Core Data from the Ocean Drilling Program legs 101-129
The Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) is an international study of the global oceans managed by the Joint Oceanographic Institution, Inc., under contract with the National Science Foundation. The ODP is funded by the members of the Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Studies (JOIDES)1. Data on this CD-ROM were collected and compiled by the ODP from 1985 through 1990.
The U.S. National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) and the collocated World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics, Boulder (WDC MGG) produced the original version 1.0 ODP CD-ROM data set in 1992 with support from the Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc. (JOI), U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) through a contract with the U.S. National Science Foundation. NGDC thanks the many researchers who contributed their time and expertise to assist NGDC in data quality control and preparation for the original ODP CD-ROM set.
Both the original version 1.0 ODP CD-ROM data set and this revised CD-ROM set were produced by the World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics, Boulder and its host organization, the Marine Geology and Geophysics Division of the National Geophysical Data Center, National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.
NGDC wishes to especially acknowledge the efforts of the following individuals at ODP who provided guidance in production of the ODP version 1.0 CD-ROM data set: Dr. Audrey Meyer, Dr. Russell Merrill, Ms. Kathe Lighty, and Mr. John Coyne. ODP staff who kindly helped to transfer data and documentation to NGDC, and helped to resolve questions about the data, included Ms. Kathe Lighty, Mr. Paul Davis, and Ms. Laura Bagwell. Ms. Susan Freeman, ODP data librarian, assisted with correction of locations for holes 709B and 795A for the current CD-ROM. Summary leg description files and the PDF site location map are from the ODP web site at Texas A&M University.
NGDC thanks all of the researchers who contributed their time and expertise to test software for the version 1.0 CD-ROMs, and suggested many revisions and new ideas. We also thank the members of the former Information Handling Panel of JOIDES for their vision and support of development of CD-ROM data sets containing scientific drilling data as part of the legacy of the program.
NGDC staff credits - For the current ODP 2001 CD-ROM set, data reformatting, restructuring, production of the new HTML interface, and creation of the geographic area selection images was programmed by Mr. Travis Stevens of NGDC. For the older version 1.0 ODP CD-ROM data set, data checking, editing, indexing, and organization were performed at NGDC, primarily by Mr. Shane Swartz and Mr. Michael Forrester, who also wrote data processing programs. Access software for the old CD-ROM set was written primarily by Mr. Christopher Lambrecht of NGDC using various proprietary software packages and original programs. Ms. Carla Moore of NGDC, was project coordinator for both ODP CD-ROM data sets.
The version 1.0 ODP CD-ROM project was authorized by Dr. Michael A. Chinnery, former Director of the National Geophysical Data Center, and was initiated by Dr. Michael S. Loughridge, former Chief of the Marine Geology and Geophysics Division of NGDC, and current Director of NGDC.
1Data on this CD-ROM were collected from 1985 through 1990. During that time, funding for the Ocean Drilling Program was provided by Australia, Canada,the European Science Foundation, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). ODP is managed by the Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc. (JOI) under contract with NSF. Texas A&M University is science operator of the ODP.
Cite as: Ocean Drilling Program (1992): Archive of Historic Core Data from the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Legs 101-129 (Pre-JANUS). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V50V89RB
*The current web version of the ODP CD-ROM has been modified to provide access to related resources, and to update links and organizational information.