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File Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G00250
Metadata Date Stamp: 2015-12-31
Identification Information
Title: SIO Ferromanganese Nodule Description file - IDOE Portion
Dataset Publication Date: 1977-02-04
Abstract: The Scripps Institution of Oceanography compiled descriptions of sediment samples related to ferromanganese deposits, funded through the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE) and Project MAGNOD by the National Science Foundation, as part of the SIO world sediment data bank. Descriptions are for 41 cores, 136 grab/dredges, and 19 box cores primarily from the East Central Pacific. Data include lithology, percent CaCO3, constituents by grain size, organic material/fossils, ages, other features, and minerals. Station and inventory information are included. These data are included in ASCII form on the NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals CDROM data set released by the former National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)(now part of NCEI) in October of 1992. They are also available for direct download from the NCEI web site.
Credit James Greenslate, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), funded by the National Science Foundation through the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE) and the MAGNOD project.NSF
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: -154.083
South Bounding Latitude: 2.898
East Bounding Longitude: -101.583
North Bounding Latitude: 30.716
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Beginning Date: 1977-02-04
Ending Date: 1977-02-04
Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: Data were received on a nine track magnetic tape in EBCDIC form as 132 character records blocked to 3960 characters, as two files: 1) descriptions, and 2) bibliographic information. Data are part of the larger SIO World Sediment Databank.
Distribution Information
Format Name: ASCII
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Distribution Link Function: Information
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