Archive of Geosample Data and Information from the Florida State University (FSU) Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility (AMGRF)

browse graphicimage of sea floor sample locations
The Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility (AMGRF) operated by Florida State University
is a partner in the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) database, contributing
information to the IMLGS to help researchers discover geological samples curated in their facility.
The partner repository may also send related data, documents, and imagery to NCEI for long-term archive,
but the originating institution is the definitive source of information related to their sample collection.
The AMGRF maintains a national repository for geological materials collected in polar regions.
It is supported by an operational grant from the National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs (Grant Number 0838901).
The Facility houses over 20,000 meters of deep-sea core sediment and over 5,000 kg of dredge, trawl, and grab samples, the largest such
Southern Ocean collection in the world. These materials have been acquired from over 90 USAP research vessel cruises. The Facility also
houses and curates nearly 3,000 meters of rotary cored geological material acquired by NSF supported drilling programs in the Antarctic.
Search Data
  • Map viewer (search)
    Open an ArcGIS interactive map interface with the ARFFSU sample layer active, to search and download data from the IMLGS database and access related links.
  • Linked data interface (search)
    Offsite Linked Data interface (RDF graph) for Semantic Web access to the database, offered cooperatively on the Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) server.
  • Open Data ArcGIS interface (search)
    Access sample information from the IMLGS using the Open Data ArcGIS interface enabling filtering, sorting, and export in multiple formats
Download Data
  • Web forms interface (download)
    Text interface to search and download data for ARF samples from the IMLGS database and access related links.
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII (Version: UTF-8)
    • File Specification: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
  • KML
    • File Specification: Keyhole Markup Language File
  • PDF
    • File Specification: Portable Document Format
  • JPEG
    • File Specification: Joint Photographic Experts Group Image Format
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 Dr. Charlotte Sjunneskog
Curator/Facility Manager
Florida State University (FSU) Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility (AMGRF)
850-644-2407
csjunneskog@fsu.edu
Dataset Point of Contact Steve Petrushak
Assistant Curator
Florida State University (FSU) Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility (AMGRF)
850-644-7127
petrushak@gly.fsu.edu
Time Period: 1962-01-01T00:00:00.000Z to Present
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 81.70500
S: -88.36700
E: 180.00000
W: -179.98300
Spatial Coverage Map:
General Documentation
  • Publisher's landing page
    How to cite this data set (doi:10.7289/V5RR1W7S), all access options, and complete documentation.
  • Originator's Web page
    Documentation about the Antarctic Research Facility, the AMGRF sample repository, and information on requesting sample material.
  • Archived files
    Related offline geosample data files in the NCEI long-term archive
Associated Resources
  • AMGRF Core Repository
  • Curators of Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples Consortium: Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5H41PB8
    • Parent Database
      The parent IMLGS database contains more/related data and information.
  • NCEI Marine Geology Data Archive
    • Parent Archive
      Information about the Marine Geology Data Archive at NCEI.
  • NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
Date(s)
  • publication: 1977-12-31
  • revision: 2015-08-19
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing
Data Update Frequency: Irregular - The Curator contributes data to the NCEI archive and to the IMLGS as new samples are added to the AMGRF collection and/or as new sample data are available for public release.
Supplemental Information:
The AMGRF sample collections are maintained in a single-story building designed to process and store marine sediments. Most of the core storage area consists of a 500 square meter room kept at 2 degrees Celsius. A separate vault (50 square meters) provides additional space for materials requiring frozen (-23 degrees C) storage. The Facility houses over 20,000 meters of Antarctic and subantarctic marine geological core samples and 3000 meters of rotary cored geological material.
Additonal related data and information are available directly from the contributing institution, which is the authoritative and most current source of data and information related to their sample collection. The IMLGS contains a subset of summary metadata from the institutional database.
Purpose: The main purpose of the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility is to assure that geological samples are properly stored, described, preserved and available for use by qualified investigators from both inside and outside the institution. Data and information are archived at NCEI to promote public access to research results and to increase their discoverability via the IMLGS.
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Originator(s)
  • Dr. Sherwood W. Wise
    Florida State University (FSU) Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility (AMGRF)
  • Dr. Charlotte Sjunneskog
    Florida State University (FSU) Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility (AMGRF)
  • Mr. Dennis Cassidy
    Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility, Florida State University
Custodian(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Sponsor(s)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
Point(s) of Contact
  • Steve Petrushak
    Florida State University (FSU) Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility (AMGRF)
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgment(s)
  • The Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility receives substantial support from the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Theme keywords Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Databases
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
  • Marine geology
  • Rock and sediment lithology and mineralogy
USGS Science Topics
  • Sea-floor characteristics
USDA National Agricultural Library's Agricultural Thesaurus (NALT)
  • lacustrine sediments
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
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 > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > DREDGING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > ROCK CORERS
  • 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 > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • IMLGS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use Constraints
  • Please consult the Curator before proposing to do research on any sample discovered through the IMLGS or the NCEI archive.
  • 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
  • Sample metadata and most data/images are available online for free download. Additional, full-resolution images from the offline archive may be available. Contact NCEI for more information.
Other Constraints cite as: Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility (AMGRF), Florida State University (FSU): Archive of AMGRF geosample data and information. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5RR1W7S [date of access].
Fees
  • free for online download
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Data are received by NCEI on an intermittent basis from the repository. Incoming data are checked for adherence to controlled vocabularies, illegal data types in numeric fields, and out of range latitudes/longitudes. NCEI adds IGSNs/links to related resources, where known, and may perform cursory visual inspection of data for reasonableness, asking the originator for guidance on discrepancies. Preliminary processed data are placed in a test database for inspection by the originator, and iteratively corrected until the originator approves their publication to the production database. Data may also be updated/corrected at any time, at the originator's request.
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: database tables with auxiliary text and PDF documents and digital imagery.
Source Datasets
  • AMGRF Repository Database
    Lineage information for: repository
    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: 2015-12-31
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