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Deuterium, 1945-1971


Scope and Content Note

Redfield studied deuterium in fresh and salt water, often in conjunction with Irving Friedman of the US Geological Survey. One specific area that they studied was the Grand Coulee Lakes region.

The series contains drafts, articles, manuscripts, correspondence, figures, and data.


  • 1945-1971

Language of Materials

From the Record Group:

The records are in



Open: materials are available for research.


7 boxes (3.5 lin. ft.)


This series is divided into three sections, reflecting the progression of Redfield's studies: Natural waters, oceans, and the Grand Coulee Lakes. Within each section, draft papers, articles, and manuscripts are followed by their own distinct correspondence, figures, and data, in roughly chronological order. Data that cannot be attributed to a specific project falls at the end of the series.

Separated Material

Much of the data collected for the study of deuterium in the oceans was obtained from WHOI ships, or ships with which WHOI has been affiliated. In an attempt to collect ship and cruise data in one location, much of this material has been segregated out and is stored by ship and cruise (or project) as follows:

  1. R/VAtlantis 151, 180, 181, 212, 213, 215, 227, 242, 247
  2. R/VAtlantis II 9
  3. R/VAlbatross III A-42
  4. R/VBear 139
  5. R/VBrown Bear 110
  6. R/VCrawford 10, 16, 22
  7. R/VDiscovery II (IGY 2)
  8. USSEdisto 500
  10. R/VH. M. Smith 30
  11. CCGSLabrador
  12. NORPAC

Repository Details

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