Schwietering Thickness Contours, Polygons (Plate_7, Augmented), Marcellus Shale, West Virginia

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Joseph F. Schwietering, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (original author), John M. Bocan (digital compiler and editor)
Title:
Schwietering Thickness Contours, Polygons (Plate_7, Augmented), Marcellus Shale, West Virginia
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: WVGES Open File Reports
Issue_Identification: OF-8608
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Morgantown, WV
Publisher: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Online_Linkage: http://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu/www/datastat/devshales.htm
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Publication_Date: March, 1981
Series_Information:
Series_Name: WVGES Open File Reports
Issue_Identification: WVGES OF-8608
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Morgantown, West Virginia
Publisher: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Online_Linkage: http://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu/wvges2/publications/PubCat_Details.aspx?PubCatID=OF-8608
Description:
Abstract:
Marcellus thickness contours are derived from Plate 7 "Thickness of Highly Radioactive Shale in Hamilton Group" from Joseph F. Schwietering, "The Occurrence of Oil and Gas in Devonian Shales and Equivalents in West Virginia", March 1981.  WVGES Open File Report OF-8608
Purpose:
To show thickness contours for the Marcellus Shale of the Hamilton Group in West Virginia
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: circa 1979
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -82.703366
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.657810
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.639804
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.160551
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Theme_Keyword: Marcellus
Theme_Keyword: Marcellus Shale
Theme_Keyword: Devonian Shales
Theme_Keyword: Shale
Theme_Keyword: Shale Gas and Oil
Place:
Place_Keyword: West Virginia
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
The intended use is for small scale map rendering (i.e., "state size" or 1:~1,500,000) and not for any serious analysis, especially on large scale mapping (i.e., county or quadrangle size or anything below 1:1,500,000).  Permission to reproduce this material is granted if acknowledgment is given to the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: John M. Bocan
Contact_Organization: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Contact_Position: GIS Programmer/Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Mont Chateau Research Center
Address:
1 Mont Chateau Road
City: Morgantown
State_or_Province: West Virginia
Postal_Code: 26508-8079
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 304-594-2331
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 304-594-2575
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bocan@geosrv.wvnet.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
Contact Instructions:
Directions:  http://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu/www/allabout/alladrct.htm
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu/www/datastat/Marcellus/images/WVMarcellus_ThicknessPolygons_11102011_200x125.png
Data_Set_Credit:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, Mont Chateau Research Center, 1 Mont Chateau Road, Morgantown, WV 26508-8079
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
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Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Publication_Date: March, 1981
Title:
The Occurrence of Oil and Gas in Devonian Shales and Equivalents in West Virginia
Series_Information:
Series_Name: WVGES Open File Reports
Issue_Identification: OF-8608
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Morgantown, WV
Publisher: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
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Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The intended use is for small scale map rendering (i.e., "state size" or 1:~1,500,000) and not for any serious analysis, especially on large scale mapping (i.e., county or quadrangle size or anything below 1:1,500,000).
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2,000,000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: March, 1981
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A TIFF was generated from the 8.5" x 11" inch PDF report.  The TIFF was georeferenced and rectified with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop (i.e., "ArcMap") version 10.0 using first order polynomial (Affine) and about 35 reference points.  Lines were created from a zoomed in range of 20,000 to 40,000 and drawn at center points of the pixel width of the darkest pixels from the TIFF line.
Process_Date: November 3, 2011
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: John M. Bocan
Contact_Organization: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Contact_Position: GIS Programmer/Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Mont Chateau Research Center
Address:
1 Mont Chateau Road
City: Morgantown
State_or_Province: West Virginia
Postal_Code: 26508-8079
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 304-594-2331
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 304-594-2575
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bocan@geosrv.wvnet.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
Contact Instructions:
Directions:  http://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu/www/allabout/alladrct.htm
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 13
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Pixel
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 17
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -81.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Thickness_of_Highly_Radioactive_Shale_in_Hamilton_Group_P7
Entity_Type_Definition:
Thickness of Highly Radioactive Shale in Hamilton Group
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
The Occurrence of Oil and Gas in Devonian Shales and Equivalents in West Virginia
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Id
Attribute_Definition:
Created identification number.  This identifier number should be similar to FID.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Leng
Attribute_Definition:
Length of feature.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NOTES
Attribute_Definition:
Any additional information concerning the polygon value.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Thickness
Attribute_Definition:
The uppermost thickness in U.S. feet of highly radioactive shale within the Hamilton Group with the exception of certain values (i.e. 0, 1, 2) which have another meaning (see values and their definitions below).  The highly radioactive shale within the Hamilton Group is thought to correspond more or less to the Marcellus Shale or the most productive portion of the Marcellus Shale.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Marcellus assumed to be absent--the Marcellus Shale is assumed to be absent due to the fact that rocks older than the Marcellus are present at the surface.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Possible/uncertain Marcellus--based on the work of Schwietering (1981), the Marcellus Shale is thought to be absent due to an unconformity.  However, because newer data currently are being generated and analyzed, the "possible/uncertain Marcellus" area is likely to need refinement.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Uncertain thickness--the Marcellus Shale is thought to likely be present; however, the thickness of the formation is unknown.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The highly radioactive shale of the Hamilton Group is approximately 0 to 20 feet thick.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 40
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
approximately 21 to 40 feet thick
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 60
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
approximately 41 to 60 feet thick
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 80
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
approximately 61 to 80 feet thick
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 100
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
approximately 81 to 100 feet thick
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 120
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
over 100 feet thick (up to 120 feet thick) or approximately 101 to 120 feet thick
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Range
Attribute_Definition:
The range of thickness for the highly radioactive shale within the Hamilton Group or an explanation about shale thickness if details are unknown (see "Thickness").
Attribute_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
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Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Mont Chateau Research Center
Address:
1 Mont Chateau Road
City: Morgantown
State_or_Province: West Virginia
Postal_Code: 26508-8079
Country: United States of America
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
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Transfer_Size: 0.632
Technical_Prerequisites:
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: November 4, 2011
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: John M. Bocan
Contact_Organization: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Contact_Position: GIS Programmer/Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Mont Chateau Research Center
Address:
1 Mont Chateau Road
City: Morgantown
State_or_Province: West Virginia
Postal_Code: 26508-8079
Country: United States of America
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Mont Chateau Research Center
Address:
1 Mont Chateau Road
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 304-594-2331
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 304-594-2575
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bocan@geosrv.wvnet.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact Instructions:
Directions:  http://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu/www/allabout/alladrct.htm
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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