Guide to the Collection on the POLYMODE Program, 1973-1981
AC.0321

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Title
Collection on the POLYMODE Program
ID
AC.0321
Date [inclusive]
1973-1981
Extent
8.3 cubic feet in 8 record cartons and 1 manuscript box
Location
Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
Language
English
Abstract
The International POLYMODE Program was a bilateral US-USSR project to study mesoscale dynamics in the ocean to improve understanding of the role of eddy processes on scales of 50 to 500 kilometers. The materials constituting this collection include research and funding proposals, planning information, correspondence, meeting minutes, and scientific reports and data collected during ship cruises.

Citation

Collection on the POLYMODE Program, AC 321, box X. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Historical note

The International POLYMODE Program was a bilateral US-USSR project to study mesoscale dynamics in the ocean to improve understanding of the role of eddy processes on scales of 50 to 500 kilometers. Robert Heinmiller of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was executive manager of the US POLYMODE Organizing Committee.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records in the collection were assembled by Robert Heinmiller of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, executive manager of the US POLYMODE Organizing Committee. They include research and funding proposals to establish the POLYMODE program, planning information, correspondence, meeting minutes, and other administrative material. There are also scientific reports and data collected during the ship cruises.

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Administrative Information

Access note

The collection is open for research. Access to MIT records is governed by Institute record policy.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Institute Archives and Special Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • International Polymode Program
  • Joint Soviet-American Theoretical Institute POLYMODE
  • POLYMODE
  • US POLYMODE Organizing Committee

Personal Name(s)

  • Heinmiller, Robert H.

Subject(s)

  • International cooperation.
  • Oceanography--International cooperation.
  • Oceanography.
  • Research vessels.
  • Research--Collaboration--Soviet Union.
  • Research--Collaboration--United States.

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Bibliography

Collins, Curtis A., and Robert H. Heinmiller. "The POLYMODE Program." Ocean Development and International Law 20:391-408.

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Collection Inventory

Box

Trip reports 

1

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POLYMODE Organizing Committee minutes (PMOC) 1976-1978 

1

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XBT (Expendable Bathythermograph) 

1

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XBT of opportunity 

1

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USSR, deep pressure cases 

1

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USSR, CTD (Conductivity/Temperature/Depth) standards 

1

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USSR, field communications 

1

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USSR, mooring tracking 

1

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USSR, liaison 

1

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USSR, Kalvatis Intercomp 

1

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USSR, US-USSR cooperation 

1

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USSR, Local Dynamics Experiment (LDE) meeting 

1

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USSR, "Third Country" 

1

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USSR, teletype 

1

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USSR, general 

1

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USSR, visit comparison 

1

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USSR, travel 

1

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USSR, Orlov and Shcharansky 

1

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USSR, "Synoptic Structure and the Conservation of...," paper, J. C. McWilliams 

1

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USSR, J. C. McWilliams 

1

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USSR, POLYMODE analysis and interpretation phase 

1

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USSR, bibliography 

1

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USSR, data exchange 

1

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USSR, exchange visits 

1

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C. M. Intercomp 

1

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Moorings 

1

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Float program 

1

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Fofonoff and Schmitz 

1

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Kurchatov intercomparison cruise proposal 

1

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Stommel 

1

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Bilateral commission 

1

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US-USSR reference documents 

1

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POLYMODE - preliminary scientific reports, volume I, experimental program 1979 January 

1

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POLYMODE - preliminary scientific reports, volume II, theory and numerical modelling 1979 February 

1

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Memo notebooks 1976-1981 

2

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POLYMODE, executive office workbook 

2

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Appointment books 1979, 1981 

2

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Administration of POLYMODE 1980 

2

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POLYMODE proposal, drafts and final form 

2

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Local Dynamics Experiment (LDE) docation decision 

2

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Fenno house 

2

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USSR location shift 

2

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Local Dynamics Experiment (LDE) 

2

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Synoptic data 

2

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Density 

2

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National Weather Service 

2

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POLYMODE Organizing Committee (PMOC) minutes 1977, 1980 

2

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POLYMODE meetings and reports 

2

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Experimental plan 

2

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Exchange 

2

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"Science" 1981 August 7 

2

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Clippings 

2

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State of POLYMODE 

2

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POLYMODE proposal list 

2

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POLYMODE Organizing Committee (PMOC) reorganization 

2

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Texas A&M - International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE) study 

2

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Navy 

2

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Kusche, Larry, correspondence 

2

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"Bermuda Triangle" 

2

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Correspondence, general 

2

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Miscellaneous 

2

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Funding agencies, proposal cutoff 

2

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Funding agencies, Office of Naval Research 

2

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Funding agencies, International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE) 

2

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USSR meteorological data 

3

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Karweit's Film of 10° Isotherm Surface (film) 

3

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POLYMODE letters 1977 September to 1977 December 

4

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POLYMODE letters 1978 

4

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POLYMODE letters 1979 

4

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POLYMODE letters 1980 

4

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Reports of Observation/Samples Collected by Oceanographic Programs (ROSCOPS) 

4

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Cruises: ships 

4

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Cruises: ship schedules 

4

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Cruises: USSR ships 

4

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Cruises: Kurchatov 1978 August to 1978 September 

4

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Cruises: Vernadsky Summer 1978 

4

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Cruises: Vityaz 1978 Summer 

4

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Cruises: Gyre 1978 July to 1978 August  

4

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Cruises: Lomonosov 1978 Spring  

4

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Cruises: Endeavor 007 1977 March 31 to 1977 April 23 

4

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Cruises: Iselin 1978 May to 1978 July 

4

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Cruises: Endeavor 1978 May 

4

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Cruises: Oceanus 1978 June 

4

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Cruises: Bartlett 1978 April 

4

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Cruises: Vernadsky 1977 Winter 

4

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Cruises: Vityaz 1977 November 

4

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Cruises: Kurvaatov 1978 February 

4

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Cruises: Lomonosov 1977 November 

4

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Cruises: Knorr 1977 May 10 to 1977 July 13 

4

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Cruises: Atlantis II 1977 April 25 to 1977 May 13 

4

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Cruises: Lomonosov 1977 January 

4

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Cruises: Vernadsky 1977 Summer 

4

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Cruises: Kurchatov 1977 Summer 

4

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Endeavor coordination 

4

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Vernadsky: hospitality 

4

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Vernadsky: reports 

4

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Vernadsky: CTD intercomparison report 

4

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Vernadsky: USSR 

4

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Vernadsky: intercomparison 1976 Fall 

4

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Vernadsky: cables 1976 Fall 

4

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Heinmiller, Robert, correspondence 

4

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ROSCOP forms from USSR POLYMODE cruises 

4

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ROSCOP forms from US POLYMODE cruises 

5

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Correspondence 

5

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Graphs 

5

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MODE archives 

5

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Chapter on Local Dynamics of Eddies 

5

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Atlas 

5

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POLYMODE 

5

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POLYMODE letter 

5

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MODE/POLYMODE list 

5

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Trip to Soviet Union 1983 January 27 

5

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Data tape report 

5

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Soviet plots 

5

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POLYMODE final reports 

5

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Collins - Soviet data 

5

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Robinson/Komevkovich 

5

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Data exchange 

5

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Theoreticians 1977 November to 1977 December 

5

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Joint Protocal Meetings at the US/USSR POLYMODE Organizing Committee 1977 June 

5

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Record of the Third Meeting of the US/USSR Joint Committee on Cooperation in World Ocean Studies 1977 April 

5

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Joint POLYMODE Organizing Committee (JPMOC) meetings 1977 

5

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Technical working group file 

5

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Scientific working group file 

5

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Joint POLYMODE Organizing Committee - financial 

5

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Telexes 

5

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Agenda - US 

5

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Synoptical experiment (USSR) 

5

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Local Dynamic Experiment (LDE) 

5

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Grachev 

5

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Invites 

5

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Joint POLYMODE Organizing Committee Meetings (JPMOC) 1977 January 25 to 1977 February 5 

5

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Joint POLYMODE Organizing Committee Meetings (JPMOC) 1976 December 

5

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Crimea report 1976 August  

5

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POLYMODE Summer Institute, Yalta 1976 August  

5

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Joint experimental design 

5

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Joint POLYMODE Organizing Committee (JPMOC) meetings 1976 April 

5

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Joint PMEC meeting 1976 February 26 

5

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Moscow meetings 1973 September  

5

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Executive committee meetings 1975 

5

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Troika confidential 

5

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PMOC meeting minutes 1975 

5

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PMOC minutes and agendas 1974 

5

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POLYMODE organization and objectives 

5

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Summary of POLYMODE objectives 

5

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Reports of the Meeting of the US-USSR Joint POLYMODE Organizing Committee (JPMOC), final with Soviet input 1975 March 

6

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Soviet participation 

6

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JPMOC meeting in Moscow, minutes and memos 1975 March 

6

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Drafts of the minutes of the JPMOC meetings in Moscow 1975 March 

6

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Moscow POLYMODE organizing meeting 1974 April 

6

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Fall joint recommendations 

6

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POLYMODE symposium 1981 June 

6

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Robinson/Kamenkovich 1981 Spring 

6

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Robinson/Kamenkovich 1981 Fall 

6

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Rossby/Koshlyakov 1980 Fall 

6

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Rossby/Koshlyakov 1981 Spring 

6

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Ebbesmeyer/Fedorov 1980 Fall 

6

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Liaison, Filyushkin/Kostogladov 

6

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Liaison, Dorman 

6

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POLYMODE correspondence 

6

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Terskol report 

6

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POLYMODE organizing committee (PMOC) 1980 April 

6

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Telexes - caucuses 1980 January 

6

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JPMOC 1980 January  

6

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JPMOC (postponed) 1979 September 

6

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Correspondence 

6

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Sevastapol theoreticians 1979 February  

6

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Data exchange 1979 February 

6

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Joint POLYMODE Organizing Committee (JPMOC) 1978 February  

6

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Protocol 1978 March 

6

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Bilateral agreement 1973 June 

6

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Minutes of Moscow meeting, draft, USPMOC version 1975 April 17 

6

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US POLYMODE objectives 

6

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Record of the second meeting US/USSR joint committee 1975 May 

6

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POLYMODE participants 

6

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US/USSR JPMOC 1975 March 24 to March 27 

6

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USSR version of the minutes of the JPMOC meeting 1975 March 

6

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Proposals on POLYMODE working plan 1975 March 

6

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Comments on Scientific Objectives 1975 March 

6

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POLYMODE - United Kingdom 

6

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POLYMODE Planning, Moscow 1973 September 

6

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Original US POLYMODE objectives 1975 October 

6

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US POLYMODE plan 

6

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POLYMODE historical data 

6

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JPMOC meeting minutes 1974 April  

6

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August 30th report, Russian translation 1974 

6

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August 30th report, USPMOC & USSR POLYMODE group 1974 

6

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August 30th Report, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) 1974 

6

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Mid-Year review of US-USSR agreement, Moscow 1974 December 

6

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Record of the first meeting of the US-USSR joint committee on cooperation 

6

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Soviet ship schedule and equipment to be used on board ship 

6

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USSR current meters for POLYMODE 

6

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Reallocation of Soviet shiptime in POLYMODE, Stommell 1975 October 1 to 1976 October 1 

6

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Correspondence, POLYMODE Organizing Committee (PMOC) 

7

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Correspondence, US POLYMODE office 

7

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Correspondence, Simmons, William 

7

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Correspondence, Simmons, William, and Collins, Curtis A. 

7

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Correspondence, Simmons, William and Soviets 

7

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Correspondence, Simmons, William 

7

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Possible Moscow meeting participants, memos; 1, 2, and 3 

7

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Heinmiller, Robert: correspondence 

7

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Heinmiller, Robert: Kurchatov 1975 Summer 

7

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Heinmiller, Robert: Kurchatov, shipping 1975 Summer 

7

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Heinmiller, Robert: mooring subgroup 

7

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Heinmiller, Robert: Helsinki meetings 

7

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Heinmiller, Robert: Moscow preparation 

7

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Heinmiller, Robert: POLYMODE, Russians 

7

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Heinmiller, Robert: Moscow meeting 

7

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Heinmiller, Robert: Moscow notebook 1975 

7

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Cables and telexes 1979-1980 

7

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Cables and telexes 1976-1978 

8

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Cables and telexes 1981 

8

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Cables and telexes, summaries 

8

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Cables and telegrams before 1976 

8

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Record book 

8

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US-USSR agreement on cooperation in studies on the world ocean 1973 

9 1

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US Committee on Studies of the World Ocean Meeting 1974 

9 2

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US-USSR Joint POLYMODE Organizing Committee, report of meeting 1975 

9 3

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"Homework Group Report," draft of plans for POLYMODE 

9 4-5

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US POLYMODE Organizing Committee 

9 6

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Correspondence, funding and proposals 1974 

9 7

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Office of Naval Research, Department of the Navy MODE and POLYMODE funding 1976 

9 8

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Proposal: An absolute velocity profiler based on E-M and Doppler principles, Thomas B. Sanford 1974 

9 9

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Proposal: Acceleration and continuation of Grant GX 29034, Carl Wunsch 1974 

9 10

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Proposal: administration of POLYMODE 1975 

9 11

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Proposal: Popchasky request to extend MODE-1 project 1974 

9 12

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Proposal: Rossby 1974 

9 13

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Topically generated currents, proposal 1974 

9 14

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POLYMODE news 

9 15

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IGOSS/POLYMODE experiment, final report 1978 

9 16

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Correspondence, Bermuda Triangle 1977 

9 17

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Woods Hole notes 1978-1979 

9 18

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Woods Hole notes - future issues 1973-1978 

9 19

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"World Survey of Mesoscale Eddy Amplitudes and Scales," Henry Stommel and George Seaver, co-principal investigators, correspondence, review 1974 June 

9 20

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