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How to release ancillary data (stuff that doesn't go on stellwagen) in a FAD release


Stellwagen is limited in what can go on it (EPIC netcdf time-series data), so other kinds of data like sediment concentration samples or towed ADCP measurements need to be released via another method. For EPR, Steve developed a method for releasing the water sample data in a FAD (Field Activity Data) release. The "top" page for the release is here https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2014-048-FA/. The entry in the USGS science data catalog looks like this:

The full metadata for this release/product is at: https://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2014_048_fa/2014-048-FA_watersamples_meta.xml

The metadata file (xml) has an excellent entity and attribute section, describing the contents of the table. It should be used as a template for future FAD releases.

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