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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. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V56Q1V55 [date of access]

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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
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General Documentation
Originator
  • National Geophysical Data Center
Originator
  • Multiple Investigators and projects
Publisher
  • National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
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 Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Time Period: 1956-01-01  to  2000-12-31
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 81.0705
S: -78.3667
E: 172.075
W: -176.045
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 > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Geotechnical Properties
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Monitoring
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 > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Places
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Projects
  • BLM > Outer Continental Shelf Project
  • OCSEAP > Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Project
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. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V56Q1V55 [date of access]
Fees
  • offline
Source Datasets
Lineage Statement Data were coded at NGDC from historic technical reports, primarily from the US Navy and NOAA/AOML.
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text

Metadata Last Modified: 2014-06-11

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