PETDB: Petrological Database of the Ocean Floor

Columbia University, LDEO

This web page provides an interactive petrological database of the ocean floor. The ultimate goal is to provide a robust, complete reference data library for the petrology and whole earth science communities. Users enter search parameters such as geographical name, latitude, longitude, elevation, tectonic setting, expedition name and chemistry, and receive information on the petrological condition of that area. Data received included the rock type, alteration, sampling technique, tectonic setting, and location.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Stable Isotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geochemistry, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geochemistry:Elements
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools, Datasets, Scientific Resources:Bibliography, Research Results
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Petrology, Oceanography, Structural Geology, Geochemistry, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics
Classes of Earth Materials: Volcanic Rocks, Hydrothermal Rocks, Plutonic Rocks
Data Source: Observational Data
Geologic Setting: Oceanic Crust
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems, Volcanic Arc and Trench, Abyssal Plain, Fracture Zone, Mid-ocean Ridge, Seamounts and Hotspots
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Topics: Solid Earth:Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geochemistry, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes, Elements, Ocean:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Solid Earth, Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Solid Earth:Petrology:Volcanology
Tectonic Setting: Oceanic Island, Mid-Ocean Ridge, Island Arc