U.S. East Coast Continental Margin (CONMAR) Sediment Data

Metadata Updated: January 9, 2016

The USGS/WHOI Continental Margin (CONMAR) Data set was compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as a joint program of study of the Atlantic continental margin of the U.S. The CONMAR set contains information for 3,715 cores, dredges, and grab samples, and consists of 18 files of grain size analyses/statistical parameters, composition of clay, sand, gravel and carbonate fractions, organic contents, heavy mineral and x-ray analyses, radioactivity counts, and major chemical and trace-element analyses. An accompanying technical report contains a complete description of methodology and file organization: Hathaway, John C., 1971, Data File, Continental Margin Program, Atlantic Coast of the United States: WHOI Reference No. 71-15. Updated data files were received in digital form in 1977. Data collection was partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the CONMAR program and the International Decade of Ocean Exploration. These data were also included as ASCII files on the NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals CDROM data set released by NGDC in 1992. The U.S. Geological Survey has incorporated these data into an updated data set available from their web site, and the original technical report is available from WHOI.

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Metadata Date December 31, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date January 9, 2016
Reference Date(s) December 31, 1972 (publication), May 31, 1977 (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 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date January 9, 2016
Reference Date(s) December 31, 1972 (publication), May 31, 1977 (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 -63.533
Bbox North Lat 48.322
Bbox South Lat 33.116
Bbox West Long -70.59
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/preview06995002.gif
Graphic Preview Type GIF
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G00253
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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 1972-12-31
Temporal Extent End 1977-12-31

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