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Planktic Foraminifer Census Data from Northwind Ridge Core 5 Arctic Ocean
Entry ID: OFR_91-346

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
samples from Northwind Ridge core PI-88AR P5.

Purpose: These foraminifer data will be the basis for future interpretive studies of the
climate history of the Arctic Ocean.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 75.0   S: 75.0   E: -158.0   W: -158.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kevin M. Foley, Richard Z. Poore
Dataset Title: Planktic foraminifer census data from Northwind Ridge core 5 Arctic Ocean
Dataset Release Date: 1993-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Reston, VA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: Not provided
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31
Quality Included in the attribute data for each sample is the fraction
of the original sample from which the specimens were extracted

Samples numbered 1 through 88 are 10cc samples obtained for
lithostatigraphy and biostratigraphy. Samples numbered 89 through
131 are cuttings obtained when paleomagnetics samples were taken
and are ... View entire text
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Data Center
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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
Distribution Format: ONLINE, FTP
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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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-06-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-02