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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Surface sediment sampling data of field activity B-2-10-SF in San Francisco Bay, CA from 05/19/2010 to 06/19/2010
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientist: Patrick Barnard. Surface sediment sampling data (hand trowel) of field activity B-2-10-SF in San Francisco Bay, CA from 05/19/2010 to 06/19/2010, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b210sf/html/b-2-10-sf.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
hand trowel
Notes -
San Francisco Bay Provenance Study.
Other surveys conducted as part of this provenance study
include surface samples collected from the Snavely during S-7-10-SF and
S-8-10-SF and stream samples collected by Don Woodrow S-7-10-SF.
Publications -
Hein J.R., Mizell Kira, Barnard P.L., 2013, Sand sources and transport
pathways for the San Francisco Bay coastal system, based on X-ray diffraction
mineralogy, Marine Geology, Volume 345, 1 November 2013, Pages 154-169, ISSN 0025-3227, URL:
<A HREF ="<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025322713000339#>" target =NEW"><http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025322713000339#>

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/>, 20140122, Surface sediment sampling data of field activity B-2-10-SF in San Francisco Bay, CA from 05/19/2010 to 06/19/2010: 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: -123.01187
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.16515
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.04855
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.54601

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 19-May-2010
    Ending_Date: 19-Jun-2010
    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: San Francisco Bay, CA
      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?

  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: 18-Jun-2010 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    /infobank/b/b210sf/nav/b-2-10-sf.060
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/b/b210sf/samp/b-2-10-sf.onoff.handsamplegrab
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal domain
    reformatted from Amy Foxgrover's Excel file B-2-10-SF-samples_infobank.xls on 17Jun2010
           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:
    Hein J.R., Mizell Kira, Barnard P.L., 2013, Sand sources and transport pathways for the San Francisco Bay coastal system, based on X-ray diffraction mineralogy, Marine Geology, Volume 345, 1 November 2013, Pages 154-169, ISSN 0025-3227, URL: <A HREF ="<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025322713000339#>" target =NEW"><http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025322713000339#>



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-2-10-sf.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201005191038460    201005191038460
    201005191049140    201005191049140
    201005191200000    201005191200000
    201005191214380    201005191214380
    201005191230100    201005191230100
    201005191241420    201005191241420
    201005191408260    201005191408260
    201005191427040    201005191427040
    201005191532360    201005191532360
    201005201035480    201005201035480
    201005201143140    201005201143140
    201005201328250    201005201328250
    201005201342470    201005201342470
    201005201443300    201005201443300
    201005260938150    201005260938150
    201005261009460    201005261009463
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    201005261227100    201005261227100
    201005261233390    201005261233390
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    201005261359200    201005261359200
    201005261413380    201005261413380
    201005261449130    201005261449130
    201005261505290    201005261505290
    201005261525380    201005261525380
    201005261544150    201005261544150
    201005261623330    201005261623330
    201005261638010    201005261638010
    201005261714530    201005261714530
    201005281200001    201005281200002
    201006041200001    201006041200002
    201006140852120    201006140852121
    201006140912190    201006140912190
    201006140942500    201006140942500
    201006141002560    201006141002560
    201006141059060    201006141059060
    201006141205200    201006141205200
    201006141235230    201006141235230
    201006141306270    201006141306270
    201006141332410    201006141332410
    201006141512200    201006141512200
    201006141557340    201006141557340
    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-2-10-SF data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b210sf/html/b-2-10-sf.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/b210sf/html/b-2-10-sf.nav.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 22-Jan-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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