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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Fieldwork data of field activity A-1-11-BI in Kawaihae Bay, Hawai`i (Big Island) from 03/07/2011 to 03/15/2011
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center,University of Hawaii,National Park Service. Chief Scientists: Mike Field, Curt Storlazzi. Fieldwork data of field activity A-1-11-BI in Kawaihae Bay, Hawai`i (Big Island) from 03/07/2011 to 03/15/2011, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a111bi/html/a-1-11-bi.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Notes -
Associated activity:
<A HREF ="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a510bi/html/a-5-10-bi.meta.html>" target = "new"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a510bi/html/a-5-10-bi.meta.html>
Alyce C used for recovering instruments. Also used small NPS boat(s) for bathymetry. Pacific coral reef geology and oceanography, Land-based pollution information collected.
Push cores taken by Swarzenski (wading/snorkeling).
rawdata exists on: /rawdata/2011/A-1-11-BI/rez_samp
rawdata exists on: /rawdata/2011/A-1-11-BI/topo
rawdata exists on: /rawdata/2011/A-1-11-BI/meter
Publications -
Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E., Presto, M.K., Swarzenski, P.W., Logan, J.B.,
Reiss, T.E., Elfers, T.C., Cochran, S.A., Torresan M.E., and Chezar, H., 2013,
Coastal circulation and sediment dynamics in Pelekane and Kawaihae Bays,
Hawaii-measurements of waves, currents, temperature, salinity, turbidity, and
geochronology-November 2010-March 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
2012-1264, 102 pp.
<A HREF ="
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1264/pdf/of2012-1264.pdf>" target ="new"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1264/pdf/of2012-1264.pdf>

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/>, 20131029, Fieldwork data of field activity A-1-11-BI in Kawaihae Bay, Hawai`i (Big Island) from 03/07/2011 to 03/15/2011: 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: -156.25000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -154.75000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.50000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.75000

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a111bi/html/a-1-11-bi.nav.gif> (GIF)
    Trackline map of A-1-11-BI
    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a111bi/html/a-1-11-bi.samp.gif> (GIF)
    Sampling locations map of A-1-11-BI

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

    Beginning_Date: 07-Mar-2011
    Ending_Date: 15-Mar-2011
    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: Kawaihae Bay, Hawai`i (Big Island)
      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
    


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?

    Mike Field); Curt Storlazzi); Josh Logan); Kathy Presto); Susie Cochran); Pete Swarzenski); Tom Reiss); Mike Torresan); Tim Elfers)

  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: 17-Feb-2012 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    /infobank/a/a111bi/nav/a-1-11-bi.060
    Style	time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    waypoints sheet in a-1-11-bi_Cruise_summary.xlsx workbook from Peter Swarzenski, 03/28/2011
    YrDayHrMnScT  Latitude  Longitude Waypt      LocalTm    UTMEasting  UTMNorthing UTMZone
    
    Added 10 hours to HAST to convert to UTC times. - CDegnan, 02/16/2012
    When hour:minutes are repeated, added 1 second to second occurance to avoid duplicate times. - CDegnan, 02/16/2012
    
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    
    

    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:
    Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E., Presto, M.K., Swarzenski, P.W., Logan, J.B., Reiss, T.E., Elfers, T.C., Cochran, S.A., Torresan M.E., and Chezar, H., 2013, Coastal circulation and sediment dynamics in Pelekane and Kawaihae Bays, Hawaii-measurements of waves, currents, temperature, salinity, turbidity, and geochronology-November 2010-March 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1264, 102 pp. <A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1264/pdf/of2012-1264.pdf>" target ="new"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1264/pdf/of2012-1264.pdf>



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-1-11-bi.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201103122315000    201103122315000
    201103122351000    201103122351000
    201103130021000    201103130021000
    201103130056000    201103130105000
    201103130226000    201103130233000
    201103130411000    201103130428000
    201103132313000    201103132322000
    201103140008000    201103140009000
    201103140048000    201103140100000
    201103140241000    201103140254000
    201103140412000    201103140423010
    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-1-11-BI data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a111bi/html/a-1-11-bi.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: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a111bi/html/a-1-11-bi.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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