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Microfilm cruise data collection

 Record Group
Identifier: MC-115

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.

Dates

  • 1947-1995

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.

Historical Information

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.

Extent

20 drawers (40 lin. ft.)

Overview

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.

Arrangement

Arranged in 22 series by vessel. Some series may represent a joint cruise of two vessels.

List of Series:

  1. R/V Advance II
  2. USS Albacore
  3. Albatross
  4. Allegheny/Conrad
  5. Peter W. Anderson
  6. Annandale
  7. Akademician N. Strakov
  8. Arctic Seal
  9. R/V Argo
  10. Argo Maine
  11. Argue Martin
  12. R/V Asterias
  13. Atlantic Seal
  14. Atlantic Twin
  15. Atlantis
  16. Atlantis/Bear
  17. Atlantis/Chain
  18. Atlantis II
  19. Atlantis II/ Chain
  20. Bannock
  21. Bartlett
  22. Bear

Custodial History

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.

Acquisitions Information

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.

Related Material

Legacy Data Collection MC-107. Check library catalog for reports and similar data sets from related cruises.

Processing Information

Processed from February - April 2018 by Lisa Fackler
Title
A Guide to the Microfilm cruise data collection
Author
Lisa Fackler
Date
2018
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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

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