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