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Total Sediment Thickness of the World's Oceans and Marginal Seas
This site consists of a digital total sediment thickness map and database for the world's oceans and marginal seas. The data are derived from previously published maps, ocean drilling results (Ocean Drilling Program and Deep Sea Drilling Project), and seismic reflection profiles (National Geophysical Data Center archives and Geological/Geophysical Atlas of the Pacific). Features include a JPEG image of the map, a downloadable data set available as either a NetCDF grd file or ASCII file, and bibliographical information.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
Excel spreadsheet
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The information on NGDC web pages is in the public domain with the following exceptions: The material is specifically annotated otherwise (copyright may be held elsewhere). Trademarks, logos, and trade names such as the NOAA emblem and the Department of Commerce seal are the property of the U.S. Government and are trademarks of the Commerce Department. When you use data from NGDC, we ask that you please cite the original data contributors and sources of funding, and we would appreciate a link/credit/byline, as appropriate.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2773
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: David Divins
National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)