RAFA04011_SEDDATA.SHP: Surficial Sediment Data Collected during USGS Cruise R/V RAFAEL 04011 off of Eastern Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Entry ID: CZM_moris_cc_rafa04011_seddata_pt

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Summary
Abstract: This data set includes the locations, identifiers, grain-size data and(or) textural descriptions of surficial sediments collected at 89 stations on topographic and backscatter data of the sea floor offshore east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The sediments were collected with a modified Van Veen grab (small SEABOSS) during USGS survey 04011, conducted May 25- June 4, 2004. Note: The data were reprojected from their native projection into North American Datum 1983 (NAD83) / Massachusetts State Plane coordinate system, Mainland Zone (Fipszone 2001) meters by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management on Sept. 5, 2006.

Purpose: This data set was produced to ground-truth (verify) topography and backscatter intensity of the sea floor offshore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. These acoustic data were collected with a multibeam sea floor mapping system during USGS survey 98015, conducted November 9 - 25, 1998.

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition

SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Direct Spatial Reference: Vector
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: Entity point
Point and Vector Object Count: 88

SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - GEODETIC MODEL
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis: 6378206.400000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 294.978698

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Description: Data are downloadable via the World Wide Web (WWW).

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Description:  Image showing the location and extent of sediment data collected during R/V RAFAEL cruise 04011 off of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.09   S: 41.62   E: -69.85   W: -70.13

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: L.J. Poppe
Dataset Title: Surficial Sediment Data Collected during USGS Cruise R/V RAFAEL 04011 off of Eastern Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Dataset Series Name: Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Version: 1.0
Issue Identification: 2005-1048
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1048/data/seddata/

Dataset Originator/Creator: L.J. Poppe V.F. Paskevich B. Butman S.D. Ackerman W.W. Danforth D.S. Foster D.S. Blackwood
Dataset Title: Geological Interpretation of Bathymetric and Backscatter Imagery of the Sea Floor off Eastern Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Dataset Series Name: Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Version: 1.0
Issue Identification: 2005-1048
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1048/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-05-25
Stop Date: 2004-06-04
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.00001
Decimal degrees

Longitude Resolution: 0.00001
Decimal degrees

Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: All attributes were checked in a consistent manner

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: No additional checks for topological consistency were performed on this data.

COMPLETENESS REPORT: All available grain-size data collected during the RV Rafael cruise 04011 are included in this data set.

HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Navigation was by differential GPS; positional accuracy to less than 10 m
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Although all data 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. Any use of trade, product, or firm ... View entire text
Use 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.

DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION
Technical Prerequisites: These data are available in Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) shapefile format. The user must have ArcGIS® or ArcView® 3.0 or greater software to read and process the data file. In lieu of ArcView or ArcGIS, the user may utilize another GIS application package capable of importing data. A free data viewer, ArcExplorer, capable of displaying the data is available from ESRI at www.esri.com.

FEES: None

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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.mass.gov/czm/
Dataset ID: Downloadable DataDownloadable DataDownloadable Data

Data Center Personnel
Name: LAWRENCE J. POPPE
Phone: (508) 548-8700 x2314
Fax: (508) 457-2310
Email: lpoppe at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: text file
Distribution Size: 0.007
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: See Use Constraints.
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (508) 548-8700 x2314
Fax: (508) 457-2310
Email: lpoppe at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-02-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-22
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