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CLIMAP 120K bp Sediment Data Files - Micropaleontology, Carbonate Percentages, Carbon 14 Age Dates, and Oxygen Isotope Data for 52 Selected Seafloor Cores

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The CLIMAP (Climate: Long-range Investigation, Mapping, and Prediction) Project was funded by the National Science Foundation as part of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE). Collection and analysis of cores for the 120K bp CLIMAP set was carried out by several institutions; data were compiled by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Data include micropaleontology, carbonate percentages, carbon 14 age dates, sea surface temperature estimates, and oxygen and carbon isotopic data for 52 ocean sediment cores. Data cover the period from 140,000 to 100,000 years before present and are global in extent. The CLIMAP 120k data are available for direct download via NCDC's Web server. The CLIMAP 120k data set was originally submitted to NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) for archive, but was subsequently transferred to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Paleoclimatology Group for stewardship.

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General Documentation
  • Publisher's landing page
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Associated Resources
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    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
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  • publication: 1981-12-31
  • revision: 1981-12-31
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  -  Completed data set, no additions planned.
Supplemental Information: Also distributed through the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Purpose: Paleoceanographic Research
Use Limitations
  • Please cite the originator of the data set.
  • Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Time Period: 1980-08-31  to  1980-08-31
Spatial Reference System:
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 82.933
S: -64.85
E: 163.033
W: -162.883
Spatial Coverage Map:
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
  • Marine geology
  • Sea-floor characteristics
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Chemistry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Isotopes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Oxygen Isotopes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Microfossils
  • EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > Ocean/Lake Records > Isotopes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > Ocean/Lake Records > Microfossils
  • EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > Ocean/Lake Records > Oxygen Isotopes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > Ocean/Lake Records > Radiocarbon
Data Centers
  • WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER > World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder
  • 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
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
  • CLIMAP > Climate - Long Range Investigation, Mapping and Prediction
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
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.
  • free online download
Source Datasets
Lineage Statement Data originally submitted to NOAA's former National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) then transferred to the former National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Paleoclimatology for stewardship, both centers are now part of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Processing and lineage prior to transmission to NGDC are unknown.
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