Guide to the Department of Geological Sciences, NASA Research Grant Reports

Collection Title: Department of Geological Sciences, NASA Research Grant Reports
Dates: 1964-1970
Identification: 11/3/14/4
Creator: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Geology
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Research Grant was a six year project to study the application of statistical techniques to remotely-sensed data for the purposes of lunar mapping. Using statistical analysis, Northwestern geologists profiled the composition, physical properties, and surface configurations of selected test sites in Michigan and California. This series consists of an incomplete run of periodically-issued status and special subject reports as well as a copy of the grant proposal dated July 17, 1964. The status reports document the scope and development of the project. Special subject reports deal with aspects of geological sampling, statistical and computer applications for geological analysis, and profile the geological composition of selected terrestrial sites.
Acquisition Information: This series (Acc. #81-202) was separated from the E.H. Timothy Whitten Papers received from the Department of geological Sciences on September 9, 1981.
Processing Information: Processor: Kevin Leonard; September 14, 1981.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Scope and Content

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Grant (NGR-14-007-027) was a six year project to study the application of statistical techniques to remotely-sensed data for the purposes of lunar mapping. Using statistical analysis, Northwestern geologists profiled the composition, physical properties, and surface configurations of selected test sites in Michigan and California. Due to a variety of difficulties, the project investigators were unable to obtain as much remotely-sensed data as they had wished. Their ability to correlate this data with test site profiles remained necessarily limited.

The director and principal investigator of the Research Grant was E.H. Timothy Whitten of the Department of Geological Sciences. Other members of the Department assisted and consulted on the Grant.

NASA first funded the Grant for a one year term, August 1, 1964 to July 31, 1965. Funding for this term of the Grant equaled $21,469.25. NASA renewed the Grant for a three year period ending on July 31, 1968 and provided additional funds in the amount of $125, 244. NASA later extended the Grant through July 31, 1970 but provided no additional funds.

This series consists of an incomplete run of periodically-issued status and special subject reports as well as a copy of the grant proposal dated July 17, 1964. The status reports document the scope and development of the project. Special subject reports deal with aspects of geological sampling, statistical and computer applications for geological analysis, and profile the geological composition of selected terrestrial sites.

Arrangement of Materials

All reports are numbered sequentially and date from April 7, 1965 to October 7, 1970. Missing from this series are reports numbers 3, 8, 9, and 14.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Geology

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Research grants

Subjects

Space sciences--Research grants--United States


Container List / Contents

  • "A Proposal for Research" submitted to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, June 17, 1964Box 1, Folder 1
  • Reports: June 17, 1964 - November 30, 1966Box 1, Folder 2
    • Report 1: Interim Progress Report, March 31, 1965; June 17, 1964Box 1, Folder 2, Item 1
    • Report 2: Semi-Annual Status Report, September 30, 1965; November 18, 1965Box 1, Folder 2, Item 2
    • Report 4: Aspects of Geological Sampling at Test Sites, July 11, 1966Box 1, Folder 2, Item 3
        Note:  Includes Version with Colored Prints and Version without Colored Prints
    • Report 5: Preliminary Details of Sampling Locations at NASA Sonora Pass Test Site, California, July 22, 1966Box 1, Folder 2, Item 4
    • Report 6: Semi-Annual Status Report, September 30, 1966; November 30, 1966Box 1, Folder 2, Item 5
  • Reports: December 15, 1966 - October, 1967Box 1, Folder 3
    • Report 7: Statistical Problems Involved in Remote-Sensing of the Geology of the Lithosphere-Atmosphere Interface, December 15, 1966Box 1, Folder 3, Item 1
        Note:  Reprint from the Journal of Geophysical Research, No. 24 1966, Vol. 71
    • Report 10: Fortran IV Programs to Determine Surface Roughness in Topography for the CDC 3400 Computer, August 1, 1967Box 1, Folder 3, Item 2
    • Report 11: A Program for the Rapid Screening of Multivariate Data from the Earth Sciences and Remote Sensing, July 31, 1967Box 1, Folder 3, Item 3
    • Report 12: Two Programs for the Factor Analysis of Geologic and Remote-Sensing Data, October, 1967Box 1, Folder 3, Item 4
  • Reports: October 16, 1967 - September 30, 1968Box 1, Folder 4
    • Report 13: The Geology of the Lower Precambrian Rocks of the Champion-Republic Area of Upper Michigan (NASA Geological Test Site 126), October 16, 1967Box 1, Folder 4, Item 1
    • Report 15: Semi-Annual Status Report, March 31, 1968; May 24, 1968Box 1, Folder 4, Item 2
    • Report 16: Variance of Some Selected Attributes in Granitic Rocks, October 4, 1968Box 1, Folder 4, Item 3
    • Report 17: Fortran IV CDC 6400 Computer Program to Analyze Subsurface Fold Geometry, September 30, 1968Box 1, Folder 4, Item 4
  • Reports: November 11, 1968 - February 11, 1970Box 1, Folder 5
    • Report 18: Semi-Annual Status ReportBox 1, Folder 5, Item 1
    • Report 19: NASA Geological Test Site #126 Marquette-Republic Troughs, Michigan: Report on Photographic Imagery Obtained on Mission 72, May, 1968; November 20, 1968Box 1, Folder 5, Item 2
    • Report 20: Relict Diagenetic Textures and Structures in Regional Metamorphic Rocks, Northern Michigan, January 25, 1970Box 1, Folder 5, Item 3
    • Report 21: A Fortran IV Program for Two-Dimensional Auto-correlation Analysis of Geologic and Remotely Sensed Data, February 11, 1970Box 1, Folder 5, Item 4
  • Reports: July 15, 1970 - October 7, 1970Box 1, Folder 6
    • Report 22: A Sequential Linear Discriminant Analysis Program for Geological and Remotely-Sensed Data, July 15, 1970Box 1, Folder 6, Item 1
    • Report 23: Enigmas in Assessing the Composition of a Rock Unit: A Case History Based on the Malsburg Granite, S. W. Germany, July 31, 1970Box 1, Folder 6, Item 2
    • Report 24: Final Report, October 7, 1970Box 1, Folder 6, Item 3