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Environmental Assessment of the Buccaneer Oil Field in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico 1978-1979

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This data set contains analytical data from samples acquired from the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico area under contract to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during 1978-1979. Individual contractors included researchers from Rice University, Moody College, and Texas A and M University. Most samples were taken from the R/V Gus III. The project was known as the "Buccaneer Oil Field" project. Caution: numerous errors found in this data set. LIST OF FILES: readme.txt (collection documentation), 03495004.cly.txt (clay mineralogy), 03495004.siz.txt (sediment size analysis), 03495004.sed.txt (surficial sediment), 03495004.tss.txt (trapped suspended sediment ), 03495004.sup.txt (suspended particulates).
  • Cite as: NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service; Rice University; Moody College and Texas A and M University. 1980: Environmental Assessment of the Buccaneer Oil Field in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico 1978-1979. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Accessed [date].
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gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02883
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    • File Specification: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
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    • File Specification: compressed tape archive (tar) file
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact Marine Geology Data Manager
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Coverage Description Northwestern Gulf of Mexico
Time Period 1978-08-18 to 1979-05-23
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 28.9
S: 28.866
E: -94.695
W: -94.698
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 1980-08-31
  • revision: 1980-08-31
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency Not planned - Completed data set, no additions planned.
Supplemental Information
This data set contains analytical data from samples acquired from the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico area under contract to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during 1978-1979. Individual contractors included researchers from Rice University, Moody College, and Texas A and M University. Most samples were taken from the R/V Gus III. The project was known as the Buccaneer Oil Field project.
Purpose environmental studies
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service; Rice University; Moody College and Texas A and M University. 1980: Environmental Assessment of the Buccaneer Oil Field in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico 1978-1979. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Rice University
  • Moody College
  • Texas A and M University
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Acknowledgments
  • NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service and US Environmental Protection Agency.
Theme keywords Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
  • Marine geology
USGS Science Topics
  • Sea-floor characteristics
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > OCEANS > Marine Sediments > Sedimentation
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Marine Environment Monitoring
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Sediments
CIESIN Keyword Thesaurus
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Resource Management
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Monitoring
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 > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > Grab Samplers
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • Vertical Location >Sea Floor
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • OCS > Outer Continental Shelf Program
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
  • 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
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
  • Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
Other Constraints Cite as: NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service; Rice University; Moody College and Texas A and M University. 1980: Environmental Assessment of the Buccaneer Oil Field in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico 1978-1979. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Accessed [date].
Fees
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement These data were contributed by the originator to NOAA's former National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) and may be part of a larger compilation archived as oceanographic data by NCEI. Data are available in their original form. Due to errors found during processing, the grain size data were not processed to the 073 format and are not included in the historic NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database. Data were contributed on nine track magnetic tape, EBCDIC form, 80 character records blocked to 5120 characters/block. There were 2,553 total records. Positions were not adequate for processing, NODC was notified of problems. Tape contents: 14 samples/25 records type 02,03 sediment size analysis; 84 samples/1102 records type 01, surficial sediments; 14 samples/132 records type 04, clay mineralogy; 3 samples/32 records type 01 trapped suspended sediment; 205 samples/1220 records type 01, suspended particulates.
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text
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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
  • various
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
Platform
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