Search Browse


General Information
File Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G00502
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: Marine Geology Reports in the NGDC Archive
Dataset Publication Date: 1976-01-01
Abstract: Historic Marine Geologic data reports available are from academia, government, and non-U.S. sources. These reports were originally in paper or film form and were scanned to Portable Document Format (PDF) to enable online browse/download and archive in digital form. The following are examples of the types of analyses of sediment or rock from the ocean floor or lakebeds worldwide which may be included in individual data reports: descriptions of composition and/or lithology, grain size and other physical properties, mineralogy, geochemistry, paleontology, petrology, paleomagnetism and acoustics of sediment. They may also contain low-resolution photographs of cores or dredges, or the ocean floor. Reports are searchable via the Marine Geology Digital Inventory and may also be linked to/discoverable via the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS). Scanned images of most paper data reports are available to view online, however, some Copyrighted reports contributed through the World Data Center System are available for on-site inspection only. For these reports, the geologic inventory provides links to the contributing institution for ordering.
Credit Credit the source of the original data set.
Constraints Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
Data Type: Vector
Browse Graphic
Browse Graphic URL:
Browse Graphic Caption: data locations
Browse Graphic Type: PNG
Data Theme
Theme Topics: Geological and Geophysical, Oceans and Estuaries
Reference System Information
Reference System URN: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -180.0
South Bounding Latitude: -90.0
East Bounding Longitude: 180.0
North Bounding Latitude: 90.0
Zoom to the resource envelope
Beginning Date: 1930-01-01
Ending Date: 2013-11-26
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: PDF
Distribution Link:
Distribution Link Function: Information
Metadata Reference Information
Acquisition Information
Instrument: In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
Platform: In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Maintained by NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center. Please read the Disclaimer and Privacy or Contact Us.