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CLIMAP 18K bp Sediment Data Files - Micropaleontology, Stratigraphy and Geochemistry From Sea Floor Cores

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The CLIMAP (Climate: Long-range Investigation, Mapping, andPrediction) Project was funded by the National Science Foundation aspart of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE) Program. The CLIMAP 18k bp sediment data files were compiled by Oregon State University, and include the work of several major institutions. The files contain micropaleontology in the form of faunal counts of diatoms, planktonic foraminifera, coccoliths, and radiolaria, as well as stratigraphy (percent fine, coarse, total carbonate, oxygen 18 and carbon 13), and geochemistry (percent opal, quartz, and organic carbon), and inferred sea surface temperatures for 635 ocean sediment cores. Data are primarily from the period 18,000 years bp to the present. Time data give upper and lower samples depths, technique, and C14 dates (for total sample, coarse fraction, and fine fraction). Age estimates are given in thousands of years with upper and lower age error estimates. In addition, each data records contains station information. The CLIMAP 18k data set is available for direct download via the NCDC Web server, where the most up to date and most completely documented version of the data set is maintained. The CLIMAP 18k data set was originally received by NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), but was transferred to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Paleoclimatology Group.

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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Point of Contact DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6339
General Documentation
  • Dr. William Hutson
    Brown University
  • Oregon State University
  • Dr. Dennis Hayes
    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
  • publication: 1977-12-31
  • revision: 1980-08-31
Edition: Second
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Not planned  -  Completed data set, no additions planned.
Supplemental Information: International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE), Climate Long-Range Prediction and Assessment Program (CLIMAP).Oregon State University compiled the final data set - on behalf of the CLIMAP participants, funded by the US National Science Foundation.
Purpose: Paleoceanographic Research
Use Limitations
  • Please cite the originator of the data set.
  • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Time Period: 1981-05-31  to  1981-05-31
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 78.9
S: -57.616
E: 172.584
W: -179.416
Spatial Coverage Map:
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
  • Marine geology
  • Sea-floor characteristics
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Chemistry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Isotopes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Microfossils
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Oxygen Isotopes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Stratigraphic Sequence
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Climate > Climate Change
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Modeling > Climate Modeling
Data Centers
  • WDC/GEOPHYSICS, BOULDER > World Data Center for Geophysics, Boulder
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
  • CLIMAP > Climate - Long Range Investigation, Mapping and Prediction
  • IDOE > International Decade of Ocean Exploration
Use Constraints
  • 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.
Access Constraints
  • Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
  • free online download
Source Datasets
Lineage Statement Data originally submitted to NGDC, transferred to NCDC Paleoclimatology for stewardship. Processing and lineage prior to transmission to NGDC are unknown.
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text

Metadata Last Modified: 2015-01-27

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