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SIO 76-3, Sediment Descriptions from the Studies of East Asia Tectonics and Resources (SEATAR) Program

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The SEATAR files were compiled by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography with funds from IDOE/NSF, as part of the SIO world sediment data bank, under the direction of Jane Frazer and Mary Fisk. Data were abstracted from published sources through 1976 and include descriptions of 5919 grabs/dredges and 2249 cores from the area 15 degrees south to 45 degrees north, 90 degrees to 150 degrees east. The Indian Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Inland Sea, Eastern China Sea, Yellow Sea, Japan Sea, East Indian Archipelago, Coral Sea, Solomon Sea, and Bismarck Seas are included. The files include station information, bibliographic references, and descriptive information including lithology, percent CaCO3, constituents by grain size, organic material/fossils, ages, other features, and minerals. Additional, geophysical data from the SEATAR project are also available through NCEI. Digital SEATAR sediment files are available for download.

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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Point of Contact Marine Geology Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6339
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General Documentation
Associated Resources
Originator
  • Jane Frazer
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Originator
  • Donna Hawkins
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Publisher
  • National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA
Date(s)
  • publication: 1976-05-31
  • revision: 1977-01-20
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: The SEATAR data set also contains underway geophysical data, paleomagnetism, heatflow, and earthquake data.
Purpose: Environmental Research and Exploration
Use Limitations
  • Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA, as the source of the data.
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Time Period: 1977-01-20  to  1977-01-20
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 45
S: -14.983
E: 149.978
W: 90.015
Spatial Coverage Map:
Themes
  • 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 Composition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Natural Resources > Petroleum
  • CIESIN > Industry And Energy > Energy Production > Energy Resources
Data Centers
  • WDC/GEOPHYSICS, BOULDER > World Data Center for Geophysics, Boulder
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platforms
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > DREDGING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Places
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > SEA OF JAPAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > EAST CHINA SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > YELLOW SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Projects
  • IDOE > International Decade of Ocean Exploration
  • SEATAR > Studies of East Asia Tectonics and Resources
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.
Fees
  • free online download
Source Datasets
Lineage Statement This metadata record describes only the SEATAR core data. Core data include 71,195 records describing 8,168 samples on one nine track ASCII magnetic tape with 132 character records blocked to 3960 characters per block. The tape contained three files: 1) station list, 2) descriptions, and 3) bibliographic information. Other SEATAR data received and processed as geophysical data include: seven additional nine track tapes containing underway and other geophysical data. In addition to the digital data, Lamont-only geophysical information included: One reel of 35-mm microfilm containing sonobuoy records, 9 sheets of microfiche containing seismic profiles, and 1 sheet of microfiche containing sonobuoy locations were also received and inventoried/processed separately.
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text

Metadata Last Modified: 2015-06-30

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