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Archive of Core and Site/Hole Data and Photographs from the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP)

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The Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) operated the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution from 1984-2003 for over 100 cruises worldwide. The ODP was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and several countries through the Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES). In 2005, the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) received a complete extract of prime scientific data from the ODP JANUS relational database for permanent archival at NGDC. Data include all of the digital sediment, and hard-rock data collected on all legs of the program stored in the JANUS database as of December 2005. Data types include: 1) Bulk density estimation by gamma-ray attenuation densiometry (gra), 2) Carbon carbonate (carb), 3) Discrete p-wave velocity (pws1, pws2, pws3), 4) Downhole temperature (temp), 5) Gas chromatography (gas), 6) Inductively coupled plasma - atomic emission spectrometry (icp-aes), 7) Interstitial water (iw), 8) Magnetic susceptibility (msl), 9) Moisture and density (mad), 10) Natural gamma radiation (ngr), 11) Palemagnetism (pmag), 12) P-wave velocity logger (pwl), 13) Reflectance spectrophotometry and colorimetry (rsc), 14) Rock evaluation (re), 15) Shear strength (avs, pen, tor), 16) Thermal conductivity (tcon), 17) X-ray diffraction (xrd), and 18) X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (xrf). In 2007, NGDC received a complete copy of digital core photographs and closeup core photographs as high-resolution TIFF images from IODP for the ODP cores. Additional scanned microphotographs, photographs, and descriptive data were received in 2013. The photos are archived and available on request, but not offered online due to their volume. The data and images described above are distinct from the former data for ODP legs 101-129 published by NGDC on CDROM in both content and format.

Cite as: Ocean Drilling Program (2005): Archive of Core and Site/Hole Data and Photographs from the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5W37T8C [access date]

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Distribution Formats
  • ASCII
  • TIFF
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Point of Contact Marine Geology Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6339
geology.info@noaa.gov
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Ocean Drilling Program (1992): Archive of Historic Core Data from the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Legs 101-129 (Pre-JANUS). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V50V89RB
  • Becker, K., Davis, E., et al.(2013): Advanced CORK (ACORK) Data from the Nankai Trough, Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Holes 808I and 1173B. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5KW5CXW
  • Curators of Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples Consortium: Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5H41PB8
  • Deep Sea Drilling Project (1989): Archive of Core and Site/Hole Data and Photographs from the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V54M92G2
  • Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (2010): Archive of Core and Site/Hole Data and Photographs from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V58913SM
Originator
  • Ocean Drilling Program
Originator
  • Rodey Batiza
    U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).
Originator
  • David Divins
    U.S. Implementing Organization, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)
Originator
  • Data Librarian
    Texas A and M University, Science Operator for the U.S. Ocean Drilling Program (ODP)
Publisher
  • National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA
Date(s)
  • publication: 2005-12-31
  • revision: 2013-08-21
Edition: Second
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Digital image
Digital document - digital representation of a primarily textual item (can contain illustrations also)
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Not planned  -  Completed data set, no additions planned.
Supplemental Information: Each data type is accompanied by documentation describing data collection procedures, equipment used, how the data are represented in the JANUS database, and a discussion of data quality and factors that may affect data quality. These data were prepared for archive by the ODP staff at Texas A and M University, to fulfill the requirements of the US National Science Foundation's "Policy for Oceanographic Data", NSF document 04-004.
Purpose: Marine geological and geophysical research. Research into the deep biosphere and the subseafloor ocean; Environmental change, processes and effects; and Solid earth cycles and geodynamics.
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Time Period: 1984-01-01  to  2003-12-31
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 80.4747
S: -70.8315
E: 176.9977
W: -179.5558
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 > Geotechnical Properties
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Chemistry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentation
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Boreholes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Isotopes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Macrofossils
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Microfossils
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Paleomagnetic Data
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geochemistry > Major Elements
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geochemistry > Minor Elements
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geochemistry > Trace Elements
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geomagnetism > Paleomagnetism
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals > Age Determinations
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals > Igneous Rocks
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals > Metamorphic Rocks
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals > Sedimentary Rocks
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Marine Sediments > Stratigraphic Sequence
  • EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > Ocean/Lake Records > Stratigraphic Sequence
Data Centers
  • WDC/GEOPHYSICS, BOULDER > World Data Center for Geophysics, Boulder
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, 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 > Corers > ROCK CORERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Places
  • SOLID EARTH > CRUST
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Projects
  • ODP/DSDP > Ocean Drilling Program/Deep Sea Drilling Program
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: Ocean Drilling Program (2005): Archive of Core and Site/Hole Data and Photographs from the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5W37T8C [access date]
Fees
  • free online download of ASCII data, contact data center for fees associated with transfer of TIFF images
Source Datasets
Lineage Statement Core data were exported from the JANUS database management system at Texas A and M as ASCII files for transfer to NGDC. Quality control was performed by TAMU staff. Most core images and other documents were scanned from paper copies by TAMU. Some core images were digital line scans of cores.
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text

Metadata Last Modified: 2015-06-24

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