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CLIMAP 18K bp Sediment Data Files - Micropaleontology, Stratigraphy and Geochemistry From Sea Floor Cores

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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.
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
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  • Data files and documentation (download)
    Web page of information about the CLIMAP 18K database including full documentation and links to download data.
Distribution Formats
  • Text (Version: UTF-8)
    • File Specification: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
Distributor Paleoclimatology Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-303-497-6280
paleo@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Paleoclimatology Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6280
paleo@noaa.gov
Time Period: 1981-05-31 to 1981-05-31
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 78.9
S: -57.616
E: 172.584
W: -179.416
General Documentation
  • Publisher's landing page
    Web page of information about the CLIMAP 18K database including full documentation and links to download data.
Associated Resources
  • Resource title not available.
    • Parent Archive
      Information about the Paleoclimatology Data Archive at NCEI.
Date(s)
  • publication: 1977-12-31
  • revision: 1980-08-31
Edition: Second
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Not planned - Completed data set, no additions planned.
Supplemental Information:
International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE), Climate
Long-Range Prediction and Assessment Program (CLIMAP).Oregon State University
compiled the final data set - on behalf of the CLIMAP participants, funded by the US
National Science Foundation.
Purpose: Paleoceanographic Research
Use Limitations
  • Please cite the originator of the data set.
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Originator(s)
  • Dr. William Hutson
    Brown University
  • Oregon State University
  • Dr. Dennis Hayes
    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgment(s)
  • International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE), Climate Long-Range Prediction and Assessment Program (CLIMAP), U.S. National Science Foundation.
Theme keywords Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
  • Marine geology
USGS Science Topics
  • Sea-floor characteristics
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Chemistry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Isotopes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Microfossils
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Oxygen Isotopes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Stratigraphic Sequence
CIESIN Keyword Thesaurus
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Climate > Climate Change
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Modeling > Climate Modeling
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER > World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • CLIMAP > Climate - Long Range Investigation, Mapping and Prediction
  • IDOE > International Decade of Ocean Exploration
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use 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.
Access Constraints
  • Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
Fees
  • free online download
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement 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.
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text
Source Datasets Duncan McEwan, Oregon State University
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
Platform
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Last Modified: 2015-12-31
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