Archive of Geosample Data and Information from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) Samples Repository

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The U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC)
Samples Repository is a partner in the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) database. The
Curator sends data and information related to the WHCMSC marine geological sample collection to NCEI to increase their
discoverability via the IMLGS. Selected data, documents, and images related to the collection are also
archived at NCEI and discoverable via the IMLGS, but the USGS is the authoritative source for all data and information
related to USGS geological samples.
Search Data
  • Map viewer (search)
    Open an ArcGIS interactive map interface with the USGS WHCMSC Samples Repository sample layer active, to search and download data from the IMLGS database and access related links.
  • Linked data interface (search)
    Offsite Linked Data interface (RDF graph) for Semantic Web access to USGS WHCMSC samples, offered cooperatively on the Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) server.
  • Open Data ArcGIS interface (search)
    Access USGS WHCMSC Samples Repository information from the IMLGS using the Open Data ArcGIS interface enabling filtering, sorting, and export in multiple formats
Download Data
  • Web forms interface (download)
    Text interface to search and download data for USGS WHCMSC Samples Repository samples from the IMLGS database and access related links.
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII (Version: UTF-8)
    • File Specification: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
  • JPEG
    • File Specification: Joint Photographic Experts Group Image Format
  • JPEG
  • KML
    • File Specification: Keyhole Markup Language File
  • PDF
    • File Specification: Portable Document Format
Distributor User Services
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
303-497-6826
ngdc.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Brian Buczkowski
Curator
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) Samples Repository
508 457-2361
bbuczkowski@usgs.gov or
gs-wh_curator@usgs.gov
Time Period: 1955-12-07T00:00:00.000Z to Present
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 59.74000
S: 16.72167
E: 108.92617
W: -157.11852
Spatial Coverage Map:
General Documentation
  • Publisher's landing page
    How to cite this data set (doi:10.7289/V5X92887), all access options, and complete documentation.
  • Repository Information
    USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Samples Repository web page.
  • Originator's Web page
    Documentation about the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC).
Associated Resources
  • USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP)
    • Parent Organization
      U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) website.
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC): Archive of data and information related to the USGS PCMSC Samples Repository geoscience collections. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V55T3HGJ
    • Related IMLGS Partner Repository
      Access USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Samples Repository Information via the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS)
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC): Archive of data and information related to the USGS SPCMSC Samples Repository geoscience collections. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5222RR4
    • Related IMLGS Partner Repository
      Access USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center Samples Repository Information via the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS)
  • Curators of Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples Consortium: Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5H41PB8
    • Parent Database
      The parent IMLGS database contains more/related data and information.
  • NCEI Marine Geology Data Archive
    • Parent Archive
      Information about the Marine Geology Data Archive at NCEI.
  • NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
Date(s)
  • publication: 1977-12-31
  • revision: 2015-10-05
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing
Data Update Frequency: Irregular - The repository contributes data to the NCEI archive and to the IMLGS as new samples are added to their collection, as resources allow.
Supplemental Information:
Additonal related data and information are available directly from the contributing institution, which is the authoritative and most current source of data and information related to their sample collection. The IMLGS contains a subset of summary metadata from the institutional database.
Purpose: Information about USGS marine geosample collections is archived at NCEI to promote public access to research results and to increase their discoverability via the IMLGS.
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Originator(s)
  • Brian Buczkowski
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) Samples Repository
Custodian(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Sponsor(s)
  • U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgment(s)
  • The Curator of the USGS CMGP WHCMSC Samples Repository prepares data and information contributed to the IMLGS and the NCEI data archive.
Theme keywords Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Databases
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
  • Marine geology
  • Rock and sediment lithology and mineralogy
USGS Science Topics
  • Sea-floor characteristics
USDA National Agricultural Library's Agricultural Thesaurus (NALT)
  • lacustrine sediments
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > DREDGING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > ROCK CORERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • IMLGS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use Constraints
  • Please consult the Curator before proposing to do research on any sample discovered through the IMLGS or the NCEI archive.
  • 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 Constraints
  • Sample metadata and most data/images are available online for free download. Additional, full-resolution images from the offline archive may be available. Contact NCEI for more information.
Other Constraints cite as: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC): Archive of data and information related to the USGS WHCMSC Samples Repository geoscience collections. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5X92887 [date of access].
Fees
  • free for online download
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Data are received by NCEI on an intermittent basis from the repository. Incoming data are checked for adherence to controlled vocabularies, illegal data types in numeric fields, and out of range latitudes/longitudes. NCEI adds IGSNs/links to related resources, where known, and may perform cursory visual inspection of data for reasonableness, asking the originator for guidance on discrepancies. Preliminary processed data are placed in a test database for inspection by the originator, and iteratively corrected until the originator approves their publication to the production database. Data may also be updated/corrected at any time, at the originator's request.
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: database tables with auxiliary text and PDF documents and digital imagery.
Source Datasets
  • USGS databases, reports, and publications
    Lineage information for: repository
    Processing Steps
    • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
    Platform
    • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
    Last Modified: 2015-12-31
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