neptune

Data format: Shapefile

File or table name: neptune

Coordinate system: Geographic

Theme keywords: marine sediments, Deep Sea Drlling Project, Ocean Drilling Program, plankton, diatom, calcareous nannoplankton, planktonic foraminifer, radiolarian, chronostratigraphy

Abstract: NEPTUNE database: developed at the ETH Zürich, currently hosted by CHRONOS. It contains quality-controlled, micropaleontology and stratigraphy data from DSDP-ODP for taxonomic and evolution studies (mainly Cenozoic). Tools include graphic correlation. NEPTUNE is a relational database of microfossil occurrences reported in DSDP and ODP samples. NEPTUNE contains the occurrences of about 8'800 plankton species names (nannofossils, foraminifera, diatoms, and radiolarians) in Cenozoic samples of 165 DSDP and ODP drillholes from all ocean basins up to Leg 135 as of July 2004. The database will be updated during 2004-2005 with additional ODP sites and inclusion of Mesozoic data to create a complete, quality-controlled, time-calibrated legacy database of DSDP and ODP marine plankton occurrences

FGDC and ESRI Metadata:

Metadata elements shown with blue text are defined in the Federal Geographic Data Committee's (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM). Elements shown with green text are defined in the ESRI Profile of the CSDGM. Elements shown with a green asterisk (*) will be automatically updated by ArcCatalog. ArcCatalog adds hints indicating which FGDC elements are mandatory; these are shown with gray text.

Identification Information:


Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: ETH Zurich, CHRONOS


*Title:
neptune
*File or table name: neptune


Publication date: 1.1.1997
*Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data


*Online linkage: http://www.chronos.org/metadata/neptune.shp


Description:
Abstract:
NEPTUNE database: developed at the ETH Zürich, currently hosted by CHRONOS. It contains quality-controlled, micropaleontology and stratigraphy data from DSDP-ODP for taxonomic and evolution studies (mainly Cenozoic). Tools include graphic correlation. NEPTUNE is a relational database of microfossil occurrences reported in DSDP and ODP samples. NEPTUNE contains the occurrences of about 8'800 plankton species names (nannofossils, foraminifera, diatoms, and radiolarians) in Cenozoic samples of 165 DSDP and ODP drillholes from all ocean basins up to Leg 135 as of July 2004. The database will be updated during 2004-2005 with additional ODP sites and inclusion of Mesozoic data to create a complete, quality-controlled, time-calibrated legacy database of DSDP and ODP marine plankton occurrences

Purpose:
NEPTUNE was created to study marine plankton evolution (diversity, extinctions, speciations, longevity) through time

*Language of dataset: en


Time period of content:
Time period information:
Range of dates/times:
Beginning date: 1.1.1991
Beginning time: unknown
Ending date: 12.31.2005
Ending time: unknown

Currentness reference:
publication date

Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance and update frequency: Continually

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
*West bounding coordinate: -178.508300
*East bounding coordinate: 179.737500
*North bounding coordinate: 76.149700
*South bounding coordinate: -77.441300

Local bounding coordinates:
*Left bounding coordinate: -178.508300
*Right bounding coordinate: 179.737500
*Top bounding coordinate: 76.149700
*Bottom bounding coordinate: -77.441300

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: marine sediments, Deep Sea Drlling Project, Ocean Drilling Program, plankton, diatom, calcareous nannoplankton, planktonic foraminifer, radiolarian, chronostratigraphy
Theme keyword thesaurus: GeoRef

Place:
Place keywords: Global oceans

Stratum:
Stratum keywords: Cenozoic, Mesozoic

Temporal:
Temporal keywords: last 180 million years, Cenozoic, Mesozoic

Access constraints: The data set can be used with proper citation of the data source (Neptune, CHRONOS)
Use constraints:
CHRONOS should be cited as source of this dataset. Also cite Spencer-Cervato, 1999, Cenozoic marine plankton database of DSDP and ODP records. Palaeontologia Electronica, 2/2 (electronic publication)

Point of contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Cinzia Cervato
Contact organization: CHRONOS
Contact position: Executive Director


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
Iowa State University, 253 Science I
City: Ames
State or province: Iowa
Postal code: 50011
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: +1-515-2947583
Contact facsimile telephone: +1-515-2946049


Contact electronic mail address: cinzia@iastate.edu


Data set credit:
CHRONOS and other references (Lazarus et al., 1995; Spencer-Cervato, 1999) mentioned on the web site

*Native dataset format: Shapefile
*Native data set environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535


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Data Quality Information:


Attribute accuracy:
Attribute accuracy report:
Accuracy checked by Cinzia Cervato and Pat Diver (DBA)

Logical consistency report:
Digital data for plankton occurrence obtained from ODP, age models done manually and entered into database manually, internal data consistency thoroughly checked

Completeness report:
The dataset is currently being updated with Mesozoic occurrences and post-Leg 135 sites

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Spatial Data Organization Information:


*Direct spatial reference method: Vector


Point and vector object information:
SDTS terms description:
*Name: neptune
*SDTS point and vector object type: Entity point
*Point and vector object count: 1564

ESRI terms description:
*Name: neptune
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Point
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 1564
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


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Spatial Reference Information:


Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Coordinate system name:
*Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_Assumed_Geographic_1

Geographic:
*Latitude resolution: 0.000001
*Longitude resolution: 0.000001
*Geographic coordinate units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic model:
*Horizontal datum name: North American Datum of 1927
*Ellipsoid name: Clarke 1866
*Semi-major axis: 6378206.400000
*Denominator of flattening ratio: 294.978698

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Entity and Attribute Information:


Detailed description:
*Name: neptune


Entity type:
*Entity type label: neptune
*Entity type type: Feature Class
*Entity type count: 1564

Attribute:
*Attribute label: FID
*Attribute alias: FID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape
*Attribute alias: Shape
*Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Geometry
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Coordinates defining the features.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: hole_id
*Attribute alias: hole_id


*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 8


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Distribution Information:


Distributor:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact organization: CHRONOS

Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
Iowa State University, 253 Science I
City: Ames
State or province: Iowa
Postal code: 50011
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: +1-515-2947583
Contact facsimile telephone: +1-515-2946049


Contact electronic mail address: data@chronos.org


Resource description: Downloadable Data


Standard order process:
Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
*Transfer size: 0.042
*Dataset size: 0.042

Available time period:
Time period information:
Range of dates/times:
Beginning date: 1.1.1991
Beginning time: unknown
Ending date: 07.31.2004
Ending time: unknown

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Metadata Reference Information:


*Metadata date: 20040729


*Language of metadata: en


Metadata contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Cinzia Cervato
Contact organization: CHRONOS
Contact position: Executive Director


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
Iowa State University
Address:
253 Science I
City: Ames
State or province: Iowa
Postal code: 50011
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: +1-515-2947583
Contact facsimile telephone: +1-515-2946049


Contact electronic mail address: cinzia@iastate.edu


*Metadata standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
*Metadata standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
*Metadata time convention: local time


Metadata extensions:
Online linkage: http://services.chronos.org/databases/neptune/index.html
Profile name: Neptune

Metadata extensions:
*Online linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
*Profile name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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