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Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2022: Sediment Texture, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/66197.

Item Identification

Title: Sediment Texture
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-08-17
Abstract:

These data show point sample sediment location and texture within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone. This is an aggregate data product compiled from the USGS usSEABED and the East Coast Sediment Texture Database, and NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts. A new generalized texture value was compiled by normalizing across the three input data sets. Additional attributes such as Munsell coloration, grain size, and composition are available in the original sources.

Purpose:

To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Notes:

Previously named Surficial Sediment Classification until 2022-09-15

Supplemental Information:

Bureau Code: 006:48, Program Code: 006:055

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None coastal
None planning
None planningCadastre

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category Outer Continental Shelf
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None Territorial Sea

Physical Location

City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

source, classification, additionalDescription, sampleDepth, originalClassification

Distribution Liability:

https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: U.S. Geological Survey, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1116809
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1116832
W° Bound: -179.982331
E° Bound: 179.935255
N° Bound: 73.063461
S° Bound: -14.373513

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1116831
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-08-17
Description:

ground condition

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: No
Vector: Yes
Text / Table: No
TIN: No
Stereo Model: No
Video: No

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 1184307
Point Object Present?: Yes

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1184308

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4269
EPSG Name: NAD83
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1116810
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/downloads/data/mc/SedimentTexture.zip
Distributor:

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1121382
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports/
Distributor:
Description:

Ocean Reports

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows, ArcGIS Pro, Azure SQL

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Untested

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Compiled to meet 10 meters horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level

Completeness Report:

Untested

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are logically consistent

Lineage

Sources

ECSTDB2014.shp: U.S. Geological Survey East Coast Sediment Texture Database (2014)

CC ID: 1116818
Contact Name: U.S. Geological Survey
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014-01-01
Citation URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/data/surficial_sediments/ecstdb2014.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Atlantic and US East Coast sediment samples

Federal and State Waters

CC ID: 1116817
Contact Name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Mapping and Boundary Branch, Branch Chief
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-06-01
Source Contribution:

State and Federal waters within the Economic Exclusion Zone of the United States feature class used to clip source datasets.

GMX_EXT: usSEABED EXTracted data for the entire U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands)

CC ID: 1116816
Contact Name: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006-01-01
Citation URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/146/htmldocs/data_cata.htm>
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Gulf of Mexico sediment samples

NOAA ENC Direct layers: Approach_Seabed_Area_point, Berthing_Seabed_Area_point, Coastal_Seabed_Area_point, General_Seabed_Area_point, Harbour_Seabed_Area_point, Overview_Seabed_Area_point

CC ID: 1116820
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coastal Management (OCM)
Citation URL: http://encdirect.noaa.gov/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Source of data, all of USA and Sovereign Territories

PAC_EXT: usSEABED EXTracted data for the entire U.S. Pacific Coast

CC ID: 1116819
Contact Name: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006-01-01
Citation URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/data_cata.html
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Pacific coast sediment samples

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1116821
Description:

Crosswalk schemas from each source into new schema as shown: Layer - (raw attribute that crosswalked to Source) - (raw attribute that crosswalked to Classification) - (raw attribute that crosswalked to AdditionalDescription). ENC - Appropriate portion of SORIND - NATSUR - NATQUA. ECSTDB - created field and populated with "USGS, East Coast Sediment Texture DataBase" - CLASSIFICATION - LITHOLOGY. PAC_EXT and GMX_EXT - created field and populated with "USGS, usSEABED" - SHEPARDCOD - FOLKCODE.

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-12 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 1116822
Description:

Delete duplicate features (identical Shape (location) and Classification)

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 1116823
Description:

Merge all Feature classes together

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-13 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 1116824
Description:

Merge all ENC feature classes into one

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-09 00:00:00

Process Step 5

CC ID: 1116825
Description:

Select and delete all features that are completely outside the EEZ

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-08 00:00:00

Process Step 6

CC ID: 1116826
Description:

Project all source data into World Mercator

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-07 00:00:00

Process Step 7

CC ID: 1116827
Description:

Create and populate SampleDepth field as shown: Layer - (raw attribute) - (processing steps). ENC - attribute created and populated with "Surface" for all records. ECSTDB - T_DEPTH and B_DEPTH - add new field called "SampleDepth", convert X_DEPTH fields to text and divide by 100 to convert to meters, Concatenate text fields into SampleDepth with " to " between and " meters" at end, select by attribute to replace entries with at least one "-9999" value to "Unknown", select by attribute and replace entries where T_DEPTH and B_DEPTH are equal with "(depth) meters", select by attribute and replace any "0" values with "Surface". PAC_EXT and GMX_EXT - SAMPLETOP and SAMPLEBASE - follow same processing steps as ECSTDB, with exception of dividing by 100 (measurements are already in meters in these datasets).

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-11 00:00:00

Process Step 8

CC ID: 1116828
Description:

Identify ENC duplicates via topology. Delete one feature if category (NATSUR) attribute is the same in both features, or if one is NULL. Otherwise, mark as exception.

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-10 00:00:00

Process Step 9

CC ID: 1116829
Description:

Delete all records that lack a meaningful value in both Classification and Description.

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-14 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Surficial Sediment Classification

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 66197
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66197
Metadata Record Created By: Brianna Key
Metadata Record Created: 2021-12-22 05:39+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Daniel Martin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-12-01 16:57+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-12-22
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-12-22
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-12-22