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Accession Number PB2013-100435
Title Documentation of the U.S. Geological Survey Sea Floor Stress and Sediment Mobility Database.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 17p
Personal Author B. Butman C. R. Sherwood P. S. Dalyander R. P. Signell
Abstract The U.S. Geological Survey Sea Floor Stress and Sediment Mobility Database contains estimates of bottom stress and sediment mobility for the U.S. continental shelf. This U.S. Geological Survey database provides information that is needed to characterize sea floor ecosystems and evaluate areas for human use. The estimates contained in the database are designed to spatially and seasonally resolve the general characteristics of bottom stress over the U.S. continental shelf and to estimate sea floor mobility by comparing critical stress thresholds based on observed sediment texture data to the modeled stress. This report describes the methods used to make the bottom stress and mobility estimates, statistics used to characterize stress and mobility, data validation procedures, and the metadata for each dataset and provides information on how to access the database online.
Keywords Continential shelf
Geological surveys
Ocean bottom

Source Agency US Geological Survey
NTIS Subject Category 47E - Marine Geophysics & Geology
48F - Geology & Geophysics
Corporate Author Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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