Nannotax - forum
So, the idea here is that we can use the commenting tools to discuss anything about the site or coccolithophores. If discussions get long we can split the page into different topics. If no-one says anything we may quietly remove the page.
However, we will read every comment posted here so feel free to use this for:
- Bug reports and complaints about the site
- Suggestions of things we might do with the site
- Discussing preparation methods, microscopy techniques, etc.
- Publicising meetings or vacancies
- Comments on how you use the site
How to add comments
If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you will find a heading "Add Comment" and a form to fill in. To reply to a comment click the curvedarrow symbol below and to the right of it. The same layout is there on every taxon page. For a bit more advice you can see the guidelines.
The main way you can do an age related search is to go to Tools/Prefs & Time Control. There you can set the time interval you are interested in (e.g. Oligocene or Albian or 100 to 102 Ma) and the taxa which fall within that time interval will be highlighted. If you wanted something a bit different to that then feel free to explain a bit more.
All the best
thanks for your reply,I tried in that way but It didn't work or I need more guide. Regards
- there is more information on the user guide page http://ina.tmsoc.org/Nannotax3/ntax-userguide.htmlThat should explain what to do.Jeremy"""
For the INA15 meeting in the Philipines we have done a series of further updates, including adding a lot more Mesozoic images. The BIG change though is that we have now added occurrence data from the Neptune database. This provides useful information on the abundance of taxa through time - BUT READ THE NOTES PAGE. From the menu bar - About Nannotax/The Neptune Database
We have not used GTS2012 for nannofossil ranges (only for age calibrations) so there may well be discrepancies. In this particular case I suspect someone has entered LAD into a database when they should have written FAD. O. serratus definitely occurs from NN2 to NN6 (it may of course have a longer range but there are plenty of records of specimens through that age range).
I have been working closely over the Santonian - Turonian section and I am not sure the Millions of year ages match for some taxa in the database?. So you know I have been comparing the database with what I observed, Jackie and various other papers along with Timescale Creator but was not sure what to do about really any suggestions?
First thing to note here is that ages are always given as some sort of primary data - e.g. a chronostrat stage or nanno zone then the translation into Ma age.The primary data is stored in the database and the Ma age conversion is done by the program as needed, using a look-up table provided by Jim Ogg, with the age quoted being that of either the top or the bottom of the time interval, as appropriate. E.g. If the primary data is that the LAD is in Late Turonian then the Ma age given is 91.41 which is the age of the top of the Late Turonian, conversely if the FAD is in the Late Turonian then the Ma age given would be 89.77. The ages are all from GTS 2012 so can be looked up by using the range charts (Tools menu).
Specific problems might be caused by the primary data being wrong (e.g. the LAD should be Mid Cenomanian not Early Turonian) or possibly by an error in the look-up table. If you have spotted likely glitches do let me know.
Second - I have finally got links from the Farinacci page to the main pages. This was a quite an interesting little coding problem and then required some more work on the links themselves.
Great job on the website it is really easy to navigate and thanks for all you obvious hard work that has gone into it. If there is any assistance I can offer to ease your burden please let me know. Cheers Steve
Thanks for the encouragement, it is always nice to know the site is appreciated. Ways to hep? more images are always appreciated or you could go through taxa which you know well and add comments on edits which would be useful
a friend of mine asked me to help her with some questions. Is it possible to use posted pics in her museum work, for example, to illustrate talks? also whether it's possible to get higher resolution images for posters or exhibition presentation?
best regards, Andrey
Using posted pictures - for use in talks there is no problem, a mention of the source (e.g. "images from Nannotax3 website") would be nice, but we would not expect to be asked. For use in something like a museum display or in a publication then I should be contacted for copyright permission - or the original author if that is clear in the image data.
Higher resolution copies of images - most images are on the site at full resolution but the resolution of some SEMs has been reduced (especially those of modern coccolithophores). Again you or your friend would need to ask me if you hope there is a better resolution version.
Copying images from the site - the easiest way to do this is to do a screen grab.
tnanks for asking