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Marine Realms Information Bank
Entry ID: usgs_mrib
Abstract: The Marine Realms Information Bank (MRIB)is a distributed geolibrary that catalogues and provides organized access to information about the coastal and marine environments.
MRIB has as its goal to help users to quickly and easily obtain all existing information available about a place that is relevant to a defined need. It also provides a context to integrate the available information, sets ... quality control standards, and attempts to serve a diverse group of users.
MRIB references Web-distributed information such as text, maps, data files, pictures or scientific papers, but does not store them in a centralized server. The basis of MRIB is an organizational structure that, by integrating information from independent sources, places it in context and provides an overall view of our understanding of the marine realms. This structure classifies information in a matrix of familiar categories (for instance, geologic time, location, discipline, method, author, etc.) through which users define their searches.
Each piece of digital information such as text, map, data file, picture, or scientific paper is classified by using a controlled vocabulary and assigned a unique metadata profile.
Metadata profiles are stored in simple ASCII files called Electronic Index Cards (EIC).
Three independent modules constitute MRIB:
1) Electronic Index Card (EIC) database - Each piece of digital information accessible through MRIB has been classified using a controlled vocabulary (classification ontology) and assigned a metadata profile, which is stored in a unique ASCII file called Electronic Index Card (EIC). The collection of all such metadata profiles is the EICs database.
2) Sorting Engine - Custom database management software sorts the EICs database according to the user's selections. The current database engine is the 4DGeoBrowser, developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
3)Web Interface - MRIB users interact with the database engine through a web interface designed to facilitate the generation of queries and the display of results.
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Torii, T. (Editor in Chief). 1994. JARE DATA REPORTS No. 199, Japanese Geochemical Data in the McMurdo Dry Valleys and on Ross Island, Antarctica. National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan. ISSN 0075-3343
Komura, K. Nakaya, S. Morimoto, T. Torii, T. Activities of Japanese geochemistry party in the Dry Valleys region during the 1984-1985 field season. Antarctic record 31(3): 230-237, 1987.
Matsumoto, G.I. Kanda, H. Hydrocarbons, sterols and hydroxy acids in Antarctic mosses. Antarctic record 87: 23-31, 1985.
Matsumoto, G.I. Torii, T. Hanya, T. Sterols and fatty acids in foams from Antarctic lakes of the Dry Valley in south Victoria Land. Geochemical journal 19(2): 91-96, 1985.
Matsumoto, G. Topics of organic substances in Antarctica. Polar news 43(August): 63-66, 1986.
... Matsumoto, G.I. Watanuki, K. Torii, T. Further study of the vertical distribution of organic constituents in an Antarctic lake, Lake Vanda. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Polar Biology 1: 219-232, 1987.
Matsumoto, G.I. Watanuki, K. Torii, T. Total organic carbon in pond waters from the Labyrinth of southern Victoria Land in the Antarctic. Antarctic record 31(3): 171-176, 1987.
Matsumoto, G.I. Biogeochemical study of organic substances in Antarctic lakes. Hydrobiologia 172: 269-289, 1989.
Matsumoto, G.I. Watanuki, K. Torii, T. Vertical distribution of organic constituents in an Antarctic lake, Lake Fryxell. Hydrobiologia 172: 291-303, 1989.
Matsumoto, G.I. Watanuki, K. Torii, T. Geochemical features of hydroxy acids in soil samples from the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Geosciences 4: 165-171, 1990.
Matsumoto, G.I. Hirai, A. Hirota, K. Watanuki, K. Organic geochemistry of the McMurdo Dry Valleys soil, Antarctica. Organic geochemistry 16(4-6): 781-791, 1990.
Matsumoto, G.I. Akiyama, M. Watanuki, K. Torii, T. Unusual distributions of long-chain n-alkanes and n-alkenes in Antarctic soil. Organic geochemistry 15(4): 403-412, 1990.
Matsumoto, G.I. Nakaya, S. Murayama, H. Masuda, N. Kawano, T. Watanuki, K. Torii, T. Geochemical characteristics of Antarctic lakes and ponds. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Polar Biology 5: 125-145, 1991.
Matsumoto, G.I. Friedmann, E.I. Watanuki, K. Ocampo-Friedmann, R. Novel long-chain anteiso-alkanes and anteiso-alkanoic acids in Antarctic rocks colonized by living and fossil cryptoendolithic microorganisms. Journal of chromatography 598(2): 267-276, 1992.
Matsumoto, G.I. Ohtani, S. Hirota, K. Biogeochemical features of hydrocarbons in cyanobacterial mats from the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Polar Biology 6: 98-105, 1993.
Matsumoto, G.I. Geochemical features of the McMurdo Dry Valleys lakes, Antarctica. In: Physical and biogeochemical processes in Antarctic lakes.Green W.J. Friedmann E.I. (eds) Washington: American Geophysical Union. 1993. pp.95-118 [Antarctic research series: 59] ISBN 0875908306
Matsumoto, G.I. Geochemical monitoring of Antarctic lakes and their ecosystems. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Geosciences 7: 158-172, 1994.
Matsumoto, G.I. Yamada, S. Ohtani, S. Broady, P.A. Nagashima, H. Biogeochemical features of hydrocarbons in cultured cyanobacteria and green algae from Antarctica. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Polar Biology 9: 275-282, 1996.
Nagashima, H. Nishikawa, J. Matsumoto, G.I. Iizuka, H. Characterization and habitats of bacteria and yeasts isolated from Lake Vanda in Antarctica. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Polar Biology 3: 190-200, 1990.
Takamatsu, N. Matsumoto, G. Nakaya, S. Torii, T. Origin of salts in pond waters of the Labyrinth in southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: a study on lithium and boron abundances. Antarctic record 32(2): 103-112, 1988.
Takamatsu, N. Kato, N. Matsumoto, G.I. Torii, T. Salt origin viewed from lithium distributions in lake and pond waters in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Proceedings of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology. 2(December): 954-956, 1993.
Takamatsu, N. Kato, N. Matsumoto, G.I. Torii, T. Alkali metal constraints on the origin of salts in lakes and ponds from the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Geosciences 8: 250-257, 1995.
Takamatsu, N. Kato, N. Matsumoto, G.I. Torii, T. Origin of salts in water bodies of the Mc Murdo Dry Valleys. Antarctic science 10(4): 439-448, 1998.
Takii, S. Konda, T. Hiraishi, A. Matsumoto, G.I. Kawano, T. Torii, T. Vertical distribution and isolation of bacteria from Lake Vanda: an Antarctic lake. Hydrobiologia 135(1/2): 15-21, 1986.
Nishikawa, J. Nagashima, H. Matsumoto, G.I. Iizuka, H. Candida psychrofermentans, a new yeast species isolated from a water sample of Lake Vanda in South Victoria Land, Antarctica. In: Recent ... progress in antifungal chemotherapy.Yamaguchi H. Kobayashi G.S. Takahashi H. (eds) New York: Marcel Dekker. 1991. pp.525-527
Tomiyana, C. Kitano, Y. Salt origin in the Wright Valley, Antarctica. Antarctic record 86: 17-27, 1985.
Torii, T. Matsumoto, G.I. Nakaya, S. The chemical characteristics of Antarctic lakes and ponds, with special emphasis on the distribution of nutrients. Polarforschung 58(2/3): 219-230, 1988.
Torii, T. Nakaya, S. Matsubaya, O. Matsumoto, G.I. Masuda, N. Kawano, T. Murayama, H. Chemical characteristics of pond waters in the Labyrinth of southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Hydrobiologia 172: 255-264, 1989.
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