Report 825 Series
The Report 825 series includes the results of the research that was done during the International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958. Following the field work, the personnel involved in this phase of IGY research assembled on the campus of The Ohio State University where office facilities were made available for the data reduction and analysis. The resulting publications, the report 825 series, were primarily data reports that were published by The Ohio State University Research Foundation and were distributed by the American Geographical Society. This series was terminated in 1961 with the publication of the last of the IGY reports.
Report 968 Series
The Report 968 series includes the results of research that was done during the follow-up to the IGY, the International Geophysical Cooperation (IGC), 1959. The results were also published by The Ohio State University Research Foundation, but were distributed by the Institute of Polar Studies, which had been formally established in February 1960 as an outgrowth of the IGY-IGC research. This series also was terminated in 1961 with the publication of the IGC reports.
Institute of Polar Studies Report Series
Early in 1962, the Institute began a new series referred to as the Institute of Polar Studies Report series. The purpose of this series is to publish the results of research which are too lengthy or detailed for standard journal articles and to serve as an outlet for preliminary results of research. This report series concluded with Report 87. There are some gaps in this report series because not every report was published.
Byrd Polar Research Center Report Series
The Institute of Polar Studies at The Ohio State University officially changed its name in 1987 to the Byrd Polar Research Center. The report series name was changed to reflect the new name of the Center. The Byrd Polar Research Center Report Series started with Report number 1 and is still published, although not on a regular basis.