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SIO Ferromanganese Nodule Description file - IDOE Portion

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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 and MMS Marine Minerals CDROM data set released by the former National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)(now part of NCEI) in October of 1992. They are also available for direct download from the NCEI web site.
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
Online Access
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Point of Contact Marine Geology Data Manager
Marine Geology Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-4603
geology.info@noaa.gov
General Documentation
Associated Resources
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 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.
Originator(s)
  • James Greenslate
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
  • Jane Frazier
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
  • Mary Fisk
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 1977-02-04 to 1977-02-04
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:
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 > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Metals
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Monitoring
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
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Place keywords
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords
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
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Data were received on a nine track magnetic tape in EBCDIC form as 132 character records blocked to 3960 characters, as two files: 1) descriptions, and 2) bibliographic information. Data are part of the larger SIO World Sediment Databank.
Processing Environment
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
Platform
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Last Modified: 2015-12-31
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