Chemical composition of manganese nodules and ferromanganese crusts from the Atlantic Ocean analysed using Atomic Absorption Spectrocopy


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1989 NOAA-NCEI compiled the NOAA-MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database from journal articles, technical reports and unpublished sources from other institutions.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 propriatory 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.

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Creator Cronan, David S
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 1975
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1046 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-79.243W, -61.867S, 21.450E, 75.600N); Blake Plateau, Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic Ocean; Gillis Seamount, Atlantic Ocean; East Atlantic Ocean; South Pacific Ocean; Southern Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 1954-06-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1970-05-17T00:00:00Z