SiO2 and Rb-Sr ratios vs crustal thickness in central and south western America (NERC grant NE/K008862/1)

Dataset description

A GEOROC (http://georoc.mpch-mainz.gwdg.de/georoc/) compilation of 8,531 analyses of SiO2, Rb and Sr concentrations, in crustal rocks sampled in central and southwestern America, at sites of various crustal thickness. These data were used in Dhuime et al. (2015, Nature Geoscience 8, 552-555) to establish a positive correlation between Rb/Sr (or SiO2) and crustal thickness in sites of generation of new continental crust.

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Available under the Open Government Licence subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced NERC materials "Contains NERC materials ©NERC [year]"

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Dataset details

Author(s) Not available
Principal Investigator(s) Not available
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format MS Excel; Version:
Storage format Not available
Frequency of update not applicable
Start of capture {ts '2014-06-09 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2014-12-05 00:00:00'} 5th December 2014
Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
E-mail enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Keywords
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords CONTINENTAL CRUST
CRUSTAL EVOLUTION
CRUSTAL THICKNESS
RUBIDIUM
STRONTIUM
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System Latitude and Longitudes on undefined datum and spheroid []
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 32.75
East boundary  : -34.5
South boundary : -56
West boundary  : -117.6
Metadata
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 6th September 2017
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
Copyright and IPR
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