Archive of Geosample Data and Information from the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML).

The U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Atlantic Oceanograpic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML) formerly operated a geosample repository which stored ocean floor cores and grabs collected during their marine geology research activities. The repository housed 968 cores, grabs, and suspended sediment samples from multiple cruises of the ships Ferrel and Researcher collected from 1974 through 1981. The AOML repository was decommissioned and samples previously curated by AOML are no longer available for study.
Prior to closing the repository, AOML coded and sent data and information related to their sample collection to NCEI (formerly NGDC) for long-term archive, and for discoverability via the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) database.

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Last Updated June 10, 2017, 18:13
Created June 10, 2017, 18:13
access_constraints ["cite as: NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML): Archive of data and information about the former AOML geosample collection. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5VM498W [date of access].", "Samples from the former AOML repository are no longer available for study.", "Sample metadata are available online for free download.", "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."]
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