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The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography

browse graphiccross section of a ferromanganese nodule, courtesy of Dr. Frank Manheim, USGS
From 1983 through 1992, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) compiled a comprehensive, computerized bibliography of offshore marine mineral deposits as a cooperative effort with the Ocean Minerals and Energy Division of the NOAA National Ocean Service, and the Office of International Activities and Marine Minerals (INTERMAR) of the Minerals Management Service (MMS). In October of 1992, the NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography (MMBIB) was released as a compact disc. The bibliography includes over 17,000 citations of references to sea floor deposits of ferromanganese (polymetallic) nodules and crusts, placers/heavy minerals, phosphorites, and polymetallic sulfides published from 1831 through 1990. References include key word categories indicating geographic area and type of study conducted. Subject key words are annotated with "general" or "technical" to indicate whether a subject was mentioned briefly, or was explored in detail. Key words also include the names of each mineral and each element mentioned in the article. Geographic keys include ocean or sea name, numeric designators for the ocean/sea, the name of any pertinent geographic feature, US exclusive economic zones (e.g. East Coast), and geologic setting. The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals CD-ROM Data Set, produced by NGDC and partially funded by INTERMAR, contains the entire NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography and Geochemical Database and several data files compiled by other organizations. The bibliography is searchable on-line on NGDC's web server. The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography and geochemical database was incorporated by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) into their online compilation, which uses the NGDC MMBIB identification system for references.

Cite as: Warnken, Robin R., Virden, William T., and Carla J. Moore (1992). The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V53X84KN

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Point of Contact DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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General Documentation
Collaborator
  • Robin R. Warnken
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder
Collaborator
  • William T. Virden
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder
Principal Investigator
  • Carla J. Moore
    NOAA National Geophysical Data Center
Originator
  • NOAA National Geophysical Data Center
Originator
  • NOAA National Ocean Service
Originator
  • Minerals Management Service
Publisher
  • National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
Date(s)
  • publication: 1992-10-31
  • revision: 1992-10-31
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  -  This dataset will not be updated by NGDC, but is being incorporated into external datasets which are being updated elsewhere.
Supplemental Information: In July of 1992 NGDC transferred, on permanent loan, the collection of documents collected for the NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography to the Marine Minerals Technology Center (MMTC), Ocean Basins Division, in Hawaii to facilitate public access to the collection. (Marine Minerals Technology Center, Ocean Basins Division, University of Hawaii, Look Laboratory, 811 Olomehani Street, Honolulu, HI 96814, 808-522-5611). Conditions of transfer were that the collection will be kept as a discrete set, filed according to the MMBIB number, in order to facilitate its use with the computerized NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography and Geochemical Data Base, and will remain in the public domain, with free access (not duplication) provided to all interested parties. Publications generated using the collection are required to cite the NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography as a source of information, including reference to NOAA/NGDC, and to the project sponsors, MMS/INTERMAR and NOAA/NOS/OMED. The United Nations-sponsored International Seabed Authority (ISA) has reworked most of the geochemical data from this CD-ROM set and is also updating/maintaining the bibliography with enhancements. Both are available online through the ISA central data repository.
Purpose: Marine Minerals Research and Exploration
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Time Period: 1876-01-01  to  1991-12-31
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map:
Themes
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
  • Marine geology
  • Sea-floor characteristics
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > Natural Resources > Metals
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geochemistry > Major Elements
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Chemistry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geochemistry > Minor Elements
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geochemistry > Trace Elements
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 > Photon/Optical Detectors > Cameras
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > DREDGING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
Places
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Projects
  • DOMES > Deep Ocean Mining Environmental Study
  • 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.
Other Constraints Cite as: Warnken, Robin R., Virden, William T., and Carla J. Moore (1992). The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V53X84KN
Fees
  • free online download
Source Datasets
Lineage Statement This dataset was compiled at NGDC from searches of literature and laboratory reports.
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text

Metadata Last Modified: 2014-09-24

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