Administration of Project Mohole by the National Science Foundation
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Published in [Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • National Science Foundation (U.S.),
  • Mohole project.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Cover title.

Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE511 .U65
The Physical Object
Pagination4 l., 59 p.
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5634457M
LC Control Number68061435

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Project Mohole is this country’s scientific effort to explore and sample all layers of the earth’s crust and the underlying mantle. The need for such a project is basic: the mantle comprises about 84 per cent of the earth’s volume. Project Mohole was an ambitious attempt to drill through the Earth's crust into the Mohorovičić discontinuity, and to provide an Earth science complement to the high profile Space Race. The project was initially led by the American Miscellaneous Society (AMSOC) with funding from the National Science Foundation. Phase One was executed in spring Mohole, Project, program proposed in to drill a hole down to the boundary between the crust and the mantle, known as the Mohorovičić discontinuity at about 4 to 43 mi (7 to 70 km) below the earth's surface. Initiated by the American Miscellaneous Society, a loose organization of scientists, the main purposes of the project were to determine the nature of this boundary and to attempt to fill gaps in the .   This film documents Project Mohole, an ambitious attempt to drill through the Earth's crust into the Mohorovičić discontinuity, and to provide an Earth science complement to the high-profile Space Race. The project was initially led by the American Miscellaneous Society with funding from the National Science Foundation.

The book, under its US title The Mohole Menace, is mentioned in A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. [1] Project Mohole. The real Project Mohole was an American project to sink a bore-hole through metres of the Earth's crust into the Mohorovičić discontinuity or "Moho". The project came to be called the "No Hole", and was discontinued by the US Congress in due to ever-rising . [1] Description of Project Mohole, , on the National Academies [2] RM , GM 43 [3] In the map in GM 36, the four moholes around the South Pole are named: Lyell, Vishniac, Jeans, Playfair. However the narrative makes it clear that one of the four should be Rayleigh mohole, with a fifth mohole in lower latitudes north of Rayleigh. WASHINGTON, Aug. Scientists and contractors will meet at the National Science Foundation tomorrow to plan a wake for Project Mohole. View Full Article in Timesmachine». Photographs: Project Mohole drill site selection; drilling equipment, platform design, development, and erection; and deep drilling technology, ( images). See also Textual Records (General) Minutes and related records of the National Science Board, Cartographic Records (General) See Maps under.

Books; GeoRef. About GeoRef; GeoRef Advanced Search; Thesaurus - Geographic Terms; Some of the Scientific and Technical Aspects of Project Mohole* Gordon Lill. Gordon Lill The National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C. ** Now with Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Corporate Development Planning, P. 0. Box , Burbank, California WASHINGTON, April United States scientists have recovered a 1,foot core of rock that may be a sample of the basic crust of the earth under the oceans, the National Science Foundation said. This book describes the development of ocean sciences over the past 50 years, highlighting the contributions of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the field's progress. NSF's mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.