PRISM 8°x10° Northern Hemisphere Paleoclimate Reconstruction: Digital Data

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Description The PRISM 8°x10° data set represents several years of investigation by PRISM (Pliocene Research, Interpretation, and Synoptic Mapping) Project members. One of the goals of PRISM is to produce time-slice reconstructions of intervals of warmer than moder
Originators Barron, John A.; Cronin, Thomas M.; Dowsett, Harry J.; Fleming, R. Farley; Holtz, Thomas R., Jr.; Ishman, Scott E.; Poore, Richard Z.; Thompson, Robert S.; and Willard, Debra A.
Publication U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-281

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arcs

Characteristics of the arc features in this data set are coded in the .aat, the arc attribute table. The .aat consists of the following items: CODE, CODE-PARA, and SOURCE.

Label Definition
code Code is a positive integer value (3 3 I) item in the arc attribute table. Values range from 1 to 8. Code describes the fault types.
code-para Code-para is a positive integer value (3 3 I) item in the arc attribute table. Values range from 1 to 2. Code-para distinguishes fault types that were lumped on the Detterman and others (1974) and (1976) maps.
code-para2 Code-para2 is a positive integer value (3 3 I) item in the arc attribute table. Values range from 0 to 1. Code-para2 distinguishes faults that show visible evidence of movement on the Detterman and others (1974) and Haeussler (1998) maps by giving them a value of 1.
source Source is a character field (6 8 C) item in the arc attribute table. Source indicates which map the data originated from.

points

Characteristics of the point features in this data set are coded in the .pat, the point attribute table. The .pat includes the following items: LOWELEVATION, HIGHELEVATION and SOURCE.

Label Definition
lowelevation Lowelevation is a positive numeric value (3 3 N) item in the point attribute table. It contains the low elevation values given on the Detterman and others (1974) map in meters.
highelevation Highelevation is a positive numeric value (3 3 N) item in the point attribute table. It contains the high elevation values given on the Detterman and others (1974) map in meters.