Ferromanganese nodules and crusts chemical analyses from SIO outside of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE) program


The data encoded in the Scripps Institute of Oceanography Nodule Data Bank (SNDB) was used as a model for the publication of USGS Ferromanganese Crusts Data Bank. The chemical composition od SIO samples were determined using X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF). Samples were oven-dry, heated at 110°C overnight or the equivalent.

From 1983 until 1989 NOAA-NCEI compiled the NOAA-MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database from journal articles, technical reports and unpublished sources from other institutions. At the time it was the most extended data compilation on ferromanganese deposits world wide. Initially published in a proprietary format incompatible with present day standards it was jointly decided by AWI and NOAA to transcribe this legacy data into PANGAEA. This transfer is augmented by a careful checking of the original sources when available and the encoding of ancillary information (sample description, method of analysis...) not present in the NOAA-MMS database.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.961015
Related Identifier IsDerivedFrom https://doi.org/10.7289/V52Z13FT
Related Identifier IsDocumentedBy https://doi.org/10.7289/V53X84KN
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.961015
Creator Frazer, Jane Z; Fisk, Mary B
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1058 data points
Discipline Chemistry; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-11.417W, -22.583S, 51.567E, 45.833N); South Pacific/RIDGE; Pacific Ocean; Atlantic Ocean; Carlsberg Ridge; Indian Ocean, Carlsberg Ridge; Indian Ocean; Blake Plateau, Atlantic Ocean; San Pablo Seamount; Henderson Seamount, Pacific Ocean; North-East Pacific Ocean; Hawaii islands; Southern Basin, Pacific Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 1873-02-18T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1976-02-21T00:00:00Z