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Department of Geology and Geophysics records

 Record Group
Identifier: AC-12

Scope and Content Note

The collection currently consists primarily of the department’s contract proposals and final reports, memos, and correspondence. The largest part of the correspondence is with the Office of Naval Research and the Bureau of Ships.

Dates

  • 1948-1999

Language of Materials

The records are in

English.

Access

Restricted: materials may only be viewed by the Office of Origin or with permission of the Archivist.

Use

Copyright: Permission to publish material from the collection must be authorized by the Institution Archivist.

Historical Information

The Department of Geology and Geophysics (G&G) conducts research into the role of the oceans in past climate change, the geologic structure and tectonics of the ocean basins and their margins, and the composition and dynamics of the Earth’s mantle. The Scientific and Technical staff carry out research in a wide variety of disciplines in the marine geosciences including marine geophysics (seismology, electromagnetism, magnetics and gravity), tectonics, petrology and geochemistry, paleoceanography and coastal and margins geology. The G&G Department hosts a number of state-of-the-art analytical or instrumentation facilities including the National Ocean Sciences Accelerated Mass Spectrometer Facility (NOSAMS), the Northeast National Ion Microprobe Facility (NENIMF), the Ice-Ocean Environmental Buoy Program (IOEB), and part of the Ocean Bottom Seismic Instrumentation Pool.

Extent

22 boxes (11 linear feet)

Overview

The collection currently consists primarily of the WHOI Department of Geology and Geophysics contract proposals and final reports, memos, and correspondence.

Arrangement

The folders are maintained in their original order, and are arranged in a single series.

List of Series:

Custodial History

The custodial history of the records is unknown.

Acquisitions Information

The materials were acquired in several accessions, including acc2001-24. See the accessions database for more information.

Processing Information

First-level processing completed by Beverly Woods and Marisa Hudspeth.

Title
A Guide to the Department of Geology and Geophysics records, 1948-1999
Author
Beverly Woods and Marisa Hudspeth
Date
November 13, 2003
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written inEnglish

Repository Details

Part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Data Library and Archives Repository

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