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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity 03008 (B-1-03-PR) in Puerto Rico trench, Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean Sea, NorthAtlantic from 02/18/2003 to 03/08/2003
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Woods Hole, Massachusetts,National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Chief Scientists: Uri ten Brink, Castle E. Parker, Toshi Uozumi. Data (tempsalinometer) of field activity 03008 (B-1-03-PR) in Puerto Rico trench, Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean Sea, NorthAtlantic from 02/18/2003 to 03/08/2003, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b103pr/html/b-1-03-pr.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
tempsalinometer
Notes -
Vessel from NOAA.Related Web Sites: <http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03trench/explorers/explorers.html>
Publications -
<A HREF="<http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03trench/explorers/explorers.html>" target="oe"> <http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03trench/explorers/explorers.html><BR>
<HR>
ten Brink, Uri, Danforth, W., Polloni, C.F., Parker, C.E., Uozumi, T.,
Williams, G.F., 2004, Project PROBE Leg II - Final Report and Archive of Swath
Bathymetric Sonar, CTD/XBT and GPS Navigation Data Collected During USGS Cruise 03008 (NOAA Cruise RB0303) Puerto Rico Trench 18 February - 7 March, 2003,
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1400, available on line at:
<A HREF="
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1400/data/oceanography/ctd/ctd.htm>" target="of"> <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1400/data/oceanography/ctd/ctd.htm>

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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, Data of field activity 03008 (B-1-03-PR) in Puerto Rico trench, Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean Sea, NorthAtlantic from 02/18/2003 to 03/08/2003: 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: -68.84711
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -62.60726
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.31803
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.73971

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 18-Feb-2003
    Ending_Date: 08-Mar-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:
      Puerto Rico trench, Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean Sea, North
      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?

    Uri ten Brink (Chief scientist, USGS Woods Hole); Bill Danforth (onboard processing, USGS Woods Hole); Chris Polloni (onboard display and archiving, USGS Woods Hole); Castle Parker (Chief scientist, Onboard processing, NOAA Atlantic hydrographic branch ); Toshi Uozumi (Chief scientist, Onboard processing, NOAA Atlantic hydrographic branch ); Rex Roettger (Teacher at sea); Catalina Martinez (Ocean Exploration representative); Tacconya Piper (Ocean Exploration representatives); Amy Kennedy (Whale watcher); Rebecca Lester (Whale watcher); John Wilder (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-Apr-2008 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
     Times are bogus
    
    

    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:
    <A HREF="<http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03trench/explorers/explorers.html>" target="oe"> <http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03trench/explorers/explorers.html> ten Brink, Uri, Danforth, W., Polloni, C.F., Parker, C.E., Uozumi, T., Williams, G.F., 2004, Project PROBE Leg II - Final Report and Archive of Swath Bathymetric Sonar, CTD/XBT and GPS Navigation Data Collected During USGS Cruise 03008 (NOAA Cruise RB0303) Puerto Rico Trench 18 February - 7 March, 2003, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1400, available on line at: <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1400/data/oceanography/ctd/ctd.htm>" target="of"> <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1400/data/oceanography/ctd/ctd.htm>



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 (b-1-03-pr.061 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200301010000001    200301010013273
    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 03008 (B-1-03-PR) data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b103pr/html/b-1-03-pr.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: 0.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b103pr/html/b-1-03-pr.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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