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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geophysics:G01065

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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 Total Sediment Thickness of the World's Oceans & Marginal Seas A digital total-sediment-thickness database for the world's oceans and marginal seas has been compiled by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC). The data were gridded with a grid spacing of 5 arc-minutes by 5 arc-minutes. Sediment-thickness data were compiled from three principle sources: (i) previously published isopach maps including Ludwig and Houtz [1979], Matthias et al. [1988], Divins and Rabinowitz [1990], Hayes and LaBrecque [1991], and Divins [2003]; (ii) ocean drilling results, both from the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) and the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP); and (iii) seismic reflection profiles archived at NGDC as well as seismic data and isopach maps available as part of the IOC's International Geological-Geophysical Atlas of the Pacific Ocean [Udinstev, 2003].
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 Isopach Map of the Sediments in the Pacific Ocean Basin
  • 1979-01-01
1 NASA/GCMD Data Resolution Keywords
    1 GCMD Location Keywords NASA/GCMD Location Keywords
      1 NASA/GCMD Science Keywords NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords
      • 2007-04
      1 Sediment Isopachs: Circum-Antarctic to 30S,
      • 1991-01-01
      1 Sediment Thickness map of the Indian Ocean
      • 1988-01-01
      1 Thickness of Sedimentary Cover for the South Atlantic
      • 1990-01-01
      1 Thickness of Sedimentary Cover in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
      • 2003-01-01
      1 Total Sediment Thickness of the World's Oceans & Marginal Seas
      • 2003-12-23
      1 Uncontrolled Keywords
        1 World Geodetic System 1984
        • 2007-08-27
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        CI_Series

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        CI_ResponsibleParty

        Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
        1 resourceProvider http://www.epsg-registry.org/export.htm?gml=urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
        1 GCMD Valids custodian http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
        2 American Association of Petroleum Geologists publisher
        1 American Geophysical Union (AGU) service@agu.org publisher
        2 Barry Eakins (originator) Barry W. Eakins DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Research Scientist Barry.Eakins@noaa.gov pointOfContact
        2 Brian Meyer Brian Meyer DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Brian.Meyer@noaa.gov pointOfContact
        1 User Services (publisher) DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC - National Geophysical Data Center User Services ngdc.info@noaa.gov publisher
        1 User Services DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC - National Geophysical Data Center User Services ngdc.info@noaa.gov distributor
        1 Dipiazza, N. originator
        2 Divins, D. L. originator
        1 EPSG Registry European Petroleum Survey Group publisher http://www.epsg-registry.org/
        1 Hayes, D. E. originator
        1 Houtz, R. E. originator
        1 LaBrecque, J. L. originator
        1 Ludwig, W. J. originator
        1 Mathhias, P. K. originator
        1 GCMD User Support Office NASA GCMD User Support Office gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov custodian http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
        1 NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GCMD > Global Change Master Directory, Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA resourceProvider http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/Resources/valids/archives/keyword_list.html
        2 Rabinowitz, P. D. originator
        2 UNESCO/IOC UNESCO/IOC>Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization publisher
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        CI_OnlineResource

        Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
        1 http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/Resources/valids/archives/keyword_list.html GCMD Keywords, Version 6.0.0.0.0 Thesuarus for earth science keywords and associated directories hosted and maintained by NASA. information
        1 http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso GCMD Feedback Form Have a Comment for the GCMD? information
        1 GCMD Keyword Page http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html GCMD Keywords Page This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions. information
        1 http://www.epsg-registry.org/ European Petroleum Survey Group Geodetic Parameter Registry Registry that accesses the EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset, which is a structured dataset of Coordinate Reference Systems and Coordinate Transformations. search
        1 http://www.epsg-registry.org/export.htm?gml=urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326 WGS 84 GML of World Geodetic System 1984 coordinate reference system. information
        1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/sedthick/data/version1/arcgis/
        1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/sedthick/data/version1/ascii_nans/
        1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/sedthick/data/version1/gmt_netcdf/
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        MD_Identifier or RS_Identifier

        Count Component Code
        1 urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
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        EX_Extent

        Bounding Box Temporal Extent
        Count Component Description West East North South Start End
        1 -180.0000 180.0000 79.0000 -70.0000 1979-01-01 2003-01-01
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        EX_GeographicBoundingBox

        Count Component West East North South
        1 -180.0000 180.0000 79.0000 -70.0000
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        EX_TemporalExtent

        Count Component Start End
        1 1979-01-01 2003-01-01
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        MD_Format

        Count Component Name Version specification
        1 ASCII 1 ASCII text versions, both with and without NaNs (not a number)
        1 e00 1 ESRI ArcGIS interchange format
        1 netCDF 1 binary grid created using GMT (Generic Mapping Tools)
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        MD_Medium

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        MD_Constraints

        Count Component Use Limitation
        1 NOAA Disclaimer 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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        MD_ReferenceSystem

        Count Component Code Authority Title
        1 WGS84 urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326 World Geodetic System 1984
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        MD_GridSpatialRepresentation

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        MD_Georeferenceable or MI_Georeferenceable

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        MD_Georectified or MI_Georectified

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        MD_Dimension

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        MD_CoverageDescription or MI_CoverageDescription

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        MD_Band or MI_Band

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        MI_RangeElementDescription

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        MD_AggregateInformation

        Count Component Title Code Association Type Code
        1 Isopach Map of the Sediments in the Pacific Ocean Basin crossReference
        1 Sediment Isopachs: Circum-Antarctic to 30S, crossReference
        1 Sediment Thickness map of the Indian Ocean crossReference
        1 Thickness of Sedimentary Cover for the South Atlantic crossReference
        1 Thickness of Sedimentary Cover in the Eastern Pacific Ocean crossReference
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        LE_Source or LI_Source

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        LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

        Count Component DateTime Description
        1 2000-01-01T00:00:00 The sediment isopach contour maps for the Pacific were digitized by Greg Cole of Los Alamos National Laboratory, for the Indian Ocean by Carol Stein of Northwestern University, and the South Atlantic and Southern Ocean by Dennis Hayes of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
        1 2003-01-01T00:00:00 The digitized data were then gridded at NGDC using the algorithm for "Gridding with Continuous Curvature Splines in Tension" of Smith and Wessel [1990].
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