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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity B-1-07-WP in Guam, U.S. Territories from 07/10/2007 to 07/25/2007
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientist: Curt Storlazzi. Data (OBS, ADCP, currentmeter, lightsensor, pressuresensor, digitalcamera, anemometer, GPS, tempsalinometer) of field activity B-1-07-WP in Guam, U.S. Territories from 07/10/2007 to 07/25/2007, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b107wp/html/b-1-07-wp.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
OBS Optical Backscatter sensors
ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers
currentmeter
lightsensor
pressuresensor
digitalcamera shore mounted
anemometer
GPS
tempsalinometer
Notes -
Associated activities:
<A HREF ="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b207wp/html/b-2-07-wp.meta.html>">B-2-07-WP</A>
<A HREF ="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b108wp/html/b-1-08-wp.meta.html>">B-1-08-WP</A>
Publications -
Storlazzi, C.D.; Field, M.E.; Cheriton, O.M.; Presto, M.K.; Logan, J.B., 2013,
Rapid fluctuations in flow and water-column properties in Asan Bay, Guam:
implications for selective resilience of coral reefs in warming seas; Coral Reef
s, v. 32, Issue 4, pp 949-961; URL:
<A HREF ="<http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00338-013-1061-x>" target ="NEW"><http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00338-013-1061-x>
Storlazzi, C.D., Presto, M.K., and Logan, J.B., 2009, Coastal circulation and se
diment dynamics in War-in-the-Pacific National Historical Park, Guam; measuremen
ts of waves, currents, temperature, salinity, and turbidity, June 2007-January 2
008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1195, 79 p. URL:
<A HREF ="
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1195/>" target ="OFR"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1195/>

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/>, 20140414, Data of field activity B-1-07-WP in Guam, U.S. Territories from 07/10/2007 to 07/25/2007: 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: 144.61854
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 144.80120
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 13.53672
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 13.35779

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b107wp/html/b-1-07-wp.nav.gif> (GIF)
    Trackline map of B-1-07-WP
    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b107wp/html/b-1-07-wp.samp.gif> (GIF)
    Sampling locations map of B-1-07-WP

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

    Beginning_Date: 10-Jul-2007
    Ending_Date: 25-Jul-2007
    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: Guam, U.S. Territories
      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>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Samples with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/samp.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    "time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs"
    Mnemonic:       "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Lat, Long, ActivityID, EquipmentType, Depth, DepthUnits, Line, Station, Roll, Comments)  [DAPS]"
    FORTRAN format: "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Hundredths, Lat, Long, ActivityID, EquipmentType, Depth, DepthUnits, Line, Station, Roll, Comments) [DAPX]"
    C format:       "(i4.4, i3.3, 3i2.2, i1.1, t16, f9.5, t26, f10.5, t37, a, t45, a24, t70, f6.1, t78, a1, t80, a9, t90, a9, t100, a9, t110, a)  [DAPS]"
    Naming:         .onoff.GRAV_EQUIPMENT_TYPE
    


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?

    Curt Storlazzi (Oceanographer, Scuba Diver, USGS); Josh Logan (Information Sepcialist, Navigation, Scuba Diver, USGS); Kathy Presto (Oceanographer, USGS); Greg Piniak (Biologist, Scuba Diver, NOAA, Beaufort, NC)

  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: 09-May-2008 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    /infobank/b/b107wp/nav/b-1-07-wp.060
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/b/b107wp/meter/b-1-07-wp.onoff.ctdmeter
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal domain
    FACS Operation logbook
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/b/b107wp/meter/raw/b-1-07-wp.meter
    SiteID            Type                         Date (CST)  Date (UTC)  Lat         Lon
    AdelupePtRDI      ADCP                         7/18/07     7/18/07     13.48320    144.72878
    AgatDobie         Wave Gauge                   7/18/07     7/18/07     13.37939    144.64517
    CamelRockRDI      ADCP                         7/19/07     7/19/07     13.48175    144.70439
    Camera            Camera                       7/23/07     7/23/07     13.46002    144.71518
    CutMooring        Turbidity/CT sensor mooring  7/20/07     7/20/07     13.47638    144.71548
    CutNortec         ADCP                         7/20/07     7/20/07     13.47464    144.71595
    CutMicroCatOBS    Turbidity/CT sensor          7/20/07     7/20/07     13.47502    144.71488
    CutYSI            Turbidity/CT sensor          7/20/07     7/20/07     13.47433    144.71594
    MidEastMooring    Turbidity/CT sensor mooring  7/19/07     7/19/07     13.48064    144.71798
    MidEastRDI        ADCP                         7/19/07     7/19/07     13.48041    144.71789
    MidWestMooring    Turbidity/CT sensor mooring  7/19/07     7/19/07     13.47789    144.71266
    MidWestRDI        ADCP                         7/18/07     7/18/07     13.47793    144.71257
    StreamGauge       Stream Gauge                 7/22/07     7/22/07     13.47270    144.71337
    TwoLoversPtDobie  Wave Gauge                   7/18/07     7/18/07     13.53621    144.80120
    WeatherStation    Weather Station              7/23/07     7/23/07     13.47472    144.71857
    
    CTD Profiles
    CTD_Profile_ID    Type    Date-Time_(CST)    Date-Time_(UTC)    Lat    Lon
    
           1         2         3
    345678901234567890123456789012345
    
    

    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:
    Storlazzi, C.D.; Field, M.E.; Cheriton, O.M.; Presto, M.K.; Logan, J.B., 2013, Rapid fluctuations in flow and water-column properties in Asan Bay, Guam: implications for selective resilience of coral reefs in warming seas; Coral Reef s, v. 32, Issue 4, pp 949-961; URL: <A HREF ="<http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00338-013-1061-x>" target ="NEW"><http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00338-013-1061-x> Storlazzi, C.D., Presto, M.K., and Logan, J.B., 2009, Coastal circulation and se diment dynamics in War-in-the-Pacific National Historical Park, Guam; measuremen ts of waves, currents, temperature, salinity, and turbidity, June 2007-January 2 008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1195, 79 p. URL: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1195/>" target ="OFR"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1195/>



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-1-07-wp.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200707222222000    200707222222000
    200707222232000    200707222232000
    200707222240000    200707222240000
    200707222248000    200707222248000
    200707222255000    200707222255000
    200707222303000    200707222303000
    200707222310000    200707222315000
    200707222321000    200707222326000
    200707222332000    200707222336000
    200707222343000    200707222343000
    200707222351000    200707222351000
    200707230002000    200707230002000
    200707230010000    200707230010000
    200707230020000    200707230020000
    200707230026000    200707230026000
    200707230034000    200707230034000
    200707230043000    200707230043000
    200707230201000    200707230206000
    200707230212000    200707230212000
    200707230219000    200707230219000
    200707230226000    200707230226000
    200707230232000    200707230232000
    200707230244000    200707230244000
    200707230250000    200707230250000
    Navigation Data (b-1-07-wp.650)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200707172246000    200707172246000
    200707172350000    200707172350000
    200707180244000    200707180244000
    200707182211000    200707182211000
    200707182319000    200707182320000
    200707190006000    200707190010000
    200707190223000    200707190223000
    200707192309000    200707192309000
    200707200151000    200707200151000
    200707230449000    200707230449000
    200707230536000    200707230536000
    200707232220000    200707232220000
    200707232302000    200707232302000
    200707240050000    200707240050000
    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 B-1-07-WP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b107wp/html/b-1-07-wp.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/b/b107wp/html/b-1-07-wp.nav.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 14-Apr-2014
    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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