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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity A-1-76-EG in Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 04/09/1976 to 04/19/1976
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Bruce Molnia. Geological and Geophysical data (DelNorte, Shipekgrab, VanVeengrab, gravity, underwatercamera, gravitycore, grab) of field activity A-1-76-EG in Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 04/09/1976 to 04/19/1976, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a176eg/html/a-1-76-eg.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
DelNorte
Shipekgrab
VanVeengrab
gravity
underwatercamera
gravitycore
grab
Publications -
Carlson, P.R., and Molnia, B.F., 1978, Minisparker Profiles and SEdimentologic
Data from R/V Acona Cruise (April 1976) in the Gulf of Alaska and Prince William
Sound, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 78-381, URL:
<A HREF ="<http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0637/06375001/usgs_ofr78-381_06375001.pdf>" target = "OF"><http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0637/06375001/usgs_ofr78-381>
_06375001.pdf</A>
<BR>
Carlson, P.R., Molnia, B.F., and Reimnitz, E., 1976, Dispersal, distribution and thickness
of Holocene sediments on the continental shelf, northern Gulf of Alaska, in Fritsche, A.E.,
Ter Best, H., Jr, Wornardt, W.W., eds., The Neogene symposium; selected technical papers on
paleontology, sedimentology, petrology, tectonics and geologic history of the Pacific Coast
of North America: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists.<BR>
<HR>
Molnia, B., Carlson, P.R., and Bruns, T.R., 1977, Large submarine slide in
Kayak Trough, Gulf of Alaska: Reviews in Engineering Geology, v. 3, Landslides, p. 137-148. <BR>
<HR>
Carlson, P.R., Bruns, T.R., Molnia, B., and Hampson, J.C., Jr., 1977, Submarine valleys on
the continental shelf, northeastern Gulf of Alaska: Geological Society of America Abstracts
with Programs, v. 9, no. 7, p. 921.<BR>
<HR>
Carlson, P.R., and Molnia, B.F., 1977, Submarine faults and slides on the continental shelf,
northern Gulf of Alaska, in Richards, A.F., ed., Marine slope stability: Marine Geotechnology,
v. 2, p. 275-290.<BR>
<HR>
Carlson, P.R., Molnia, B.F., Kittelson, S.C., and Hampson, J.C., Jr., 1977,
Map of distribution of bottom sediments on the continental shelf, northern Gulf of Alaska:
U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-0876. <BR>
<HR>
Molnia, B.F., and Carlson, P.R., 1978, Surface sedimentary units of northern Gulf of Alaska
continental shelf: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 62, no. 4, p. 633-643.<BR>
<HR>
Carlson P.R., and Molnia, B.F., 1977, Faulting, instability, erosion, and deposition of shelf
sediments, eastern Gulf of Alaska, in Environmental assessment of the Alaskan continental
shelf; Hazards: Boulder, CO, U.S. Department of Commerce Environmental Resource Laboratories.<BR>
<HR>
Molnia, B.F., Carlson, P.R., and Levy, W.P., 1978, Holocene sediment volume and modern
sediment yield, Northeast Gulf of Alaska: American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Bulletin, v. 62, no. 3, p. 545.<BR>
<HR>
Carlson, P.R., and Molnia, B.F., 1978, Minisparker profiles and sedimentologic data from
R/V Acona cruise (April 1976) in the Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound (manuscript
describing records aquired including interpretation of selected basic data):
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-381, 33 p.<BR>
<HR>
Plafker, G., Bruns, T.R., Carlson, P.R., Molnia, B.F., Scott, E.W., Kahler, R., and
Wilson, C., 1978, Petroleum potential, geologic hazards, and technology for exploration in
the outer continental shelf of the Gulf of Alaska Tertiary province: U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 78-490, 50 p.<BR>
<HR>
Molnia, B.F., Kvenvolden, K.A., Redden, G.D., Carlson, P.R., Bruns, T.R., Molnia, B.F.,
Hampson, J.C., Jr., and Schwab, W.C., 1978, Environmental geologic studies, northeastern
Gulf of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1100, p. 153-155.<BR>
<HR>
Carlson, P.R., Molnia, B.F., and Quinterno, P., 1978, Transport of inner shelf sediment into
glacially scoured troughs, northeastern Gulf of Alaska: American Geophysical Union Eos,
Transactions, v. 59, no. 12, p. 1109.<BR>
<HR>
Molnia, B.F., Carlson, P.R., and Levy, W.P., 1979, Holocene sediment volume on the northeast Gulf of
Alaska Continental Shelf and the sediment contribution of present-day rivers: U.S. Geological Survey
Professional Paper 1150, p. 151-152. <BR>
<HR>
Molnia, B.F., Levy, W.P., and Carlson, P.R., 1980, Map showing Holocene sedimentation rates
in the northeastern Gulf of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
MF-1170, 1 sheet. <BR>
<HR>
Molnia, B.F., and Carlson, P.R., 1980, Quaternary sedimentary facies on continental shelf,
Northeast Gulf of Alaska: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 64,
no. 3, p. 446-447.<BR>
<HR>
Molnia, B.F., and Carlson, P.R., 1980, Quaternary sedimentary facies of the northeast Gulf
of Alaska Continental Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1175, p. 158-159.<BR>

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
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  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, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity A-1-76-EG in Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 04/09/1976 to 04/19/1976: 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: -147.77200
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -144.39700
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 61.08500
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 59.75700

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 09-Apr-1976
    Ending_Date: 19-Apr-1976
    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: Eastern Gulf 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 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:
    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?

    Bruce Molnia (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Paul Carlson (Unspecified, USGS Western Region); Darlene Condra (Unspecified); John Cudnohufsky (Unspecified); Steve Kittleson (Unspecified); Frances Wahl (Unspecified); Jack Hampson (Unspecified); Jim Mcquay (Unspecified); Oscar Ottre (Unspecified); Ken Turner (Unspecified); Bob Ashley (Unspecified); Mike Demchenko (Unspecified); Bill Ogden (Unspecified); Joe Amon (Unspecified); George Werner (Unspecified)

  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: 31-Oct-2003 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps
    temporal domain
    FACS Operation logbook, through /bear/programs/edit/breakdown, then through /bear/programs/nav/navmerge
    This navigation file created by combining:
      /infobank/a/a176eg/samp/a-1-76-eg.onoff.cores.gravitycore
      /infobank/a/a176eg/samp/a-1-76-eg.onoff.grab
      /infobank/a/a176eg/samp/a-1-76-eg.onoff.grabs.shipekgrab
      /infobank/a/a176eg/samp/a-1-76-eg.onoff.grabs.vanveengrab
    
    ***Times are not sequential***
    
           1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9        10        11        12
    3456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
    

    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:
    Carlson, P.R., and Molnia, B.F., 1978, Minisparker Profiles and SEdimentologic Data from R/V Acona Cruise (April 1976) in the Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 78-381, URL: <A HREF ="<http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0637/06375001/usgs_ofr78-381_06375001.pdf>" target = "OF"><http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0637/06375001/usgs_ofr78-381> _06375001.pdf</A>
    Carlson, P.R., Molnia, B.F., and Reimnitz, E., 1976, Dispersal, distribution and thickness of Holocene sediments on the continental shelf, northern Gulf of Alaska, in Fritsche, A.E., Ter Best, H., Jr, Wornardt, W.W., eds., The Neogene symposium; selected technical papers on paleontology, sedimentology, petrology, tectonics and geologic history of the Pacific Coast of North America: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. Molnia, B., Carlson, P.R., and Bruns, T.R., 1977, Large submarine slide in Kayak Trough, Gulf of Alaska: Reviews in Engineering Geology, v. 3, Landslides, p. 137-148. Carlson, P.R., Bruns, T.R., Molnia, B., and Hampson, J.C., Jr., 1977, Submarine valleys on the continental shelf, northeastern Gulf of Alaska: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 9, no. 7, p. 921. Carlson, P.R., and Molnia, B.F., 1977, Submarine faults and slides on the continental shelf, northern Gulf of Alaska, in Richards, A.F., ed., Marine slope stability: Marine Geotechnology, v. 2, p. 275-290. Carlson, P.R., Molnia, B.F., Kittelson, S.C., and Hampson, J.C., Jr., 1977, Map of distribution of bottom sediments on the continental shelf, northern Gulf of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-0876. Molnia, B.F., and Carlson, P.R., 1978, Surface sedimentary units of northern Gulf of Alaska continental shelf: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 62, no. 4, p. 633-643. Carlson P.R., and Molnia, B.F., 1977, Faulting, instability, erosion, and deposition of shelf sediments, eastern Gulf of Alaska, in Environmental assessment of the Alaskan continental shelf; Hazards: Boulder, CO, U.S. Department of Commerce Environmental Resource Laboratories. Molnia, B.F., Carlson, P.R., and Levy, W.P., 1978, Holocene sediment volume and modern sediment yield, Northeast Gulf of Alaska: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 62, no. 3, p. 545. Carlson, P.R., and Molnia, B.F., 1978, Minisparker profiles and sedimentologic data from R/V Acona cruise (April 1976) in the Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound (manuscript describing records aquired including interpretation of selected basic data): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-381, 33 p. Plafker, G., Bruns, T.R., Carlson, P.R., Molnia, B.F., Scott, E.W., Kahler, R., and Wilson, C., 1978, Petroleum potential, geologic hazards, and technology for exploration in the outer continental shelf of the Gulf of Alaska Tertiary province: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-490, 50 p. Molnia, B.F., Kvenvolden, K.A., Redden, G.D., Carlson, P.R., Bruns, T.R., Molnia, B.F., Hampson, J.C., Jr., and Schwab, W.C., 1978, Environmental geologic studies, northeastern Gulf of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1100, p. 153-155. Carlson, P.R., Molnia, B.F., and Quinterno, P., 1978, Transport of inner shelf sediment into glacially scoured troughs, northeastern Gulf of Alaska: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 59, no. 12, p. 1109. Molnia, B.F., Carlson, P.R., and Levy, W.P., 1979, Holocene sediment volume on the northeast Gulf of Alaska Continental Shelf and the sediment contribution of present-day rivers: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1150, p. 151-152. Molnia, B.F., Levy, W.P., and Carlson, P.R., 1980, Map showing Holocene sedimentation rates in the northeastern Gulf of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1170, 1 sheet. Molnia, B.F., and Carlson, P.R., 1980, Quaternary sedimentary facies on continental shelf, Northeast Gulf of Alaska: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 64, no. 3, p. 446-447. Molnia, B.F., and Carlson, P.R., 1980, Quaternary sedimentary facies of the northeast Gulf of Alaska Continental Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1175, p. 158-159.



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-1-76-eg.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197604100500000    197604100503000
    197604110504000    197604110515000
    197604120516000    197604120540000
    197604130541000    197604130542000
    197604140543000    197604140549000
    197604150550000    197604150556000
    197604160557000    197604160559000
    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-1-76-EG data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a176eg/html/a-1-76-eg.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/a176eg/html/a-1-76-eg.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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