Archive of information about geological samples available for research from the Ohio State University Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) Polar Rock Repository

browse graphicimage of sea floor sample locations
The Polar Rock Repository (PRR) operated by the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) at the Ohio 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 and available for further research.
Only underwater samples (dredges, trawls, and grabs) curated by the Polar Rock Repository are described in the IMLGS. As of December 2015, there are 2,776 PRR samples in the IMLGS.
The originating institution is the definitive source of information related to their sample collection. Each PRR entry in the IMLGS
links back to a definitive web page for that sample at the PRR.
  • Cite as: The Polar Rock Repository (PRR), Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC), Ohio State University: Geological samples available for research from the PRR. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5RF5S18 [date of access].
Search Data
  • Map viewer (search)
    Open an ArcGIS interactive map interface with the BPCRR sample layer active, to search and download data from the IMLGS database and access related links.
  • 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 BPCRC Polar Rock Repository 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
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. Anne Grunnow
Curator
Polar Rock Repository, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC), the Ohio State University
614 292-6531
curator@bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu
Time Period: 1956-01-01T00:00:00.000Z to Present
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 58.25
S: -78.48333
E: -180.0
W: 180.00
Spatial Coverage Map:
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Polar Rock 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: 2015-10-22
  • revision: 2015-10-22
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing
Data Update Frequency: Irregular - Sample data are contributed on an irregular basis.
Supplemental Information:
The Polar Rock Repository is a national facility constructed adjacent to Scott Hall, home of the Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University. It is supported by the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs. The repository houses rock samples from Antarctica, the Arctic, southern South America and South Africa. The polar rock collection and database includes field notes, photos, maps, cores, powder and mineral residues, thin sections, as well as microfossil mounts, microslides and residues. Rock samples may be borrowed for research by university scientists from anywhere in the world. Samples may also be borrowed for educational or museum use in the United States.
Purpose: The purpose of adding information about the collection to the IMLGS is to promote new research on existing samples.
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: The Polar Rock Repository (PRR), Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC), Ohio State University: Geological samples available for research from the PRR. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5RF5S18 [date of access].
Originator(s)
  • Dr. Anne Grunnow
    The Ohio State University, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) Polar Rock Repository
Custodian(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Sponsor(s)
  • U.S. National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs (NSF-OPP)
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgment(s)
  • Samples were collected with support from NSF-OPP.
Theme keywords Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Databases
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
  • Marine geology
  • Rock and sediment lithology and mineralogy
USGS Science Topics
  • Sea-floor characteristics
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 > Samplers > DREDGING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Trawls/Nets > BOTTOM TRAWL
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • IMLGS
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 data are available for free online download.
Other Constraints Cite as: The Polar Rock Repository (PRR), Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC), Ohio State University: Geological samples available for research from the PRR. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5RF5S18 [date of access].
Fees
  • free for online download
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Incoming data were checked for adherence to controlled vocabularies, illegal data types in numeric fields, and out of range latitudes/longitudes. NCEI added links to related resources, where known, and performed cursory visual inspection of data for reasonableness, asking the originator for guidance on discrepancies.
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, images, and PDF documents.
Source Datasets
  • BPCRC PRR Related database, reports, and publications
    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
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
    Platform
      Last Modified: 2015-12-31
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