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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 Descriptions were abstracted largely from unpublished laboratory reports and core log sheets contributed to the National Oceanographic Data Center prior to 1975.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. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5VD6WCZ

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Distribution Formats
  • ASCII (Version: UTF-8)
  • tar.gz (Version: unknown)
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
geology.info@noaa.gov
Originator
  • Susanne Bershad, Martin Weiss
    National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA
Publisher
  • National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
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 NGDC.
Purpose: research and exploration
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Time Period: 1837-09-12  to  1968-01-18
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 81.983
S: -79.667
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map:
Themes
  • 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 > Sediments
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 > DREDGING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
Places
  • 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.
Other Constraints Cite as: Bershad, Susan and Martin Weiss (1976): Deck41 Surficial Seafloor Sediment Description Database. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5VD6WCZ
Fees
  • free online download
Source Datasets
Lineage Statement lineage prior to transfer to NGDC is unknown - abstracted from literature and unpublished sources by center personnel
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text

Metadata Last Modified: 2014-07-01

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