Oceanographic data collected during the Atlantic Deep-Water Canyons: Pathways to the Abyss 2011 on the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in the North Atlantic Ocean from June 04, 2011 - June 17, 2011 (NODC Accession 0082240)

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Title:
Oceanographic data collected during the Atlantic Deep-Water Canyons: Pathways to the Abyss 2011 on the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in the North Atlantic Ocean from June 04, 2011 - June 17, 2011 (NODC Accession 0082240)
Abstract:
Submarine canyons are dominant features of the outer continental shelf and slope of the US East coast from Cape Hatteras to the Gulf of Maine. They are important conduits of anthropogenic pollutants, organic carbon, and sediments from shallow to deeper waters and support ecologically important ecosystems, such as cold seeps and hard bottom and coral habitats. The geology of these features has been well studied; however, despite their high productivity, biological data are limited (particularly deeper than 200 m). Much of the biological data available for these canyons is represented by unpublished reports, unanalyzed data sets, and anecdotal observations. The canyons between Cape Hatteras and Cape Cod are the subject of potential oil exploration, intensive fisheries, and are possible National Marine Sanctuary candidates, and yet these are even less well known than those further north.
Supplemental_Information:
The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research sponsored the collection of these data.

Atlantic Deep-Water Canyons: Pathways to the Abyss produced the following data: Cruise Plan, Cruise Summary, Data Management Plan, Highlight Image; Ship Navigation Data (Raw NAV); Ship Sensor Raw Data (SCS - Depth, EventData, Met, NWS, SAMOS, GisTracklines, TSG),(Profile Data - CTD); Multibeam Bathymetric Data.

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  1. How should this data set be cited?

    US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), 20130508, Oceanographic data collected during the Atlantic Deep-Water Canyons: Pathways to the Abyss 2011 on the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in the North Atlantic Ocean from June 04, 2011 - June 17, 2011 (NODC Accession 0082240): US National Oceanographic Data Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

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    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.94628
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.69307
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.30454
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.66998

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    Beginning_Date: 04-Jun-2011
    Ending_Date: 17-Jun-2011
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data

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Dates:
Last modified: 02-Apr-2014
Metadata author:
US National Oceanographic Data Center
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USA

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