Archive of Geosample Data and Information from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) Department of Marine Geosciences.

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The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) Department of Marine Geosciences made a one-time contribution of
data describing geological samples in their repository collected from 1957 to 1976 to the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) database.
Information was contributed on 1098 gravity cores, 365 piston cores, and 317 dredges collected on 86 cruises of the Columbus Iselin, Gerda, Halimeda,
James M. Gillis, Pilsbury, NOAA Researcher, and Vicca, in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • cite as: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) Department of Marine Geosciences: Archive of information about the RSMAS geosample collection. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5CF9N3M [date of access].
gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:archived-data_RSMAS-sample-repository
Search Data
  • Map viewer (search)
    Open an ArcGIS interactive map interface with the RSMAS 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)
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Download Data
  • Web forms interface (download)
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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
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 Point of Contact Dr. Larry Peterson
Curator
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS)
305-361-4692
lpeterson@rsmas.miami.edu
Coverage Description Global ocean sea floor and lakebeds
Time Period 1957-01-01T00:00:00.000Z to 1976-12-31T00:00:00.000Z
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 75.967
S: -31.333
E: 36.525
W: -114.003
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • RSMAS
    • Parent Institution
      Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) Department of Marine Geosciences
  • 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: 1977-12-31
  • revision: 1978-12-31
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency Not planned - RSMAS core data in the IMLGS were contributed prior to, and have not been updated since approximately 1978.
Supplemental Information
Additonal samples, 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. Information about the RSMAS geological sample collection was contributed to the IMLGS by Dr. Martin Perlmutter, former Curator, in 1978. RSMAS participated in the design of the original IMLGS database.
Purpose The purpose of adding information about the RSMAS geological samples collection to the IMLGS was to promote new research on existing samples, and to preserve geospatial information about geological samples on which RSMAS research results were based.
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Originators
  • Dr. Martin Perlmutter
    Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Sponsors
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • The RSMAS core repository received funding from NOAA and NSF at the time the data were contributed to the IMLGS.
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
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 > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > DREDGING DEVICES
  • 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
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 research on any sample discovered through the IMLGS or NCEI.
  • 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: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) Department of Marine Geosciences: Archive of information about the RSMAS geosample collection. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5CF9N3M [date of access].
Fees
  • free for online download
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Data are no longer received by NCEI 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 with auxiliary text and PDF documents.
Source Datasets
  • RSMAS 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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