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Marine Geology Data

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Ferromanganese Nodule Analysis File - IDOE Portion


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How to Cite:

Frazer, Jane and Mary Fisk (1981): Scripps Institution of Oceanography Ferromanganese Nodule Analysis File - IDOE Portion. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5TB14TS


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About the Dataset

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 (IDOE). Data were collected under the Manganese Nodule (MNNOD) and Deep Ocean Mining Environmental Studies (DOMES) programs.

This SIO compilation includes data from 442 dredge and grab samples and 419 cores collected at 861 sea floor locations worldwide. Additional, non-IDOE, data compiled by SIO are not included. Data were abstracted by SIO staff from the literature, and other sources, including personal communications. The five files include data sources, latitude/longitude, sampling device, water depth, nodule type, weight percentages of selected elements, and bibliographic references.

These data are also available as part of the NOAA and MMS marine minerals database and corresponding NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals CDROM data set released in 1992.

Related Reference

Frazer, J.Z., Freelander, N.A., and D.L. Hawkins, 1978, Sediment Data Bank Coding Instructions: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Reference No. 78-9, University of California, 26 p.

Related Data

SIO sediment description files,
NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database,
CNEXO Manganese Nodule Analysis Set.