Chemical composition of manganese nodules from the Southern Ocean


Samples have been air dried and reduced to powder. The analysis is done on the whole content and not on the sole HCL soluble part as in most analyses from other authors.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1989 NOAA-NCEI compiled the NOAA-MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database from journal articles, technical reports and unpublished sources from other institutions.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.

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Creator Meylan, Maurice A; Goodell, H G
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 1976
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 3644 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-27.383W, -65.617S, 158.467E, -32.967N); South Pacific Ocean; Southern Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 1962-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1966-01-01T00:00:00Z