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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Sidescan Sonar data of field activity B-1-99-SC in Northern Channel Islands, California from 03/01/1999 to 03/12/1999
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Guy Cochrane. Sidescan Sonar data (Kleinsidescan) of field activity B-1-99-SC in Northern Channel Islands, California from 03/01/1999 to 03/12/1999, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b199sc/html/b-1-99-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Kleinsidescan Klein 2000
Notes -
Associated cruises in southern California:
<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b198sc/html/b-1-98-sc.meta.html>">B-1-98-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b199sc/html/b-1-99-sc.meta.html>">B-1-99-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b299sc/html/b-2-99-sc.meta.html>">B-2-99-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m199sc/html/m-1-99-sc.meta.html>">M-1-99-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m100sc/html/m-1-00-sc.meta.html>">M-1-00-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j102sc/html/j-1-02-sc.meta.html>">J-1-02-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m102sc/html/m-1-02-sc.meta.html>">M-1-02-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m103sc/html/m-1-03-sc.meta.html>">M-1-03-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF ="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s504sc/html/s-5-04-sc.meta.html>">S-5-04-SC</A>
Publications -
Cochrane, G.R., N.M. Nasby, J.A. Reid, B. Waltenberger, K.M. Lee, 2003.
Nearshore Benthic Habitat GIS for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
and Southern California State Fisheries Reserves Volume 1, U.S. Geological
Survey Open-file Report 03-85:
<A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-85/>">geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-85/</A><BR>
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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, Sidescan Sonar data of field activity B-1-99-SC in Northern Channel Islands, California from 03/01/1999 to 03/12/1999: 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: -120.46137
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.32756
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.40606
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.87998

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Mar-1999
    Ending_Date: 12-Mar-1999
    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 Channel Islands, California
      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?

    Guy Cochrane (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Mike Boyle (Electronic Technician, USGS Western Region); Mat Curto (First Captain, CINMS); Ron Hart (Second Captain, CINMS); Adam (Mate, Petuskey)

  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: 11-Jul-2000 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps
    temporal-spatial data
    data acquisition systems
    
           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:
    Cochrane, G.R., N.M. Nasby, J.A. Reid, B. Waltenberger, K.M. Lee, 2003. Nearshore Benthic Habitat GIS for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Southern California State Fisheries Reserves Volume 1, U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 03-85: <A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-85/>">geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-85/</A>



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-1-99-sc.065 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199903010034303    199903010035404
    199903020040401    199903020136401
    199903020231300    199903020231300
    199903021630000    199903021632500
    199903021657101    199903021708201
    199903021814000    199903030009209
    199903030032001    199903030033202
    199903030039503    199903030040304
    199903030116001    199903030121107
    199903030145003    199903030145003
    199903030229504    199903030303400
    199903030313500    199903030314100
    199903031421200    199903040011106
    199903061436402    199903070207005
    199903071422500    199903071427103
    199903071436103    199903071706503
    199903081501404    199903090104009
    199903091408004    199903100000000
    199903100010001    199903100059203
    199903100109001    199903100109401
    199903101448402    199903102359502
    199903110005204    199903110119504
    199903111402500    199903120423404
    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-1-99-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b199sc/html/b-1-99-sc.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: 1.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b199sc/html/b-1-99-sc.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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