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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 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
      Unresolved Xlinks
      GCMD Location Keywords at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:descriptiveKeywords[4]/gmd:MD_Keywords[1]/gmd:thesaurusName[1]
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      CI_Series

      none found
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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
      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
      1 User Services (publisher) DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce User Services ngdc.info@noaa.gov publisher
      1 User Services DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce 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 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
      Unresolved Xlinks
      Brian Meyer at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:contact[1]
      Brian Meyer at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:metadataMaintenance[1]/gmd:MD_MaintenanceInformation[1]/gmd:contact[1]
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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://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
      Unresolved Xlinks
      NOAA Disclaimer at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:resourceConstraints[1]
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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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      MI_Operation

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      MI_Platform

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      MI_Instrument

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