Dataset Name

AK Quaternary vents database

Bibliographic Reference

Cameron, C.E., and Nye, C.J., 2014, Preliminary database of Quaternary vents in Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 153, 11 p. https://doi.org/10.14509/27357

Table of Contents

Layer Name: metadata
Layer Description: metadata files, read me files and reports
/metadata/MP153.faq.html
/metadata/MP153.txt
/metadata/MP153.xml

Layer Name: AK_Q_vents
Layer Description: basic information about each vent
/tables/mp153-AK_Q_vents.csv

Layer Name: border
Layer Description: multipart polygon that roughly outlines groups of adjacent vents
/shapefiles/mp153-border.dbf
/shapefiles/mp153-border.prj
/shapefiles/mp153-border.sbn
/shapefiles/mp153-border.sbx
/shapefiles/mp153-border.shp
/shapefiles/mp153-border.shx

Layer Name: full_citation
Layer Description: citation information for each reference
/tables/mp153-full_citation.csv

Layer Name: vent_reference
Layer Description: table that joins the list of vents to the applicable references
/tables/mp153-vent_reference.csv

Supplemental Information

The DGGS metadata standard extends the FGDC standard to include elements that are required to facilitate our internal data management. These elements, referred to as "layers," group and describe files that have intrinsic logical or topological relationships and correspond to subdirectories within the data distribution package. The metadata layer provides an FGDC metadata file and may include other documentation files. Attribute information for each data layer is described in this metadata file under the "Entity_and_Attribute_Information" section. Data layer contents:
 >border: A polygon shapefile that provides generalized outlines of the geographic areas noted within this report. Historic volcanic vents occur in many places throughout Alaska. The border file is a multipart polygon that roughly outlines groups of adjacent vents. The vent groups are based on a calculated buffer of geographic proximity. This file is intended provide a broad overview of where vents occur throughout the state and should not be used for any other purpose.
 >AK_Q_vents: A table that lists basic information about each vent; the accompanying manuscript provides a comprehensive list and description of each field.
 >full_citation: A table of citation information for each reference used in vent reference list; the accompanying manuscript provides a comprehensive list and description of each field in this table.
 >vent_reference: A table that joins the list of vents to the applicable references in the "full_citation" table. The accompanying manuscript provides a comprehensive list and description of each field in this table.

Metadata

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Use Constraints

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Distribution Contact Information

Metadata Manager
Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
3354 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707
Phone Number: (907)451-5020
Fax Number: (907)451-5050
E-mail: dggspubs@alaska.gov