Seafloor Surficial Sediments (Deck 41)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) "Deck41" database contains surficial sediment descriptions for over 36,000 seafloor samples worldwide. The file was begun by the Marine Geology and Geophysics group of the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) in the early 1970s and transferred to NGDC in 1975 when the group moved to Boulder, Colorado. The data were abstracted and coded by the old NODC Marine Geology and Geophysics group, primarily from corelogs, laboratory analysis sheets, and unpublished reports contributed by individuals and oceanographic institutions and agencies worldwide. Data include collecting source, ship, cruise, sample id, latitude/longitude, date of collection, water depth, sampling device, dominant lithology, secondary lithology, and a brief description of the surficial sediment at the location.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Publisher NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC - National Geophysical Data Center (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier Seafloor Surficial Sediments (Deck 41)
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2009-11-20T00:00:00
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
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Program Code 006:059
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