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CLIMAP 18K bp Sediment Data Files - Micropaleontology, Stratigraphy and Geochemistry From Sea Floor Cores

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The CLIMAP (Climate: Long-range Investigation, Mapping, andPrediction) Project was funded by the National Science Foundation aspart of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE) Program. The CLIMAP 18k bp sediment data files were compiled by Oregon State University, and include the work of several major institutions. The files contain micropaleontology in the form of faunal counts of diatoms, planktonic foraminifera, coccoliths, and radiolaria, as well as stratigraphy (percent fine, coarse, total carbonate, oxygen 18 and carbon 13), and geochemistry (percent opal, quartz, and organic carbon), and inferred sea surface temperatures for 635 ocean sediment cores. Data are primarily from the period 18,000 years bp to the present. Time data give upper and lower samples depths, technique, and C14 dates (for total sample, coarse fraction, and fine fraction). Age estimates are given in thousands of years with upper and lower age error estimates. In addition, each data records contains station information. The CLIMAP 18k data set is available for direct download as a Paleoclimatology data set from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and collocated World Data Center for Paleoclimatrology.
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gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G00126
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  • Data files and documentation (download)
    Web page of information about the CLIMAP 18K database including full documentation and links to download data.
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  • Text (Version: UTF-8)
    • File Specification: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact Marine Geology Data Manager
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Coverage Description The dataset is nearly global in extent, excluding only the areas north of 79 degrees and south of 58 degrees south latitude. Vertically, all data are below sea level, water depths are from 179 to 7406 meters. Active compilation of the dataset ceased in August of 1980.
Time Period 1981-05-31 to 1981-05-31
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 78.9
S: -57.616
E: 172.584
W: -179.416
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
  • Metadata Landing Page
    Web page of information about the CLIMAP 18K database including full documentation and links to download data.
Associated Resources
  • Paleoclimatology Datasets
    • Parent Archive
      Information about the Paleoclimatology Data Archive at NCEI.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 1977-12-31
  • revision: 1980-08-31
Edition Second
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency Not planned - Completed data set, no additions planned.
Supplemental Information
International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE), Climate Long-Range Prediction and Assessment Program (CLIMAP).Oregon State University compiled the final data set - on behalf of the CLIMAP participants, funded by the US National Science Foundation.
Purpose Paleoceanographic Research
Use Limitations
  • Cite as: Hutson, W.; Hayes, D. and Oregon State University. 1977: CLIMAP 18K bp Sediment Data Files - Micropaleontology, Stratigraphy and Geochemistry From Sea Floor Cores. Second. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Accessed [date].
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Cited Authors
  • Hutson, W.
    Brown University
  • Hayes, D.
    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Oregon State University
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Acknowledgments
  • International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE), Climate Long-Range Prediction and Assessment Program (CLIMAP), U.S. National Science Foundation.
Theme keywords Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
  • Marine geology
USGS Science Topics
  • Sea-floor characteristics
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Marine Sediments
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Chemistry
  • Earth Science > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Isotopes
  • Earth Science > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Microfossils
  • Earth Science > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Oxygen Isotopes
  • Earth Science > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • Earth Science > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Stratigraphic Sequence
CIESIN Keyword Thesaurus
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Climate > Climate Change
  • CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Modeling > Climate Modeling
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER > World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder
  • 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
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > Ships
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > Coring Devices
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > Grab Samplers
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > Sediment Corers
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global Ocean
  • Vertical Location >Sea Floor
  • Ocean > Atlantic Ocean
  • Ocean > Indian Ocean
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • CLIMAP > Climate - Long Range Investigation, Mapping and Prediction
  • IDOE > International Decade of Ocean Exploration
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use Constraints
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
  • Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free. However, fees may apply for custom orders, data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Data were originally submitted to NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), then transferred to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Paleoclimatology for stewardship. Both NGDC and NCDC are now part of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Processing and lineage prior to transmission to NGDC are unknown. Additional quality control and documentation was performed by NOAA Paleoclimatology.
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: ASCII text
Source Datasets
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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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
Platform
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Last Modified: 2020-04-21
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