Archive of Core and Site/Hole Data and Photographs from the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP)Back to Collection NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC/MGG/Geology
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Archive of Core and Site/Hole Data and Photographs from the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP)
doi:10.7289/V54M92G2
browse graphicThe Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) operated the D/V GLOMAR CHALLENGER from 1968-1983, drilling 1,112 holes at 624 sites worldwide. The DSDP was funded by the US National Science Foundation and several foreign countries through the Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES), and was operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The DSDP data management group at SIO compiled a full suite of computerized marine geological and geophysical data files before they were disbanded in 1987, at which time the data files were transferred to NGDC and to the Ocean Drilling Program at Texas A&M University for distribution.In 1989, with support from, and in cooperation with, the Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc., U.S. Science Support Program, NGDC produced two compact discs (CDROM) containing all computerized DSDP data. In 2000, all but the logging and geophysical data were re-released as 1 CD-ROM with an HTML interface. Data are available for free online download. In 2007, the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) transferred digital images of all core photographs and closeup core photographs in their collection to NGDC for archive. Due to their volume, these data are not available online, but are archived and available on request. The photo collections consists of 17,635 high-resolution TIFF files, volume 553.34 gigabytes.

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How to cite this data set (doi:10.7289/V54M92G2), all access options, and complete documentation.
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Data files and documentation
Web version of data and documentation from the original 1989 CD-ROM (modified in 2000 for web access) containing ASCII text versions of all prime data files from the DSDP. Data file access by leg, site/hole, data type, and geographic area.
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Web forms interface
Text interface to search and download data and access related links through the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS). Descriptive data in this system were produced by the staff of the DSDP from the SCREEN and smearslide data files.
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ArcGIS interactive map interface to search and download data and access related links through the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS).
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Originator’s documentation
Ocean Drilling Program (1988): Deep Sea Drilling Project documentation files. Ocean Drilling Program Technical Note 9. doi:10.2973/odp.tn.9.1988. PDF document containing an image of the original documentation files for the DSDP prime data types.
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Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.

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Citation Recommendation: Cite as: Deep Sea Drilling Project (1989): Archive of Core and Site/Hole Data and Photographs from the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V54M92G2 [access date]

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