BAS Geological Database

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Originator: British Antarctic Survey
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Title: BAS Geological Database
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The British Antarctic Survey holds one of the most extensive collections of Antarctic rocks and fossils anywhere in the world. These are predominately from the Antarctic Peninsula region and Scotia Arc, although there is also important material from areas such as the Ellsworth Mountains, Marie Byrd Land and the Transantarctic Mountains. Some of these specimens go back to the very earliest days of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in the 1940s, and include collections made by the pioneer geologists at bases such as Hope Bay and Deception Island. Right from the outset, every specimen collected in Antarctica has been numbered and catalogued, and a vast reference archive is now available for use by the geoscience community. We currently have information relating to 150,000 field samples often with associated analysis data such as geochemistry. Additionally we hold a variety of data for nearly 500 marine cores. Metadata and data are stored digitally within a number of Oracle 10g database tables and for some datasets such as the type and figured fossil collection there is external access through a web interface. However, a significant number of datasets exist only in analog form and are held within the BAS archives organised by individual geologist. This abstract acts as an overview of the BAS geological data - both terrestrial and marine. Child entries give more detail about specific datasets.
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > MACROFOSSILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > MICROFOSSILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > MACROFOSSILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > MICROFOSSILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOCHEMISTRY > GEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES > CHEMICAL WEATHERING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > AGE DETERMINATIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > IGNEOUS ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METAMORPHIC ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTS
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person: ALEXANDER TATE
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
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Contact_Organization: GB/NERC/BAS/PDC > Polar Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
Contact_Person: HELEN CAMPBELL
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Polar Data Centre
Address: British Antarctic Survey
Resource_Description: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00048
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http://www.antarctica.ac.uk//about_bas/our_organis...
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DATA CENTER URL
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20041125
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100427
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ALEXANDER TATE
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
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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