Microfilm cruise data collection
Scope and Content Note
The microfilm contain records, dates, and recordings of geophysical data collected on various cruises of the USGS and WHOI vessels. The data was gathered from cruises during the time period of 1947-1995. These cruises collected geophysical data which includes: echo sounding data, magnetic data, heat flow measurements, seismic data, shot data, bathymetric data, continuous seismic profiling (CSP), fathometer tapes, magnetometer records, and velocimeter records. Some of the microfilm also includes Loran logs and transmission logs. Each entry in the series represents one reel of microfilm. Any given entry may not have enough metadata to complete all parts of the entry. Entries are structured as follows: Cruise#:, data description, (data type)Box ID:#, Neg/Pos. Example: Cruise 254:(Bathymetric data / echo sounding)Reel: 155A, Neg.
Language of Materials
The records are in English.
Open: materials are available for research.
Copyright: Permission to publish material from the collection must be authorized by the Institution Archivist.
The Microfilm cruise data collection, 1947-1995 is a combination of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) microfilm archive which was collected and numbered by John Porteous, Research Assistant Geology and Geophysics Department for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the WHOI seismic archive collection. After Porteous retired and his lab closed, all of the microfilm was transferred to the WHOI Data Library and merged into the seismic archive collection.
20 drawers (40 lin. ft.)
This is a collection of microfilm contains the geophysical data collected on various cruises of United States Geological Survey and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution vessels dating from 1947 to 1995.
Arranged in 22 series by vessel. Some series may represent a joint cruise of two vessels.
List of Series:
- R/V Advance II
- USS Albacore
- Peter W. Anderson
- Akademician N. Strakov
- Arctic Seal
- R/V Argo
- Argo Maine
- Argue Martin
- R/V Asterias
- Atlantic Seal
- Atlantic Twin
- Atlantis II
- Atlantis II/ Chain
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Data Archive acquired the United States Geological Survey microfilm from John Porteous when he retired. The United States Geological Survey microfilm collection was tranferred to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Data Library, combined with the seismic archive collection, and stored in two cabinets.
The Microfilm cruise data collection, 1947-1995 is a combination of the United States Geological Survey microfilm collection that was collected and organized by John Porteous, Research Assistant for the Geology and Geophysics Department for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's seismic archive collection. When John Porteous retired this collection was tranferred to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Data Library and Archives and merged with the seismic archive collection and organized by vessel name.
Processed from February - April 2018 by Lisa Fackler
- A Guide to the Microfilm cruise data collection
- Lisa Fackler
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English