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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological data of field activity A-3-03-HW in Maui from 02/16/2003 to 02/27/2003
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Curt Storlazzi. Geological data (ADP, CTDmeter, opticalbackscattersensor) of field activity A-3-03-HW in Maui from 02/16/2003 to 02/27/2003, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a303hw/html/a-3-03-hw.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
ADP
CTDmeter
opticalbackscattersensor OBS profiler
Publications -
Hatcher, Gerald A., Reiss, Thomas E., and Storlazzi, Curt D., 2004,
Application of GPS drifters to track Hawaiian coral spawning:
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1309, 14 p.: <BR>
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1309/>">
pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1309/</A><BR>
<HR>


Hatcher, Gerry, 2003,
New USGS Drifters Track Hawai'i Coral Larvae:
Sound Waves, September 2003: <BR>
<A HREF="<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2003/09/fieldwork.html>">
soundwaves.usgs.gov/2003/09/fieldwork.html</A><BR>
<HR>


Storlazzi, Curt, 2003,
West Maui Coastal Circulation Experiment:
Understanding the Movement of Sediment, Coral Larvae, and Contaminants
Along Coral Reefs:
Sound Waves, August 2003: <BR>
<A HREF="<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2003/08/>">
soundwaves.usgs.gov/2003/08/</A><BR>
<HR>


Storlazzi, Curt D. and Presto, M. Kathy, 2005,
Coastal circulation and sediment dynamics along West Maui, Hawaii;
PART IV: Measurements of waves, currents, temperature, salinity and turbidity
in Honolua Bay, Northwest Maui: 2003-2004:
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1068, 34 p.: <BR>
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1068/>">
pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1068/</A><BR>
<HR>


Storlazzi, Curt D., Field, Michael E., Ogston, Andrea S.,
Logan, Joshua B., Presto, M. Kathy, and Gonzales, Dave G., 2004,
Coastal circulation and sediment dynamics along West Maui, Hawaii;
Part III - Flow and particulate dynamics
during the 2003 summer coral spawning season:
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1287, 36 p.: <BR>
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1287/>">
pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1287/</A><BR>
<HR>


Storlazzi, Curt D. and Jaffe, Bruce E., 2003,
Coastal circulation and sediment dynamics along West Maui, Hawaii;
Part I, Long-term measurements
of currents, temperature, salinity and turbidity
off Kahana, West Maui; 2001-2003:
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-482, 28 p.: <BR>
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-482/>">
pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-482/</A><BR>
<HR>


Storlazzi, Curt D., Logan, Joshua B., McManus, Margaret A., and
McLaughlin, Brian E., 2003,
Coastal circulation and sediment dynamics along West Maui, Hawaii:
Part II - 2003 Hydrographic survey cruises A-3-03-HW and A-4-03-HW report
on the spatial structure of currents, temperature, salinity, and turbidity
along Western Maui:
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-430, 50 p.: <BR>
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-430/>">
pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-430/</A><BR>
<HR>

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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 data of field activity A-3-03-HW in Maui from 02/16/2003 to 02/27/2003: 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: -156.70951
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -156.64116
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.02570
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.85003

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 16-Feb-2003
    Ending_Date: 27-Feb-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: Maui
      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?

    Curt Storlazzi (Chief Scientist, CTD/OBS profiler, USGS); Josh Logan (GIS Applications, USGS); Margaret McManus (ADCP, UCSC); Brian McLaughlin (ADCP, CTD/OBS profiler, UCSC); Olivia Cheriton (ADCP, CTD/OBS profiler, UCSC); Joe Reich (Ship Captain, )

  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-Aug-2004 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    08/17/2004 clint a-3-03-hw.060
    joshtemp
    Global positioning system (GPS) 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>

  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:
    Hatcher, Gerald A., Reiss, Thomas E., and Storlazzi, Curt D., 2004, Application of GPS drifters to track Hawaiian coral spawning: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1309, 14 p.: <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1309/>"> pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1309/</A>
    Hatcher, Gerry, 2003, New USGS Drifters Track Hawai'i Coral Larvae: Sound Waves, September 2003: <A HREF="<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2003/09/fieldwork.html>"> soundwaves.usgs.gov/2003/09/fieldwork.html</A>
    Storlazzi, Curt, 2003, West Maui Coastal Circulation Experiment: Understanding the Movement of Sediment, Coral Larvae, and Contaminants Along Coral Reefs: Sound Waves, August 2003: <A HREF="<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2003/08/>"> soundwaves.usgs.gov/2003/08/</A>
    Storlazzi, Curt D. and Presto, M. Kathy, 2005, Coastal circulation and sediment dynamics along West Maui, Hawaii; PART IV: Measurements of waves, currents, temperature, salinity and turbidity in Honolua Bay, Northwest Maui: 2003-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1068, 34 p.: <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1068/>"> pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1068/</A>
    Storlazzi, Curt D., Field, Michael E., Ogston, Andrea S., Logan, Joshua B., Presto, M. Kathy, and Gonzales, Dave G., 2004, Coastal circulation and sediment dynamics along West Maui, Hawaii; Part III - Flow and particulate dynamics during the 2003 summer coral spawning season: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1287, 36 p.: <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1287/>"> pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1287/</A>
    Storlazzi, Curt D. and Jaffe, Bruce E., 2003, Coastal circulation and sediment dynamics along West Maui, Hawaii; Part I, Long-term measurements of currents, temperature, salinity and turbidity off Kahana, West Maui; 2001-2003: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-482, 28 p.: <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-482/>"> pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-482/</A>
    Storlazzi, Curt D., Logan, Joshua B., McManus, Margaret A., and McLaughlin, Brian E., 2003, Coastal circulation and sediment dynamics along West Maui, Hawaii: Part II - 2003 Hydrographic survey cruises A-3-03-HW and A-4-03-HW report on the spatial structure of currents, temperature, salinity, and turbidity along Western Maui: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-430, 50 p.: <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-430/>"> pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-430/</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-3-03-hw.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200302181833070    200302190213370
    200302191829090    200302192300090
    200302201730070    200302202227490
    200302241940130    200302242310180
    200302242315510    200302250013410
    200302251833040    200302252301510
    200302261748380    200302262243530
    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-3-03-HW data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a303hw/html/a-3-03-hw.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: 0.6
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a303hw/html/a-3-03-hw.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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