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Baltimore Harbor, Maryland Surficial Sediments: Texture and Chemistry
Entry ID: balto_harbor_sediment

Abstract: This is a data table, in comma-delimited, ASCII format, which contains information about selected physical properties, particularly grain size, of 155 surficial sediment samples from Baltimore Harbor (Patapsco and Back Rivers) in Maryland. Samples were collected by the Maryland Geological Survey (MGS) in November 1994, February 1995, and June 1996.

Purpose: Establishing grain size characteristics of surficial bottom sediments for modeling sediment resuspension and transport and for baseline information of sediment contaminant levels.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: 38.0   E: -76.0   W: -78.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Maryland Geological Survey (MGS)
Dataset Title: Baltimore Harbor Surficial Sediments: Texture and Chemistry
Dataset Release Place: Baltimore, Maryland USA
Dataset Publisher: MGS
Data Presentation Form: Table
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-11-01
Stop Date: 1996-06-01
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Graphic displays and printed tabular listings derived from this data
set may be used in publications and presentations, provided that
credit be given to the data set.

The Maryland Geological Survey (MGS) makes no warranty, either
express or implied, as to the use or appropriateness of the
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Data Center
Geological Survey, Maryland Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 410-554-5543
Fax: 410-554-5502
Email: jhalka at
Contact Address:
2300 St. Paul Street
City: Baltimore
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 21218
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Electronic
Distribution Size: 11.1 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: No Fees
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-06-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05