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Fields within the usSEABED facies (_FAC) files

Facies are appropriately grouped components mined from word-based data, with values that represent memberships to fuzzy sets, given as percents. Facies fields note presence only, not absence.

More complete information is given in the usSEABED publications. [back]

FACIES GROUPS

Terrigenous
 
Carbonate
 
Igneous
 
Volcanic
 
Metamorphic
 
Mineralized
 
Authigenic Fe Mn
 
Ooze
 
Carbon
 
Geochemical signal
 
Foraminifera
 
Other calcareous pelagics
 
Siliceous pelagics
 
Shell
 
Coral
 
Hard plants
 

 

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