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Core Data from the Deep Sea Drilling Project

Documentation files for DSDP data:

General explanatory notes


The files above provide background information for data generated by the DSDP and describe the original DSDP data formats. The original DSDP data and these documentation files were generated by the staff of DSDP at the Scripps Institutions of Oceanography. Some files also contain notes added by NGDC during original data processing for the version 1.0 DSDP CD-ROM set.

These Web pages are from the Core Data from the Deep Sea Drilling Project Legs 1-96 CD-ROM produced in 2000 by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Geophysical Data Center, and collocated World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics, Boulder. Data were compiled in cooperation with the U.S. Science Support Program, the Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc., and the U.S. National Science Foundation. Please see NOAA's privacy information. Send questions or comments to

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]