Seabed component and feature data for the continental margin of the U.S. Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) from usSEABED (pac_cmp.txt)

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This data layer (PAC_CMP.txt) is one of five point coverages of known sediment samples, inspections, and probes from the usSEABED data collection for the U.S. Pacific continental margin integrated using the software system dbSEABED. This data file gives numeric data about selected components (for example, minerals, rock type, microfossils, and benthic biota) and sea floor features (for example, bioturbation, structure, and ripples) at a given site. Values in the attribute fields represent the membership to that attribute's fuzzy set. For components such as minerals, rocks, micro-biota and plants, and (or) epifauna and infauna, corals and other geologic and biologic information, the value depends on sentence structure and other components in description. For features (denoted by an '_F') such as ripples, ophiuroids, sponges, shrimp, worm tubes, lamination, lumps, grading, and (or) bioturbation, the value of the fuzzy set depends on the development of the attribute. Only the relative fuzzy presence of components and features can be determined; the absence of information does not indicate a lack of the attribute, only lack of information about that attribute. Table 5 (https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/table5.html) in the Larger_Work_Citation gives more information about the words or phrases that trigger each component and feature.

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Metadata Date December 4, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2006 (publication)
Frequency Of Update AS SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS ADDED TO THE USSEABED DATA COLLECTION AND (OR) SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE DATA MINING SOFTWARE.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 4, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2006 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain from the U.S. Government and are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize and acknowledge the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator(s) of the dataset and in products derived from these data. This information is not intended for navigation purposes., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -117.02848
Bbox North Lat 48.72750
Bbox South Lat 31.93333
Bbox West Long -128.20000
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Frequency Of Update AS SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS ADDED TO THE USSEABED DATA COLLECTION AND (OR) SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE DATA MINING SOFTWARE.
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