BLM/OCS South Texas Outer Continental Shelf (STOCS) Project Sediment Data

Metadata Updated: January 9, 2016

The South Texas Outer Continental Shelf Project (STOCS) conducted by the University of Texas and the USGS with funding from BLM/NOAA. The USGS produced geochemical analyses of sediment and suspended sediment, clay mineralogy, and physical properties of sediment for 264 samples collected from October 26, 1974 to December 21, 1974. Additional grain size analyses are not included in the Seafloor sediment digital grain size database due to numerous errors. The University of Texas produced grain size analyses in the historic 073 format for 1647 sea floor samples collected from February 8, 1976 to October 18, 1977. Data include collecting institution, ship, cruise, sample id, latitude/longitude, date of collection, water depth, sampling device, method of analysis, sample weight, sampled interval, raw weight percentages of sediment, within a given phi range. Some samples also have percentages of total gravel, sand, silt, clay, and statistical measurements such as mean, median, skewness, kurtosis, and standard deviation of grain size. These data are part of the larger digital grain size database.

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Metadata Date December 31, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date January 9, 2016
Reference Date(s) March 20, 1985 (publication), March 20, 1985 (revision)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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sample locations in study area

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 31, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date January 9, 2016
Reference Date(s) March 20, 1985 (publication), March 20, 1985 (revision)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty., Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
Bbox East Long -96.116
Bbox North Lat 28.233
Bbox South Lat 26.166
Bbox West Long -97.333
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description sample locations in study area
Graphic Preview File https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/geolin/preview03565001.gif
Graphic Preview Type GIF
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02888
Harvest Object Id 00969118-dca0-4fd1-970a-53326e1ee908
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA, as the source of the data., Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Metadata Language eng: USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1974-02-08
Temporal Extent End 1977-10-18

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