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Collection of Cores and Sediment Grab Samples collected from Maryland Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries

Summary

To date, the collection consists of about 4,200 unprocessed, surficial sediment (grab) samples collected by Maryland Geological Survey (MGS) from the bottom of the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and its major subestuaries between 1976-1984, as part of the Chesapeake Bay Earth Science Study (CBESS), a multidisciplinary research effort authorized by Maryland and Virginia through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). MGS collected samples according to two sampling schemes, mid-bay and nearshore, and then processed them to develop a baseline inventory of certain physical and geochemical characteristics of bay bottom sediments, in particular, water content, grain size composition, and carbon and sulfur content. Since collection, samples [...]

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Please contact the Maryland Geological Survey (410-554-5500) for more information about the collection.

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Type Scheme Key
sourceSystem CSC 16332859
UniqueKey State Inventory P1648

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Research (Research, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/primaryPurpose)
Reference (Reference, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/primaryPurpose)
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Physical Geoscience (Physical Geoscience, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/type)
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Sediment cores (Sediment cores, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/category)
usageTrendIncrease in the number of users, as the availability of the collection is advertised via this catalog
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Universities (Universities, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/userGroup)
Professional Researchers (Professional Researchers, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/userGroup)
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collectionGrowthNo
size4200

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