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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Sampling data of field activity A-1-03-SC in Southern California: Pt. Conception to Mexican border, from shore outto 50 nautical miles. from 07/18/2003 to 07/31/2003
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Brian Edwards, Homa Lee. Sampling data (3dot5khz, subbottomprofiler, boxcore, vibratingcore, pistoncore, gravitycore, tripcore) of field activity A-1-03-SC in Southern California: Pt. Conception to Mexican border, from shore outto 50 nautical miles. from 07/18/2003 to 07/31/2003, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a103sc/html/a-1-03-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
3dot5khz Profiler, Brand: Knudsen, Model: 320 B/R, Media: paper, CD
subbottomprofiler System: FSSB, Brand: Edgetech, Model SB-512i, Media: paper, CD
boxcore Brand: N.E.L., Model: Standard
vibratingcore Brand: M.E.C., Model: Aluminum head, Comments: 20 ft. and 15 ft. barrels
pistoncore 2000 IB.W.T., Brand: USGS Standard, Comments: Break-Away Piston
gravitycore
tripcore
Notes -
Leave Redwood City, CA
Arrive Redwood City, CA
Planning to collect:
Piston Core
Gravity Core
Box Core
Vibracore
Grabs
Planned date -- July, 2003

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
If known, available are Activity-specific navigation, gravity, magnetics, bathymetry, seismic, and sampling data; track maps; and equipment information; as well as summary overviews, crew lists, and information about analog materials.
If available, access to physical samples is described in the "WR CMG Sample Distribution Policy" at: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/main/sample-dist-policy.html>
Primary access to the USGS/CMG Information Bank's digital data, analog data, and metadata is provided through... <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/>
This page accomodates a variety of search approaches (e.g., by platform, by region, by scientist, by equipment type, etc.).
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov/>, Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) <http://marine.usgs.gov/>, 20140414, Sampling data of field activity A-1-03-SC in Southern California: Pt. Conception to Mexican border, from shore outto 50 nautical miles. from 07/18/2003 to 07/31/2003: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>, Menlo Park, CA.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.72343
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.34878
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.83387
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.03002

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 18-Jul-2003
    Ending_Date: 31-Jul-2003
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
      Southern California: Pt. Conception to Mexican border, from shore out
      This is a Point data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • Point

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.00001. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.00001. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees.

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257.

      Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
      Depth_System_Definition:
      Depth_Datum_Name: Local surface
      Depth_Resolution: 0.1
      Depth_Distance_Units: meters
      Depth_Encoding_Method: Attribute values


  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Navigation with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/nav.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Samples with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/samp.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    "time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs"
    Mnemonic:       "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Lat, Long, ActivityID, EquipmentType, Depth, DepthUnits, Line, Station, Roll, Comments)  [DAPS]"
    FORTRAN format: "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Hundredths, Lat, Long, ActivityID, EquipmentType, Depth, DepthUnits, Line, Station, Roll, Comments) [DAPX]"
    C format:       "(i4.4, i3.3, 3i2.2, i1.1, t16, f9.5, t26, f10.5, t37, a, t45, a24, t70, f6.1, t78, a1, t80, a9, t90, a9, t100, a9, t110, a)  [DAPS]"
    Naming:         .onoff.GRAV_EQUIPMENT_TYPE
    
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Seismic Shots with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/seis.html>


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Brian Edwards (Co-Chief Scientist, USGS, Menlo Park, CA); Homa Lee (Co-Chief Scientist, USGS, Menlo Park, CA); Bill Normark (Scientist, USGS, Menlo Park, CA); Lori Hibbeler (Information Specialist, USGS, Menlo Park, CA); Jamie Conrad (Navigator, USGS, Menlo Park, CA); Pete Dartnell (Scientist, USGS, Menlo Park, CA); Jon Warrick (Scientist, USGS, Menlo Park, CA); Eric Grossman (Scientist, USGS, Santa Cruz, CA); Cathy Frazee (Core Curator, USGS, Menlo Park, CA); Brad Carkin (Logging Technician, USGS, Menlo Park, CA); Simon Barber (Scientist, USGS, Menlo Park, CA); Claudia Venherm (Scientist, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah, GA); Alyson Cotton (Scientist, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah, GA); Walt Olsen (Marine Technician, USGS, Redwood City, CA); Kevin O'Toole (Marine Technician, USGS, Redwood City, CA); Hal Williams (Marine Technician, USGS, Redwood City, CA); Mike Boyle (Electronic Technician, USGS, Redwood City, CA); Ted Blinkers (Captain, R/V Auriga Crew, Seattle, WA); Donna White (Second Mate, R/V Auriga Crew, Seattle, WA); William White (Third Mate, R/V Auriga Crew, Seattle, WA); Richard Kelly (Engineer, R/V Auriga Crew, Seattle, WA); Thomas Lyon (Engineer, R/V Auriga Crew, Seattle, WA); John Kelly (Deck-hand, R/V Auriga Crew, Seattle, WA); Levanto Schachter (UCLA Mooring, UCLA IOE)

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
    Attn: Clint Steele <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    InfoBank Group Leader <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    USGS, MailStop 999, 345 Middlefield Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
    USA

    (650) 329-5055 (voice)
    (650) 329-5190 (FAX)
    infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov <mailto:infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov>


Why was the data set created?

These data and information are intended for science researchers, students from elementary through college, policy makers, and general public.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 24-Sep-2003 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data Unknown

    Person who carried out this activity:

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
    Attn: Clint Steele <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    InfoBank Group Leader <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    USGS, MailStop 999, 345 Middlefield Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
    USA

    (650) 329-5055 (voice)
    (650) 329-5190 (FAX)
    infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov <mailto:infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov>

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>, Unknown, USGS/CMG Information Bank <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/>: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov> Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>, Menlo Park, CA.

    Online Links:


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Identified as best available version.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    Unspecified

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

    Unspecified

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    Start and end date/times of data

    Navigation Data (a-1-03-sc.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200307141642302    200307141643302
    200307141746102    200307142142102
    200307142156303    200307142236100
    200307142303300    200307142309400
    200307152333503    200307152334503
    200307161430104    200307162056104
    200307171517101    200307171517101
    200307171601203    200307171630304
    200307171726003    200307171822202
    200307171931103    200307172026303
    200307172049401    200307172051301
    200307172057101    200307172207404
    200307181452403    200307181508403
    200307181605304    200307272124102
    200307272132401    200307300337100
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (a-1-03-sc.410_3dot5khz)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200307192211530    200307200319070
    200307200329130    200307200542220
    200307201442330    200307201859360
    200307202113050    200307211014490
    200307211232590    200307211256170
    200307211309470    200307211358530
    200307211623430    200307211732290
    200307211739020    200307220936160
    200307221624320    200307222244170
    200307222324060    200307230101150
    200307230318520    200307230427220
    200307230616030    200307230926230
    200307230931320    200307231049170
    Seismic Shots Data (a-1-03-sc.410_chirp)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200307281449060    200307281747060
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    Unspecified


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints:
Physical materials are under controlled on-site access.
If available, access to physical samples is described in the "WR CMG Sample Distribution Policy" at: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/main/sample-dist-policy.html>
Use_Constraints:
Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information.
Physical materials are under controlled on-site access.
Some USGS information accessed through this means may be preliminary in nature and presented without the approval of the Director of the USGS. This information is provided with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete and conclusions drawn from such information are the responsibility of the user.
This information is not intended for navigational purposes.
Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
    Attn: Clint Steele <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    InfoBank Group Leader <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    USGS, MailStop 999, 345 Middlefield Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
    USA

    (650) 329-5055 (voice)
    (650) 329-5190 (FAX)
    infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov <mailto:infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov>

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data A-1-03-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a103sc/html/a-1-03-sc.meta.html>

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information.
    Physical materials are under controlled on-site access.
    Some USGS information accessed through this means may be preliminary in nature and presented without the approval of the Director of the USGS. This information is provided with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete and conclusions drawn from such information are the responsibility of the user.
    This information is not intended for navigational purposes.
    Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

    • Availability in digital form:

Data format: ASCII Size: 6.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a103sc/html/a-1-03-sc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a103sc/html/a-1-03-sc.seis.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 14-Apr-2014
    Metadata author:
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
    Attn: Clint Steele <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    InfoBank Group Leader <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    USGS, MailStop 999, 345 Middlefield Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
    USA

    (650) 329-5055 (voice)
    (650) 329-5190 (FAX)
    infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov <mailto:infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov>

    Metadata standard:
    FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata <http://www.fgdc.gov/> (FGDC-STD-001-1998 <http://www.its.nbs.gov/nbs/meta/meta.html>)


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