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Total Sediment Thickness of the World's Oceans & Marginal Seas
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    dateStamp:  2015-09-01
    metadataStandardName:  ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
    metadataStandardVersion:  ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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            title:  Total Sediment Thickness of the World's Oceans & Marginal Seas
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                date:  2003-12-23
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        abstract:  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].
        purpose:  To create a global sediment-thickness database for use by researchers and interested public.
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            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE>OCEANS>Marine Sediments
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            keyword:  Sediment Thickness
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            keyword:  H : 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
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            keyword:  Ocean>Atlantic Ocean
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            keyword:  Ocean>Pacific Ocean
            keyword:  Ocean>Southern Ocean
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            useLimitation:  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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                title:  Isopach Map of the Sediments in the Pacific Ocean Basin
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                    date:  1979-01-01
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                    organisationName:  Ludwig, W. J.
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                    organisationName:  Houtz, R. E.
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                title:  Sediment Thickness map of the Indian Ocean
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                title:  Thickness of Sedimentary Cover for the South Atlantic
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                    date:  1990-01-01
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                    organisationName:  Divins, D. L.
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                otherCitationDetails:  pp. 126-127
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                title:  Sediment Isopachs: Circum-Antarctic to 30S,
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                    date:  1991-01-01
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                title:  Thickness of Sedimentary Cover in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
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                    beginPosition:  1979-01-01
                    endPosition:  2003-01-01
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    dataQualityInfo:  NCEI repository history
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            evaluationMethodDescription:  NGDC made every effort to obtain all available sediment thickness compilations and data for use in building the global sediment-thickness grid.
            result: (unknown)
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            measureDescription:  The distribution of sediments in the oceans is controlled by five primary factors: 1. Age of the underlying crust 2. Tectonic history of the ocean crust 3. Structural trends in basement 4. Nature and location of sediment source, and 5. Nature of the sedimentary processes delivering sediments to depocenters
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                description:  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.
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                  DateTime:  2000-01-01T00:00:00
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                description:  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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                  DateTime:  2003-01-01T00:00:00
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        dateOfNextUpdate:  2013-01-18
        maintenanceNote:  This metadata was automatically generated from the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata standard (version FGDC-STD-012-2002) using the 2012-08-08 version of the FGDC RSE to ISO 19115-2 transform.
        maintenanceNote:  Translated from FGDC 2012-10-10T10:31:49.827-06:00
        maintenanceNote:  Last Metadata Review Date: 2014-11-20
        maintenanceNote:  This record has been automatically modified to include references to NCEI where applicable on 2015-09-01.
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