Deck41 Surficial Seafloor Sediment Description Database

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

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, secondary lithology, and a brief description of the surficial sediment at the location. Descriptions were abstracted largely from unpublished laboratory reports and core log sheets contributed to the National Oceanographic Data Center prior to 1975. Descriptions were assigned by Ms. Susie Bershad,and Dr. Martin Weiss of the Marine Geology and Geophysics Branch of NODC, which was transferred to the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) in 1976, at which time compilation ceased. Data are free for online search and download.

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Metadata Date April 21, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) July 6, 1976 (publication), July 6, 1976 (revision)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NGDC MGG Geology

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sample locations in study area

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date April 21, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) July 6, 1976 (publication), July 6, 1976 (revision)
Responsible Party NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02094
Access Constraints Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose., Cite as: Bershad, Susanne and Martin Weiss. 1976: Deck41 Surficial Seafloor Sediment Description Database. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5VD6WCZ. Accessed [date]., Access to this dataset is unrestricted., 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.
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 81.983
Bbox South Lat -79.667
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description sample locations in study area
Graphic Preview File https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/geolin/preview03995013.gif
Graphic Preview Type GIF
Licence Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1837-09-12
Temporal Extent End 1968-01-18

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