Marine Geology Data
CLIMAP 120K Database
NGDC Data Set G00995
NOTE: PLEASE CITE ORIGINAL REFERENCE WHEN USING THESE DATA
The CLIMAP (Climate: Long-range Investigation, Mapping, and Prediction) Project was funded by the National Science Foundation as part of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE). Collection and analysis of cores for the 120K bp CLIMAP set was carried out by several institutions; data were compiled by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Data include micropaleontology, carbonate percentages, carbon 14 age dates, sea surface temperature estimates, and oxygen and carbon isotopic data for 52 ocean sediment cores. Data cover the period from 140,000 to 100,000 years before present and are global in extent.
ORIGINAL REFERENCE: THE LAST INTERGLACIAL OCEAN, CLIMAP Members, Quaternary Research 21, 123-224, 1984.
SEARCHABLE DATA INVENTORY
NGDC/WDC GMG, Boulder archives a wide variety of digital marine geology data collections, paper reports, microfilm, etc. containing sediment and hardrock data. Many of the digital files are available for direct download. Sample-by-sample inventory information for all data, regardless of format available from NGDC are fully searchable through the marine geology inventory (GEOLIN).