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Department of Geological Sciences, NASA Research Grant Reports

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/14/4
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.

Dates

  • 1964-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

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.

Arrangement Note

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.

Method of Acquisition

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.
Title
Guide to the Department of Geological Sciences, NASA Research Grant Reports
Author
Kevin Leonard
Date
02/09/1982
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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