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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Swath, Chirp data of field activity 11BIM01 (C-B1-11-LA) in Louisiana from 05/31/2011 to 06/25/2011
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida. Chief Scientist: Jim Flocks. Swath, Chirp data of field activity 11BIM01 (C-B1-11-LA) in Louisiana from 05/31/2011 to 06/25/2011, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/cb111la/html/c-b1-11-la.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Notes -
Status
Pending
Organization(s):
USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Funding Pogram(s):
Coastal and Marine Geology
Research Topic:
Barrier Island Mapping
Notes:
Publications -
Forde, A.S., Dadisman, S.V., Miselis, J.L., Flocks, J. G., and Wiese, D.S., 2013, Archive of digital chirp subbottom profile data collected during USGS cruise 11BIM01 Offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, June 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 772, 7 DVDs

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.
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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, Swath, Chirp data of field activity 11BIM01 (C-B1-11-LA) in Louisiana from 05/31/2011 to 06/25/2011: 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: -88.92024
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.78867
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.10126
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.87181

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/cb111la/html/c-b1-11-la.nav.gif> (GIF)
    Trackline map of C-B1-11-LA

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

    Beginning_Date: 31-May-2011
    Ending_Date: 25-Jun-2011
    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: Louisiana
      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?

    Dana Wiese); Billy Reynolds); William Pfeiffer); Kyle Kelso); Mark Hansen); Ron Hall); Jim Flocks); Chandra Dreher); Nancy Dewitt); Shawn Dadisman); Noreen Buster)

  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: 18-Jul-2013 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    07/17/2013 carolyn c-b1-11-la.062
    
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    
    Input was...
    07/17/2013 carolyn 11bim01.061
    
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    ran spnav2daps on /infobank/c/cb111la/nav/raw/procnav/11bim01.txt
    
    

    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:
    Forde, A.S., Dadisman, S.V., Miselis, J.L., Flocks, J. G., and Wiese, D.S., 2013, Archive of digital chirp subbottom profile data collected during USGS cruise 11BIM01 Offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, June 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 772, 7 DVDs


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-b1-11-la.062 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201106032000530    201106032011070
    201106032023510    201106032117190
    201106041618020    201106041720550
    201106041747420    201106042106230
    201106051531220    201106051723350
    201106051730450    201106052054580
    201106052101530    201106052116370
    201106061910590    201106062201550
    201106081413090    201106081741380
    201106081819520    201106082031460
    201106082050510    201106082110100
    201106082115220    201106082301560
    201106091444400    201106091533530
    201106091641170    201106091741160
    201106091754070    201106091859130
    201106091908240    201106092215040
    201106101425530    201106101435410
    201106101444210    201106101550230
    201106101620480    201106101937590
    201106101949020    201106102126490
    201106102134540    201106102326110
    201106111554440    201106112003560
    201106112019430    201106112214250
    201106131357470    201106132043510
    201106132049040    201106132140380
    201106132154390    201106132330030
    201106141446440    201106141500590
    201106141522370    201106141803300
    201106141811320    201106141959170
    201106142006290    201106142031390
    201106142043550    201106142156550
    201106142207520    201106142301440
    201106142308550    201106142334060
    201106151328390    201106151354180
    201106151413150    201106151621420
    201106151627570    201106151658590
    201106151714300    201106151838070
    201106151846000    201106152030270
    201106152039240    201106152051390
    201106152108220    201106152202090
    201106152241360    201106152300030
    201106152308160    201106160017580
    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 11BIM01 (C-B1-11-LA) data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/cb111la/html/c-b1-11-la.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: 1.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/cb111la/html/c-b1-11-la.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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