National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), NOAA Satellite and Information Service

View Metadata As: Get Data, FAQ, HTML, 19139 XML
Assess Metadata For: Completeness, DOI Readiness, CSW Readiness, Components

SIO Ferromanganese Nodule Description file - IDOE Portion

browse graphicsample locations in study area
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography compiled descriptions of sediment samples related to ferromanganese deposits, funded through the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE) and Project MAGNOD by the National Science Foundation, as part of the SIO world sediment data bank. Descriptions are for 41 cores, 136 grab/dredges, and 19 box cores primarily from the East Central Pacific. Data include lithology, percent CaCO3, constituents by grain size, organic material/fossils, ages, other features, and minerals. Station and inventory information are included. These data are included in ASCII form on the NOAA & MMS Marine Minerals CDROM data set released by NGDC in October of 1992. They are also available for direct download from NGDC's web site.

Cite this dataset when used as a source.

Search and Download
  • G00250 data download (download)
    Web page of information about the database including links to full documentation and free data download from NGDC.
  • search by set (search)
    discovery via the NGDC marine geologic inventory
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII
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
geology.info@noaa.gov
General Documentation
  • dataset information page
    Web page of information about the database including links to full documentation and free data download from NGDC.
Originator
  • James Greenslate
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Originator
  • Jane Frazier
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Originator
  • Mary Fisk
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Publisher
  • National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
Date(s)
  • publication: 1977-02-04
  • revision: 1977-02-04
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: Data collected from published sources for the NSF/IDOE Manganese Nodule program / Sediment Data Bank Project by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Purpose: Marine Minerals Research and Exploration, Environmental Impact Studies
Use Limitations
  • Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, as the source of the data.
  • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Time Period: null-null-null  to  null-null-null
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 30.716
S: 2.898
E: -101.583
W: -154.083
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 > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Natural Resources > Metals
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Monitoring
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
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
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Projects
  • 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.
Fees
  • free online download
Source Datasets
Lineage Statement lineage prior to transfer to NGDC is unknown
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text

Metadata Last Modified: 2014-05-05

For questions about the information on this page, please email: geology.info@noaa.gov