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Scripps Institution of Oceanography Ferromanganese Nodule Analysis File - IDOE Portion

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The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) compiled data on the geochemistry of marine ferromanganese nodules, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), as part of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE). Data were collected under the Manganese Nodule (MNNOD) and Deep Ocean Mining Environmental Studies (DOMES) programs. This SIO compilation includes data from 442 dredge and grab samples and 419 cores collected at 861 sea floor locations worldwide. Additional, non-IDOE, data compiled by SIO are not included. Data were abstracted by SIO staff from the literature, and other sources, including personal communications. The five files include data sources, latitude/longitude, sampling device, water depth, nodule type, weight percentages of selected elements, and bibliographic references. These data are also available as part of the NOAA and MMS marine minerals database and corresponding NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals CDROM data set released by NOAA in 1992.
Cite as: Frazer, Jane and Mary Fisk (1981): Scripps Institution of Oceanography Ferromanganese Nodule Analysis File - IDOE Portion. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5TB14TS
Online Access
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII (Version: UTF-8)
    • File Specification: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
  • PDF
    • File Specification: Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • TAR
    • File Specification: Tape ARchive format (TAR)
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset No POCs available for this dataset
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Frazer, J.Z., Freelander, N.A., and D.L. Hawkins, 1978, Sediment Data Bank Coding Instructions: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Reference No. 78-9, University of California, 26 p.
    • Related geochemical data (doi:10.7289/V52Z13FT)
      Grant, J. Bruce, Moore, Carla J., Alameddin, George, Chen, Kuiying, and Mark Barton (1992). The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V52Z13FT
  • NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
Date(s)
  • publication: 1976-10-31
  • revision: 1981-12-31
Edition: First
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:
Only the portion of the SIO database funded by IDOE is in this archive.
Purpose: Marine Minerals Research and Exploration
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Originator(s)
  • Frazer, Jane
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Fisk, Mary
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 1950-01-01 to 1976-12-31
Spatial Reference System:
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 56.166
S: -65.616
E: 179.883
W: -179.716
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
  • Marine geology
  • Sea-floor characteristics
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Metals
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Major Elements
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Minor Elements
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Trace Elements
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Chemistry
Data Center keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instrument keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > DREDGING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
Place keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Project keywords
  • DOMES > Deep Ocean Mining Environmental Study
  • IDOE > International Decade of Ocean Exploration
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
  • INTERNATIONAL DECADE OF OCEAN EXPLORATION / (IDOE)
  • INTERNATIONAL DECADE OF OCEAN EXPLORATION / (IDOE)
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.
Other Constraints Cite as: Frazer, Jane and Mary Fisk (1981): Scripps Institution of Oceanography Ferromanganese Nodule Analysis File - IDOE Portion. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5TB14TS
Fees
  • free online download
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement The compilation was produced by the staff of Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Data were received on nine track magnetic tape in EBCDIC form, 132 character records, unblocked, as five files. 5,433 records.
Source Datasets
Lineage information for: Scope not available.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Last Modified: 2015-12-31
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