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Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS)
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            title:  Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS)
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                issueIdentification:  Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples Database (IMLGS)
            otherCitationDetails:  This database is a collaboration between multiple institutions and government agencies, some of which are supported by the National Science Foundation to participate. The database is managed by NGDC on behalf of the Curators Consortium of representatives from these institutions. Participating (current and former) institutions include the: Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility Florida State University (ARFFSU), British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility (BOSCORF) at the Southampton Oceanography Centre, Byrd Polar Research Center (BPRC) of Ohio State University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (LDEO), National Lacustrine Core Repository at the University of Minnesota (LacCore), Oregon State University (OSU), Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP, ODP and DSDP), Geological Survey of Canada (Canada), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California (SIO), School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology, University of Hawaii (SOEST), University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URI), US Geological Survey Woods Hole, St. Petersburg, and Santa Cruz repositories (USGSWH, USGSSP, USGSMP), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Samples are also included but no longer actively added from the: University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UT), NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Marine Laboratories (AOML) - now closed, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences University of Miami (RSMAS), University of Wisconsin-Madison (U WISC), University of Southern California (USC), Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and IFM-GEOMAR in Germany
        abstract:  The Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) describes and provides access to sea floor and lakebed rock and sediment samples curated by participating institutional and government repositories in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Material from most samples may be requested from the responsible Curator for scientific research, using contact information provided in IMLGS data listings. Each curatorial facility prepares data on their own collection for the IMLGS. Minimum information includes platform, cruise, sample id, sampling device, and latitude/longitude. Water depth, collection date, storage method, and principal investigator are usually included. Core dimensions and depth to top and bottom of interval is available for many core samples. Descriptions, comments, physiographic province, lithology, texture, mineralogy, other components, glass remarks, weathering information, and geologic age are included for some samples. An International GeoSample Identifiers (IGSN) is included, where known. Links are provided to related data and images at NGDC, partner institutions, and to other sources of information including the System for Earth SAmple Registration (SESAR) and the Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R). The IMLGS includes over 500,000 records describing approximately 201,120 discrete sea floor and lakebed cores, grabs, dredges, and drill holes worldwide, as of April, 2014. The database was designed by a group of Curators, in cooperation with NGDC, at a series of meetings sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) beginning in 1977. The Curators group continues to meet biennially to share best practices and oversee the IMLGS database.
        purpose:  The purpose of the IMLGS is to promote new research on existing sea floor and lakebed cores, grabs, dredges, and drill samples by helping researchers find samples curated by participating geosample repositories. Geologic samples are invaluable cross-disciplinary, resources. Their uses include, but are not limited to understanding past climate change, the impact of benthic habitat on fisheries and other biological communities, pollution patterns, geohazards, and other Earth systems and processes. Geologic samples can also assist in siting offshore structures, locating strategic offshore mineral resources, and providing ground-truth for remotely sensed/geophysical measurements.
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                            linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
                            name:  GCMD Keywords Page
                            description:  This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions.
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            keyword:  GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
            keyword:  VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
            keyword:  OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
            keyword:  OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
            keyword:  OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
            keyword:  OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
            keyword:  OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
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            otherConstraints:  cite as: Curators of Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples Consortium: Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5H41PB8 [access date]
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            otherConstraints:  Please consult with Curator before proposing to do research on any sample discovered through the IMLGS.
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            otherConstraints:  Sample metadata and most data/images are available online for free download. Additional, full-resolution images from the offline archive may be available. Contact NGDC for more information.
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            useLimitation:  Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
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            otherConstraints:  While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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                    organisationName:
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                    organisationName:  University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography
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                    date:  2014-08-07
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                    organisationName:  Leibniz-Institute for Marine Sciences IFM-GEOMAR
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                            description:  (Contact information for samples from pre-2001 National Ocean Service hydrographic surveys)
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                title:  McCoy, Floyd M., 1977. Marine curators gather. Geotimes, December 1977, p. 26.
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                title:  Mix, A., Conard, B., Broda, J., Carey, S., Firth, J., Janecek, T., Lotti-Bond, R., Moore, C., Norris, R., and D. Schnurrenberger. Curators of Sea Floor and Lakebed Samples Celebrate 25 Years of Service. EOS, Vol., 84, No. 20, 20 May 2003. DOI: 10.1029/2003EO200005
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                    individualName:  Bobbi Conard
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                title:  Moore, C.J. and R.E. Habermann, 2006, Core data stewardship: A long-term perspective. In, Rothwell, Guy, ed., New Techniques in Sediment Core Analysis, Geological Society of London Special Publication 267, pp. 241-251 (DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2006.267.01.18).
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                      Anchor:  DOI DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2006.267.01.18
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                    individualName:  Ray E. Habermann
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                            description:  Database and archive overview, 1977-2006.
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            title:  Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples ArcGIS Map Service
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                date:  2011-02-15
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        abstract:  The Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples Map Service provided by NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center is an ArcGIS map service providing access to metadata, data, and images about seafloor and lakebed cores, grabs, and dredge samples (sediment and rock) curated by and available from participating institutions. Samples are color-coded by participating institution. The dynamic map service is is visible at all scales, and allows subsets of the data to be drawn using a layer definition query. The corresponding tiled (cached) service is quicker to draw but only visible from global scales up to zoom level 7 (approx. 1:4,600,000 scale). The map service is also available in both Arctic and Antarctic projections.
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                            electronicMailAddress:  gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
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                            linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
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                applicationProfile:  ArcGIS Map Service
                name:  Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples ArcGIS Dynamic Map Service
                description:  REST endpoint for Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples ArcGIS dynamic map service (Web Mercator projection)
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
        containsOperations:  (SV_OperationMetadata)
            operationName:  ArcGIS Server REST endpoint for cached map service in Arctic projection
            DCP:
            connectPoint:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/arctic/sample_index/MapServer
                protocol:  http
                applicationProfile:  ArcGIS Map Service
                name:  Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples ArcGIS Cached Map Service in Arctic Projection
                description:  REST endpoint for Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples ArcGIS cached map service in arctic projection (WGS84 Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area; central meridian of -150 degrees; EPSG:3572)
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
        containsOperations:  (SV_OperationMetadata)
            operationName:  WMS Get Capabilities
            DCP:
            connectPoint:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/soap/web_mercator/sample_index_dynamic/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS
                protocol:  http
                applicationProfile:  Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS)
                name:  Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples Web Map Service (WMS)
                description:  Capabilities document for Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service for Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
        containsOperations:  (SV_OperationMetadata)
            operationName:  WFS Get Capabilities
            DCP:
            connectPoint:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://mapserver.ngdc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/Sample_Index?request=getcapabilities&service=wfs&version=1.1.1
                protocol:  http
                applicationProfile:  Open Geospatial Consortium Web Feature Service (WFS)
                name:  Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples Web Feature Service (WFS)
                description:  Capabilities document for Open Geospatial Consortium Web Feature Service for Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
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    contentInfo:  (MI_CoverageDescription)
        attributeDescription:
          RecordType:  A record describing a marine or lacustrine geologic sample: A sample of sediment or rock, usually taken from the sea floor or a lakebed, from the sample collection of one of the participating institutions.
        contentType:  (MD_CoverageContentTypeCode) point
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  begin_date
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  The date when a sampling operation was begun.
            maxValue:
              Real:  20160122
            minValue:
              Real:  18000101
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  Year, Month, Day in the form YYYYMMDD
                name:  Year, Month, Day in the form YYYYMMDD
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  end_date
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  The date when a geological sampling operation was concluded. Not used if an operation was conducted in a single day.
            maxValue:
              Real:  20160122
            minValue:
              Real:  18000101
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  Year, Month, Day in the form YYYYMMDD
                name:  Year, Month, Day in the form YYYYMMDD
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  latitude
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Distance measured north or south from the equator. Distance north is positive, distance south is negative.
            maxValue:
              Real:  90.00000
            minValue:
              Real:  -90.00000
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  decimal degrees
                name:  decimal degrees
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  latdeg
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Distance measured north or south from the equator in whole degrees, unsigned.
            maxValue:
              Real:  90
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  whole degrees, unsigned
                name:  whole degrees, unsigned
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  latmin
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Minutes of latitude, added to the attribute latdeg, indicating distance measured north or south from the equator.
            maxValue:
              Real:  59.00
            minValue:
              Real:  00.00
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  Minutes and decimal minutes of latitude
                name:  Minutes and decimal minutes of latitude
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  end_lat
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Distance measured north or south from the equator at which sampling operations were concluded. Blank if sampling location is fixed. Distance north is positive, distance south is negative.
            maxValue:
              Real:  90.00000
            minValue:
              Real:  -90.00000
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  decimal degrees
                name:  decimal degrees
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  end_latdeg
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Distance measured north or south from the equator in whole degrees, unsigned, at which sampling operations were concluded. Blank if sampling location is fixed.
            maxValue:
              Real:  90
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  whole degrees, unsigned
                name:  whole degrees, unsigned
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  end_latmin
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Minutes of latitude, added to the attribute latdeg, indicating distance measured north or south from the equator, at which sampling operations were concluded. Blank if sampling location is fixed.
            maxValue:
              Real:  59.00
            minValue:
              Real:  00.00
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  Minutes and decimal minutes of latitude
                name:  Minutes and decimal minutes of latitude
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  longitude
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Longitude is measured from the Prime Meridian (which is the north/south line that runs through Greenwich, England), values measured east are positive and values measured west are negative.
            maxValue:
              Real:  180.00000
            minValue:
              Real:  -180.00000
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  decimal degrees
                name:  decimal degrees
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  londeg
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Distance measured east or west of the Prime Meridian in whole degrees, unsigned.
            maxValue:
              Real:  90
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  whole degrees, unsigned
                name:  whole degrees, unsigned
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  lonmin
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Minutes of longitude, added to the attribute londeg, indicating distance measured east or west of the Prime Meridian.
            maxValue:
              Real:  59.00
            minValue:
              Real:  00.00
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  Minutes and decimal minutes of longitude
                name:  Minutes and decimal minutes of longitude
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  end_lon
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Longitude is measured from the Prime Meridian (which is the north/south line that runs through Greenwich, England), at which sampling operations were concluded. Blank if sampling location is fixed. Values measured east are positive and values measured west are negative.
            maxValue:
              Real:  180.00000
            minValue:
              Real:  -180.00000
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  decimal degrees
                name:  decimal degrees
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  end_londeg
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Distance measured east or west of the Prime Meridian in whole degrees, unsigned, at which sampling operations were concluded. Blank if sampling location is fixed.
            maxValue:
              Real:  90
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  whole degrees, unsigned
                name:  whole degrees, unsigned
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  end_lonmin
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Minutes of longitude, added to the attribute londeg, indicating distance measured east or west of the Prime Meridian, at which sampling operations were concluded. Blank if sampling location is fixed.
            maxValue:
              Real:  59.00
            minValue:
              Real:  00.00
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  Minutes and decimal minutes of longitude
                name:  Minutes and decimal minutes of longitude
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  water_depth
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  The depth from the surface of the water to the sea floor or lakebed at the location where sample collection was begun.
            maxValue:
              Real:  23000
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  corrected meters
                name:  corrected meters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  end_water_depth
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  The water depth at the location where sample collection was concluded. Blank if sampling location was fixed.
            maxValue:
              Real:  23000
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  corrected meters
                name:  corrected meters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  cored_length
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  The length of a cored sample.
            maxValue:
              Real:  999999
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  centimeters
                name:  centimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  cored_length_mm
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Additional precision in length of a cored sample.
            maxValue:
              Real:  99
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  millimeters
                name:  millimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  cored_diam
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  The diameter of a cored sample.
            maxValue:
              Real:  999
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  centimeters
                name:  centimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  cored_diam_mm
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Additional precision in diameter of a cored sample.
            maxValue:
              Real:  99
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  millimeters
                name:  millimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  last_update
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  The date when date from a sample was added to the database or last updated in the database.
            maxValue:
              Real:  20151231
            minValue:
              Real:  19771001
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  Year, Month, Day in the form YYYYMMDD
                name:  Year, Month, Day in the form YYYYMMDD
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  interval
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  A specific interval within a core, or a separate piece of a grab or dredge sample, for which there is a separate set of information in the database.
            maxValue:
              Real:  999999
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  none
                name:  none
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  depth_top
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Depth to top of an interval within a core.
            maxValue:
              Real:  999999
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  centimeters
                name:  centimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  depth_top_mm
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Additional precision in depth to top of an interval within a core.
            maxValue:
              Real:  99
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  millimeters
                name:  millimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  depth_bot
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Depth to bottom of an interval within a core.
            maxValue:
              Real:  999999
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  centimeters
                name:  centimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  depth_bot_mm
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Additional precision in depth to bottom of an interval within a core.
            maxValue:
              Real:  99
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  millimeters
                name:  millimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  dhcore_length
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Length of a single core taken down a multiple-core hole.
            maxValue:
              Real:  999999
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  centimeters
                name:  centimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  dhcore_length_mm
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Additional precision in length of a downhole core.
            maxValue:
              Real:  99
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  millimeters
                name:  millimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  dhcore_interval
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  A specific interval within a downhole core, for which there is a separate set of information in the database.
            maxValue:
              Real:  999999
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  none
                name:  none
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  dtop_in_dhcore
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Depth to top of an interval within a downhole core.
            maxValue:
              Real:  999999
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  centimeters
                name:  centimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  dtop_mm_in_dhcore
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Additional precision in depth to top of an interval within a downhole core.
            maxValue:
              Real:  99
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  millimeters
                name:  millimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  dbot_in_dhcore
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Depth to bottom of an interval within a downhole core.
            maxValue:
              Real:  999999
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  centimeters
                name:  centimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  dbot_mm_dhcore
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Additional precision in depth to bottom of an interval within a downhole core.
            maxValue:
              Real:  99
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  millimeters
                name:  millimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  weight
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Weight of the sample or piece of sample described.
            maxValue:
              Real:  9999.999
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  kilograms
                name:  kilograms
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  cmcd_top
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Depth to top of downhole core within hole.
            maxValue:
              Real:  999999
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  centimeters
                name:  centimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  mmcd_top
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Additional precision in depth to top of downhole core within a hole.
            maxValue:
              Real:  99
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  millimeters
                name:  millimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  cmcd_bot
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Depth to bottom of a downhole core within a hole.
            maxValue:
              Real:  999999
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  centimeters
                name:  centimeters
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  mmcd_bot
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Additional precision in depth to bottom of downhole core within a hole.
            maxValue:
              Real:  99
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  millimeters
                name:  millimeters
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  facility_code
            definition:  An abbreviation for the sample repository responsible for curating a given marine or lacustrine geological sample.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  AOML: NOAA - Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories (now closed)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ARFFSU: Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility, Florida State University
            rangeElement:
              Record:  AWI: Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  BOSCORF: British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility, Southampton Oceanography Centre
            rangeElement:
              Record:  BPRC: Byrd Polar Research Center Ohio State University Core Repository
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Canada: Geological Survey of Canada, Atlantic (GSCA), Bedford Institute of Oceanography
            rangeElement:
              Record:  DSDP: Deep Sea Drilling Project (housed at IODP, superceded by ODP)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ECS: U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Program Sample Repository, operated by the U.S. Geological Survey
            rangeElement:
              Record:  GEOMAR: IFM-GEOMAR Leibniz-Institute for Marine Sciences (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  IODP: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
            rangeElement:
              Record:  LDEO: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
            rangeElement:
              Record:  LacCore: National Lacustrine Core Repository, University of Minnesota
            rangeElement:
              Record:  NMNH: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (Samples collected by NOS/USCGS only)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ODP: Ocean Drilling Program (superceded by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  OSU: College of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
            rangeElement:
              Record:  PMEL: NOAA- Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratories (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  RSMAS: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  SIO: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
            rangeElement:
              Record:  SOEST: School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii-Manoa (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  U WISC: Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  URI: Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
            rangeElement:
              Record:  USC: Department of Earth sciences, University of Southern California (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  USGSMP: US Geological Survey, Menlo Park CA
            rangeElement:
              Record:  USGSSP: US Geological Survey, St. Petersburg FL
            rangeElement:
              Record:  USGSWH: US Geological Survey, Woods Hole MA
            rangeElement:
              Record:  UT: University of Texas Institute of Geophysics (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  WHOI: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  ship_code
            definition:  A deprecated four-digit numeric code. The first two digits are an institution code and the second two digits are a unique ship within the institution. This code is internal to NGDC and specific to marine geology.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  NGDC/MGG Institution and Ship Codes. This value must not be null.: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  platform
            definition:  The name of the platform (usually a ship) that collected the geological sample.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is a controlled vocabulary list of platform (ship) names maintained at NGDC. It is a text field up to 50 characters in length, assigned by the sample repository and regularized to a standard vocabulary by NGDC. The names are checked against the list maintained by ICES, and the R2R list for consistency.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  cruise
            definition:  The period of operation of a ship, during which a geological sample was taken. A cruise may contain one or more legs, or port-to-port segments.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. The cruise identifier is a freeform text field up to 30 characters in length, assigned by the sample repository. If another, standard identifier for the cruise or leg within a cruise for a given sample, it will be coded in the leg field. This value must not be null.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  sample
            definition:  The sample may be geologic material recovered by a single grab, dredge, or core, or may indicate a single hole in the sea floor or lakebed. Within a hole/sample, there may be additional distinct down-hole cores, sections, or intervals.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Sample identifier is a freeform text field up to 30 characters in length, assigned by the sample repository. This value must not be null.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  device
            definition:  The type of device used to recover a geologic sample from the sea floor or a lakebed.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core: A coring device that is undifferentiated as far as specific type.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, box: A shallow coring device in a box-like or rectangular shape.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, camera mounted: A coring device mounted on a camera.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, dart: A small coring device usually used to recover a rock sample.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, free-fall: A free-fall specialized tubular gravity coring device
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, gravity: A coring device, driven into sediment by a weight.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, hand-held: A hand operated coring device.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, kastenlot: A long, rectangular gravity corer.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, multicorer: A device taking multiple, small, tubular cores at once.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, piston: A tubular sampling device, with an inner piston, used to recover sediment.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, piston(giant): A piston coring device that is longer and wider in diameter than a standard piston corer.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, submersible mounted: A coring device mounted on a submersible vehicle.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, vibrating: A sediment coring device, with a vibrating mechanism, often used to recover coarse sediments, such as sand.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  corer, trigger wt.: A small core mounted on a larger piston core. When the trigger wt. corer hits the sediment surface, it causes the piston to activate within the piston core.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  downhole coring: Used to indicate a hole from which multiple individual coring devices have sequentially extracted geologic samples, down the hole.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  dredge: A device dragged along the seabed surface, to recover geologic material.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  dredge (old fmt): Used to indicate a dredging device where sample information was entered into the database using old descriptors.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  dredge, rock: A dredging device specifically designed to recover rock samples.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  drill: A drilling device that is undifferentiated as to specific type.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  drill, rock: A drilling device designed to obtain rock samples.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  drill, sediment: A drilling device designed to recover sediment.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  grab: A sampling device designed to recover undifferentiated material from the surface of the sea floor or lakebed.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  grab, ROV: A grab sampler mounted/operated from a remotely operated vehicle.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  probe: Indicates a sample taken in conjunction with a sea floor probe.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  suspended sediment: A sampling device designed to recover sediment suspended above the sea floor.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  trap, sediment: A device intended to trap sediment over time to measure sediment transport.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  trawl: A net dragged along the sea floor.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  unknown device: Used in all cases when the sampling device is unknown, the field must not be null.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  ns
            definition:  Indicator of whether latitude is north or south of the equator.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  n: Latitude value is north of the equator.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  s: Latitude measured is south of the equator.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  end_ns
            definition:  Indicator of whether latitude is north or south of the equator, where sampling operations were concluded. Blank if sampling location is fixed.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  n: Latitude value is north of the equator.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  s: Latitude measured is south of the equator.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  ew
            definition:  Indicator of whether longitude is east or west of the Prime Meridian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  e: Longitude measured is east of the Prime Meridian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  w: Longitude measured is west of the Prime Meridian.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  end_ew
            definition:  Indicator of whether longitude is east or west of the Prime Meridian, at which sampling operations were concluded. Blank if sampling location is fixed.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  e: Longitude measured is east of the Prime Meridian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  w: Longitude measured is west of the Prime Meridian.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  latlon_orig
            definition:  Indicates the units in which latitude and longitude were originally coded.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  d: Latitude and longitude were originally entered in decimal degrees.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  m: Latitude and longitude were originally entered in degrees, minutes, and hundredths of minutes.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  storage_meth
            definition:  Indicates the sample storage method used.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  frozen: Samples are kept frozen.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  refrigerated: Samples are refrigerated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  room temperature, dry: Samples are kept at room temperature, unsealed.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  room temperature, moisture sealed: Samples are kept at room temperature, moisture sealed.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  pi
            definition:  The name of the Principal Investigator that collected, or is responsible for, the geologic sample.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. The name is a freeform text field up to 255 characters in length, assigned by the sample repository.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  province
            definition:  The physiographic province of the site where the sample was collected.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  shelf, insular: insular shelf
            rangeElement:
              Record:  shelf, continental: continental shelf (along continental margin)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  slope, insular: insular slope
            rangeElement:
              Record:  slope, continental: continental slope
            rangeElement:
              Record:  rise, insular: insular rise
            rangeElement:
              Record:  rise, continental: continental rise
            rangeElement:
              Record:  marginal plateau or borderland: marginal plateau or borderland, deeper than 100 fms (eg. Blake Plateau)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  unspecified
            rangeElement:
              Record:  apron, archipelagic: archipelagic apron
            rangeElement:
              Record:  abyssal plain
            rangeElement:
              Record:  abyssal hills
            rangeElement:
              Record:  seamount or seamount province
            rangeElement:
              Record:  rise or ridge, aseismic ocean: aseismic oceanic rise or ridge (eg. Rio Grande Rise or Walvis Ridge)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ridge crest
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ridge flank
            rangeElement:
              Record:  axial valley
            rangeElement:
              Record:  trench, insular: insular trench
            rangeElement:
              Record:  trench, continental margin: trench along a continental margin
            rangeElement:
              Record:  fracture zone
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sea, marginal: marginal sea
            rangeElement:
              Record:  basin, small ocean: small ocean basin
            rangeElement:
              Record:  lake, inland fresh water: inland fresh water lake
            rangeElement:
              Record:  harbor, shallow bay: harbor or shallow bay
            rangeElement:
              Record:  delta or cone
            rangeElement:
              Record:  canyon, submarine: submarine canyon
            rangeElement:
              Record:  canyon or channel, mid-ocean: mid-ocean canyon or channel
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plateau, oceanic: oceanic plateau
            rangeElement:
              Record:  lake, salt water inland: salt water inland lake
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sound
            rangeElement:
              Record:  strait
            rangeElement:
              Record:  channel, river or stream: river or stream channel
            rangeElement:
              Record:  lagoon
            rangeElement:
              Record:  lake: lake, undifferentiated type
            rangeElement:
              Record:  paleochannel
            rangeElement:
              Record:  paleolake
            rangeElement:
              Record:  reservoir
            rangeElement:
              Record:  wetland
            rangeElement:
              Record:  beach
            rangeElement:
              Record:  estuary
            rangeElement:
              Record:  fjord
            rangeElement:
              Record:  paleoestuary
            rangeElement:
              Record:  terrestrial, undifferentiated
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  lake
            definition:  The name of the lake from which a geological sample was collected.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Lake is a freeform text field up to 50 characters in length, assigned by the sample repository and compiled into an alphabetical list by NGDC.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  igsn
            definition:  International Geosample Number (IGSN).
            rangeElement:
              Record: http://geosamples.org.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  imlgs
            definition:  IMLGS identifier
            rangeElement:
              Record:  A unique number preceded by imlgs representing one record in the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples database
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  leg
            definition:  A definitive cruiseleg identifier used to cross reference the sample material to additional information about the cruse and leg on which it was collected. May also be used to specify an alternative leg identifier to the cruise parameter.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Values are determined by a variety of definitive sources, such as the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS), the Scripps Institution of Oceanography SIO Explorer, the R2R system, and the US Geological Survey InfoBank, among others. It consists of a community consensus definitive identifier for a particular cruise leg combination, and may change over time.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  other_link
            definition:  A URL linking sample level information in the database to additional data and information outside the database, usually archived by NGDC, related to the sample. For example, core photographs, descriptions, or analyses.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. It consists of a valid program call/URL up to 500 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  sample_comments
            definition:  Comments about a whole core, grab, dredge, or hole.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Freeform text field up to 2000 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  show_sampl
            definition:  URL to link detailed interval level information to a whole core, grab, dredge, or hole.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Freeform text field up to 254 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  dhcore_id
            definition:  A distinct down-hole core taken sequentially down a multi-core hole.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Downhole core identifier is a freeform text field up to 30 characters in length, assigned by the sample repository.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  lith1
            definition:  Primary lithology of the material described.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, algae: calcareous material, predominately algae.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, biogenic: calcareous material, biogenic in origin.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, coral: calcareous material, predominately coral.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, foraminifera: calcareous material, predominately foraminifera.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, nannofossils: calcareous material, predominately nannofossils.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, nonbiogenic: calcareous material, predominately nonbiogenic in origin.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, oolites: calcareous material, predominately oolites.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, ostracods: calcareous material, predominately ostracods.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, pteropods: calcareous material, predominately pteropods.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, shells: calcareous material, predominately shells.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, spines: calcareous material, predominately spines.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  clay minerals: Clay minerals.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  dolomite: Dolomite, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  fish teeth: Fish teeth.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  glauconite: Glauconite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  iron or iron oxide: Iron or iron oxide.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  manganese: Manganese.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  opaques: Opaque material.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  phosphate: Phosphate.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plant debris: Plant debris.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  pyrite or marcasite: Pyrite or marcasite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous: Siliceous material, undefined dominant component.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous, diatoms: Siliceous material, predominately diatoms.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous, radiolaria: Siliceous material, predominately radiolaria.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous, sponge spicules: Siliceous material, predominately sponge spicules.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  terrigenous: Terrigenous material, undefined dominant component.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  volcanics: Volcanic material.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  zeolites: Zeolites.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  text1
            definition:  Primary texture of the material described.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  allogenic limestone: Allogenic limestone, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  authigenic limestone: Authigenic limestone, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ash: ash.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  breccia: Breccia.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  chert or porcelanite: Chert or porcelanite, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  crusts: Crusts.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  erratic rock: An erratic rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  evaporite: Evaporite, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  glass shards: Glass shards.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  gravel: Gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  gravelly mud: Gravelly mud.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  gravelly sand: Gravelly sand.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  lapilli: Lapilli.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic rock: Metamorphic rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  mud or ooze: Mud or ooze.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  muddy gravel: Muddy gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  muddy sand: Muddy sand
            rangeElement:
              Record:  nodules: Nodules
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plutonic or igneous rock: Plutonic or igneous rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sand: Sand.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sandy gravel: Sandy gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sandy mud or ooze: Sandy mud or ooze.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  slabs: Slabs.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  terrigenous clastic sedimentary rock: Terrigenous clastic sedimentary rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  volcanic igneous rock: Volcanic igneous rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  lith2
            definition:  Secondary lithology of the material described.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, algae: calcareous material, predominately algae.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, biogenic: calcareous material, biogenic in origin.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, coral: calcareous material, predominately coral.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, foraminifera: calcareous material, predominately foraminifera.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, nannofossils: calcareous material, predominately nannofossils.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, nonbiogenic: calcareous material, predominately nonbiogenic in origin.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, oolites: calcareous material, predominately oolites.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, ostracods: calcareous material, predominately ostracods.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, pteropods: calcareous material, predominately pteropods.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, shells: calcareous material, predominately shells.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, spines: calcareous material, predominately spines.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  clay minerals: Clay minerals.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  dolomite: Dolomite, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  fish teeth: Fish teeth.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  glauconite: Glauconite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  iron or iron oxide: Iron or iron oxide.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  manganese: Manganese.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  opaques: Opaque material.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  phosphate: Phosphate.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plant debris: Plant debris.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  pyrite or marcasite: Pyrite or marcasite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous: Siliceous material, undefined dominant component.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous, diatoms: Siliceous material, predominately diatoms.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous, radiolaria: Siliceous material, predominately radiolaria.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous, sponge spicules: Siliceous material, predominately sponge spicules.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  terrigenous: Terrigenous material, undefined dominant component.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  volcanics: Volcanic material.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  zeolites: Zeolites.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  text2
            definition:  Secondary texture of the material described.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  allogenic limestone: Allogenic limestone, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  authigenic limestone: Authigenic limestone, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ash: ash.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  breccia: Breccia.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  chert or porcelanite: Chert or porcelanite, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  crusts: Crusts.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  erratic rock: An erratic rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  evaporite: Evaporite, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  glass shards: Glass shards.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  gravel: Gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  gravelly mud: Gravelly mud.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  gravelly sand: Gravelly sand.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  lapilli: Lapilli.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic rock: Metamorphic rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  mud or ooze: Mud or ooze.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  muddy gravel: Muddy gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  muddy sand: Muddy sand
            rangeElement:
              Record:  nodules: Nodules
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plutonic or igneous rock: Plutonic or igneous rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sand: Sand.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sandy gravel: Sandy gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sandy mud or ooze: Sandy mud or ooze.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  slabs: Slabs.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  terrigenous clastic sedimentary rock: Terrigenous clastic sedimentary rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  volcanic igneous rock: Volcanic igneous rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  description
            definition:  A freeform description of the geological sample.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Description is a freeform text field up to 2000 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  age
            definition:  Geologic age.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Cretaceous: Cretaceous, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Cretaceous, Early: Early, or Lower Cretaceous.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Cretaceous, Late: Late, or Upper Cretaceous.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Cretaceous, Middle: Middle Cretaceous.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Eocene: Eocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Holocene: Holocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Jurassic: Jurassic, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Jurassic, Early: Early, or Lower Jurassic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Jurassic, Late: Late, or Upper Jurassic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Jurassic, Middle: Middle Jurassic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Miocene: Miocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Mississippian: Mississippian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Oligocene: Oligocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Paleocene: Paleocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pennsylvanian: Pennsylvanian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Permian: Permian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pleistocene: Pleistocene, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pleistocene, Late: Late, or Upper Pleistocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pliocene: Pliocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pre-Jurassic: Pre-Jurassic, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pre-Jurassic, Cambrian: Pre-Jurassic, Cambrian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pre-Jurassic, Devonian: Pre-Jurassic, Devonian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pre-Jurassic, Ordovician: Pre-Jurassic, Ordovician.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pre-Jurassic, Siluriian: Pre-Jurassic, Silurian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Precambrian: Precambrian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Quaternary: Quaternary, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Tertiary: Tertiary, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Triassic: Triassic, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  unknown: Unknown age.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  absolute_age_top
            definition:  The absolute age in years at the top of interval.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is a freeform text field up to 50 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  absolute_age_bot
            definition:  The absolute age in years at the bottom of interval.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is a freeform text field up to 50 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  rock_lith
            definition:  Rock lithology.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic): igneous (extrusive/volcanic) rock.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), andesites: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), andesite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, aphyric: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, aphyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, ol-cpx phyric: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, ol-cpx phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, ol-pg phyric: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, ol-pg phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, ol-pg-cpx phyric: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, ol-pg-cpx phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, olivine phyric: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, olivine phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, pillow: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, pillow.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, plagioclase phyric: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, plagioclase phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, vesicular (>10% vesicles): igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, vesicular (>10% vesicles).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), dacites: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), dacites.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), hyaloclastites: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), hyaloclastites.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), latite: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), latite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), leucitite: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), leucitite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), metabasalt: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), metabasalt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), nephelinite: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), nephelinite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), obsidian/quenched basalt-glass: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), obsidian/quenched basalt-glass.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), phonolite: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), phonolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), pumice/scoria: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), pumice/scoria.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), rhyolite: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), rhyolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), sheet flow basalt: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), sheet flow basalt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), tephrite: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), tephrite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), trachybasalt: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), trachybasalt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), trachyte: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), trachyte.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal): igneous (hypabyssal) rock.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), aplite: igneous (hypabyssal), aplite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, aphyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, aphyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, cpx-phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, cpx-phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, ol-cpx phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, ol-cpx phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, ol-pg phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, ol-pg phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, ol-pg-cpx phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, ol-pg-cpx phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, olivine phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, olivine phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, pg-cpx phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, pg-cpx phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, plagioclase phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, plagioclase phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diorite porphyry: igneous (hypabyssal), diorite porphyry.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), granite porphyry: igneous (hypabyssal), granite porphyry.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), granophyre: igneous (hypabyssal),granophyre .
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), lamprophyre: igneous (hypabyssal), lamprophyre.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), metadiabase: igneous (hypabyssal), metadiabase.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), pegmatite: igneous (hypabyssal), pegmatite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic): igneous (intrusive/plutonic) rock.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), anorthosite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), anorthosite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), clinopyroxenite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), clinopyroxenite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), diorite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), diorite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), dunite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), dunite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro, ferro: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro, ferrous.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro, olivine: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro, olivine.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro, quartz: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro, quartz.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), granite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), granite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), granodiorite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), granodiorite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), harzburgite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), harzburgite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), hornblendite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), hornblendite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), lherzolite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), lherzolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), metagabbro: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), metagabbro.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), monzonite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), monzonite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), norite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), norite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), orthopyroxenite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), orthopyroxenite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), peridotite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), peridotite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), serpentinite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), serpentinite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), syenite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), syenite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), tonalite (qtz diorite): igneous (intrusive/plutonic), tonalite (qtz diorite).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), tondhjemite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), tondhjemite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), troctolite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), troctolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), websterite, olivine: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), websterite, olivine.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), wehrlite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), wehrlite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed): metamorphic (metamorphosed) rock.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), amphibolite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), amphibolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), blastomylonite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), blastomylonite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), cataclastite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), cataclastite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), eclogite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), eclogite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), gneiss: metamorphic (metamorphosed), gneiss.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), gneiss, augen: metamorphic (metamorphosed), gneiss, augen.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), gneiss, banded: metamorphic (metamorphosed), gneiss, banded.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), granulite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), granulite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), greenstone: metamorphic (metamorphosed), greenstone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), hornfels: metamorphic (metamorphosed), hornfels.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), marble: metamorphic (metamorphosed), marble.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), metabasalt/greenstone: metamorphic (metamorphosed), metabasalt/greenstone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), metadiabase/greenstone: metamorphic (metamorphosed), metadiabase/greenstone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), metagabbro/greenstone: metamorphic (metamorphosed), metagabbro/greenstone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), migmatite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), migmatite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), phyllite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), phyllite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), quartzite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), quartzite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), rodingite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), rodingite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), schist: metamorphic (metamorphosed), schist.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), serpentinite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), serpentinite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), skarn: metamorphic (metamorphosed), skarn.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), slate: metamorphic (metamorphosed), slate.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), soapstone: metamorphic (metamorphosed), soapstone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), tectonite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), tectonite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), ultramylonite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), ultramylonite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical): sedimentary (chemical) rock.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), Mn/Fe nodules: sedimentary (chemical), Mn/Fe nodules.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), Mn/Fe oxide crusts and nodules: sedimentary (chemical), Mn/Fe oxide crusts and nodules.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), amorphous silica (tube worm tests): sedimentary (chemical), amorphous silica (tube worm tests).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), anhydrite: sedimentary (chemical), anhydrite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), calcite (assoc with sulfide chimney): sedimentary (chemical), calcite (assoc with sulfide chimney).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), chalcopyrite: sedimentary (chemical), chalcopyrite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), chert/porcelanite: sedimentary (chemical), chert/porcelanite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), dolomite/dolostone: sedimentary (chemical), dolomite/dolostone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), gypsum: sedimentary (chemical), gypsum.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), iron ore: sedimentary (chemical), iron ore.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), iron stone: sedimentary (chemical), iron stone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), jasper: sedimentary (chemical), jasper.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), limestone: sedimentary (chemical), limestone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), limestone, lithographic: sedimentary (chemical), limestone, lithographic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), phosphorite crusts: sedimentary (chemical), phosphorite crusts.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), phosphorite nodules: sedimentary (chemical), phosphorite nodules.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), pyrite/marcasite: sedimentary (chemical), pyrite/marcasite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), salt: sedimentary (chemical), salt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), sphalerite/wurtzite: sedimentary (chemical), sphalerite/wurtzite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), sulfide "dust": sedimentary (chemical), sulfide "dust".
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), sulfide chimney (fragment): sedimentary (chemical), sulfide chimney (fragment).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), sulfide chimney (whole specimen): sedimentary (chemical), sulfide chimney (whole specimen).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), travertine: sedimentary (chemical), travertine.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic): sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic) rock.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), arkose: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), arkose.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, hyaloclastite/palagonite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, hyaloclastite/palagonite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, intraformational (sed rocks in same matrix): sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, intraformational (sed rocks in same matrix).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, serpentinite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, serpentinite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, tectonic: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, tectonic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), calcarenite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), calcarenite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), calcilutite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), calcilutite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), calcirudite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), calcirudite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), claystone: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), claystone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), conglomerate: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), conglomerate.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, arkosic: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, arkosic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, lithic: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, lithic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, sandy: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, sandy.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, volcanic: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, volcanic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), marl: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), marl.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), mudstone (lutite): sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), mudstone (lutite).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), oligomictic conglomerate (clasts of one lithology): sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), oligomictic conglomerate (clasts of one lithology).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), orthoquartzite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), orthoquartzite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), polymictic conglomerate (containing rock fragments): sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), polymictic conglomerate (containing rock fragments).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), sandstone, lithic (containing rock fragments): sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), sandstone, lithic (containing rock fragments).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), sandstone/arenite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), sandstone/arenite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), shale: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), shale.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), siltstone: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), siltstone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), tillite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), tillite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic): sedimentary (organic).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), chalk: sedimentary (organic), chalk.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), coal: sedimentary (organic), coal.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), coquina (fossiliferous limestone): sedimentary (organic), coquina (fossiliferous limestone).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), diatomites (chert): sedimentary (organic), diatomites (chert).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), iron stone: sedimentary (organic), iron stone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), iron ore: sedimentary (organic), iron ore.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), limestone: sedimentary (organic), limestone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), limestone, lithographic: sedimentary (organic), limestone, lithographic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), peat: sedimentary (organic), peat.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), phosphorite: sedimentary (organic), phosphorite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), radiolarites (chert): sedimentary (organic), radiolarites (chert).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic): sedimentary (pyroclastic).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), agglomerates (bombs)(>32mm diam): sedimentary (pyroclastic), agglomerates (bombs)(>32mm diam).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), breccia, pillow: sedimentary (pyroclastic), breccia, pillow.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), hyaloclastite: sedimentary (pyroclastic), hyaloclastite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), loose glass fragments: sedimentary (pyroclastic), loose glass fragments.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff: sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, ash (<4mm diam. clasts): sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, ash (<4mm diam. clasts).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, crystal (crystal clasts): sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, crystal (crystal clasts).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, lithic (rock clasts): sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, lithic (rock clasts).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, vitric (glass clasts): sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, vitric (glass clasts).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), volcanic breccia (blocks)(>32mm): sedimentary (pyroclastic), volcanic breccia (blocks)(>32mm).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated): sedimentary (unconsolidated).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), clay, calcareous (1-30% biogenous matter-calcareous): sedimentary (unconsolidated), clay, calcareous (1-30% biogenous matter-calcareous).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), clay, siliceous (1-30% biogenous matter-siliceous): sedimentary (unconsolidated), clay, siliceous (1-30% biogenous matter-siliceous).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), clay, unfossiliferous: sedimentary (unconsolidated), clay, unfossiliferous.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), coral: sedimentary (unconsolidated), coral.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), crabs (+/- vent origin): sedimentary (unconsolidated), crabs (+/- vent origin).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), glacial erratics: sedimentary (unconsolidated), glacial erratics.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), gravel: sedimentary (unconsolidated), gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), lutite (unconsolidated): sedimentary (unconsolidated), lutite (unconsolidated).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), ooze, calcareous (>30% biogenous matter): sedimentary (unconsolidated), ooze, calcareous (>30% biogenous matter).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), ooze, calcareous-siliceous: sedimentary (unconsolidated), ooze, calcareous-siliceous.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), ooze, siliceous (>30% biogenous matter): sedimentary (unconsolidated), ooze, siliceous (>30% biogenous matter).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), sand: sedimentary (unconsolidated), sand.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), sand, calcareous (forams/pteropods): sedimentary (unconsolidated), sand, calcareous (forams/pteropods).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), sea cucumbers: sedimentary (unconsolidated), sea cucumbers.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), shell fragments (tests): sedimentary (unconsolidated), shell fragments (tests).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), shell/coral hash: sedimentary (unconsolidated), shell/coral hash.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), silt: sedimentary (unconsolidated), silt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), sponge: sedimentary (unconsolidated), sponge.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), urchins: sedimentary (unconsolidated), urchins.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), vent clams: sedimentary (unconsolidated), vent clams.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), vent worm tests: sedimentary (unconsolidated), vent worm tests.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  rock_min
            definition:  Rock mineralogy.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  alkali feldspar (K-spar): alkali feldspar (K-spar).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  amphibole (amph): amphibole (amph).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  biotite: biotite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  clasts, basalt: clasts, basalt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  clasts, metamorphic: clasts, metamorphic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  clasts, plutonic: clasts, plutonic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  clasts, sedimentary: clasts, sedimentary.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  feldspathoids (f): feldspathoids (f).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  garnet: garne.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  matrix cement Mn/Fe oxides: matrix cement Mn/Fe oxides.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  matrix cement calcite: matrix cement calcite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  matrix cement lithified sediment: matrix cement lithified sediment.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  matrix cement silica: matrix cement silica.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  matrix cement zeolite: matrix cement zeolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  muscovite: muscovite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  olivine (ol): olivine (ol).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  olivine + pyroxene: olivine + pyroxene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plagioclase (pg): plagioclase (pg).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plagioclase + amphibole: plagioclase + amphibole.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plagioclase + olivine: plagioclase + olivine.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plagioclase + pyroxene: plagioclase + pyroxene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plagioclase+olivine+pyroxene: plagioclase+olivine+pyroxene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  pyroxene (opx/cpx,px): pyroxene (opx/cpx,px).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  quartz (q): quartz (q).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  spinel: spinel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  xenoliths: xenoliths.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  weath_meta
            definition:  Weathering and/or metamorphism additional descriptive information.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphism - amphibolite: metamorphism - amphibolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphism - granulite: metamorphism - granulite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphism - greenschist: metamorphism - greenschist.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphism - hydrothermal: metamorphism - hydrothermal.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphism - serpentinized: metamorphism - serpentinized.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphism - zeolite: metamorphism - zeolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  weathering - fresh: weathering - fresh.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  weathering - heavy: weathering - heavy.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  weathering - heavy, very: weathering - heavy, very.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  weathering - light: weathering - light.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  weathering - moderate: weathering - moderate.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  remark
            definition:  Remarks, primarily about glass content.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  >50% of samples exhibit fresh glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings: >50% of samples exhibit fresh glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  >50% of samples exhibit palagonitized glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings: >50% of samples exhibit palagonitized glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  >50% of samples exhibit fresh glass: >50% of samples exhibit fresh glass.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  >50% of samples exhibit palagonitized glass: >50% of samples exhibit palagonitized glass.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  no glass: no glass.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  notable Mn/Fe oxide coatings: notable Mn/Fe oxide coatings.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  some samples exhibit fresh glass: some samples exhibit fresh glass.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  some samples exhibit palagonitized glass: some samples exhibit palagonitized glass.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  some samples exhibit palagonitized glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings: some samples exhibit palagonitized glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  some samples with fresh glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings: some samples with fresh glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  thin Mn/Fe oxide: thin Mn/Fe oxide.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  munsell_code
            definition:  Munsell color codes.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Description is a freeform text field up to 10 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  munsell
            definition:  Munsell colors.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Description is a freeform text field up to 30 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  exhaust_code
            definition:  Indicator of whether sample material is exhausted.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  x: Sample material is no longer available.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  photo_link
            definition:  A URL where a sample photograph may be available.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Text field up to 500 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  lake
            definition:  The name of the lake from which a sample was collected.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Freeform text field up to 50 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  unit_number
            definition:  The identifier for a lithologic unit, used primarily for lacustrine samples.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Freeform text field up to 50 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  int_comments
            definition:  Comments about an interval or piece of a core, grab, dredge, or hole.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Freeform text field up to 2000 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  dhdevice
            definition:  Type of downhole sampling device used.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Freeform text field up to 50 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  subsample igsn
            definition:  International Geosample Number (IGSN) for a child or subsample within a sample or event.
            rangeElement:
              Record: http://geosamples.org.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  parent igsn
            definition:  International Geosample Number (IGSN) of the parent of the subsample represented by the subsample igsn.
            rangeElement:
              Record: http://geosamples.org.
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    distributionInfo:  (MD_Distribution)
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  ASCII
            version:  UTF-8
            specification:  American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  WMS
            version:  1.3.0
            specification:  Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  WFS
            version:  1.1.0
            specification:  Open Geospatial Consortium Web Feature Service
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  KMZ
            version:  2.1
            specification:  Keyhole Markup Language Compressed File
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  Carla J. Moore
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  (303) 497-6339
                        facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC 325 Broadway
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305-3328
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  Carla.J.Moore@noaa.gov
                    hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
                    contactInstructions:  Contact Data Center
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) distributor
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  free for online download
            distributorFormat:  (MD_Format)
                name:  In addition to web services and online browse and download of ASCII data and information from the IMLGS database, and links to browse and download related images and analyses, data is also available in KML form, as Linked Data (via R2R) and in other custom formats, including shapefiles on request.
                version:
        transferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
            transferSize:
              Real:  199
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5H41PB8
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name: http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5H41PB8
                description:  How to cite this data set, all access options, and complete documentation.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/curator/curator.html
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/curator/
                description:  Web page of information about the database including links to full documentation and free data download from NGDC.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geosamples/
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geosamples/
                description:  Text interface to search and download data from the database and access related links.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/sample_index/
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name: http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/sample_index/
                description:  ArcGIS interactive map interface to search and download data from the database and access related links.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/services/Sample_Index/MapServer/WMSServer?request=getcapabilities&service=WMS&version=1.3.0
                name:  WMS Getcapabilities
                description:  Web Map Service interface to display sample locations.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) display
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://mapserver.ngdc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/Sample_Index?request=getcapabilities&service=wfs&version=1.1.1
                name:  Web Feature Service Getcapabilities
                description:  Web Feature Service interface to query database.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/curator/kmz/IMLGS/IMLGS.kmz
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/curator/kmz/IMLGS/IMLGS.kmz
                description:  Compressed Keyhole Markup Language (KMZ) file including links to the database and free data download from NGDC.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) display
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://linked.seabedsamples.org/
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name: http://linked.seabedsamples.org/
                description:  Offsite Linked Data interface for Semantic Web access to the database, offered cooperatively with R2R.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
            extent:  #boundingExtent
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                dataset:  gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G00028
        report:  (DQ_CompletenessCommission)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Samples are continuously added to the collections of participating repositories. Completeness of data in the IMLGS for each collection is determined by submission schedule of the individual repository.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_CompletenessOmission)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Some recently collected samples are still in process by the participating repositories and will be published as they are submitted for inclusion in the IMLGS.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_ConceptualConsistency)
            measureDescription:  NGDC works with the partner institutions to ensure that sample data published in the IMLGS conforms to agreed upon formats and vocabularies, but cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information itself.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy
            measureDescription:
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The horizontal accuracy of data values is approximately .001 degree of latitude/longitude.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_QuantitativeAttributeAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Reliability
            measureDescription:
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Quality control is performed by originator and also in coordination with NGDC after data submission. Numeric data are subjected to out of range testing at NGDC, then posted on a test web site for inspection by the originator. Data are iteratively corrected at NGDC until the originator approves their publication to the production database.
            result:
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  Data are received on a continuing basis from the participating repositories. Incoming data are checked for adherence to controlled vocabularies, illegal data types in numeric fields, and out of range latitudes/longitudes. NGDC adds IGSNs/links to related resources, where known, and may perform cursory visual inspection of data for reasonableness, asking the originator for guidance on discrepancies. Preliminary processed data are placed in a test database for inspection by the originator, and iteratively corrected until the originator approves their publication to the production database. Data may also be updated/corrected at any time, at the originator's request.
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  First data received from the institutions
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  1977-12-31T00:00:00
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    individualName:  Carla J. Moore
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                    positionName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                            voice:  (303) 497-6339
                            facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                        address:  (CI_Address)
                            deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
                            city:  Boulder
                            administrativeArea:  CO
                            postalCode:  80305-3328
                            country:  USA
                            electronicMailAddress:  carla.j.moore@noaa.gov
                        hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  Providers/originators of the data are the Curators of the core/sample repositories that participate in the database.
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) continual
        dateOfNextUpdate:  2015-09-24
        maintenanceNote:  Metadata Review Date: 2015-09-24
        contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  Carla J. Moore
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            positionName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                    voice:  (303) 497-6339
                    facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  CO
                    postalCode:  80305-3328
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  geology.info@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
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    acquisitionInformation:  (MI_AcquisitionInformation)
        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
            type:  instrument
            description:  Instrument Type: Sea floor and lakebed geologic sampling (coring, drilling, dredging, trawling, and/or grab sampling devices) and/or in situ measurements (cameras, visual observations, and/or recorders/loggers)
        platform:  (MI_Platform)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                authority:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2008-02-05
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                        organisationName:  NASA
                        positionName:  GCMD User Support Office
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                                electronicMailAddress:  gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
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                                linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
                                name:  GCMD Feedback Form
                                description:  Have a Comment for the GCMD?
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                                linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
                                name:  GCMD Keywords Page
                                description:  This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions.
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                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
                code:  In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
            description:  Various ocean-based and lake-based ships, boats, remotely operated vehicles, submersibles, and other unspecified types of platforms
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