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Line Islands Experiment Records

Identifier: LIE

Scope and Contents

During March and April 1967, field parties from NCAR and other meteorological research organizations, universities, and governmental agencies established research bases in the Line Islands, a group of small atolls more than 1000 miles south of Hawaii. From these three islands and from aircraft and ships in the vicinity, observation groups collected one of the most comprehensive sets of meteorological data in the oceanic part of the Equatorial Trough Zone for a variety of basic studies. This collection consists of notebooks, photographs, and a report from the experiment. Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available in the NCAR Library's digital repository, OpenSky. Additional information is available on the Line Island Experiment project website.


  • Creation: 1967-1967
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 19
  • Other: Date acquired: 1984-01-01


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


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Physical Access Requirements

The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.

Custodial HIstory

Donated to the NCAR Archives prior to 2009. Further accession details are incomplete or absent.

Kathleen M. Legg
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Repository Details

Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository