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File Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02094
Metadata Date Stamp: 2015-12-31
Identification Information
Title: Deck41 Surficial Seafloor Sediment Description Database
Dataset Publication Date: 1976-07-06
Abstract: Deck41 is a digital summary of surficial sediment composition for 36,401 seafloor samples worldwide. Data include collecting source, ship, cruise, sample id, latitude/longitude, date of collection, water depth, sampling device, dominant lithology, secondary lithology, and a brief description of the surficial sediment at the location. Descriptions were abstracted largely from unpublished laboratory reports and core log sheets contributed to the National Oceanographic Data Center prior to 1975. Descriptions were assigned by Ms. Susie Bershad,and Dr. Martin Weiss of the Marine Geology and Geophysics Branch of NODC, which was transferred to the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) in 1976, at which time compilation ceased. Data are free for online search and download.
Constraints Cite as: Bershad, Susan and Martin Weiss (1976): Deck41 Surficial Seafloor Sediment Description Database. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5VD6WCZ
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: -180
South Bounding Latitude: -79.667
East Bounding Longitude: 180
North Bounding Latitude: 81.983
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Beginning Date: 1837-09-12
Ending Date: 1968-01-18
Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: Information was abstracted from literature and unpublished sources by center personnel, overseen by Susanne Bershad and Martin Weiss, Marine Geology and Geophysics Group of the former National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), which was later transferred to the former National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC). Compilation ceased following the transfer, and the intended replacement, Deck42, was never completed for public release by NODC.
Distribution Information
Format Name: ASCII
Format Version: UTF-8
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Distribution Link Function: Information
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Instrument: various
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