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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geophysics:G01167

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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 Crustal Ages of the Ocean Floor - Poster The Crustal Ages of the Ocean Floor Poster was created at NGDC using the Crustal Ages of the Ocean Floor database draped digitally over a relief of the ocean floor database. The Crustal Ages of the Ocean Floor database was created by a consortia of marine scientists including Dr. R. Dietmar Muller, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Sydney, Australia, Dr. Walter R. Roest, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, Dr. Jean-Yves Royer, Lab. de Geodynamique, Villefranche Sur Mer, France, Dr. Lisa M. Gahagan, Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, and Dr. John G. Sclater, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California. This version of the age grid is based on the geomagnetic time scale of Cande and Kent (1995) for magnetic anomalies younger than chron 34 (83.5 Ma), and on the time scale from Gradstein et al, (1994) for older times. The grid node interval is 6 arc-minutes using a self- consistent set of global isochrons and associated plate reconstruction poles. The age of each grid node was determined by linear interpolation between adjacent isochrons in the direction of spreading. Ages for ocean floor between the oldest identified magnetic anomalies and continental crust were interpolated by estimating the ages of passive continental margin segments from geological data and published plate models. The gridded ages of the ocean floor are based on a digital set of isochrons. The isochrons are based on a large number of marine magnetic anomaly data, satellite altimetry data, and a self- consistent plate model. The finite rotation poles that the isochrons are based on and the references to the magnetic anomaly and fracture zone data are documented in the: University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Technical Report No. 117, 1992, "A global isochron chart" by J.-Y. Royer, R.D. Muller, L.M. Gahagan, L.A. Lawver, C.L. Mayes, D. Nurnberg, and J.G. Sclater. Digital age and error grids, files of continent-ocean boundaries and present day plate boundaries, a C-program to adapt the grid to new timescales, can be obtained from public ftp sites in North America and Australia.
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 Crustal Ages of the Ocean Floor - Poster
  • 1996-01-01
1 GCMD Data Center Keywords NASA/GCMD Data Center 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 Uncontrolled Keywords
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        CI_Series

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        CI_ResponsibleParty

        Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
        2 GCMD Valids custodian http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
        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 CA/NRCAN/ESS/GSC>Geological Survey of Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada questions@nrcan.gc.ca originator
        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
        2 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
        1 Robin Warnken Robin Warnken DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Robin.R.Warnken@noaa.gov pointOfContact
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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
        2 http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso GCMD Feedback Form Have a Comment for the GCMD? information
        2 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://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.prodspecific?prodnum=G01167-POS-A0001
        1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/fliers/96mgg04.html
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        MD_Identifier or RS_Identifier

        Count Component Code
        1 coring devices
        1 dredging devices
        1 drilling platforms
        1 magnetometer
        1 ship
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        EX_Extent

        Bounding Box Temporal Extent
        Count Component Description West East North South Start End
        1 -180.0 180.0 90.0 -90.0 1996-05-31 1996-05-31
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        EX_GeographicBoundingBox

        Count Component West East North South
        1 -180.0 180.0 90.0 -90.0
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        EX_TemporalExtent

        Count Component Start End
        1 1996-05-31 1996-05-31
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        MD_Format

        Count Component Name Version specification
        1 Poster
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        MD_Medium

        none found
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        MD_Constraints

        Count Component Use Limitation
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        MD_ReferenceSystem

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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

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        LE_Source or LI_Source

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        LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

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        MI_Operation

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        MI_Platform

        Count Component Code Description
        1 drilling platforms
        1 ship
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        MI_Instrument

        Count Component Code Type Description
        1 coring devices
        1 dredging devices
        1 magnetometer
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