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Japan Oceanographic Data Center (JODC) Descriptions of Seafloor Sediment Through 1975

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This file was compiled by the Japan Oceanographic Data Center using the IOC Marine Geological Data Format. It includes 748 master records and 1740 data records. It contains information on unconsolidated sediments and hard rocks from the seafloor, including station location, collecting institution and ship, date of collection, type of collecting device, analysis method(s), grain size information, biogenous components, structure, non-biogenous components, age, sediment color, and remarks. Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are also noted including encrustations, and erratics. Mass physical properties are given for sediments, including density, specific gravity of solids, water content, void ration, porosity, Atterberg limits, activity, cohesion, consolidation, sensitivity, and acoustic properties. These data are available for direct download from NCEI's 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
  • Hideo Nitani
    Japan Oceanographic Data Center (JODC)
Publisher
  • National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA
Date(s)
  • publication: 1978-12-31
  • revision: 1978-12-31
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: This was a one-time transfer. The Japanese Oceanographic Data Center (JODC) database continues to be updated and is the authoritative source of this information.
Purpose: Marine Research
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: 1978-12-31  to  1978-12-31
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 45.556
S: -68.2
E: 179.333
W: 32
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 > Rocks/Minerals > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Natural Resources
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 > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Places
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
  • 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 Data were received from the Japan Oceanographic Data Center (JODC) by the former World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics, Boulder (now the World Data Service for Geophysics) for archive and distribution on exchange. Data were received on a nine track, EBCDIC magnetic tape containing one file of 80 character records, 3200 characters per block, in the historic Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) sediment format.
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text

Metadata Last Modified: 2015-06-30

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