Corals and Sclerosponges

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Title: Corals and Sclerosponges
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Publication_Place: Boulder, CO
Publisher: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
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Online_Linkage: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/corals.html
Description:
Abstract:
A set of Coral Data from the Pacific relevant to paleoclimate studies is available via FTP from the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology at NCDC in Boulder, Colorado USA. See below for access instructions. This data sheds light on the temporal variability of the equatorial Pacific upwelling, the Southern Oscillation, and the trade winds. The data provides past sea surface temperatures. Paleoclimate indicators used include coral species, geochemical indicators, isotope ratios, and cation ratios. The data sets comprising this data set are contained in the following files : 1. ptapitt.dat Site: Punta Pitt, Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (0 40'S, 89 10'W). Water depth 14m. Coral species Pavona clavus. Time span: 1936-1982.5 at quarterly resolution (missing data from 1950) File contains data presented by Shen et al. (1992a). Table includes d18O, d13C, Cd/Ca, Mn/Ca, and Ba/Ca data from a 2m coral head and, for comparison, SST records from Academy Bay (Galapagos; 0 40'S, 90 20'W) and Puerto Chicama (Peru; 8 S, 80 W). 2. TARAWA1.DAT Site: Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati (1 N, 172 E). Water depth: 2- 4m. Coral species Hydnophora microconos. Time span: 1959-79 at monthly resolution. File contains stable isotope data presented by Cole and Fairbanks (1990) and Mn/Ca data presented by Shen et al. (1992b). 3. GALAPBA.DAT Site: Punta Pitt, Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (0 40'S, 89 10'W). Water depth 14m. Coral species Pavona clavus. Time span: 1963-82 at quarterly resolution. File contains Ba/Ca data (in mmol/mol) presented by Lea et al. (1989). Coral data can be accessed using the Coral Search Engine: "http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/ftp-coral.html" NOTE: PLEASE CITE ORIGINAL REFERENCES WHEN USING THIS DATA!
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Cole, J. E., and R. G. Fairbanks, The Southern Oscillation recorded in the oxygen isotopes of corals from Tarawa Atoll, Paleoceanography, 5, 669-683, 1990.
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REFERENCE: Lea, D.W., G.T. Shen, and E.A. Boyle, Coralline barium records temporal variability in equatorial Pacific upwelling, Nature, 340, 373-376.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Shen, G. T., J. E. Cole, D. W. Lea, L. J. Linn, T. A. McConnaughey, and R. G. Fairbanks, Surface ocean variability at Galapagos from 1936-1982: Calibration of geochemical tracers in corals, Paleoceanography, 7, 563-588, 1992a.
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REFERENCE: Shen, G. T., L. J. Linn, T. M. Campbell, J. E. Cole, and R. G. Fairbanks, A chemical indicator of trade wind reversal in corals from the western tropical Pacific, Journal of Geophysical Research, 97, 12,689-12,698, 1992b.
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REFERENCE: NOAA Product Information Catalog. 1988. Washington, DC: US Dept. of Commerce, 171 pp.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19360101
Ending_Date: 19821231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -91.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -0.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -8.0
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 171.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 173.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 2.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 0.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > STABLE ISOTOPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > STABLE ISOTOPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > UPWELLING/DOWNWELLING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > CORAL DEPOSITS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > ISOTOPES > CARBON ISOTOPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > OXYGEN ISOTOPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS > CORALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > REEF HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: Barium
Theme_Keyword: Cadmium
Theme_Keyword: Calcium
Theme_Keyword: Coral
Theme_Keyword: Ecuador
Theme_Keyword: Equatorial
Theme_Keyword: Equatorial Islands
Theme_Keyword: Ftp
Theme_Keyword: Galapagos
Theme_Keyword: Galapagos Islands
Theme_Keyword: Geochemical Indicators
Theme_Keyword: Geochemistry
Theme_Keyword: Hydnophora Microconus
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/ngdc
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/noaa/nesdis/ngdc
Theme_Keyword: Manganese
Theme_Keyword: Marine Geology
Theme_Keyword: Ngdc
Theme_Keyword: Noaa/nesdis/ngdc
Theme_Keyword: Oxygen Isotopes
Theme_Keyword: Paleoclimate
Theme_Keyword: Pavona Clavus
Theme_Keyword: Peru
Theme_Keyword: Sea Surface Temperatures
Theme_Keyword: Southern Oscillation
Theme_Keyword: Sst
Theme_Keyword: Tarawa
Theme_Keyword: Tarawa Island
Theme_Keyword: Trade Winds
Theme_Keyword: Upwelling
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > EQUATORIAL ISLANDS
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > KIRIBATI > TARAWA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > GALAPAGOS ISLANDS > ISLA SAN CRISTOBAL - PUNTA PITT
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JULIA E. COLE
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DAVID W. LEA
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GLEN T. SHEN
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Geosciences
Address: University of Arizona
City: Tucson
State_or_Province: AZ
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Geological Sciences and Marine Science Institute
Address: University of California
City: Santa Barbara
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 93106
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 492-0595
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (805) 893-8665
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (206) 543-3151
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303) 492-6388
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (805) 893-2314
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (206) 685-3351
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lea@magic.ucsb.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER > World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder
Contact_Person: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Address: NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
Address: 325 Broadway
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80303
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 497-6513
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: paleo@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: EARTH_OCEAN_NGDC_PALEO_CORAL1
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/corals.html
Access_Instructions:
Access to coral data and information
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/ftp-coral.html
Access_Instructions:
Coral Data Search Engine
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120831
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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