Location of bottom photographs taken along the U.S. Atlantic East Coast as part of the Continental Margin Program (1963-1968, BPHOTOS)

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

In 1962, Congress authorized the Continental Margin Program, a joint program between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to conduct a geological reconnaissance investigation of the continental shelf and slope off the Atlantic coast of the United States. As part of this program 464 photographs were collected at 378 stations from the Canadian border to the southern tip of Florida. Bottom photography was conducted at many of these stations in conjunction with sediment sampling for grain size, mineralogy, geochemistry, and biology. Those photographs have been scanned and are archived here to release a digital version of the historical dataset.

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Dates

Metadata Date November 25, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) July 2, 2001 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI Open Data

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Thumbnail image showing location and distribution of bottom photographs along the U.S. east coast

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 25, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) July 2, 2001 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid
Access Constraints Use Constraints: Public domain data from the U.S. government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -59.9833
Bbox North Lat 44.8500
Bbox South Lat 24.4083
Bbox West Long -81.8167
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description Thumbnail image showing location and distribution of bottom photographs along the U.S. east coast
Graphic Preview File http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/of01-154/htmldocs/images/browse/thumb/bphotos.gif
Graphic Preview Type GIF
Licence Although this derived data set and its sources have been used by the 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.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1963-01-01
Temporal Extent End 1968-01-01

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