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The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Geotechnical Database
browse graphicThe 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.

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Dataset information, links to view and download related data and documentation.
Download all engineering properties data in the historic, fixed-field 073 data format, as a compressed .tar file.
Search for engineering properties in the NGDC Marine Geology Inventory.
view laboratory reports from which data were extracted for entry into the 073 format, and discover related non-digital data.
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Citation Recommendation: 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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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.

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