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Deck41 Surficial Seafloor Sediment Description Database

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Deck41 is a digital summary of surficial sediment composition for 36,401 seafloor samples worldwide. Data include collecting source, ship, cruise, sample id, latitude/longitude, date of collection, water depth, sampling device, dominant lithology, secondary lithology, and a brief description of the surficial sediment at the location. Descriptions were abstracted largely from unpublished laboratory reports and core log sheets contributed to the National Oceanographic Data Center prior to 1975. Descriptions were assigned by Ms. Susie Bershad,and Dr. Martin Weiss of the Marine Geology and Geophysics Branch of NODC, which was transferred to the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) in 1976, at which time compilation ceased. Data are free for online search and download.
Cite as: Bershad, Susan and Martin Weiss (1976): Deck41 Surficial Seafloor Sediment Description Database. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5VD6WCZ
Online Access
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII (Version: UTF-8)
    • File Specification: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
  • tar.gz (Version: unknown)
    • File Specification: compressed, .gz form (www.gzip.org) of public.tar-archive org.gnu.gnu-tar-archive.
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset No POCs available for this dataset
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Date(s)
  • publication: 1976-07-06
  • revision: 1976-07-06
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 dataset will not be updated by NCEI.
Purpose: research and exploration
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Originator(s)
  • Susanne Bershad, Martin Weiss
    National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 1837-09-12 to 1968-01-18
Spatial Reference System:
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 81.983
S: -79.667
E: 180
W: -180
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 > Coastal Processes > Sedimentation
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Sediments
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 > DREDGING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
Place keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Project keywords
  • Unknown
  • 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.
Other Constraints Cite as: Bershad, Susan and Martin Weiss (1976): Deck41 Surficial Seafloor Sediment Description Database. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5VD6WCZ
Fees
  • free online download
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Information was abstracted from literature and unpublished sources by center personnel, overseen by Susanne Bershad and Martin Weiss, Marine Geology and Geophysics Group of the former National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), which was later transferred to the former National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC). Compilation ceased following the transfer, and the intended replacement, Deck42, was never completed for public release by NODC.
Processing Environment
Source Datasets
Lineage information for: Scope not available.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • various
Last Modified: 2015-12-31
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