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The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Geotechnical Database

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The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Geotechnical Properties Database contains test engineering properties data coded by students at NGDC from primarily U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office laboratory reports, but also from data reports generated by NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). These files consist of very few reports coded at NGDC into the historic "074" format which was then incorporated into the historic "073" digital format for physical properties of sediments. Coding was a test case, and full scale development of the data file was never undertaken.
Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center (1976): The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Geotechnical Properties Database. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V56Q1V55 [date of access]
Online Access
  • Data files and documentation (download)
    Download all engineering properties data in the historic, fixed-field 073 data format with documentation.
  • Web forms interface (search)
    view laboratory reports from which data were extracted for entry into the 073 format, and discover related non-digital data.
Distribution Formats
  • Text (Version: UTF-8)
    • File Specification: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset No POCs available for this dataset
General Documentation
  • Publisher's landing page
    How to cite this data set (doi:10.7289/V56Q1V55), all access options, and complete documentation.
  • Related landing page
    Related database that shares the same format as the NGDC Seafloor Sediment Geotechnical Properties Database. National Geophysical Data Center (1976): The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W
Associated Resources
  • National Geophysical Data Center (1976): The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W
Date(s)
  • publication: 1976-12-31
  • revision: 2000-12-31
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 - This is a historic, fixed-field format, no updates to this dataset are planned.
Supplemental Information:
The 074 geotechnical data were later incorporated into the 073 grainsize format and only exist as discrete files in the 073 format, archived under the individual MGGID data sets from which the data were extracted.
Purpose: environmental research
Use Limitations
  • Please also cite the originator of the individual data set.
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Originator(s)
  • National Geophysical Data Center
  • Multiple Investigators and projects
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 1956-01-01 to 2000-12-31
Spatial Reference System:
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 81.0705
S: -78.3667
E: 172.075
W: -176.045
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
  • Marine geology
  • Sea-floor characteristics
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Geotechnical Properties
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Monitoring
Data Center keywords
  • 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
Platform keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instrument keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Place keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Project keywords
  • BLM > Outer Continental Shelf Project
  • OCSEAP > Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Project
  • 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, but no search/subset capability is provided by NGDC.
Other Constraints Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center (1976): The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Geotechnical Properties Database. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V56Q1V55 [date of access]
Fees
  • offline
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Data were coded at NCEI from historic technical reports, primarily from the US Navy and NOAA/AOML.
Processing Environment
Source Datasets
Lineage information for: Scope not available.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Last Modified: 2015-12-31
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