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Marine Geology Reports in the NGDC Archive

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Historic Marine Geologic data reports available are from academia, government, and non-U.S. sources. These reports were originally in paper or film form and were scanned to Portable Document Format (PDF) to enable online browse/download and archive in digital form. The following are examples of the types of analyses of sediment or rock from the ocean floor or lakebeds worldwide which may be included in individual data reports: descriptions of composition and/or lithology, grain size and other physical properties, mineralogy, geochemistry, paleontology, petrology, paleomagnetism and acoustics of sediment. They may also contain low-resolution photographs of cores or dredges, or the ocean floor. Reports are searchable via the Marine Geology Digital Inventory and may also be linked to/discoverable via the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS). Scanned images of most paper data reports are available to view online, however, some Copyrighted reports contributed through the World Data Center System are available for on-site inspection only. For these reports, the geologic inventory provides links to the contributing institution for ordering.

Cite this dataset when used as a source.

  • Scanned Marine Geology Reports in the NGDC Archive
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Distribution Formats
  • PDF
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
    Web page of information about the database including links to full documentation and free data download from NGDC.
Originator
  • Multiple Investigators and projects
Publisher
  • National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
Date(s)
  • publication: 1976-01-01
  • revision: 2013-11-26
Data Presentation Form: Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Irregular  -  Additions as new reports are received.
Supplemental Information: Many data reports were received as paper copies, on 35-mm or 16-mm microfilm, or microfiche. All paper reports have been scanned to PDF and some microfilm reports are also available as PDF, however some reports are obtainable only offline in their original form.
Purpose: Marine Geological and Geophysical Research and Environmental 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: 1930-01-01  to  2013-11-26
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
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 > Geotechnical Properties
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Chemistry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Boreholes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Isotopes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Microfossils
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Paleomagnetic Data
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geochemistry > Major Elements
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geochemistry > Minor Elements
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geochemistry > Trace Elements
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geomagnetism > Paleomagnetism
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals > Age Determinations
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals > Igneous Rocks
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals > Metamorphic Rocks
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals > Sedimentary Rocks
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Marine Sediments > Stratigraphic Sequence
  • EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > Ocean/Lake Records > Stratigraphic Sequence
  • Mineralogy
  • Paleontology
  • Geochemistry
  • Lithology
  • Petrology
  • Sea Floor Photographs
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 > ROCK CORERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Places
  • SOLID EARTH > CRUST
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Projects
  • Unknown
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

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