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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Resistivity data of field activity B-2-07-PS in Possession Sound, Puget Sound from 01/29/2007 to 02/01/2007
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientists: Jessie Lacy, David Finlayson. Resistivity data (echosounder, underwatervideo, GPS, VanVeengrab) of field activity B-2-07-PS in Possession Sound, Puget Sound from 01/29/2007 to 02/01/2007, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b207ps/html/b-2-07-ps.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
echosounder
underwatervideo
GPS
VanVeengrab
Notes -
Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound, Beach and Nearshore Dynamics Task.
Research Project Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound URL:
<A HREF = "<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/research/projects/puget_coastalhab.html>"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/research/projects/puget_coastalhab.html>
Biosonics echosounder, towed underwater video camera, GPS, 23-ft boat belonging to USGS BRD (unnamed).
Single-beam sonar system metadata:
<A HREF="
<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b207ps/bath/b-2-07-ps.seagrass.html>" TARGET="dynamic"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b207ps/bath/b-2-07-ps.seagrass.html>
imgarc2/B-2-07-PS files exist.
Publications -
Stevens, A.W., and J.R. Lacy, 2012, The influence of wave energy and sediment
transport on seagrass distribution. Estuaries and Coasts 35: 92-108.
DOI: 10.1007/s12237-011-9435-1:URL:
<A HREF ="
<http://www.springerlink.com/content/c7014507h0176768/>" target ="new"><http://www.springerlink.com/content/c7014507h0176768/>


Stevens, Andrew W., Lacy, Jessica R., Finlayson, David P., and
Gelfenbaum, Guy, 2008, Evaluation of a single-beam sonar system
to map seagrass at two sites in northern Puget Sound,
Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations
Report 2008-5009, 45p., available on line at:
<A HREF="
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5009/>" target="sir"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5009/>

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.
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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/>, 20131029, Resistivity data of field activity B-2-07-PS in Possession Sound, Puget Sound from 01/29/2007 to 02/01/2007: 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: -122.38377
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.35750
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.93808
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.89703

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 29-Jan-2007
    Ending_Date: 01-Feb-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: Possession Sound, Puget Sound
      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:
    Bathymetry with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/bath.html>
    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?

    Jessie Lacy); David Finlayson); Tom Reiss); Andrew Stevens)

  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: 07-Nov-2007 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    /infobank/b/b207ps/nav/b-2-07-ps.061
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial domain
    reformatted from /infobank/b/b207ps/bath/raw/line*.xyz files
    Time (GMT)    Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)    Depth
    
           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>

    Date: 07-Nov-2007 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    11/07/2007 carolyn b-2-07-ps.300_061
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/b/b207ps/bath/b-2-07-ps.300
    time/data style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal domain
    reformatted from /infobank/b/b207ps/bath/raw/line*.xyz files
    Time (GMT)    Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)    Depth
    
           1         2
    34567890123456789012
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/b/b207ps/nav/b-2-07-ps.061
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial domain
    reformatted from /infobank/b/b207ps/bath/raw/line*.xyz files
    Time (GMT)    Latitude (N)    Longitude (E)    Depth
    
           1         2         3
    345678901234567890123456789012345
    
    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:
    Stevens, A.W., and J.R. Lacy, 2012, The influence of wave energy and sediment transport on seagrass distribution. Estuaries and Coasts 35: 92-108. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-011-9435-1:URL: <A HREF ="<http://www.springerlink.com/content/c7014507h0176768/>" target ="new"><http://www.springerlink.com/content/c7014507h0176768/>
    Stevens, Andrew W., Lacy, Jessica R., Finlayson, David P., and Gelfenbaum, Guy, 2008, Evaluation of a single-beam sonar system to map seagrass at two sites in northern Puget Sound, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5009, 45p., available on line at: <A HREF="
    <http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5009/>" target="sir"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5009/>



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-2-07-ps.061 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200701301650264    200701301658120
    200701301712220    200701301801311
    200701301808028    200701301916470
    200701301956476    200701302102031
    200701302110103    200701302330510
    200701311711342    200701311924038
    200701311933035    200701312111060
    200701312116525    200701312211380
    200701312219180    200701312326170
    200702011657154    200702011733450
    200702011746540    200702011754100
    200702011800120    200702011901140
    200702011907264    200702011931400
    200702011937331    200702011941090
    200702011946363    200702011952560
    200702012023357    200702012029489
    200702012036290    200702012101188
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (b-2-07-ps.300_061)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200701301650264    200701301658120
    200701301712220    200701301801311
    200701301808028    200701301916470
    200701301956476    200701302102031
    200701302110103    200701302330510
    200701311711342    200701311924038
    200701311933035    200701312111060
    200701312116525    200701312211380
    200701312219180    200701312326170
    200702011657154    200702011733450
    200702011746540    200702011754100
    200702011800120    200702011901140
    200702011907264    200702011931400
    200702011937331    200702011941090
    200702011946363    200702011952560
    200702012023357    200702012029489
    200702012036290    200702012101188
    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-2-07-PS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b207ps/html/b-2-07-ps.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: 6.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b207ps/html/b-2-07-ps.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b207ps/html/b-2-07-ps.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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