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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Video Ground Truth Surveying data of field activity C-2-10-NC in Eureka, CA to Ft. Bragg, CA from 07/19/2010 to 08/09/2010
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientist: Guy Cochrane. Video Ground Truth Surveying data of field activity C-2-10-NC in Eureka, CA to Ft. Bragg, CA from 07/19/2010 to 08/09/2010, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c210nc/html/c-2-10-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Notes -
California Seafloor Mapping Program
Publications -
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Explo
ration and Research (OER) announces the launch of the Cradle of the Earthquake:
Exploring the Underwater San Andreas Fault 2010 Expedition Web page on its Ocea
n Explorer Web site at:
<a href ="<http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/10sanandreas/welcome.html"target> = "new"><http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/10sanandreas/welcome.html>

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, Video Ground Truth Surveying data of field activity C-2-10-NC in Eureka, CA to Ft. Bragg, CA from 07/19/2010 to 08/09/2010: 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: -124.53091
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.70693
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.84051
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.93124

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 19-Jul-2010
    Ending_Date: 09-Aug-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: Eureka, CA to Ft. Bragg, 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?

    Guy Cochrane (Chief Scientist); Eleyne Phillips (Data Manager); Lisa Krigsman (Biologist, NMFS); Nadine Golden (Data Manager); Jackson Currie (Electronics Technician); Peter Harkins (Mechanical Technician); Tim Elfers (Mechanical Techinician); Gerry Hatcher (Electronics Techinician)

  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: 24-Aug-2010 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    08/24/2010 clint c-2-10-nc.062
    
    "time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs"
    "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Latitude, Longitude)  [DAPS]"
    "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Hundredths, Latitude, Longitude) [DAPX]"
    "(i4.4, i3.3, 3i2.2, i1.1, t16, f9.5, t26, f10.5)  [DAPS]"
    
    Input was...
    08/24/2010 clint c-2-10-nc.061
    
    "time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs"
    "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Latitude, Longitude)  [DAPS]"
    "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Hundredths, Latitude, Longitude) [DAPX]"
    "(i4.4, i3.3, 3i2.2, i1.1, t16, f9.5, t26, f10.5)  [DAPS]"
    
    08/24/2010 clint c-2-10-nc.060
    
    "time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs"
    "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Latitude, Longitude)  [DAPS]"
    "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Hundredths, Latitude, Longitude) [DAPX]"
    "(i4.4, i3.3, 3i2.2, i1.1, t16, f9.5, t26, f10.5)  [DAPS]"
    
    

    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:
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Explo ration and Research (OER) announces the launch of the Cradle of the Earthquake: Exploring the Underwater San Andreas Fault 2010 Expedition Web page on its Ocea n Explorer Web site at: <a href ="<http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/10sanandreas/welcome.html"target> = "new"><http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/10sanandreas/welcome.html>



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-2-10-nc.062 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201007211343440    201007211344140
    201007211356520    201007211356520
    201007211421220    201007220023060
    201007221343190    201007221350080
    201007221400550    201007221400550
    201007221414170    201007221419370
    201007221426250    201007221430510
    201007221437560    201007221443250
    201007221450570    201007221454520
    201007221509380    201007221524270
    201007221536110    201007221536110
    201007221553410    201007221553410
    201007221604510    201007221605150
    201007221620580    201007221621480
    201007221627300    201007221630080
    201007231351140    201007231356320
    201007231432060    201007231436150
    201007231451420    201007231503250
    201007231512050    201007231512140
    201007231519000    201007231519390
    201007231527440    201007231531410
    201007231554320    201007231602060
    201007231621110    201007231628070
    201007231638010    201007231638010
    201007241347160    201007241347160
    201007241358310    201007242321000
    201007251433310    201007260104400
    201007261435020    201007270007200
    201007271357330    201007280055450
    201007281400240    201007290003560
    201007291412010    201007300137040
    201007301339120    201007310018000
    201007310138250    201007310144010
    201007310233180    201007310242230
    201007310258390    201007310306050
    201007311332020    201007312329280
    201008011357590    201008012339290
    201008021502060    201008030009080
    201008031326470    201008032300000
    201008041331490    201008041852090
    201008041922550    201008042323500
    201008051337450    201008060004080
    201008061354560    201008070036330
    201008071418010    201008071644110
    201008081506050    201008082045440
    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-2-10-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c210nc/html/c-2-10-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: 4.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c210nc/html/c-2-10-nc.nav.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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