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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
    2015-03-01
    1995-04-24
1 GCMD Location Keywords NASA/GCMD Location Keywords
    2015-03-01
    1995-04-24
1 GCMD Project Keywords NASA/GCMD Project Keywords
    2015-03-01
    1995-04-24
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
    3 GCMD Valids http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
    1 Anna Milan Anna Milan DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Metadata Specialist Anna.Milan@noaa.gov pointOfContact
    2 Brian Meyer Brian Meyer DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, 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
    2 NCEI (publisher) DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce 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
    3 GCMD User Support Office NASA GCMD User Support Office gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov publisher 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/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, 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
    3 http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso GCMD Feedback Form Have a Comment for the GCMD? information
    3 http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html GCMD's Science Keywords and Associated Directory Keywords 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

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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

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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

    Count Component DateTime Description
    1 2015-04-22T00:00:00 NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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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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