8 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 8Ø fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.004 mm, but less than 0.008 mm); very fine silt
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 47.90
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_9
Attribute_Definition:
9 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 9Ø  fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to  0.002 mm, but less than 0.004 mm); coarse clay
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -3.87
Range_Domain_Maximum: 45.55
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_10
Attribute_Definition:
10 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 10Ø  fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.001 mm, but less than 0.002 mm); medium clay
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 54.63
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHI_11
Attribute_Definition:
11 Phi - Weight percent of the sample in the 11Ø  fraction (nominal diameter of particles greater than or equal to 0.5 µm, but less than 0.001 mm); fine clay
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 55.71
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: percent
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ANALYST
Attribute_Definition:
Name(usually first initial and last name) of person who performed the grain size or physical properties analysis
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character string of width 43.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ANAL_COMM
Attribute_Definition:
Comments on analyses - Any further information about sediment analysis for all or specific parameters in this table
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character string of width 154.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LITHOLOGY
Attribute_Definition:
General lithologic description of sample
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character string of width 72.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMMENTS
Attribute_Definition:
Comments on sample collection or lithology
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character string of width 66.
Overview_Description:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Larry 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: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 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.

Trade, firm, or product names and other references to non-USGS products and services are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement or warranty, express or implied, by the USGS, USDOI, or U.S. Government, as to their suitability, content, usefulness, functioning, completeness, or accuracy.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
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Format_Version_Number: ArcView 3.3
Format_Specification:
ESRI Shapefile
Format_Information_Content:
The SHP file contains the geospatial data. The SHX file contains the index of the geospatial data. The DBF file contains the attribute data in dBASE format. The PRJ file contains the coordinate system information (optional). The AVL file contains the legend information (optional). The SBN and SBX files contain the spatial index of the geospatial data (optional). The XML file contains the metadata describing the data set <data set name>.shp.xml.  An ASCII version of the metadata file.  A browse graphic showing the data layer coverage and extent (optional).
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Transfer_Size: 18.875
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/data/surficial_sediments/ecstdb2005.zip
Network_Resource_Name: http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/GISdata/sedsamples/ecstdb2005/ecstdb2005.zip
Network_Resource_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/htmldocs/datacatalog.htm
Access_Instructions:
Data are downloadable via the World Wide Web (WWW).
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD-ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 4.7
Recording_Density_Units: Gbyte
Compatibility_Information:
HFS and ISO9660
Fees: None
Technical_Prerequisites:
These data are available in Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) shapefile format. The user must have ArcGIS® or ArcView® 3.0 or greater software to read and process the data file. In lieu of ArcView or ArcGIS, the user may utilize another GIS application package capable of importing data. A free data viewer, arcexplorer, capable of displaying the data is available from ESRI at www.esri.com.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Larry 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: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 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.

Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Excel spreadsheet containing the data source.
File_Decompression_Technique: no compression applied
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/data/surficial_sediments/ecstdb2005.xls
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD-ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 4.75
Recording_Density_Units: Gbyte
Compatibility_Information:
HFS and ISO9660
Fees: None
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Distribution_Information:
Standard_Order_Process:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
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Format_Information_Content:
Data exported from the source spreadsheet.
File_Decompression_Technique: no compression applied
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/data/surficial_sediments/ecstdb2005.txt
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD-ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 4.75
Recording_Density_Units: Gbyte
Compatibility_Information:
HFS and ISO9660
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050428
Metadata_Review_Date: 20050513
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Valerie Paskevich
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Information Specialist, GIS Coordinator
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 x2281
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vpaskevich@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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