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File Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G00126
Metadata Date Stamp: 2015-11-06
Identification Information
Title: CLIMAP 18K bp Sediment Data Files - Micropaleontology, Stratigraphy and Geochemistry From Sea Floor Cores
Dataset Publication Date: 1977-12-31
Abstract: The CLIMAP (Climate: Long-range Investigation, Mapping, andPrediction) Project was funded by the National Science Foundation aspart of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE) Program. The CLIMAP 18k bp sediment data files were compiled by Oregon State University, and include the work of several major institutions. The files contain micropaleontology in the form of faunal counts of diatoms, planktonic foraminifera, coccoliths, and radiolaria, as well as stratigraphy (percent fine, coarse, total carbonate, oxygen 18 and carbon 13), and geochemistry (percent opal, quartz, and organic carbon), and inferred sea surface temperatures for 635 ocean sediment cores. Data are primarily from the period 18,000 years bp to the present. Time data give upper and lower samples depths, technique, and C14 dates (for total sample, coarse fraction, and fine fraction). Age estimates are given in thousands of years with upper and lower age error estimates. In addition, each data records contains station information. The CLIMAP 18k data set is available for direct download as a Paleoclimatology data set from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and collocated World Data Center for Paleoclimatrology.
Credit International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE), Climate Long-Range Prediction and Assessment Program (CLIMAP), U.S. National Science Foundation.
Constraints Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
Data Type: Vector
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Browse Graphic Caption: sample locations in study area
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Data Theme
Theme Topics: Geological and Geophysical, Oceans and Estuaries
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -179.416
South Bounding Latitude: -57.616
East Bounding Longitude: 172.584
North Bounding Latitude: 78.9
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Beginning Date: 1981-05-31
Ending Date: 1981-05-31
Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: Data were originally submitted to NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), then transferred to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Paleoclimatology for stewardship. Both NGDC and NCDC are now part of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Processing and lineage prior to transmission to NGDC are unknown. Additional quality control and documentation was performed by NOAA Paleoclimatology.
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