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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity C-8-68-NP in Northern Pacific from 07/21/1968 to 08/06/1968
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: P. Buhl. Geophysical data (transitsatellite, magnetics, airgun, gravity, bathymetry) of field activity C-8-68-NP in Northern Pacific from 07/21/1968 to 08/06/1968, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c868np/html/c-8-68-np.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
transitsatellite
magnetics l-DGO Mfg. Proton-Precession magnetometer
airgun l-DGO 25 cu. in. airgun
gravity Anschutz Electrictible, Askania GSS2-6 gravity
bathymetry
Notes -
Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory

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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, Geophysical data of field activity C-8-68-NP in Northern Pacific from 07/21/1968 to 08/06/1968: 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: -176.11169
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -157.71629
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 54.24990
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.84830

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 21-Jul-1968
    Ending_Date: 06-Aug-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: Northern 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.

      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:
    Bathymetry with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/bath.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Gravity with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/grav.html>
    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?

    P. Buhl (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: 19-Jan-1996 (process 1 of 4)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/06/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.C868BS]C868BS.050;
    DRB0:[CLINT]80COL.EXE;
    from c1208.dat
    
    

    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 4)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /lion/c/c868np/grav/c-8-68-np.160_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/06/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.C868BS]C868BS.160;
    DRB0:[CLINT]80COL.EXE;
    from c1208.dat
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/06/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.C868BS]C868BS.050;
    DRB0:[CLINT]80COL.EXE;
    from c1208.dat
    
    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>

    Date: 20-Jun-2012 (process 3 of 4)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn c-8-68-np.220_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/magred11/magred11.for
    Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod)
    with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level).
    
    Input was...
    10/31/1998  /lion/c/c868np/mag/c-8-68-np.200_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/06/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.C868BS]C868BS.200;
    DRB0:[CLINT]80COL.EXE;
    from c1208.dat
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/06/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.C868BS]C868BS.050;
    DRB0:[CLINT]80COL.EXE;
    from c1208.dat
    
    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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 4 of 4)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /lion/c/c868np/bath/c-8-68-np.300_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/06/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.C868BS]C868BS.300;
    DRB0:[CLINT]80COL.EXE;
    from c1208.dat
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/06/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.C868BS]C868BS.050;
    DRB0:[CLINT]80COL.EXE;
    from c1208.dat
    
    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-8-68-np.050 [SINS])
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    196807301230000    196807301230000
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    196807311130000    196807311204000
    196807311230000    196808010730000
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    196808021030000    196808021030000
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    196808051348000    196808060530000
    196808060600000    196808060600000
    196808060626000    196808060626000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (c-8-68-np.160_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196807212000000    196807220800000
    196807220830000    196807221000000
    196807221130000    196807221154000
    196807221215000    196807221445000
    196807221515000    196807230225000
    196807230300000    196807230310000
    196807230400000    196807230713000
    196807230745000    196807230915000
    196807230950000    196807231245000
    196807231650000    196807231945000
    196807232007000    196807240030000
    196807240100000    196807242230000
    196807250500000    196807251745000
    196807251815000    196807252340000
    196807260005000    196807260030000
    196807260617000    196807261826000
    196807262215000    196807270508000
    196807270530000    196807270630000
    196807270654000    196807270654000
    196807270715000    196807270900000
    196807271300000    196807280015000
    196807280130000    196807281210000
    196807281800000    196807282250000
    196807290000000    196807290830000
    196807291300000    196807291315000
    196807291400000    196807291400000
    196807291425000    196807292200000
    196807292230000    196807300400000
    196807300430000    196807300911000
    196807301330000    196807301925000
    196807302000000    196807310900000
    196807311330000    196807311915000
    196807311945000    196808010727000
    196808011200000    196808020030000
    196808020100000    196808020908000
    196808021600000    196808030015000
    196808030120000    196808030730000
    196808030800000    196808031105000
    196808031630000    196808032230000
    196808032300000    196808040300000
    196808040405000    196808041000000
    196808041450000    196808042100000
    196808042145000    196808050900000
    196808051405000    196808060115000
    196808060145000    196808060515000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (c-8-68-np.220_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196807212000000    196807231230000
    196807231632000    196807242325000
    196807250437000    196807260030000
    196807260615000    196807261830000
    196807262200000    196807270902000
    196807271241000    196807280600000
    196807280645000    196807281230000
    196807281710000    196807290900000
    196807291300000    196807300900000
    196807301335000    196807310403000
    196807310430000    196807310900000
    196807311315000    196808010717000
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    196808021116000    196808031105000
    196808031506000    196808041005000
    196808041443000    196808050900000
    196808051400000    196808060510000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (c-8-68-np.300_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
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    196807231330000    196807231330000
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    196807250400000    196807250400000
    196807250430000    196807260030000
    196807260100000    196807260100000
    196807260130000    196807260130000
    196807260200000    196807260200000
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    196807260400000    196807260400000
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    196807260500000    196807260500000
    196807260530000    196807260530000
    196807260600000    196807261842000
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    196808060530000    196808060530000
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    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-8-68-NP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c868np/html/c-8-68-np.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/c868np/html/c-8-68-np.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c868np/html/c-8-68-np.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c868np/html/c-8-68-np.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c868np/html/c-8-68-np.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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