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The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography

browse graphiccross section of a ferromanganese nodule, courtesy of Dr. Frank Manheim, USGS
From 1983 through 1992, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) compiled a comprehensive, computerized bibliography of offshore marine mineral deposits as a cooperative effort with the Ocean Minerals and Energy Division of the NOAA National Ocean Service, and the Office of International Activities and Marine Minerals (INTERMAR) of the Minerals Management Service (MMS). In October of 1992, the NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography (MMBIB) was released as a compact disc.
The bibliography includes over 17,000 citations of references to sea floor deposits of ferromanganese (polymetallic) nodules and crusts, placers/heavy minerals, phosphorites, and polymetallic sulfides published from 1831 through 1990. References include key word categories indicating geographic area and type of study conducted. Subject key words are annotated with "general" or "technical" to indicate whether a subject was mentioned briefly, or was explored in detail. Key words also include the names of each mineral and each element mentioned in the article. Geographic keys include ocean or sea name, numeric designators for the ocean/sea, the name of any pertinent geographic feature, US exclusive economic zones (e.g. East Coast), and geologic setting.
The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals CD-ROM Data Set, produced by NGDC and partially funded by INTERMAR, contains the entire NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography and Geochemical Database and several data files compiled by other organizations. The bibliography is searchable on-line on NGDC's web server.
The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography and geochemical database was incorporated by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) into their online compilation, which uses the NGDC MMBIB identification system for references.
  • Cite as: Warnken, Robin R.; Virden, William T and Carla J. Moore. 1992: The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography. First. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V53X84KN. Accessed [date].
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Search Data
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII (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 Global Ocean
Time Period 1876-01-01 to 1991-12-31
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
  • Metadata Landing Page
    How to cite this data set (doi:10.7289/V53X84KN), all access options, and complete documentation.
  • Data files and documentation
    ASCII flat file of the bibliography, bibliography documentation and coding instructions, and project information.
  • Web page
    Web page of information about the data set with links to download data and documentation from NCEI.
Associated Resources
  • The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database
  • NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database
  • PANGAEA Project: NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database
  • The NeoNodule Project - A Summary
  • NCEI Marine Geology Data Archive
    • Parent Archive
      Information about the Marine Geology Data Archive at NCEI.
  • NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
Publication Dates
  • publication: 1992-10-31
  • revision: 1992-10-31
Edition First
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 - This dataset will not be updated by NGDC, but is being incorporated into external datasets which are being updated elsewhere.
Supplemental Information
In July of 1992 NGDC transferred, on permanent loan, the collection of documents collected for the NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography to the Marine Minerals Technology Center (MMTC), Ocean Basins Division, in Hawaii to facilitate public access to the collection. (Marine Minerals Technology Center, Ocean Basins Division, University of Hawaii, Look Laboratory, 811 Olomehani Street, Honolulu, HI 96814, 808-522-5611). Conditions of transfer were that the collection will be kept as a discrete set, filed according to the MMBIB number, in order to facilitate its use with the computerized NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography and Geochemical Data Base, and will remain in the public domain, with free access (not duplication) provided to all interested parties. Publications generated using the collection are required to cite the NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography as a source of information, including reference to NOAA/NGDC, and to the project sponsors, MMS/INTERMAR and NOAA/NOS/OMED. The United Nations-sponsored International Seabed Authority (ISA) has reworked most of the geochemical data from this CD-ROM set and is also updating/maintaining the bibliography with enhancements. Both are available online through the ISA central data repository.
Purpose Marine Minerals Research and Exploration
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Warnken, Robin R.; Virden, William T and Carla J. Moore. 1992: The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography. First. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V53X84KN. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Warnken, Robin R.
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Virden, William T.
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Carla J. Moore
    NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
  • NOAA National Geophysical Data Center
Originators
  • NOAA National Ocean Service
  • Minerals Management Service
Principal Investigators
  • Carla J. Moore
    NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Acknowledgments
  • NOAA National Geophysical Data Center and collocated World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics, Boulder, NOAA National Ocean Service, and US Dept. of Interior Minerals Management Service.
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 > SOLID EARTH > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Metals
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Major Elements
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Chemistry
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Minor Elements
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Rocks/Minerals/Crystals > Trace Elements
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
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 > Photon/Optical Detectors > Cameras
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > Coring Devices
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Dredging Devices
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > Grab Samplers
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global Ocean
  • Vertical Location >Sea Floor
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • DOMES > Deep Ocean Mining Environmental Study
  • 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.
Other Constraints Cite as: Warnken, Robin R.; Virden, William T and Carla J. Moore. 1992: The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography. First. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V53X84KN. Accessed [date].
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 This dataset was compiled at NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)(now part of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information) from searches of literature and laboratory reports.
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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