Archive of information about geosamples curated by NMNH collected during NOAA/NOS and USCGS hydrographic surveys

Prior to August 2001, physical sediment samples collected by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USCGS) and NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) personnel during hydrographic surveys were routinely sent to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) for curation. USCGS and NOAA/NOS hydrographic party personnel also generated forms documenting and describing these samples. Both the samples and forms were sent to the Smithsonian. Smithsonian staff then key-entered information from the forms into the NMNH Paleobiology Sediment Collection database. NOAA discontinued the practice of sending samples to NMNH in September of 2001. Also in 2001, NMNH gave NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) a copy of information from their database documenting USCGS and NOAA/NOS samples in their collections. This was a one-time transfer to make the collection searchable via the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) database.
No further contributions to the IMLGS are expected from NMNH.

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Last Updated June 10, 2017, 18:13
Created June 10, 2017, 18:13
access_constraints ["cite as: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)(2001): Archive of information about geosamples curated by NMNH collected during NOAA/NOS and USCGS hydrographic surveys. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5J38QHJ [date of access].", "Samples in the NMNH Sediment Collection may not be 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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