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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity C-1-87-SP in Northeast Australia, South Pacific from 04/12/1987 to 04/29/1987
Abstract:
Geophysical data (bathymetry) of field activity C-1-87-SP in Northeast Australia, South Pacific from 04/12/1987 to 04/29/1987, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c187sp/html/c-1-87-sp.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry

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, Geophysical data of field activity C-1-87-SP in Northeast Australia, South Pacific from 04/12/1987 to 04/29/1987: 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: 159.94666
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 168.46457
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -9.38556
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -22.40202

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 12-Apr-1987
    Ending_Date: 29-Apr-1987
    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: Northeast Australia, South Pacific
      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.

      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:
    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?

  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-Jan-1996 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    07/12/88 CAROLYN USR$DISK:[CAROLYN]C187SP.050;
    DRA1:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    was FICHIER NAV from 6250 bpi IPGS tape
    for MULTIPSO (see Jean-Yves Collot for more info)
    
    

    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: 31-Oct-1998 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /lion/c/c187sp/bath/c-1-87-sp.370_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/15/87 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[WOUSI.MULTIPSO]C187SP.370;
    DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Distance from furthest port to furthest starboard
    sea beam data for MULTIPSO or C187SP from Jean-Yves Collot
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    07/12/88 CAROLYN USR$DISK:[CAROLYN]C187SP.050;
    DRA1:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    was FICHIER NAV from 6250 bpi IPGS tape
    for MULTIPSO (see Jean-Yves Collot for more info)
    
    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-1-87-sp.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198704122054000    198704171302000
    198704171314000    198704222112000
    198704222128000    198704290530000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (c-1-87-sp.370_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198704180648457    198704181443359
    198704181449238    198704200152070
    198704200200360    198704200746101
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (c-1-87-sp.400_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198704151605560    198704152056010
    198704161553350    198704170040510
    198704170308080    198704170612430
    198704170730250    198704171028270
    198704171147340    198704171428420
    198704171455580    198704171532140
    198704171604470    198704171910550
    198704180037130    198704180231070
    198704180353260    198704181109480
    198704181516300    198704181745340
    198704181838560    198704181900480
    198704182056160    198704182250560
    198704190004450    198704190209490
    198704190302580    198704190347100
    198704190435150    198704190647010
    198704190710210    198704190819090
    198704190841450    198704191039050
    198704191229090    198704191543530
    198704191643140    198704191923460
    198704191934050    198704200118530
    198704200207060    198704200404130
    198704200502340    198704201122590
    198704201140380    198704201411180
    198704201418200    198704210440500
    198704210513100    198704211156150
    198704211227180    198704211520540
    198704211537040    198704211937210
    198704211951040    198704212158340
    198704212217080    198704212305160
    198704212333330    198704220104360
    198704220113180    198704220147020
    198704220251090    198704220502370
    198704220559020    198704220752060
    198704220819190    198704220957590
    198704221028320    198704221208480
    198704221237280    198704221749160
    198704221849570    198704230102490
    198704230126380    198704230222130
    198704230253000    198704230614110
    198704230620520    198704232252030
    198704240011240    198704240539000
    198704240611070    198704240944250
    198704241024250    198704241453060
    198704241623390    198704242029390
    198704242043280    198704242310270
    198704250014390    198704250820060
    198704250854440    198704260436530
    198704260502310    198704260742550
    198704260803060    198704271300280
    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-1-87-SP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c187sp/html/c-1-87-sp.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: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c187sp/html/c-1-87-sp.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 7.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c187sp/html/c-1-87-sp.bath.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 2.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c187sp/html/c-1-87-sp.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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