Scripps Institution of Oceanography Ferromanganese Nodule Analysis File - IDOE Portion

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 by NOAA in 1992.

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Last Updated June 10, 2017, 18:13
Created June 10, 2017, 18:13
access_constraints ["Cite as: Frazer, Jane and Mary Fisk (1981): Scripps Institution of Oceanography Ferromanganese Nodule Analysis File - IDOE Portion. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5TB14TS", "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."]
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