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BODC parameter semantic model sphere names

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URI http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/S21/current/
DescriptionControlled vocabulary defining the terms that may be used to describe the sphere (SWEET EarthRealm) in the BODC parameter semantic model. Part of the where theme.
CreatorBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Modified2015-02-06
Version Info12
Identifier S21
Register Manager British Oceanographic Data Centre
Register Owner British Oceanographic Data Centre
Members
Identifier PrefLabel Definition Date
S21S006 Earth The third planet away from the sun in our solar system. 2009-11-03
S21S001 atmosphere Layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth that is retained by the Earth's gravity. 2009-11-03
S21S003 bed The solid material at the base of a body of water, including all material accessible to sampling techniques from its interface with that water body. 2009-11-03
S21S037 biota A living organism (or part thereof) or the body or body part of an organism that was once alive. 2014-01-30
S21S033 cave atmosphere The gas mixture contained inside an underground cavity large enough for human access. 2009-11-03
S21S011 experiment water sample A sample of water whose chemical and biological composition has been artificially modified under known controlled conditions. 2014-06-03
S21S039 geological sample Sample of unconsolidated sediment or sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic rock removed from a geological unit in the bed 2010-12-01
S21S005 groundwater Water occupying pores in soil or rock with direct connection to the atmosphere or flowing through underground plumbing systems such as fissures in limestone. 2009-11-03
S21S017 not applicable There is no appropriate value to populate the field. 2009-11-03
S21S019 peat A type of terrestrial sediment comprising an accumulation of partially decayed vegetable matter, usually moss. 2009-11-03
S21S020 rainwater Liquid precipitation. 2009-11-03
S21S038 rock Sample of sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic rock removed from a geological unit in the bed 2010-11-04
S21S022 sediment Unconsolidated solid material removed from a geological unit in the bed 2010-11-04
S21S023 sediment pore water Water occupying the spaces between grains in an unlithified sample of unconsolidated sediment collected from the bed of a water body. 2009-11-03
S21S024 snow Crystalline water ice precipitation. 2009-11-03
S21S034 stalactite A secondary mineral deposit within a cave (speleothem) which hangs from the roof of the cave 2009-11-04
S21S025 stalagmite A secondary mineral deposit within a cave (speleothem) which rises from the floor of the cave 2009-11-03
S21S009 surface ice A significant volume of frozen water possibly containing a variety of inclusions (rock particles, bubbles etc.) located above land or a water body. 2009-11-03
S21S026 suspended particulate material Solid material, including flora and fauna, that is distributed throughout a water body. 2009-11-03
S21S027 water body A distinct and significant volume of fresh or salt water on the Earth's surface. Includes oceans, seas, estuaries, rivers, ponds and lakes. 2009-11-03
S21S028 water body plus atmosphere A distinct and significant volume of fresh or salt water on the Earth's surface plus the layer of gases retained by gravity overlying it. 2009-11-03
S21S031 wet sediment An aliquot of the bed containing both solid material and its interstitial pore water. 2009-11-03