GlobSed: Updated Total Sediment Thickness in the World's Oceans

browse graphicImage of total sediment thickness of the world's oceans and marginal seas, Version 3
NCEI's global ocean sediment thickness grid of Divins (2003) updated by Whittaker et al. (2013) has been updated again for the NE Atlantic, Arctic, Southern Ocean, and Mediterranean regions. The new global 5?arc?minute total sediment thickness grid, GlobSed, incorporates new data and several regional oceanic sediment thickness maps, which have been compiled and published for the, (1) NE Atlantic (Funck et al., 2017; Hopper et al., 2014), (2) Mediterranean (Molinari and Morelli, 2011), (3) Arctic (Petrov et al., 2016), (4) Weddell Sea (Huang et al., 2014), and (5) the Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea, and Bellingshausen Sea sectors off West Antarctica (Lindeque et al., 2016; Wobbe et al., 2014). This version also includes updates in the White Sea region based on the VSEGEI map of Orlov and Fedorov (2001).
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gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geophysics:G01065_v3
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Distribution Formats
  • netCDF (Version: 3)
    • File Specification: binary grid created using GMT (Generic Mapping Tools)
    • File Compression: zip
  • ASCII xyz (Version: 3)
    • File Specification: ASCII text version, XYZ file contains the position of the center of each cell
    • File Compression: zip
  • ArcGIS (Version: 3)
    • File Specification: ArcGIS
    • File Compression: zip
Distributor User Services
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
303-497-6826
ngdc.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Eivind Straume
The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), University of Oslo, Norway
+47 97193263
e.o.straume@geo.uio.no
Time Period
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0000
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
Associated Resources
  • GlobSed: Updated Total Sediment Thickness in the World's Oceans
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-03-01
Edition Version 3
Data Presentation Form Digital model - multi-dimensional digital representation of a feature, process, etc.
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose GlobSed covers a larger area than NCEI?s previous global grids (Divins, 2003; Whittaker et al. 2013), and the new updates results in a 29.7% increase in estimated total oceanic sediment volume.
Originators
  • Eivind Straume
    The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), University of Oslo, Norway
Distributors
  • User Services
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE>OCEANS>Marine Sediments
Uncontrolled Keywords
  • Sediment Thickness
NASA/GCMD Data Resolution Keywords
  • H : 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
  • V : 1 meter - < 10 meters
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Ocean>Atlantic Ocean
  • Ocean>Indian Ocean
  • Ocean>Pacific Ocean
  • Ocean>Southern Ocean
  • Vertical Location>Sea Floor
Use Constraints
  • Use Constraints: None
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.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2019-05-13
For questions about the information on this page, please email: e.o.straume@geo.uio.no