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File Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02896
Metadata Date Stamp: 2015-12-31
Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Organization Role: pointOfContact
Identification Information
Title: Scripps Sediment Description File- OCSEAP Portion
Dataset Publication Date: 1976-10-04
Abstract: The Scripps Institution of Oceanography compiled descriptions of sediment samples in the Alaskan Outer Continental Shelf area, funded through the NOAA Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP), with previous funding from the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE) by the National Science Foundation, as part of the SIO world sediment data bank. Descriptions and basic grain size analyses of 688 core, dredge, and grab samples from the Alaskan outer continental shelf are included, along with station and reference information. These data are in ASCII form. Nodule description data are for approximately 100 cores, 585 grabs, and 3 box cores from the Northern Pacific offshore Alaska. Data include lithology, percent CaCO3, constituents by grain size, organic material/fossils, ages, other features, and minerals. Station and inventory information are included. Headers in the data provide format information necessary to read the files, codes are translated in the references noted below. Bibliographic references to the data are included at the end of the file. The grain size data were too general for inclusion in the NGDC digital grain size database with other OCSEAP grain size analyses. They are available for direct download from NCEI's web site.
Credit Scripps Institution of Oceanography, funded by NOAA through the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) and the U.S. National Science Foundation through the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE)
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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Browse Graphic Caption: sample locations in study area
Browse Graphic Type: GIF
Data Theme
Theme Topics: Geological and Geophysical, Oceans and Estuaries
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -176.045
South Bounding Latitude: 50.041
East Bounding Longitude: 172.075
North Bounding Latitude: 73.55
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Beginning Date: 19761004
Ending Date: 19761004
Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: lineage prior to transfer to NCEI is unknown
Contact Information
Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact Position: Marine Geology Data Manager
Address: 325 Broadway, Mail Code E/NE42
City: Boulder
State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA
Telephone: (303) 497-4603
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Distribution Information
Format Name: ASCII
Distribution Link:
Distribution Link Function: Information
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Acquisition Information
Instrument: various
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