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Planktic Foraminifer Census Data from Northwind Ridge Cores PI-88-AR P3, PI-88-AR P7, and PI-88-AR P9, Arctic Ocean
Entry ID: OFR_93-218

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Abstract: The U.S. Geological Survey recovered 9 piston cores from the Northwind Ridge in
the Canada Basin of the Arctic Ocean from a cruise of the USCGC Polar Star
during 1988. Preliminary analysis of the cores suggests sediments deposited on
Northwind Ridge preserve a detailed record of glacial and interglacial cycles
for the last few hundred-thousand to one million years. This report includes
quantitative data on foraminifers and selected sediment size-fraction data in
98 samples from Northwind Ridge core PI-88AR P3, 51 samples from core PI-88-AR
P7 and 117 samples from core PI-88-AR P9.

Purpose: These foraminifer data will be the basis for future interpretive studies of the
climate history of the Arctic Ocean.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 75.0   S: 74.0   E: -156.0   W: -159.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kevin M. Foley, Richard Z. Poore
Dataset Title: Planktic foraminifer census data from Northwind Ridge cores PI-88-AR P3, PI-88-AR P7, and PI-88-AR P9, Arctic Ocean
Dataset Release Date: 1993
Dataset Release Place: Reston, VA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-218
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.01 minute of latitude
Longitude Resolution: 0.01 minute of longitude
Vertical Resolution: 0.1 cm
Quality Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Included in the attribute data for each sample is the fraction of the original
sample from which the specimens were extracted.

The samples were washed in distilled water, wet sieved to three size fractions;
>63um, 63um - 2mm and >2mm. ... View entire text
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Originating Center
Data Center
Open File Services Section, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: OFR_93-218

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (703) 648-6533
Fax: (703) 648-6252
Email: pschweitzer at
Contact Address:
Mail Stop 954 National Center
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online
Fees: none
Phone: (703) 648-5285
Fax: (703) 648-5420
Email: kfoley at
Contact Address:
Mail Stop 970
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 22092
Country: USA
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Phillips, R. Larry, Grantz, Arthur, Mullen, Michael W. Rieck, Hugh J.,
McLaughlin, M. W., Selkirk, T. L., 1992 Summary of the lithostratigraphy and
stratigraphic correlations in piston cores from Northwind Ridge, Arctic Ocean,
from USCGC Polar Star, 1988. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-426
U.S. Geological Survey Menlo Park, CA USA
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05