Marine Ecosystems Analysis (MESA) Program, New York Bight Surficial Sediment Analyses

Metadata Updated: January 9, 2016

The Marine Ecosystems Analysis (MESA) Program, New York Bight Study was funded by NOAA and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Atlas was a historical compilation of surficial sediment grain size analyses in the NY Bight from 1957-1979. 5,928 cores, grabs, and dredges are included from multiple cruises: (BCTS, BLM01B-BLM08B, FIM01-FIM14, HSV, LEI-A - LEI-M, OCSS, Quart1 - Quart5, RBCI02 - RBCI04, RBCII1 - RBCII4, and RECON). Data are in the historic 073 format. 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 NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database. In addition to grain size data included in the atlas, this data set also contains related sediment geochemistry in the MESA 001 format, and some originator's grain size data in the MESA 003 format which were returned to the originator for error correction and may not be represented in the 073 format data.

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Metadata Date December 31, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date January 9, 2016
Reference Date(s) February 28, 1980 (publication), February 28, 1980 (revision)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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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) February 28, 1980 (publication), February 28, 1980 (revision)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
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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 -70.0216
Bbox North Lat 40.9783
Bbox South Lat 37.0102
Bbox West Long -75.3103
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/preview03995007.gif
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Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02889
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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 1957-01-01
Temporal Extent End 1979-12-31

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