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Legacy Data Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC-107

The Legacy Data Collection consists of scientific data collected on WHOI and non-WHOI vessels from 1936 to 2004. The collection contains many different types of data, including echo sounding records, seismic profile data, acoustic profiles, navigation logs, bathymetry data, and magnetometer data. The data is all in paper format, including many oversized paper rolls.

Dates

  • 1936-2002

Language of Materials

The records are in

English.

Access

Open: materials are available for research.

Use

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

Extent

293 boxes (577.5 lin. ft.)

Overview

The Legacy Data Collection consists of scientific data collected on WHOI and non-WHOI vessels from 1936 to 2004. The collection contains many different types of data, including echo sounding records, seismic profile data, acoustic profiles, navigation logs, bathymetry data, and magnetometer data.

Historical Information

The Legacy Data Collection was created between the years 1936 and 2004 during various cruises of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution vessels, as well as vessels from other institutions used by WHOI scientists.

Custodial History

Custodial history of much of the data is undocumented. See individual accession records for more information.

Acquisitions Information

Acquisition information for much of the data is undocumentated. See individual accession records for more information.

Processing Information

The data was organized by ship and cruise number, and was entered into a database by Colleen Hurter. Sonja Drotar used the information in the database to create this finding aid in August 2015.

Title
A Guide to the Legacy Data Collection , 1936-2002
Author
Sonja Drotar
Date
2015
Language of description
Finding aid written inEnglish

Repository Details

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

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