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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity C-1-68-NA in Piermont, New York--> Balboa, Panama from 01/03/1968 to 02/04/1968
Abstract:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Chief Scientist: C. Windisch. Data (magnetics, navigation) of field activity C-1-68-NA in Piermont, New York--> Balboa, Panama from 01/03/1968 to 02/04/1968, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c168na/html/c-1-68-na.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
magnetics data directory exists
navigation data directory exists
Notes -
Lamont-Doherty
<http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/>

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, Data of field activity C-1-68-NA in Piermont, New York--> Balboa, Panama from 01/03/1968 to 02/04/1968: 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: -67.32500
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -2.95000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.58500
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.26400

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 03-Jan-1968
    Ending_Date: 04-Feb-1968
    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: Piermont, New York--> Balboa, Panama
      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 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.4.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.98.

      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:
    Magnetics with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/mag.html>
    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?

    C. Windisch (Chief Scientist)

  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: 14-Dec-1999 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    01/30/1998 clint c-1-68-na.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    

    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: 20-Jun-2012 (process 2 of 2)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn c-1-68-na.221_050
    
    Reprocessed using subroutines from Susan Macmillan's
    IGRF SYNTHESIS PROGRAM <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/IAGA/vmod/igrf11.f>
    with IGRF-11 coeffiecients integrated into the source code.
    /infobank/programs/mag/magred1111/magred1111.for
    Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod)
    with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level).
    
    Input was...
    10/31/2008 jpaz /infobank/c/c168na/mag/c-1-68-na.220_050
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    01/30/1998 clint c-1-68-na.220
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Edited magnetics data
    
    01/30/1998 clint c-1-68-na.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    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:


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-1-68-na.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196805112220000    196808081900000
    196808090035000    196808091345000
    196808091750000    196808101420000
    196808101845000    196808111625000
    196808112300000    196808130750000
    196808151310000    196808161900000
    196808170335000    196808190145000
    196808190650000    196808200910000
    196808201340000    196808222110000
    196808230130000    196808230215000
    196808230500000    196808230850000
    196808231820000    196808231900000
    196808232145000    196808232310000
    196808240345000    196808240650000
    196808241005000    196808261010000
    196808261345000    196808261655000
    196808270245000    196808280835000
    196808301720000    196808311150000
    196808311405000    196808311745000
    196808312005000    196809010505000
    196809010855000    196809021825000
    196809022100000    196809022305000
    196809030250000    196809032055000
    196809040400000    196809042320000
    196809050140000    196809050325000
    196809050650000    196809050815000
    196809051150000    196809060140000
    196809060450000    196809060840000
    196809061300000    196809070220000
    196809070505000    196809071035000
    196809071330000    196809071940000
    196809072205000    196809080110000
    196809080330000    196809080410000
    196809080440000    196809101945000
    196809102340000    196809141935000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (c-1-68-na.221_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196805112220000    196805121440000
    196805121520000    196805141145000
    196805141355000    196805151610000
    196805151630000    196805152000000
    196805152020000    196805152020000
    196805152040000    196805162150000
    196805162210000    196805171200000
    196805200230000    196805200230000
    196805200245000    196805210620000
    196805220910000    196805231000000
    196805231020000    196805240600000
    196806011105000    196806012350000
    196806020100000    196806020930000
    196806030100000    196806032035000
    196806060100000    196806060950000
    196806082235000    196806082350000
    196806090100000    196806090740000
    196806091850000    196806092350000
    196806100100000    196806100700000
    196806111810000    196806112350000
    196806120100000    196806120120000
    196806120210000    196806120520000
    196806141905000    196806141905000
    196806142100000    196806142350000
    196806150100000    196806150640000
    196806220100000    196806230000000
    196806262347000    196806262347000
    196806270100000    196806270600000
    196807010130000    196807010900000
    196807010940000    196807011100000
    196807022010000    196807022350000
    196807030100000    196807031500000
    196807271030000    196807271220000
    196807271335000    196807271505000
    196807271525000    196807272020000
    196807281000000    196807282350000
    196807290100000    196807290650000
    196807290710000    196807291100000
    196807291150000    196807292105000
    196807292120000    196807292350000
    196807300100000    196807302350000
    196807310100000    196807310530000
    196807311140000    196807312350000
    196808010100000    196808012350000
    196808020100000    196808021130000
    196808021150000    196808022350000
    196808030100000    196808040400000
    196808040440000    196808050655000
    196808051245000    196808061730000
    196808062015000    196808072225000
    196808080350000    196808080415000
    196808080430000    196808081900000
    196808090035000    196808091345000
    196808091750000    196808101420000
    196808101845000    196808111625000
    196808112300000    196808130750000
    196808151310000    196808161900000
    196808170335000    196808190145000
    196808190650000    196808200910000
    196808201340000    196808222110000
    196808230130000    196808230215000
    196808230500000    196808230850000
    196808231820000    196808231900000
    196808232145000    196808232310000
    196808240345000    196808240650000
    196808241005000    196808261010000
    196808261345000    196808261655000
    196808270245000    196808280835000
    196808301720000    196808311150000
    196808311405000    196808311745000
    196808312005000    196809010505000
    196809010855000    196809021825000
    196809022100000    196809022305000
    196809030250000    196809032055000
    196809040400000    196809042320000
    196809050140000    196809050325000
    196809050650000    196809050815000
    196809051150000    196809060140000
    196809060450000    196809060840000
    196809061300000    196809070220000
    196809070505000    196809071035000
    196809071330000    196809071940000
    196809072205000    196809080110000
    196809080330000    196809080410000
    196809080440000    196809101945000
    196809102340000    196809141935000
    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-1-68-NA data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c168na/html/c-1-68-na.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: 0.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c168na/html/c-1-68-na.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c168na/html/c-1-68-na.mag.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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