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Marine Geology Data

Japan Oceanographic Data Center Sediment file

NGDC Data Set G01079


NOTE: PLEASE CITE ORIGINAL REFERENCE WHEN USING THESE DATA


SUMMARY

This file was compiled by the Japan Oceanographic Data Center using the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Marine Geological Data Format in use at the time of its origin (see readme file). It includes 748 master records and 1740 data records. It contains information on unconsolidated sediments and hard rocks from the seafloor, including station location, collecting institution and ship, date of collection, type of collecting device, analysis method(s), grain size information, biogenous components, structure, non-biogenous components, age, sediment color, and remarks. Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are also noted including encrustations, and erratics.

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).