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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity B-1-70-BS in Bering Sea, Alaska from 08/02/1970 to 09/24/1970
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Dave Scholl. Geological and Geophysical data (bathymetry, sonobuoy, sparker, magnetics, dredge) of field activity B-1-70-BS in Bering Sea, Alaska from 08/02/1970 to 09/24/1970, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b170bs/html/b-1-70-bs.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry fathometer
sonobuoy
sparker single channel
magnetics
dredge
Publications -
Scholl, D.W., Buffington, E.C., and Marlow, M.S., 1976, Aleutian-Bering Sea
Region Seismic Reflection Profiles, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
76-748. 1 sheet. URL:
<A HREF ="<http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr76748>" TARGET ="of"><http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr76748>
Additional publication information at:
<A HREF ="
<http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/id/12009>" target ="NEW"><http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/id/12009>


Cooper, A.K., Bailey, K.a., Marlow, M.S., Scholl, d.W., and Carpenter, C.E., 1976, Preliminary Isopach map of the Bering Sea Basin, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 76-749. 1 sheet.

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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, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity B-1-70-BS in Bering Sea, Alaska from 08/02/1970 to 09/24/1970: 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: 160.33800
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -159.75999
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 63.00000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.25000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 02-Aug-1970
    Ending_Date: 24-Sep-1970
    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: Bering Sea, Alaska
      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?

    Dave Scholl (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region)

  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: 06-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 3)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/15/87 DUA0:[DATA.B170BS]B170BS.053;
    This file has been further edited by Clint Steele.
    There are still smaller time gaps in this file.
    
    06/11/86 DISK$USERDISK:[BECKIE.TEMP]B170BS.051;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    This file is an updated version of .050, done
    by Gary Mann.  He called his file BART70.NEW.
    There are smaller gaps in this data set than
    in .050.
    
    

    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 b-1-70-bs.221_053
    
    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/b/b170bs/mag/b-1-70-bs.201_053
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/15/87 DUA0:[DATA.B170BS]B170BS.053;
    This file has been further edited by Clint Steele.
    There are still smaller time gaps in this file.
    
    06/11/86 DISK$USERDISK:[BECKIE.TEMP]B170BS.051;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    This file is an updated version of .050, done
    by Gary Mann.  He called his file BART70.NEW.
    There are smaller gaps in this data set than
    in .050.
    
    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: 03-Nov-2008 (process 3 of 3)
    Bathymetry Data
    11/03/2008 jpaz /infobank/b/b170bs/bath/b-1-70-bs.300_053
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    Digitized bathymetry received from Shawn Dadisman Jan '93.
    time       depth (meters)
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/15/87 DUA0:[DATA.B170BS]B170BS.053;
    This file has been further edited by Clint Steele.
    There are still smaller time gaps in this file.
    
    06/11/86 DISK$USERDISK:[BECKIE.TEMP]B170BS.051;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    This file is an updated version of .050, done
    by Gary Mann.  He called his file BART70.NEW.
    There are smaller gaps in this data set than
    in .050.
    
    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:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Scholl, D.W., Buffington, E.C., and Marlow, M.S., 1976, Aleutian-Bering Sea Region Seismic Reflection Profiles, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-748. 1 sheet. URL: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr76748>" TARGET ="of"><http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr76748> Additional publication information at: <A HREF ="<http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/id/12009>" target ="NEW"><http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/id/12009>
    Cooper, A.K., Bailey, K.a., Marlow, M.S., Scholl, d.W., and Carpenter, C.E., 1976, Preliminary Isopach map of the Bering Sea Basin, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 76-749. 1 sheet.



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-1-70-bs.053 [SINS])
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    Magnetics Data (b-1-70-bs.221_053)
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    Bathymetry Data (b-1-70-bs.300_053)
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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 B-1-70-BS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b170bs/html/b-1-70-bs.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/b/b170bs/html/b-1-70-bs.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b170bs/html/b-1-70-bs.mag.html>

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Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b170bs/html/b-1-70-bs.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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