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File Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G00995
Metadata Date Stamp: 2015-12-31
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Title: CLIMAP 120K bp Sediment Data Files - Micropaleontology, Carbonate Percentages, Carbon 14 Age Dates, and Oxygen Isotope Data for 52 Selected Seafloor Cores
Dataset Publication Date: 1981-12-31
Abstract: The CLIMAP (Climate: Long-range Investigation, Mapping, and Prediction) Project was funded by the National Science Foundation as part of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE). Collection and analysis of cores for the 120K bp CLIMAP set was carried out by several institutions; data were compiled by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Data include micropaleontology, carbonate percentages, carbon 14 age dates, sea surface temperature estimates, and oxygen and carbon isotopic data for 52 ocean sediment cores. Data cover the period from 140,000 to 100,000 years before present and are global in extent. The CLIMAP 120k data are available for direct download via NCDC's Web server. The CLIMAP 120k data set was originally submitted to NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) for archive, but was subsequently transferred to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Paleoclimatology Group for stewardship.
Credit CLIMAP research team, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, and the US National Science Foundation
Constraints 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.
Data Type: Vector
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Data Theme
Theme Topics: Geological and Geophysical, Oceans and Estuaries
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -162.883
South Bounding Latitude: -64.85
East Bounding Longitude: 163.033
North Bounding Latitude: 82.933
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Beginning Date: 1980-08-31
Ending Date: 1980-08-31
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Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: Data originally submitted to NOAA's former National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) then transferred to the former National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Paleoclimatology for stewardship, both centers are now part of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Processing and lineage prior to transmission to NGDC are unknown.
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