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NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography
NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database
How to Cite the Bibliography:
Warnken, Robin R., Virden, William T., and Carla J. Moore (1992). The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V53X84KN
How to Cite the Geochemical Database:
Grant, J. Bruce, Moore, Carla J., Alameddin, George, Chen, Kuiying, and Mark Barton (1992). The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V52Z13FT
About the Bibliography and Geochemical Database:
From 1983 through 1991, the National Geophysical Data Center compiled a comprehensive, computerized bibliography and geochemical database on offshore marine mineral deposits as a cooperative effort with the Ocean Minerals and Energy Division of the National Ocean Service of NOAA, and the Office of International Activities and Marine Minerals (INTERMAR) of the Minerals Management Service.
About the 1992 CD-ROM:
In 1992, the completed database and bibliography were released on CD-ROM. The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals CD-ROM Data Set, produced by NGDC and partially funded by INTERMAR, contains the entire NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography and Geochemical Database and several data files compiled by other organizations. The bibliography is searchable online on NGDC's web server. In 2000, the International Seabed Authority reworked the geochemical data from the CD-ROM, and the updated version of the database is searchable on their Web site (see link below), although their database has not been updated in several years. In 2013, Dr. J.M. Monget began work on a Linked Data bibliography and database encompassing both the NGDC and ISA data.
Updated NOAA and MMS Bibliography and Geochemical Database at the International Seabed Authority (ISA):
A copy of the information from this bibliography and database is encompassed by the greatly enhanced and expanded International Seabed Authority marine minerals database and bibliography. MMBIB identifiers used by the International Seabed Authority marine minerals database can be interpreted using the NOAA and MMS bibliography search, with the exception of new references added after completion of the NOAA and MMS project.
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