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Bottom Sediment Granulometric Data for the Continental Margins of the Bering, Chukchi, East Siberia, Laptev, and Beaufort Seas

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These data are part of Roberts, Richard W., University of Washington, Department of Oceanography Special Report No. 70, Bottom Sediment Granulometric Data for the Continental Margins of the Bering, Chukchi, East Siberian, Laptev, and Beaufort Seas. Data in the report represent granulometric analyses conducted by UW of over 4,300 sediment samples from approximately 1,500 stations collected during cruises of the Brown Bear, Thomas G. Thompson, Northwind, Staten Island, Burton Island, Surveyor, John N. Cobb, and Drifting Ice Station Alpha II. The full report accompanying the tabular data is available in .pdf form online (27.4 Mbytes).Data include collecting institution, ship, cruise, sample id, latitude/longitude, date of collection, water depth, sampling device, method of analysis, sample weight, sampled interval, raw weight percentages of sediment, within a given phi range. Some samples also have percentages of total gravel, sand, silt, clay, and statistical measurements such as mean, median, skewness, kurtosis, and standard deviation of grain size. These data are also included in the NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database (doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W).
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
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 Tape ARchive file
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Point of Contact Marine Geology Data Manager
Marine Geology Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-4603
geology.info@noaa.gov
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Date(s)
  • publication: 1976-10-31
  • revision: 1976-10-31
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 - Completed data set, no additions planned.
Supplemental Information:
Data consist of 4,320 analyses of 1,499 cores/grabs most of which correspond to samples previously in the University of Washington sample repository which were transferred to Oregon State University. An accompanying data report is available in PDF and microfiche form. A formatted data listing is also available on microfilm reel 1396.
Purpose: environmental research
Use Limitations
  • Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA, as the source of the data.
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Originator(s)
  • Richard W. Roberts
    University of Washington
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 1959-06-29 to 1970-09-14
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 78.16
S: 54.75
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 > Marine Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Geotechnical Properties
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentation
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 > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Place keywords
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > Beaufort Sea
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > East Siberian Sea
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > Laptev Sea
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.
Fees
  • free online download
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Data were received as ASCII, nine track magnetic tape, 19,400 total original 80 character records in 24 files, 4000 character blocksize. in originator's format and translated to the 073 fixed-field format for upload to the NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database (doi:10.7289/V5G44N6W).
Processing Environment
Source Datasets
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • various
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
Platform
Last Modified: 2015-12-31
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