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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity A-4-76-SP in Orstom, Noumea, New Caledonia, Southern Pacific from 03/10/1976 to 03/27/1976
Abstract:
Office de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique d'Outre-Mer (ORSTOM). Chief Scientist: Jean-Yves Collot. Geological and Geophysical data (bathymetry, magnetics, gravity, samples) of field activity A-4-76-SP in Orstom, Noumea, New Caledonia, Southern Pacific from 03/10/1976 to 03/27/1976, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a476sp/html/a-4-76-sp.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry
magnetics
gravity
samples
Notes -
Orstom, Noumea, New Caledonia, Rv Coriolis or Rv Le Noroit

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, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity A-4-76-SP in Orstom, Noumea, New Caledonia, Southern Pacific from 03/10/1976 to 03/27/1976: 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: 165.00424
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 169.99719
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -10.17926
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -17.99932

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 10-Mar-1976
    Ending_Date: 27-Mar-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: Orstom, 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]A476SP.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    Input was...
    07/23/85 EDM DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH.M]AUS40076.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH]TEMP.EXE;
    was AUS400.DAT, 1976, 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-4-76-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/a476sp/mag/a-4-76-sp.200_050
    time/data style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal data
    reformatted a-4-76-sp.230_050 to isolate observed value for reprocessing
    
    10/31/1998  /lion/a/a476sp/mag/a-4-76-sp.230_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/20/85 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[COLLOT.M]A476SP.230;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    07/23/85 EDM DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH.M]AUS40076.200;
    DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH]TEMP.EXE;
    last field is tfm (total field magnetics) anomolies
    was AUS400.DAT, 1976, from Collot
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/20/85 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[COLLOT.M]A476SP.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    07/23/85 EDM DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH.M]AUS40076.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH]TEMP.EXE;
    was AUS400.DAT, 1976, 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/a476sp/bath/a-4-76-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]AUS40076.300;
    DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH]TEMP.EXE;
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/20/85 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[COLLOT.M]A476SP.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    07/23/85 EDM DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH.M]AUS40076.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.FRENCH]TEMP.EXE;
    was AUS400.DAT, 1976, 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-4-76-sp.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197603101535000    197603101840000
    197603180850000    197603210540000
    197603220410000    197603221345000
    197603262230000    197603271705000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (a-4-76-sp.220_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197603101535000    197603101840000
    197603180850000    197603210540000
    197603220410000    197603221345000
    197603262240000    197603271705000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (a-4-76-sp.300_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197603101535000    197603101840000
    197603180850000    197603182245000
    197603190345000    197603201530000
    197603201930000    197603210540000
    197603220410000    197603221045000
    197603221120000    197603221240000
    197603221300000    197603221340000
    197603262230000    197603270515000
    197603270525000    197603270605000
    197603270615000    197603270715000
    197603270800000    197603271705000
    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-4-76-SP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a476sp/html/a-4-76-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/a476sp/html/a-4-76-sp.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a476sp/html/a-4-76-sp.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a476sp/html/a-4-76-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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