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Downloadable DataA Hypercube of Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) Marine Geological and Geophysical Data
Dr. Christopher Jenkins of the University of Colorado Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), produced this data hypercube derived from the prime data (exclusive of G.R.A.P.E. and logging data) of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP). The Deep...
Downloadable DataAdvanced CORK (ACORK) Data from the Nankai Trough, Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Holes 808I and 1173B
The ASCII datasets contain pressure values measured at 10-min intervals at the seafloor and several subseafloor depths in two "Advanced CORK" hydrologic observatories installed by ODP in 2001 at Sites 808I and 1173B in the Nankai Trough subduction zone. T...
Downloadable DataAge, spreading rates, and spreading asymmetry of the world's ocean crust
The authors present four companion digital models of the age, age uncertainty, spreading rates and spreading asymmetries of the world's ocean basins as geographic and Mercator grids with 2 minute resolution. The grids include data from all the major ocean...
Downloadable DataArchive of Core and Site/Hole Data and Photographs from the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP)
The Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) operated the D/V GLOMAR CHALLENGER from 1968-1983, drilling 1,112 holes at 624 sites worldwide. The DSDP was funded by the US National Science Foundation and several foreign countries through the Joint Oceanographic In...
Downloadable DataArchive of Core and Site/Hole Data and Photographs from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)
The US Science Operator for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) operated the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution from 2004-2013 for worldwide expeditions numbering between 301 through 346. IODP was an international marine research program that expl...
Downloadable DataArchive of Core and Site/Hole Data and Photographs from the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP)
The Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) operated the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution from 1984-2003 for over 100 cruises worldwide. The ODP was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and several countries through the Joint Oceanographic Inst...
Downloadable DataArchive of Historic Core Data from the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Legs 101-129 (Pre-JANUS)
The Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) operated the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution from 1984-2003 for over 100 cruises worldwide. The ODP was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and several countries through the Joint Oceanographic ...
Downloadable DataBiogenic Silica and Carbon 14 Age Dates from Lake Victoria Cruise V95 Cores
The LLO operates in conjunction with the Limnological Research Center (LRC) in working towards fulfilling the objectives of the International Decade for the East African Lakes (IDEAL) to study the East African Lakes. The Lake Victoria project is funded by...
Downloadable DataBLM/OCS Ecological Investigations of Petroleum Production Platforms in the Central Gulf of Mexico
The Ecological Investigations of Petroleum Production Platforms in the Central Gulf of Mexico Project was conducted by Texas A and M University under contract to NOAA and the Bureau of Land Management under the BLM/OCS Outer Continental Shelf Program. Gra...
Downloadable DataBLM/OCS South Texas Outer Continental Shelf (STOCS) Project Sediment Data
The South Texas Outer Continental Shelf Project (STOCS) conducted by the University of Texas and the USGS with funding from BLM/NOAA.The USGS produced geochemical analyses of sediment and suspended sediment, clay mineralogy, and physical properties of sed...
Downloadable DataBLM/OCS Southern California Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Baseline Studies
Data in this file were produced by Science Applications, Inc., prime contractor on the Bureau of Land Management/Outer Continental Shelf - Southern California Studies (BLM/OCS). Data consist of six data files (benthic sediment characteristics, benthic sed...
Downloadable DataBottom Sediment Granulometric Data for the Continental Margins of the Bering, Chukchi, East Siberia, Laptev, and Beaufort Seas
These data are part of Roberts, Richard W., University of Washington, Department of Oceanography Special Report No. 70, Bottom Sediment Granulometric Data for the Continental Margins of the Bering, Chukchi, East Siberian, Laptev, and Beaufort Seas. The re...
Downloadable DataChemical Composition of Ferromanganese Crusts in the World Ocean: A Review and Comprehensive Database. U.S. Geological Survey.
The USGS Ferromanganese Crust data set was compiled by F.T. Manheim and C.M. Lane-Bostwick of the U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA. The data set consists of tables corresponding the USGS Open-File Report 89-020 "Chemical Composition o...
Downloadable DataCLIMAP 120K bp Sediment Data Files - Micropaleontology, Carbonate Percentages, Carbon 14 Age Dates, and Oxygen Isotope Data for 52 Selected Seafloor Cores
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 ...
Downloadable DataCLIMAP 18K bp Sediment Data Files - Micropaleontology, Stratigraphy and Geochemistry From Sea Floor Cores
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 ...
Downloadable DataCNEXO World-Wide Compilation of Published, Multi Component/Analyses of Ferromanganese Concretions
The Centre National Pour l'Exploitation des Oceans (CNEXO) ferromanganese nodule analysis files consist of geochemical data from published reports pertaining to oceanic ferromanganese deposits, including Russian, since 1891. Data were compi...
Downloadable DataCounts of Foraminifera from Selected North Atlantic Cores, LDEO
Counts of primarily planktonic foraminifera from Dr. W.F. Ruddiman and staff at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University are included in these files. Some diatom observations made by Dr. C. Sancetta of LDEO are also included. The data s...
Downloadable DataDeck41 Surficial Seafloor Sediment Description Database
Deck41 is a digital summary of surficial sediment composition for 36,401 seafloor samples worldwide. Data include collecting source, ship, cruise, sample id, latitude/longitude, date of collection, water depth, sampling device, dominant lithology, second...
Downloadable DataEBSSED database-Surficial sediments of the eastern Bering Sea continental shelf
In order to facilitate descriptions of groundfish habitat over a large portion of the EBS shelf, the NMFS/AFSC has assembled a single comprehensive database of the point sample data (EBSSED; n=2,587) from all available sources. The database represents sed...
Downloadable DataEnvironmental Assessment of the Buccaneer Oil Field in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico 1978-1979
This data set contains analytical data from samples acquired from the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico area under contract to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during 1978-1979. Individual contractors included researchers from Rice University, Moody Co...
Downloadable DataFichier de la Lithotheque Nationale d'Echantillons Marins (BRGM Core Descriptions)
In 1975 the BRGM and CNEXO in France joined to create a national marine geological sampling center at the Centre Oceanologique de Bretagne in Brest. This center collects and stores samples of the sea bottom and subbottom from all over the world and makes ...
Downloadable DataGrain Size Data from the Brine Disposal Program, Gulf of Mexico
These data are part of the Brine Disposal Program funded by NOAA in the US Gulf of Mexico, conducted by R. W. Hann of Texas A and M University. Data in the report represent grain size analyses conducted by TAMU for 230 grabs collected by multiple cruises ...
Downloadable DataGrain Size Data from the NOAA Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP)
These grain size data were generated as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP), funded by NOAA. Data were contributed by the University of Alaska, the University of South Carolina, the Scripps Institution of Oceanogr...
Downloadable DataHeat Flow Data Cruise MD72 RV Marion Dufresne over the Mascarene Ridge
Data were gathered by the R/V Marion Dufresne in May and June of 1992 over the Mascarene Ridge in the Indian Ocean on cruise MD72/MASCAFLUX. Heat flow measurements for 96 in-situ readings including both thermal conductivity and thermal gradient were recor...
Downloadable DataIndex to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS)
The Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) describes and provides access to sea floor and lakebed rock and sediment samples curated by participating institutional and government repositories in the U.S., Canada, the Unit...
Downloadable DataJapan Oceanographic Data Center (JODC) Descriptions of Seafloor Sediment Through 1975
This file was compiled by the Japan Oceanographic Data Center using the IOC Marine Geological Data Format. It includes 748 master records and 1740 data records. It contains information on unconsolidated sediments and hard rocks from the seafloor, includin...
Downloadable DataLDEO Carbon 14 Data from Selected Sea floor Cores
Carbon-14 data in this file were compiled by W.F. Ruddiman and staff at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Data include 974 carbon-14 dates from 309 ocean sediment cores, covering the period from 40,000 years bp to...
Downloadable DataLDEO Carbonate Data - CaCO3 Percentages for 328 Sediments Cores, Principally from The Atlantic Ocean Spanning 100,000 to 200,000 Years bp
LDEO Carbonate data were compiled under the direction of A. Esmay and W.F. Ruddiman at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Data include CaCO3 percentages by interval down core for 328 sediments cores, principally from the Atlantic...
Downloadable DataMarine Ecosystems Analysis (MESA) New York Bight Atlas Grain Size Analyses
The MESA/New York Bight Study was funded by NOAA and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as a historical compilation of grain size analyses in the NY Bight from 1957-1979. 5,961 cores, grabs, and dredges are included from multiple cruises: (BCTS, BLM01B-B...
Downloadable DataMarine Geology Reports in the NGDC Archive
Historic Marine Geologic data reports available are from academia, government, and non-U.S. sources. These reports were originally in paper or film form and were scanned to Portable Document Format (PDF) to enable online browse/download and archive in dig...
Downloadable DataMassachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries SED Dataset 2_17_11
This GIS data layer represents point coverage of seafloor sediment size and composition in Massachusetts territorial waters. The data were created by aggregating available sediment point data collected from the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) usS...
Downloadable DataNational Marine Fisheries Service Grain Size Data from the Baltimore Canyon Trough
Grain size analyses produced by Robert Reid of the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service for the NOAA/BLM Outer Continental Shelf Mid-Atlantic Project, Baltimore Canyon Trough Area. Grain size analyses were originally contributed in the historic NODC 003...
Downloadable DataNOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database
The Marine Minerals Geochemical Database was created by NGDC as a part of a project to construct a comprehensive computerized bibliography and geochemical database as a Cooperative effort with the Ocean Minerals and Energy Division of the National Ocean S...
Downloadable DataNOAA/NOS and USCGS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys
The NOAA/NOS and USCGS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys database is a compilation of surficial sediment composition from multiple sources for over 200,000 seafloor sediment samples primarily around U.S. coastal areas. The descriptions were ab...
Downloadable DataNorthern Gulf Littoral Initiative (NGLI), Geology and Physical Properties of Marine Sediments in the N.E. Gulf of Mexico: Data Report
The Northern Gulf Littoral Initiative (NGLI), Geology and Physical Properties of Marine Sediments in the N.E. gulf of Mexico: Data Report, was produced by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with sponsorship by the Naval Oceanographic Office, in July...
Downloadable DataParticle sizes of Pliocene and Pleistocene core sediments from IODP Expedition 323 in the Bering Sea
This data compilation includes the results of grain size analyses of core sediment collected by IODP during Expedition 323 in the Bering Sea. One dataset is included for each of the five sites investigated: Sites U1339, U1340, U1341, U1343, and U1344. T...
Downloadable DataPETROS - Worldwide Databank of Major Element Chemical Analyses of Igneous Rocks
PETROS is a worldwide data bank of major element chemical analyses of igneous rocks compiled for research and teaching purposes by Dr. Felix Mutschler and Staff at Eastern Washington University. PETROS version 6.1 includes 37...
Downloadable DataRecords of Lead and Other Heavy Metal Inputs to Sediments of the Ala Wai Canal, Oahu, HI
Four cores are given: G8, G8B, M21, and M3. For each core, a printable table file (*.PRN) and a spreadsheet (*.WK3) are provided. The file names reflect the sediment core ID. Documentation of techiques and context are provided in the bibliographic referen...
Downloadable DataScripps Institution of Oceanography Ferromanganese Nodule Analysis File - IDOE Portion
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) compiled data on the geochemistry of marine ferromanganese nodules, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), as part of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration...
Downloadable DataScripps Sediment Description File- OCSEAP Portion
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography compiled descriptions of sediment samples in the Alaskan Outer Continental Shelf area, funded through the NOAA Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP), with previous funding from the Intern...
Downloadable DataSIO 76-3, Sediment Descriptions from the Studies of East Asia Tectonics and Resources (SEATAR) Program
The SEATAR files were compiled by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography with funds from IDOE/NSF, as part of the SIO world sediment data bank, under the direction of Jane Frazer and Mary Fisk. Data were abstracted from published sources through 1976 and...
Downloadable DataSIO Ferromanganese Nodule Description file - IDOE Portion
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography compiled descriptions of sediment samples related to ferromanganese deposits, funded through the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE) and Project MAGNOD by the National Science Foundation, as part of the...
Downloadable DataSouthwest Florida Shelf Ecosystems Analysis Study
The Southwest Florida Shelf Ecosystems Analysis Study produced grain size analyses in the historic 073 format for 299 sea floor samples collected from October 25, 1980 to February 15, 1982 by the Venture during cruises ECO0-3 in the Southwest Florida Cont...
Downloadable DataSPECMAP Archive NO.1 - Climate Times Series, Downcore and Core-top Data
The SPECMAP Archive No.1 was compiled by Brown University under the direction of A. Duffy and J. Imbrie with the assistance of A.C. Mix and A. Mcintyre, and funded by the National Science Foundation. The SPECMAP Archive No.1 contains climate times series ...
Downloadable DataThe MAFLA (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida) Study, Grain Size Analyses
The MAFLA (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida) Study was funded by NOAA as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Program. Dr. L.J. Doyle produced grain size analyses in the historic 073 format for 2,168 sea floor samples collected on multiple cruises (MAFLA crui...
Downloadable DataThe NGDC Seafloor Sediment Geotechnical Database
The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Geotechnical Properties Database contains test engineering properties data coded by students at NGDC from primarily U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office laboratory reports, but also from data reports generated by NOAA's Atlantic Ocea...
Downloadable DataThe NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database
The NGDC Seafloor Sediment Grain Size Database contains particle size data for over 17,000 seafloor samples worldwide. The file was begun by NGDC in 1976 in response to a need by the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) for a ...
Downloadable DataThe NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography
From 1983 through 1992, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) compiled a comprehensive, computerized bibliography of offshore marine mineral deposits as a cooperative effort with the Ocean Miner...
Downloadable DataU.S. East Coast Continental Margin (CONMAR) Sediment Data
The USGS/WHOI Continental Margin (CONMAR) Data set was compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as a joint program of study of the Atlantic continental margin of the U.S. The CONMAR set contains information for 3...
Downloadable DataUS Geological Survey BLM/OCS Baltimore Canyon (Mid-Atlantic) Sediment Analyses (Samples collected 1 July 1975 to 30 June 1976)
This data set contains analytical data from samples acquired from the Baltimore Canyon (Mid-Atlantic) area of the Outer Continental Shelf, U.S. East Coast, by the U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Marine Geology, Woods Hole, Mass., during the f...
Downloadable DataWeight Percentage of Calcium Carbonate for 17 Equatorial Pacific Cores from Brown University
Weight percentages of calcium carbonate in this file were compiled by J. Farrell and W. L. Prell of Brown University for 17 equatorial Pacific Ocean sediment cores. Cores are identified by cruise and core id. Depth-in-core information and estimates of sed...

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