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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity A-4-98-MB in Monterey Bay, CA from 01/01/1998 to 01/01/1998
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Steve Eittriem, Andy Stevenson, Norm Maher. Geophysical data (multibeam) of field activity A-4-98-MB in Monterey Bay, CA from 01/01/1998 to 01/01/1998, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a498mb/html/a-4-98-mb.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
multibeam Simrad EM300 multibeam system
Notes -
Associated activities:
<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m193mb/html/m-1-93-mb.meta.html>">M-1-93-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j194mb/html/j-1-94-mb.meta.html>">J-1-94-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j295mb/html/j-2-95-mb.meta.html>">J-2-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j695mb/html/j-6-95-mb.meta.html>">J-6-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m295mb/html/m-2-95-mb.meta.html>">M-2-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p195mb/html/p-1-95-mb.meta.html>">P-1-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p395mb/html/p-3-95-mb.meta.html>">P-3-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r195mb/html/r-1-95-mb.meta.html>">R-1-95-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m196mb/html/m-1-96-mb.meta.html>">M-1-96-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j197mb/html/j-1-97-mb.meta.html>">J-1-97-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j397mb/html/j-3-97-mb.meta.html>">J-3-97-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a498mb/html/a-4-98-mb.meta.html>">A-4-98-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j398mb/html/j-3-98-mb.meta.html>">J-3-98-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j498mb/html/j-4-98-mb.meta.html>">J-4-98-MB</A>
Publications -
Eittreim, Stephen L., and Noble, Marlene, editors, 2002, Seafloor geology and
natural environment of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Marine Geology, v
. 181
<A HREF="<http://www.sciencedirect.com/>"><http://www.sciencedirect.com/>
</A><BR>
Journals > m > Marine Geology > Volumes 181 - 190 > Volume 181, Issues 1-3
<BR>
<HR>
Wong, F.L., and Eittreim, S.L., 2001, Continental Shelf GIS for the Monterey
Bay National Marine Sanctuary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 01-179,
1 CDROM,
<A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-179/>"><http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/>
open-file/of01-179/</A><BR>

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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, Geophysical data of field activity A-4-98-MB in Monterey Bay, CA from 01/01/1998 to 01/01/1998: 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: -122.13244
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.82365
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.78440
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.23254

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Jan-1998
    Ending_Date: 01-Jan-1998
    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: Monterey Bay, CA
      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?

    Steve Eittriem (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Andy Stevenson (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Norman Maher (Chief Scientist, MBARI)

  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: 23-Mar-2011 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    /infobank/a/a498mb/nav/a-4-98-mb.051
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    
    From: Clint Steele <csteele@usgs.gov>
    Date: August 10, 2005 1:22:06 PM PDT
    To: cdegnan@usgs.gov
    Subject: m498mb
    Please reformat /infobank/a/a498mb/nav/m-4-98-mb.raw into a .060 file.
    Looks like you'll have to create bogus times.
    
    Latitude, longitude, and line numbers are from /infobank/a/a498mb/nav/raw/a-4-98-mb.raw
    Dates and times are FAKE
           1         2         3         4
    34567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789
    
    

    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:
    Eittreim, Stephen L., and Noble, Marlene, editors, 2002, Seafloor geology and natural environment of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Marine Geology, v . 181 <A HREF="<http://www.sciencedirect.com/>"><http://www.sciencedirect.com/> </A> Journals > m > Marine Geology > Volumes 181 - 190 > Volume 181, Issues 1-3
    Wong, F.L., and Eittreim, S.L., 2001, Continental Shelf GIS for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 01-179, 1 CDROM, <A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-179/>"><http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/> open-file/of01-179/</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

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  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-4-98-MB data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a498mb/html/a-4-98-mb.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/a498mb/html/a-4-98-mb.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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