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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Aerial Photography and Video data of field activity A-1-06-AK in North Slope of Alaska from 08/07/2006 to 08/11/2006
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientist: Bruce Richmond. Aerial Photography and Video data (Digital camera, MiniDV video camera) of field activity A-1-06-AK in North Slope of Alaska from 08/07/2006 to 08/11/2006, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a106ak/html/a-1-06-ak.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Digital camera
MiniDV video camera
Notes -
National Assessment of Shoreline Change Project, on-line at:
<A HREF="<http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/shoreline-change/>" target="sc"> Coastal & Marine Geology Program</A>
<BR>
<HR>
National Assessment of Shoreline Change Project, Alaska, on-line at:
<A HREF="<http://alaska.usgs.gov/portal/project_details.php?project_id=131>" target="ak"> Alaska Science Center</A>
<BR>
<HR>
Gibbs, Ann, and Richmond, Bruce, North to Alaska --an Aerial Shoreline
Reconnaissance, October 2006 Sound Waves,
<A HREF ="<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/10/fieldwork2.html>" target="new">
<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/10/fieldwork2.html>
<br>
<hr>
To view proof sheets of photos linked to full resolution images:
<a href="
<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a106ak/html/a-1-06-ak.PointBarrow.images.html>" target="new">Point Barrow area</a><br>
<a href="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a106ak/html/a-1-06-ak.TeshekpukLake.images.html>" target="new">Teshekpuk Lake area</a><br>
<a href="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a106ak/html/a-1-06-ak.ColvilleRiver.images.html>" target="new">Colville River area</a><br>
<a href="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a106ak/html/a-1-06-ak.PrudhoeBay.images.html>" target="new">Prudhoe Bay area</a><br>
<a href="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a106ak/html/a-1-06-ak.BarterIsland.images.html>" target="new">Barter Island area</a><br>
<a href="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a106ak/html/a-1-06-ak.DemarcationBay.images.html>" target="new">Demarcation Bay area</a><br>
Publications -
Gibbs, A.E., and Richmond, B.M., 2009. Oblique aerial photography of the Arctic coast
of Alaska, Nulavik to Demarcation Point, August 7-10, 2006: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Series 436, 6 p., 4 databases
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/436/>"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/436/>
</A><BR>

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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/>, 20131029, Aerial Photography and Video data of field activity A-1-06-AK in North Slope of Alaska from 08/07/2006 to 08/11/2006: 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: -157.53893
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -140.90882
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.38990
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 69.63144

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 07-Aug-2006
    Ending_Date: 11-Aug-2006
    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: North Slope of Alaska
      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>


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?

    Bruce Richmond (digital photography); Ann Gibbs (videography); Jim Webster (pilot)

  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: 12-Sep-2006 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    09/12/2006 carolyn /infobank/a/a106ak/nav/a-1-06-ak.060
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    reformatted from A106AK_07Aug06_navigation.csv,
                from A106AK_07Aug06_navigation.csv, and
                from A106AK_07Aug06_navigation.csv
    
    example of original file:
    Longitude,Latitude,UTC_time1,UTC_time2,Date
    -148.457967,70.2040557,38936.70205,16:50:57,7-Aug-06
    -148.4576207,70.2040839,38936.70206,16:50:58,7-Aug-06
    -148.4575116,70.2040787,38936.70209,16:51:01,7-Aug-06
    
    substituted a space in place of commas, colons, and hyphens
    to create a file of 9 fields and removed header:
    -148.457967 70.2040557 38936.70205 16 50 57 7 Aug 06
    -148.4576207 70.2040839 38936.70206 16 50 58 7 Aug 06
    -148.4575116 70.2040787 38936.70209 16 51 01 7 Aug 06
    
    then ran this awk command
    awk '{ printf("20%02d%3d%02d%02d%02d0 %9.5f %10.5f %11.5f\n", \
    $9,(212+$5),$4,$5,$6,$2,$1,$3) }' \
    A106AK_07Aug06_navigation.csv >! \
    a-1-06-ak_219.060
    
           1         2         3         4
    345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567
    
    

    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:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Gibbs, A.E., and Richmond, B.M., 2009. Oblique aerial photography of the Arctic coast of Alaska, Nulavik to Demarcation Point, August 7-10, 2006: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 436, 6 p., 4 databases <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/436/>"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/436/> </A>



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-1-06-ak.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200608071650570    200608071700570
    200608071746290    200608071752110
    200608071814270    200608071814270
    200608071824180    200608071827280
    200608071833000    200608071833000
    200608071854050    200608071854050
    200608072116510    200608072352560
    200608080120440    200608080120440
    200608080130180    200608080130180
    200608080142540    200608080142540
    200608081702410    200608081922020
    200608082009190    200608082248410
    200608082328160    200608082328160
    200608082333190    200608082333190
    200608090003390    200608090003390
    200608090012190    200608090012190
    200608091715270    200608092056470
    200608092205530    200608100141050
    200608100302430    200608100305270
    200608100310460    200608100310460
    200608100325170    200608100325170
    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-1-06-AK data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a106ak/html/a-1-06-ak.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: 0.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a106ak/html/a-1-06-ak.nav.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 29-Oct-2013
    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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