Archive of Geosample Data and Information from the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL).

browse graphicimage of sea floor sample locations
The U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
(PMEL) contributed information describing 29 ocean floor geological samples in their local collection to the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS)
database to increase their discoverability and access. The samples include box and gravity cores collected by PMEL during cruises PFLUX84 and PFLUX85 of the ship Discoverer, and
cruise PLUME85 of the Surveyor.
  • cite as: NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL): Archive of information about the PMEL geosample collection. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V50C4SRS [date of access].
gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:archived-data_NOAA-PMEL-sample-repository
Search Data
  • Map viewer (search)
    Open an ArcGIS interactive map interface with the PMEL 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 PMEL 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
Ordering Instructions Data are also available in other custom formats, including shapefiles on request.
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 Originator Dr. Stephen Hammond
Liaison to the Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
541-867-0183
stephen.r.hammond@noaa.gov
Coverage Description Global ocean sea floor and lakebeds
Time Period 1984-05-11T00:00:00.000Z to 1985-06-17T00:00:00.000Z
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 43.733
S: 47.215
E: -126.13
W: -134.01
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • PMEL
    • Parent Institution
      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
  • 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
  • Parent ID (indicates this is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G00028
Publication Dates
  • publication: 1985-12-31
  • revision: 1985-12-31
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
Data Update Frequency Not planned - PMEL data were a one-time contribution to the IMLGS database.
Supplemental Information
PMEL has a small core collection from the Northeast Pacific Ocean.
Purpose The purpose of adding information about the PMEL geological samples collection to the IMLGS was to promote new research on existing samples and to improve public access to NOAA research results by providing geospatial information about samples on which PMEL research was based.
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Originators
  • Dr. Stephen Hammond
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Sponsors
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • The PMEL sample collection and maintenance is funded by NOAA.
Theme keywords Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Databases
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
  • Marine geology
  • Rock and sediment lithology and mineralogy
USGS Science Topics
  • Sea-floor characteristics
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
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC 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 are available online for free download.
Other Constraints cite as: NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL): Archive of information about the PMEL geosample collection. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V50C4SRS [date of access].
Fees
  • free for online download
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Data were a one-time contribution from this repository. Incoming data were checked for adherence to controlled vocabularies, illegal data types in numeric fields, and out of range latitudes/longitudes. NCEI added IGSNs/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.
Source Datasets
  • PMEL reports and publications
    • Description of Source: Additional information about the samples may be contained in PMEL technical reports and/or 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
Platform
    Last Modified: 2015-12-31
    For questions about the information on this page, please email: geology.info@noaa.gov