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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Drilling data of field activity B-1-86-SP in Aitutak, Cook Islands, South Pacific from 05/01/1986 to 07/01/1986
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Jim Hein. Drilling data (navigation, samples) of field activity B-1-86-SP in Aitutak, Cook Islands, South Pacific from 05/01/1986 to 07/01/1986, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b186sp/html/b-1-86-sp.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
navigation data directory exists
samples data directory exists
Publications -
Hein, J. R., Richmond, B.M, Gray, S. C., Hausmann, W., Colgan, M. W., El
Sabbagh, D., and Morgenson, L.M., 1988. Description; Minearalogical, Chemical,
and Isotopic Compositions; Petrography; Diagenesis; and uranium-series ages
of drill cores from the lagoon of Aitutaki, Cook Islands. Vol. 1. U.S.
Geological Survey Open-file Report 88-419.

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
If known, available are Activity-specific navigation, gravity, magnetics, bathymetry, seismic, and sampling data; track maps; and equipment information; as well as summary overviews, crew lists, and information about analog materials.
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>
Primary access to the USGS/CMG Information Bank's digital data, analog data, and metadata is provided through... <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/>
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, Drilling data of field activity B-1-86-SP in Aitutak, Cook Islands, South Pacific from 05/01/1986 to 07/01/1986: 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: -160.26317
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -159.26317
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -18.47133
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -19.47133

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-May-1986
    Ending_Date: 01-Jul-1986
    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: Aitutak, Cook Islands, South 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.

      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?

    Jim Hein (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Lisa Morgenson (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: 05-May-2006 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    /infobank/b/b186sp/nav/b-1-86-sp.051
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    reformatted from /infobank/b/b186sp/samp/b-1-86-sp_navsamps.txt:
    FACSID  CoreSection Interval   Comments
    B-1-86-SP  35916  623-700   Hole 5 Core 2 section 2 lat:18d58.28'S long:159d45.79'W
    B-1-86-SP  37012  900-1000  Hole 5 Core 2 section 5 lat:18d58.28'S long:159d45.79'W
    B-1-86-SP  36281  700-800   Hole 5                  lat:18d58.28'S long:159d45.79'W
    B-1-86-SP  37011  400-500   Hole 5                  lat:18d58.28'S long:159d45.79'W
    B-1-86-SP         NA        Hole 5                  lat:18d58.28'S long:159d45.79'W
    B-1-86-SP         NA        Hole 5                  lat:18d58.28'S long:159d45.79'W
    B-1-86-SP  36647  NA        Hole 5                  lat:18d58.28'S long:159d45.79'W
    B-1-86-SP  36647  NA        Hole 5                  lat:18d58.28'S long:159d45.79'W
    B-1-86-SP  37012  900-1000  Hole 5 Core 2 section 5 lat:18d58.28'S long:159d45.79'W
    B-1-86-SP  37012  NA        Hole 5                  lat:18d58.28'S long:159d45.79'W
    Note:  Times are fake.
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    
    

    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:
    Hein, J. R., Richmond, B.M, Gray, S. C., Hausmann, W., Colgan, M. W., El Sabbagh, D., and Morgenson, L.M., 1988. Description; Minearalogical, Chemical, and Isotopic Compositions; Petrography; Diagenesis; and uranium-series ages of drill cores from the lagoon of Aitutaki, Cook Islands. Vol. 1. U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 88-419.



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-1-86-sp.051 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198605010100000    198605010100000
    198605020200000    198605020200000
    198605130300000    198605130300000
    198605240400000    198605240400000
    198606280900000    198606280900000
    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-1-86-SP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b186sp/html/b-1-86-sp.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/b186sp/html/b-1-86-sp.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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