Marine Geology Data
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Manganese Nodule Sediment Description File
NGDC Data Set G00250
NOTE: PLEASE CITE ORIGINAL REFERENCE WHEN USING THESE DATA
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography compiled descriptions of sediment samples related to ferromanganese deposits, funded through the IDOE, as part of the SIO world sediment data bank. Nodule description data are for approximately 200 core, dredge, and grab samples worldwide. Data include lithology, percent CaCO3, constituents by grain size, organic material/fossils, ages, other features, and minerals. Station and inventory information are included. Headers in the data provide format information necessary to read the files, codes are translated in the references noted below.
Frazer, J.Z., and M.B. Fisk, Sediment Data Bank Users Handbook. 1978. SIO Reference No. 78-10. University of California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Frazer, J.Z., Freelander, N.A., and Hawkins, D.L., Sediment Data Bank Coding Instructions. 1978. SIO Reference No. 78-9. University of California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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).