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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.

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  • ASCII
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Point of Contact 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
  • 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 Centers for Environmental Information, 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 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: 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/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
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Projects
  • IDOE > International Decade of Ocean Exploration
  • 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.
Fees
  • free online download
Source Datasets
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 Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text

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