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What does this data set describe?

Title:
ADCP and Sediment Sampling and Video data of field activity B-6-07-PS in Westcott Bay, San Juan Island from 05/31/2007 to 06/05/2007
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientist: Eric Grossman. ADCP and Sediment Sampling and Video data (VanVeengrab, ADCP, GPS, video camera) of field activity B-6-07-PS in Westcott Bay, San Juan Island from 05/31/2007 to 06/05/2007, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b607ps/html/b-6-07-ps.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
VanVeengrab
ADCP
GPS RTK
video camera
Notes -
23-ft jet boat
equipment used: 430 and 200 kHz dual frequency Biosonics, 600 kHz, sediment grab
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OFR 2007-1305 sampling metadata:
<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b607ps/samp/Westcott.html>" TARGET="dynamic"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b607ps/samp/Westcott.html>
Publications -
Grossman, E.E., and others, 2007, Bathymetry, substrate and circulation in
Westcott Bay, San Juan Islands, Washington,
<A HREF="
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1305/>"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1305/>

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:
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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, ADCP and Sediment Sampling and Video data of field activity B-6-07-PS in Westcott Bay, San Juan Island from 05/31/2007 to 06/05/2007: 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: -123.17587
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.13740
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.60699
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.58163

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 31-May-2007
    Ending_Date: 05-Jun-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: Westcott Bay, San Juan Island
      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?

    Eric Grossman (Chief Scientist, USGS,CMG); Andrew Stevens (Information Specialist, USGS,CMG); Chris Curran (Scientist, USGS,WRD); Collin Smith (Captain, USGS,BRD); Andrew Schwartz (Scientist, WA Dept. of Ecology)

  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: 19-Sep-2007 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    /infobank/b/b607ps/nav/b-6-07-ps.060_echosounder
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    reformatted from Biosonics echosounder xyzFiles2.zip from Andrew Stevens, 9/17/2007
           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>

    Date: 03-Nov-2008 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    11/03/2008 carolyn b-6-07-ps.300_060_echosounder
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/b/b607ps/bath/b-6-07-ps.300
    time/data style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal data
    reformatted from Biosonics echosounder xyzFiles2.zip from Andrew Stevens, 9/17/2007
           1         2
    345678901234567890123
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/b/b607ps/nav/b-6-07-ps.060_echosounder
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    reformatted from Biosonics echosounder xyzFiles2.zip from Andrew Stevens, 9/17/2007
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    
    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:
    Grossman, E.E., and others, 2007, Bathymetry, substrate and circulation in Westcott Bay, San Juan Islands, Washington, <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1305/>"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1305/>



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-6-07-ps.060_echosounder)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200705311127327    200705311230549
    200705312150412    200705312316210
    200705312323000    200706010029262
    200706010117139    200706010156403
    200706010301288    200706010324578
    200706010333172    200706010430365
    200706011755462    200706011801236
    200706011813164    200706011821576
    200706011828428    200706011831568
    200706011838396    200706011924104
    200706011945486    200706012023187
    200706012137578    200706012141298
    200706012147584    200706012239302
    200706012351210    200706020137355
    200706020248282    200706020344245
    200706021754343    200706021808160
    200706021815034    200706021822132
    200706021938242    200706021953273
    200706022013181    200706022027097
    200706022038452    200706022103108
    200706022110548    200706022137259
    200706022221136    200706022232016
    200706022304324    200706022330403
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (b-6-07-ps.300_060_echosounder)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200705311127327    200705311230549
    200705312150412    200705312316210
    200705312323000    200706010029262
    200706010117139    200706010156403
    200706010301288    200706010324578
    200706010333172    200706010430365
    200706011755462    200706011801236
    200706011813164    200706011821576
    200706011828428    200706011831568
    200706011838396    200706011924104
    200706011945486    200706012023187
    200706012137578    200706012141298
    200706012147584    200706012239302
    200706012351210    200706020137355
    200706020248282    200706020344245
    200706021754343    200706021808160
    200706021815034    200706021822132
    200706021938242    200706021953273
    200706022013181    200706022027097
    200706022038452    200706022103108
    200706022110548    200706022137259
    200706022221136    200706022232016
    200706022304324    200706022330403
    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-6-07-PS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b607ps/html/b-6-07-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: 0.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b607ps/html/b-6-07-ps.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b607ps/html/b-6-07-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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