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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Bottom camera survey, sediment sampling, mini sparker profiling data of field activity C-1-09-NC in Humboldt Bay, CA to the Oregon border, state waters (3 nmi) from 07/12/2009 to 08/02/2009
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientist: Guy Cochrane. Bottom camera survey, sediment sampling, mini sparker profiling data of field activity C-1-09-NC in Humboldt Bay, CA to the Oregon border, state waters (3 nmi) from 07/12/2009 to 08/02/2009, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c109nc/html/c-1-09-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:


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, Bottom camera survey, sediment sampling, mini sparker profiling data of field activity C-1-09-NC in Humboldt Bay, CA to the Oregon border, state waters (3 nmi) from 07/12/2009 to 08/02/2009: 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: -124.41341
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.08282
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.04769
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.68313

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 12-Jul-2009
    Ending_Date: 02-Aug-2009
    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: Humboldt Bay, CA to the Oregon border, state waters (3 nmi)
      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>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Seismic Shots with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/seis.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 (Principal Investigator, USGS - Santa Cruz, CA); Pete Dartnell (Research Geologist, USGS - Menlo Park, CA); Eleyne Phillips (Geologist, USGS - Menlo Park, CA); Lisa Krigsmans (Research Biologist, NMFS - Santa Cruz, CA); Andrew Ritchie (Geologist); Hank Chezar (Video Technician, USGS - Menlo Park, CA); Tim Elfers (MT, USGS - Santa Cruz, CA); Dave Gonzales (ET, USGS - Santa Cruz, CA); Pete Dal Ferro (MT, USGS - Santa Cruz, CA); Jackson Currie,ET (USGS - Santa Cruz, CA); Peter Harkins ( MT, USGS - Santa Cruz, CA); Nadine Golden (Geographer, USGS - Santa Cruz, CA)

  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: 17-Sep-2009 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data Unknown

    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:


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 (c-1-09-nc.063 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200907122212390    200907130035200
    200907140015000    200907140146480
    200907141334270    200907142051380
    200907151343050    200907160006120
    200907161323440    200907162348020
    200907171325450    200907180048360
    200907181335120    200907190006100
    200907191445180    200907192334400
    200907201347260    200907202359580
    200907220000000    200907220025090
    200907221342140    200907230014350
    200907231353570    200907232338300
    200907241348430    200907242206580
    200907251443590    200907260045470
    200907261347330    200907262328140
    200907271345080    200907280052410
    200907281348070    200907290036240
    200907291350090    200907292326270
    200907301346280    200907302358190
    200907311433230    200908010108050
    200908011401550    200908012111040
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (c-1-09-nc.410_sparker)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200907241641520    200907241954510
    200907242009530    200907242137580
    200907251536520    200907251721540
    200907251748210    200907251823510
    200907251859350    200907251937500
    200907252010500    200907252047300
    200907252122590    200907252158340
    200907252231030    200907252305390
    200907252344390    200907260018110
    200907261508580    200907261538530
    200907261609300    200907261615410
    200907261628200    200907261900040
    200907262057110    200907262128400
    200907262144510    200907262225070
    200907271634590    200907271704470
    200907271758030    200907271832360
    200907271853370    200907271926240
    200907271943580    200907272018270
    200907272033330    200907272101390
    200907272119280    200907272224500
    200907272236170    200907272310170
    200907272335040    200907272355430
    200907302004480    200907302200190
    200907302221250    200907302300170
    200907311539290    200907311743300
    200907311757140    200907311829330
    200907311849370    200907311924010
    200907311940210    200907312013490
    200907312029170    200907312105340
    200907312122190    200907312206530
    200907312222430    200907312303320
    200907312327570    200908010021390
    200908011850310    200908012011360
    200908012023140    200908012059170
    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 C-1-09-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c109nc/html/c-1-09-nc.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: 4.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c109nc/html/c-1-09-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 8.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c109nc/html/c-1-09-nc.seis.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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