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General
Data set name

IOS Deacon Laboratory Marine Geological Data in the North East Atlantic (1980-)

Data holding centreNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1980 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North east Atlantic Ocean, in particular margin off northwest Africa and the Indus Fan.

Observations 
Parameters

Mineralogical composition; Sediment grain size parameters; Sediment accumulation rate; Sediment age; Sediment water content, porosity and surface area; Geological sample density

Instruments

Unconsolidated sediment corers; rock dredges

Description 
Summary

Over 600 sediment samples have been collected by the group. The two main types of sample are: cores (Box, Kasten, Piston and Gravity) and dredges. The principal work areas have been the northwest African continental margin and the Indus Fan. A PC-based database includes the following information: sample type, position, depth, general description and other data. After interrogating the database, arrangements can be made to inspect the samples at IOSDL. In several cases, copies of photographs of the samples can be obtained.

OriginatorsNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Data web sitehttp://www.boscorf.org
Availability 
OrganisationNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
AvailabilityCollection cost charge; distribution cost charge
ContactDirector
Address

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus European Way
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 23 8059 6666
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1017009
Global identifier1317
Last revised2009-11-30