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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity A-3-75-SP in Noumea, New Caledonia, Southern Pacific from 02/17/1975 to 02/25/1975
Abstract:
Office de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique d'Outre-Mer (ORSTOM). Chief Scientist: Jean-Yves Collot. Data (bathymetry, magnetics) of field activity A-3-75-SP in Noumea, New Caledonia, Southern Pacific from 02/17/1975 to 02/25/1975, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a375sp/html/a-3-75-sp.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry
magnetics
Notes -
Orstom, BPA5, Noumea, New Caledonia

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.
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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, Data of field activity A-3-75-SP in Noumea, New Caledonia, Southern Pacific from 02/17/1975 to 02/25/1975: 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: 165.00031
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 169.77710
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -9.00110
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -15.61000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 17-Feb-1975
    Ending_Date: 25-Feb-1975
    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: Noumea, New Caledonia, Southern 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?

    Jean-Yves Collot (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: 05-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 3)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/20/85 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[COLLOT.M]A375SP.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    Input was...
    07/23/85 EDM DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH.M]AUS30075.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH]TEMP.EXE;
    was AUS300.DAT, 1975, from Collot
    
    

    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: 23-Jul-2012 (process 2 of 3)
    Magnetics Data
    07/23/2012 carolyn a-3-75-sp.220_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/magred11/magred11.for
    Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod)
    with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level).
    
    Input was...
    infobank/a/a375sp/mag/a-3-75-sp.200_050
    time/data style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal data
    reformatted a-3-75-sp.230_050 to isolate observed value for reprocessing
    
    10/31/1998  /lion/a/a375sp/mag/a-3-75-sp.230_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/20/85 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[COLLOT.M]A375SP.230;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    07/23/85 EDM DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH.M]AUS30075.200;
    DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH]TEMP.EXE;
    last field is tfm (total field magnetics) anomolies
    was AUS300.DAT, 1975, from Collot
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/20/85 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[COLLOT.M]A375SP.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    07/23/85 EDM DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH.M]AUS30075.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH]TEMP.EXE;
    was AUS300.DAT, 1975, from Collot
    
    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/a375sp/bath/a-3-75-sp.300_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    07/23/85 EDM DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH.B]AUS30075.300;
    DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH]TEMP.EXE;
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/20/85 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[COLLOT.M]A375SP.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    07/23/85 EDM DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH.M]AUS30075.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH]TEMP.EXE;
    was AUS300.DAT, 1975, from Collot
    
    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-3-75-sp.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197502170440000    197502190515000
    197502192140000    197502211535000
    197502240920000    197502250200000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (a-3-75-sp.220_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197502170440000    197502172035000
    197502172045000    197502190515000
    197502192140000    197502200315000
    197502200450000    197502200800000
    197502200820000    197502210020000
    197502210030000    197502210530000
    197502210545000    197502211535000
    197502240920000    197502241630000
    197502241910000    197502250055000
    197502250110000    197502250200000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (a-3-75-sp.300_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197502170530000    197502170630000
    197502170700000    197502170710000
    197502170735000    197502170755000
    197502171915000    197502172030000
    197502172055000    197502172320000
    197502180430000    197502182140000
    197502182155000    197502190515000
    197502192140000    197502200015000
    197502200025000    197502200055000
    197502200115000    197502200220000
    197502200325000    197502200400000
    197502200430000    197502200440000
    197502200455000    197502201220000
    197502201230000    197502210015000
    197502210030000    197502210345000
    197502210400000    197502210735000
    197502210750000    197502211355000
    197502211405000    197502211535000
    197502240930000    197502241125000
    197502241200000    197502241300000
    197502241310000    197502241620000
    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-3-75-SP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a375sp/html/a-3-75-sp.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: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a375sp/html/a-3-75-sp.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a375sp/html/a-3-75-sp.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a375sp/html/a-3-75-sp.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>)


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