neptune

Data format: Online relational database

Coordinate system: GCS_Assumed_Geographic_1

Theme keywords: Marine sediments, Deep Sea Drilling Project, Ocean Driling Program,, diatoms, calcareous nannoplankton, radiolarians, planktonic foraminifera, chronostratigraphy

Location: http://services.chronos.org/databases/neptune/index.html

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

ISO and ESRI Metadata:

Metadata elements shown with blue text are defined in the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) document 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata. Elements shown with green text are defined by ESRI and will be documented as extentions to the ISO 19115. Elements shown with a green asterisk (*) will be automatically updated by ArcCatalog.

Metadata Information


*Metadata language: English
*Metadata character set: utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


*Last update: 20040728


Metadata contact:
Individual's name: Cinzia Cervato
Organization's name: CHRONOS - Iowa State University
Contact's position: Executive Director
Contact's role: principal investigator


Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: +1-515-2947583
Fax: +1-515-2946049

Address:
Delivery point:
253 Science I
City: Ames
Administrative area: Iowa
Postal code: 50011
Country: United States
e-mail address: cinzia@iastate.edu

*Scope of the data described by the metadata: dataset
*Scope name: dataset


*Name of the metadata standard used: ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata
*Version of the metadata standard: DIS_ESRI1.0


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Resource Identification Information:


Citation:
*Title: neptune
Alternate titles: DSDP and ODP marine microplankton records


Reference date:
Date: 19970101
Type of date: creation

Reference date:
Date: 20040101
Type of date: publication

Edition date: 20040728
*Presentation format: digital map


Party responsible for the resource:
Individual's name: Cinzia Cervato
Organization's name: CHRONOS - Iowa State University
Contact's position: Executive Director
Contact's role: principal investigator


Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: +1-515-2947583
Fax: +1-515-2946049

Address:
Delivery point:
253 Science I
City: Ames
Administrative area: Iowa
Postal code: 50011
Country: United States
e-mail address: cinzia@iastate.edu

Party responsible for the resource:
Individual's name: Patrick Diver
Organization's name: CHRONOS - DivDat
Contact's position: DBA
Contact's role: custodian


Contact information:
Address:
e-mail address: divdat@aol.com

Themes or categories of the resource: biota, geo-scientific information, oceans


Theme keywords:
Keywords: Marine sediments, Deep Sea Drilling Project, Ocean Driling Program,, diatoms, calcareous nannoplankton, radiolarians, planktonic foraminifera, chronostratigraphy


Place keywords:
Keywords: Global oceans


Temporal keywords:
Keywords: Last 180 million years, Cenozoic, Mesozoic


Stratum keywords:
Keywords: Cenozoic, Mesozoic


Discipline keywords:
Keywords: Paleobiology, taxonomy, geology, chronostratigraphy, biostratigraphy


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

*Dataset language: English


Resource constraints:
Constraints:
Limitations of use: 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)


*Spatial representation type: vector


*Processing environment: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535


Resource's bounding rectangle:
*Extent type: Full extent in decimal degrees
*Extent contains the resource: Yes
*West longitude: -178.5083
*East longitude: 179.7375
*North latitude: 76.1497
*South latitude: -77.4413

Other extent information:
Geographic extent:
Bounding rectangle:
*Extent type: Full extent in the data's coordinate system
*Extent contains the resource: Yes
*West longitude: -178.5083
*East longitude: 179.7375
*North latitude: 76.1497
*South latitude: -77.4413

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Spatial Representation - Vector:


*Level of topology for this dataset: geometry only
Geometric objects:
*Name: neptune
*Object type: point
*Object count: 1564

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Reference System Information:


Reference system identifier:
*Value: GCS_Assumed_Geographic_1


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Data Quality Information:


Scope of quality information:
Level of the data: dataset


Lineage:
Lineage statement:
Derived from DSDP and ODP data, originally created in 4D, currently on Postgresql and hosted at CHRONOS (www.chronos.org)

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Distribution Information:


Distributor:
Contact information:
Individual's name: Cinzia Cervato
Organization's name: CHRONOS
Contact's position: Executive Director
Contact's role: resource provider


Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: +1-515-2947583
Fax: +1-515-2946049

Address:
Delivery point:
253 Science I
City: Ames
Administrative area: Iowa
Postal code: 50011
Country: United States
e-mail address: cinzia@iastate.edu

Available format:
Format name: Online relational database
Format version: Postgresql


Ordering process:
Instructions:
Contact CHRONOS

Transfer options:
*Transfer size: 0.042


Online source:
Online location (URL): http://services.chronos.org/databases/neptune/index.html
Connection protocol: WWW
Function performed: search
Description: Downloadable Data

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