Cascadia Tsunami Deposit Database

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Robert Peters, Bruce Jaffe, Guy Gelfenbaum, and Curt Peterson
Publication_Date: 20030203
Title: Cascadia Tsunami Deposit Database
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Text, Figures, Arcview coverages
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: Open-File Report 03-13
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Menlo Park, CA, USA
Publisher: US Geological Survey
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Description:
Abstract:
Abstract The Cascadia Tsunami Deposit Database contains data on the location and sedimentological properties of tsunami deposits found along the Cascadia margin. Data have been compiled from 52 studies, documenting 59 sites from northern California to Vancouver Island, British Columbia that contain known or potential tsunami deposits. Bibliographical references are provided for all sites included in the database. Cascadia tsunami deposits are usually seen as anomalous sand layers in coastal marsh or lake sediments. The studies cited in the database use numerous criteria based on sedimentary characteristics to distinguish tsunami deposits from sand layers deposited by other processes, such as river flooding and storm surges. Several studies cited in the database contain evidence for more than one tsunami at a site. Data categories include age, thickness, layering, grainsize, and other sedimentological characteristics of Cascadia tsunami deposits. The database documents the variability observed in tsunami deposits found along the Cascadia margin.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -130.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 52.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > SEDIMENTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > SEDIMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > WEATHERING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL PROCESSES > DEPOSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEDIMENTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENTARY STRUCTURES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENTARY TEXTURES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > TSUNAMIS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > MICROFOSSILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > RADIOCARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > SEDIMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL PROCESSES > WAVE EROSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > FLUVIAL PROCESSES > SEDIMENTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > AGE DETERMINATIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: MAPS
Theme_Keyword: Sedimentology
Theme_Keyword: Sedimentary Characteristics
Theme_Keyword: Tsunami
Theme_Keyword: Tsunami Deposits
Theme_Keyword: Thickness
Theme_Keyword: Layering
Theme_Keyword: Grainsize
Theme_Keyword: Cascadia Margin
Theme_Keyword: Age
Theme_Keyword: Grading
Theme_Keyword: Sorting
Theme_Keyword: Cascadia Tsunami
Theme_Keyword: Tsunami Deposits
Theme_Keyword: Sediment Age
Theme_Keyword: Sediment Thickness
Theme_Keyword: Layering
Theme_Keyword: Grain Size
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BRITISH COLUMBIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CASCADIA MARGIN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OREGON
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information. Physical materials are under controlled on-site access. Some USGS information accessed through this means may be preliminary in nature and presented without the approval of the Director of the USGS. This information is provided with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete and conclusions drawn from such information are the responsibility of the user. This information is not intended for navigational purposes. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ROBERT PETERS
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Coastal and Marine Geology
Address: Pacific Science Center
Address: 1156 High Street
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95064
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (831) 426-4738
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (831) 426-4748
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rpeters@usgs.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/CMG/WRCMG > Western Region CMG, Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: ROBERT PETERS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Coastal and Marine Geology
Address: Pacific Science Center
Address: 1156 High Street
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95064
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (831) 426-4738
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (831) 426-4748
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rpeters@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-13
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: PDF
Format_Name: MS Excel
Format_Name: ASCII text
Format_Name: Arcview Coverages
Transfer_Size: 296 KB
Transfer_Size: 232 KB
Transfer_Size: 168 KB
Transfer_Size: 52 KB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/ctd-database-casc...
Access_Instructions:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://geo-nsdi.er.usgs.gov/metadata/open-file/03-...
Access_Instructions:
Fees: None
Fees: None
Fees: None
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030326
Metadata_Review_Date: 20150505
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20040326
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GENE R. MAJOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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