INSTRUCTIONS FOR CODING AND KEYPUNCHING THE GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION FORM FOR CORE, GRAB, AND DREDGE SAMPLES.
NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA CENTER WASHINGTON D C
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In keeping with its charter, the National Oceanographic Data Center NODC has undertaken development of a storage and retrieval system for marine geological information. The system is being developed in two steps. The first provides the basic identification of cruise, station, instrument used, and the types of samples taken. The second will provide the actual data obtained through laboratory and other analyses. This manual provides instructions, codes, and conversion tables for completing the first step i.e., for filling in the Geological Information Coding Form. It can be used also as an aid for interpreting the EAM cards and listings. This manual will be supplemented to include the instructions, codes, and conversion tables for step two when these data forms have been agreed upon by the responsible ad hoc committees and approved by the NODC Interagency Advisory Board.