Department of Geology and Geophysics records
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.
Language of Materials
The records are in
Restricted: materials may only be viewed by the Office of Origin or with permission of the Archivist.
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The Department of Geology and Geophysics (G and 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 and 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.
22 boxes (11 linear feet)
The collection currently consists primarily of the WHOI Department of Geology and Geophysics contract proposals and final reports, memos, and correspondence.
The folders are maintained in their original order, and are arranged in a single series.
List of Series:
The custodial history of the records is unknown.
The materials were acquired in several accessions, including acc2001-24. See the accessions database for more information.
First-level processing completed by Beverly Woods and Marisa Hudspeth.
- A Guide to the Department of Geology and Geophysics records, 1948-1999
- Beverly Woods and Marisa Hudspeth
- November 13, 2003
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- Finding aid written inEnglish