Hudson River Estuary Sediment Environment


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Metadata Language: eng; USA
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Resource Type: Dataset
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Organisation Name: Albert R. Mann Library
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Delivery Point: Cornell University
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Administrative Area: New York
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Metadata Date: 2006-10-25
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
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Data Identification
Abstract: This dataset provides sedimentary environments of the Hudson River Estuary from Verrazano Narrows Bridge to Troy. Areas of the Hudson River shallower than 4 meters have not been surveyed and sampled completely. The sedimentary environment interpretation is based on the evaluation of Chirp sub-bottom acoustic profiler data in conjunction with acoustic backscatter and bathymetry data. It is subdivided into depositional, erosional, and dynamic classes that are further subdivided, depending on the details identified in the sub-bottom data, or because of their location. A more complete description of this interpretation can be found in Nitsche et al. (2004) and Nitsche et al. (2005)
Purpose: In 1996, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) initiated an effort to map the benthic habitat of the Hudson River Estuary as part of a larger Hudson River Action Plan. This project includes extensive mapping using sidescan sonar, sub-bottom profiling, single and multi-beam bathymetric sonars, as well as collecting ground truth data with sediment cores, grab samples, and sediment profiling imagery (SPI). The goal of the project is the creation of a comprehensive data set that includes detailed interpretive maps of the physical environment of the floor of the estuary.  An overview of the first phase of the benthic mapping project can be found in Bell et al. (2006)
Language: eng; USA
Citation:
Title: Hudson River Estuary Sediment Environment
Date:
Date: 2005-01-01
Date Type: Publication Date
Organisation Name: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
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Online Resource: http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/bucketinfo.jsp?id=7885
Point Of Contact:
Individual Name: John Ladd
Organisation Name: Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Hudson River Estuary Program, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Position Name: Benthic Mapping Coordinator
Role: Point Of Contact
Contact Info:
Voice: 845-758-7010
Delivery Point: Bard College Field Station
City: Annandale
Administrative Area: New York
Postal Code: 12504
Country: USA
E-Mail Address: jxladd@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Representation Type: Vector
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: estuary
Keyword: sediments
Associated Thesaurus: None
Keyword: Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
Keyword: Hudson River Estuary (N.Y. and N.J.)
Associated Thesaurus: LCSH
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: -74.107921
East Bounding Longitude: -73.684866
North Bounding Latitude: 42.755796
South Bounding Latitude: 40.599610
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URL: http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/bucketinfo.jsp?id=7885
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Organisation Name: Mann Library
Role: Distributor
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Voice: 607-255-5406
Delivery Point: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
Administrative Area: NY
Postal Code: 14853
Country: USA
E-Mail Address: mann_ref@cornell.edu
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Scope: Dataset