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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity A-5-69-NP in Northern Pacific from 07/07/1969 to 07/19/1969
Abstract:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Chief Scientist: D. Karig. Geophysical data (transitsatellite, gyro, 12khz, magnetics, airgun) of field activity A-5-69-NP in Northern Pacific from 07/07/1969 to 07/19/1969, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a569np/html/a-5-69-np.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
transitsatellite
gyro Auto Log gyro
12khz bathymetry Gifft recorder
magnetics Varian MFD Proton-Precession magnetometer
airgun 40 cu. in. airgun
Notes -
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
<http://www.sio.ucsd.edu/>

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
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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-5-69-NP in Northern Pacific from 07/07/1969 to 07/19/1969: 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: 150.01331
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.99989
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.31770
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 9.16660

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 07-Jul-1969
    Ending_Date: 19-Jul-1969
    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: Northern 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?

    D. Karig (Chief Scientist, Scripps)

  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.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    

    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: 20-Jun-2012 (process 2 of 3)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn a-5-69-np.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...
    10/31/1998  /lion/a/a569np/mag/a-5-69-np.200_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[<cruise_id>.M]<cruise_id>.200;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    extracted by Clint from data acquired from NGDC
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    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/a569np/bath/a-5-69-np.325_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 BECKIE DRS$DATA:[<cruise_id>.B]<cruise_id>.325;
    DRB0:[DRS.NGDC]UNREFNGDC.EXE;5
    NGDC files sometimes have only 2_way_travel_time in
    which case the format is the same but without corr_depth.
    This file was extracted by C. Steele from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    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-5-69-np.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196907071800000    196907140435000
    196907140450000    196907172012000
    196907180112000    196907180610000
    196907181524000    196907181810000
    196907181900000    196907182230000
    196907182310000    196907182324000
    196907182343000    196907190000000
    196907190025000    196907190541000
    196907190610000    196907190735000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (a-5-69-np.220_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196907071800000    196907080100000
    196907081200000    196907081600000
    196907082224000    196907091324000
    196907091442000    196907100000000
    196907101400000    196907140200000
    196907140500000    196907140600000
    196907141100000    196907172012000
    196907180112000    196907180606000
    196907181524000    196907181806000
    196907181900000    196907182200000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (a-5-69-np.325_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196907071800000    196907080204000
    196907080210000    196907080219000
    196907080225000    196907080229000
    196907080235000    196907080239000
    196907080245000    196907080249000
    196907080255000    196907080259000
    196907080305000    196907080309000
    196907080315000    196907080319000
    196907080325000    196907080329000
    196907080335000    196907080339000
    196907080345000    196907080424000
    196907080430000    196907080434000
    196907080440000    196907080444000
    196907080450000    196907080745000
    196907080800000    196907080800000
    196907080815000    196907080815000
    196907080835000    196907080905000
    196907081015000    196907081049000
    196907081055000    196907081115000
    196907081155000    196907081155000
    196907081205000    196907081649000
    196907081655000    196907081704000
    196907081710000    196907081714000
    196907081720000    196907081729000
    196907081735000    196907091404000
    196907091410000    196907091435000
    196907091445000    196907100054000
    196907100105000    196907100118000
    196907100125000    196907100135000
    196907100155000    196907100219000
    196907100225000    196907100238000
    196907100245000    196907100254000
    196907100300000    196907100304000
    196907100315000    196907100319000
    196907100325000    196907100329000
    196907100335000    196907100339000
    196907100345000    196907100349000
    196907100355000    196907100725000
    196907100735000    196907110420000
    196907110435000    196907110440000
    196907110500000    196907122100000
    196907122110000    196907122125000
    196907122135000    196907122140000
    196907122155000    196907122155000
    196907122205000    196907130115000
    196907130125000    196907130135000
    196907130145000    196907130440000
    196907130450000    196907131845000
    196907131855000    196907132155000
    196907132205000    196907132300000
    196907132310000    196907140010000
    196907140020000    196907140125000
    196907140135000    196907140145000
    196907140205000    196907140215000
    196907140225000    196907140355000
    196907140405000    196907140435000
    196907140450000    196907140500000
    196907140515000    196907140634000
    196907140640000    196907140839000
    196907140845000    196907140859000
    196907140905000    196907140919000
    196907140925000    196907140944000
    196907140950000    196907141004000
    196907141010000    196907160010000
    196907160020000    196907161635000
    196907161645000    196907162135000
    196907162150000    196907170055000
    196907170110000    196907171200000
    196907171215000    196907171815000
    196907171825000    196907172010000
    196907180115000    196907180610000
    196907181525000    196907181810000
    196907181900000    196907182015000
    196907182025000    196907182224000
    196907182230000    196907182230000
    196907182310000    196907182324000
    196907182343000    196907182343000
    196907182350000    196907182354000
    196907190000000    196907190000000
    196907190025000    196907190204000
    196907190210000    196907190214000
    196907190220000    196907190233000
    196907190239000    196907190243000
    196907190249000    196907190254000
    196907190300000    196907190304000
    196907190310000    196907190319000
    196907190325000    196907190434000
    196907190440000    196907190459000
    196907190505000    196907190509000
    196907190515000    196907190541000
    196907190610000    196907190735000
    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-5-69-NP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a569np/html/a-5-69-np.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: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a569np/html/a-5-69-np.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a569np/html/a-5-69-np.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a569np/html/a-5-69-np.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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