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The United States Polar Rock Repository (USPRR)
Entry ID: USPRRver1
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Abstract: The United States Polar Rock Repository is a new national facility constructed adjacent to Scott Hall, home of the Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University. It is supported by the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs. The repository houses rock collections from Antarctica and the Arctic, along with associated materials such as field notes, annotated photos and maps, raw analytic data, paleomagnetic cores, ground rock and mineral residues, thin sections, and microfossil mounts, microslides and residues.

This website will be frequently updated with new samples added to the collection. Researchers are welcome to visit the USPRR to examine rock samples and associated materials. Portions of rock samples may be requested for study or educational display (please email the Curator for a Sample Request Form). The USPRR also maintains an Antarctic rock magnetic properties database which is a compilation of published and unpublished rock magnetic property information.

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Description: Byrd Polar Research Center has links to:

-Polar Meteorology
- Ice Core Paleoclimatology
- Oceanography
- Glacier Dynamics
- Goldthwait Polar Library
- Remote Sensing
- Enviromental Chemistry
- Geological Sciences
- Archival Program
Service Citation
Title: United States Polar Rock Repository
Provider: USPRR, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University
ISO Topic Category
Service Provider
United States Polar Rock Repository, Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University

Service Provider Personnel
Phone: 614-292-5348
Email: curator at, grunow.1 at
Contact Address:
United States Polar Rock Repository
Byrd Polar Research Center
Ohio State University
108 Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Road
City: Columbus
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 43210
Country: USA
Phone: 303-492-2378
Fax: 303-492-2468
Email: bauer at
Contact Address:
University of Colorado
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-03-11
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-06-01
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