Coastal & Marine Geology InfoBank

Home FACS Activities Atlas Geology School Related Sites More

Skip navigational links
Loading
Activities: by ID   by Platform   by Year   by Region   by Participant   by Organization   by Project/Theme   with Incomplete IDs   Disclaimer  
Activity First Letter: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  
Virtual Globes: Atlas  (GE)    Samples  (GE)    Moorings  (GE)    Illuminate Oceans  (GE)    Earthquakes  (GE)    Get GE    InfoBank examples    State Waters    Chronology  (GE)    Gravity Base Stations  (GE)

What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity A-1-68-NP in Northern Pacific from 04/02/1968 to 04/26/1968
Abstract:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Chief Scientists: W. Riedel, T. Walsh. Geophysical data (integratednavigation, 12khz, magnetics, airgunarcer) of field activity A-1-68-NP in Northern Pacific from 04/02/1968 to 04/26/1968, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a168np/html/a-1-68-np.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
integratednavigation gyro speed
12khz Gifft recorder bathymetry
magnetics Varian MFD Proton Precision magnetometer
airgunarcer 50 kj arcer Rayflex slowdrum recorder
Notes -
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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, Geophysical data of field activity A-1-68-NP in Northern Pacific from 04/02/1968 to 04/26/1968: 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: -158.00000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.00000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.00000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 9.00000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 02-Apr-1968
    Ending_Date: 26-Apr-1968
    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: Northern Pacific
      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 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.4.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.98.

      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:
    Bathymetry with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/bath.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Magnetics with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/mag.html>
    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?

    W. Riedel (Chief Scientist); T. Walsh (Chief Scientist)

  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: 30-Jan-1998 (process 1 of 3)
    Navigation Data
    01/30/1998 clint a-1-68-np.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    

    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>

    Date: 20-Jun-2012 (process 2 of 3)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn a-1-68-np.221_050
    
    Reprocessed using subroutines from Susan Macmillan's
    IGRF SYNTHESIS PROGRAM <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/IAGA/vmod/igrf11.f>
    with IGRF-11 coeffiecients integrated into the source code.
    /infobank/programs/mag/magred1111/magred1111.for
    Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod)
    with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level).
    
    Input was...
    10/31/1998  /lion/a/a168np/mag/a-1-68-np.220_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    01/30/1998 clint a-1-68-np.220
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Edited magnetics data
    
    01/30/1998 clint a-1-68-np.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    time, lat, long, time(sec) to nearest nav fix, data values
    

    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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 3 of 3)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /lion/a/a168np/bath/a-1-68-np.320_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint a-1-68-np.320
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Edited bathymetry data with corrected depths
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint a-1-68-np.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    time, lat, long, time(sec) to nearest nav fix, data values
    

    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-1-68-np.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196804030050000    196804110812000
    196804111110000    196804120900000
    196804121512000    196804130630000
    196804131430000    196804140700000
    196804141524000    196804151500000
    196804152105000    196804170018000
    196804210148000    196804210512000
    196804220733000    196804222003000
    196804250630000    196804261324000
    196804261336000    196804261712000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (a-1-68-np.221_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196804032224000    196804041542000
    196804041600000    196804042136000
    196804042212000    196804042354000
    196804050848000    196804060036000
    196804060100000    196804060524000
    196804061042000    196804070006000
    196804070100000    196804071648000
    196804072230000    196804081818000
    196804090036000    196804092100000
    196804100124000    196804110812000
    196804111118000    196804112354000
    196804120006000    196804120900000
    196804121512000    196804130630000
    196804131448000    196804140700000
    196804141548000    196804151500000
    196804152124000    196804152354000
    196804160018000    196804160536000
    196804160554000    196804161406000
    196804161900000    196804170018000
    196804210148000    196804210512000
    196804220736000    196804221218000
    196804221242000    196804222000000
    196804250630000    196804261318000
    196804261336000    196804261600000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (a-1-68-np.320_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196804030050000    196804041025000
    196804041045000    196804050215000
    196804050235000    196804050304000
    196804050310000    196804050310000
    196804050830000    196804060025000
    196804060105000    196804060145000
    196804060250000    196804060534000
    196804061005000    196804070630000
    196804070715000    196804071725000
    196804072210000    196804080025000
    196804080045000    196804081920000
    196804082330000    196804091140000
    196804091155000    196804092125000
    196804100120000    196804100605000
    196804100650000    196804100900000
    196804100915000    196804101405000
    196804101440000    196804101655000
    196804101705000    196804101715000
    196804101740000    196804102135000
    196804102155000    196804110140000
    196804110150000    196804110325000
    196804111110000    196804111725000
    196804111745000    196804120020000
    196804120055000    196804120735000
    196804122315000    196804130630000
    196804131430000    196804131434000
    196804131440000    196804140005000
    196804140015000    196804140130000
    196804140200000    196804140650000
    196804141524000    196804141524000
    196804141530000    196804141705000
    196804141800000    196804142330000
    196804150000000    196804150545000
    196804150630000    196804151415000
    196804152105000    196804152150000
    196804152200000    196804160630000
    196804160700000    196804161015000
    196804161300000    196804161845000
    196804161855000    196804162050000
    196804162100000    196804162130000
    196804210200000    196804210430000
    196804220733000    196804220954000
    196804221000000    196804222003000
    196804250633000    196804251548000
    196804251600000    196804260054000
    196804260115000    196804261324000
    196804261336000    196804261712000
    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-1-68-NP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a168np/html/a-1-68-np.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: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a168np/html/a-1-68-np.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a168np/html/a-1-68-np.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a168np/html/a-1-68-np.bath.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>)


    Generated by mp version 2.9.13 on Tue Oct 29 07:32:10 2013