Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program
The Cumulative Index to the
Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) covers over 22 years of
scientific material, encompassing a wide variety of marine geoscience
subdisciplines. This index consolidates the entries from all published ODP
Proceedings indexes and comprises four separate indexes, reflecting the
interwoven nature of the marine geoscience subdisciplines: subject, taxonomic,
geographic/site, and author.
The Proceedings of the Ocean
Drilling Program comprises two series. The Initial Reports series
includes 119 volumes, averaging approximately 970 pages each, and the
Scientific Results series includes 112 volumes, averaging approximately 540
pages each. These volumes were the combined effort of hundreds of authors from a
wide variety of geoscience disciplines, theoretical persuasions, and
nationalities. They report the results of ODP investigations over the Program’s
18-year period of operation (1985–2003), a time of extensive changes in marine
geoscience. ODP was involved in developing paradigms for global processes such
as plate tectonics, climate variability, methane hydrate formation, deep
biosphere microbiology, oceanic crust recycling, mass extinction events, and
tectonic events such as volcanism, earthquakes, and tsunamis. The complexity of
creating a comprehensive index covering such a topical scope was increased by
the rapid growth of the marine geoscience field.
Volumes 101 through 130 were indexed
by DBA, Inc., under subcontract to the Ocean Drilling Program. Volumes 131
through 210 were indexed by Earth Systems, under subcontract to the Ocean
Drilling Program. The cumulative subject, taxonomic, and geographic/site indexes
were also initially prepared by Earth Systems. The author index was prepared by
ODP Publications Specialist M. Kathleen Phillips.
The index was created as a research
aid for the marine geoscientist. Guidelines for the selection of entries were
based upon the needs of a scientist doing M.S. or Ph.D. thesis research. Thus,
deriving maximum benefit from the index requires a general level of familiarity
with marine geological features and process terminology and a more than general
level of knowledge in the subdiscipline concerned. As a scientist’s research
aid, the index does not trace the history of ODP nor the many technological
innovations that came from it.
The Cumulative Index covers volume
text, figures, and tables but not core description forms, core photographs,
smear slide data, or thin section descriptions. Also excluded are bibliographic
references, names of individuals, and routine front matter.
The Cumulative Index is in four
parts: (1) the Subject Index, (2) the Taxonomic Index, (3) the Geographic/Site
Index, and (4) the Author Index.
Explanation and Use
Subject and Geographic/Site Indexes
The Subject Index follows a standard
format. Geographic, geologic, and other terms are referenced only if they are
subjects of discussion. All references to geographic names, both of surface and
undersea features, were included in the Geographic/Site Index even if mentioned
merely in passing. In deciding whether to include other topics, indexers were
guided both by keyword lists prepared by scientists and standard indexing rules.
Users should be aware that editing
for consistency within primary entries was heavy. Thus, among subentries under a
given main head, users may find, side by side but from different volumes,
magnetostratigraphy and magnetic stratigraphy. Variant forms may
appear as subentries under the same entry; for example, interstitial water
studies may appear as pore water chemistry.
The Taxonomic Index includes
significant findings and/or substantive discussions, not every mention of
species names. This index covers three varieties of information: (1) individual
genera and species that have been erected or amended formally, (2)
biostratigraphic zones, and (3) fossils depicted in illustrations. Taxonomic
entries consisting of both genus and species are listed alphabetically by genus
and also by species. Biostratigraphic zones are listed alphabetically by genus;
zones with letter prefixes are listed under “zones.”
The author index lists primary and
co-authors for every chapter in the ODP Initial Reports and Scientific
Reports volumes. Co-Chief Scientists and Staff Scientists for each leg are
designated by (co-chief sci) and (staff sci), respectively. Shore-based invited
editorial review board members are designated as (vol ed). Chapters published
only online are designated (web).
Page references include the leg
number, volume (Initial Reports [A] or Scientific Results [B]),
and chapter number, followed by a colon and page range. For example,
116B23:282–283 is an entry found in the Leg 116 Scientific Results
volume, chapter 23, pages 282–283. Where the leg report was printed in two
volumes, the designations (1) and (2) distinguish the two parts: 120B(2)50:920.
If a supplementary volume was issued, a letter S is appended to the leg number:
The index was assembled at the
Drilling Program at Texas A&M University. Sincere appreciation is expressed to
the U.S. National Science Foundation, which funded preparation and publication
of the index.