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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity 02018 (D-1-02-GM) in Gulf of Mexico from 07/01/2002 to 07/18/2002
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Woods Hole, Massachusetts,United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,The International Marine Past Global Change Study (IMAGES),Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Chief Scientists: Bill Winters, Laurent Labeyrie, Tom Lorenson, Viviane Bout-Roumazeilles. Geological and Geophysical data (multibeam, multibeam, pistoncore, gravitycore, boxcore) of field activity 02018 (D-1-02-GM) in Gulf of Mexico from 07/01/2002 to 07/18/2002, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d102gm/html/d-1-02-gm.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
multibeam Chirp seismic/multibeam, very-high-resolution single channel, Brand: Thales Underwater Systems, Model: Seafalcon II, Media: digital, code: S, Comment: hull-mounted system
multibeam Chirp seismic/multibeam bathymetry, Brand: Thales Underwater Systems, Model: Seafalcon II, Media: digital, code: S, Comment: hull-mounted system
pistoncore Brand: Calypso, Code: G
gravitycore Code: GHF, Comment: Heat flow measurements
boxcore Code: C2, Comment: non-traditional boxcorer
Notes -
Cores archived at University of Southern Florida: 2550, 2551.Cores archived in France: 2533, 2534, 2548, 2549, 2552, 2558,2574, 2575, and 2576. Cores archived at Texas A&M: all remaining.
Publications -
Edited by Winters, W.J., Lorenson, T.D., and Paull, C.K., 2007, Initial Report
of the IMAGES VIII/PAGE 127 Gas Hydrate and Paleoclimate Cruise on the RV
Marion Dufresne in the Gulf of Mexico, 2-18 July 2002, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1358, URL:
<A HREF ="<http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/of2004-1358/index.htm>" target ="NEW"><http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/of2004-1358/index.htm>

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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, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity 02018 (D-1-02-GM) in Gulf of Mexico from 07/01/2002 to 07/18/2002: 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: -94.37236
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -82.43872
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.07830
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.56885

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Jul-2002
    Ending_Date: 18-Jul-2002
    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: Gulf of Mexico
      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>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Samples with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/samp.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    "time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs"
    Mnemonic:       "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Lat, Long, ActivityID, EquipmentType, Depth, DepthUnits, Line, Station, Roll, Comments)  [DAPS]"
    FORTRAN format: "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Hundredths, Lat, Long, ActivityID, EquipmentType, Depth, DepthUnits, Line, Station, Roll, Comments) [DAPX]"
    C format:       "(i4.4, i3.3, 3i2.2, i1.1, t16, f9.5, t26, f10.5, t37, a, t45, a24, t70, f6.1, t78, a1, t80, a9, t90, a9, t100, a9, t110, a)  [DAPS]"
    Naming:         .onoff.GRAV_EQUIPMENT_TYPE
    


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?

    Bill Winters (Chief Scientist, USGS Woods Hole, MA); Tom Lorenson (Chief Scientist, USGS Menlo Park, CA); Sophie Abrassart (Doctor); Marine Ballini (Watchstander, LSCE,GIF, France); Yvon Balut (IPEV Representative, IPEV); Isabelle Billy (Technician, University of Bordeaux, France); Olga Boldina (Physical Properties, USGS Woods Hole, MA); Viviane Bout-Roumazeilles (Chief Scientist, University of Lille, France); Valery Bouzoud (Computer Manager, IPEV, France); Marie-Helene Castera (Technician, University of Bordeaux, France); Yifeng Chen (Geochemist, University of Tokyo); Nathalie Combourieu-Nebout (Palynologist, LSCE,GIF, France); Fabien Dewilde (MST, LSCE, GIF, France); Jennifer Dougherty (Information Specialist, USGS Menlo Park, CA); Jim Flocks (Geochemist, USGS St.Peterberg, FL); Ben Flower (Sedimentologist, University of South Florida); Louis Geli (Geophysicist, Ifremer, France); Jeanne Gherardi (Information Specialist, LSCE,GIF, France); Christian Gorini (Geophysicist, University of Lille, France); Maria Green-Blum (Sedimentologist, Old Dominion University); Jeroen Groeneveld (Watchstander, Geomar,Germany); Valerie Hadoux (Coordinator, IPEV, France); Steve Hallam (Microbiologist, MBARI Moss Landing, CA); Pat Hart (Geophysicist, USGS Menlo Park); Gerald Haug (Geochemist, ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Heather Heinze (Watchstander, University of South Florida); Vitor Hugo Da Silva Magalhaes (Sedimentologist, Mine And Geology Institute, Portugal); Christelle Hyacinthe (Geochemist, University of Utrecht); Gulay Isguder (Chemist, Engineer, LSCE,GIF, France); Celine Joly (Watchstander, Ens Lyon/ LSCE GIF, France); Masa Kageyama (Climate Modeler, LSCE, GIF, France); Shungo Kawagata (Geophysicist, Geomar, Germany); Rendy Keaton (Marine Geologist, MBARI, Moss Landing, CA); Catherine Kissel (MST, LSCE, GIF,France); Cynthia Labails (Geophysicist, Ifremer France); Laurent Labeyrie (Chief Scientist, LSCE, GIF, France); Jenna LoDico (Watchstander, Eckerd College); Deny Malengros (Technician, University of Lille); Patrick Mitts (Marine Geologist, MBARI, Moss Landing, CA); Xavier Morin (Computer Manager, IPEV, France); Sabrina Nardozza (Watchstander, LSCE, GIF, France); Anna Nele Meckler (Physical Properties, ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Evana Novosel (Watchstander, University of Victoria, Canada); Dirk Nurnberg (Sedimentologist, Geomar, Germany); Georges Oggian (Technician, University of Bordeaux); Bernard Ollivier (Instrumentation Manager, IPEV, France); Charlie Paull (Marine Geologist, MBARI, Moss Landing, CA); Charlotte Peigne (Watchstander, LSCE, GIF, France); Marie Perriquet (Watchstander, LSCE, GIF, France); John Pohlman (Marine Geologist, Naval Research Labs, Virginia); Frederic Rigaut (Computer Manager, IPEV, France); Mattieu Roy-Barman (Hydrologist, LSCE, GIF, France); Vincent Scao (Mst, LSCE, GIF, France); Alain Trentesaux (Sedimentologist, University of Lille, France); Efthymios Tripsanas (Sedimentologist, University of Texas); Melanie Turpin (Watchstander, University of Lille, France); Bill Ussler III (Geochemist, MBARI, Moss Landing, CA); Aurelie Toer Van (Watchstander, University of Bordeaux, France); Bill Waite (Geophysicist, USGS Woods Hole, MA)

  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: 02-Apr-2003 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    03/10/2003 carolyn d-1-02-gm.063
    /infobank/d/d102gm/nav/d-1-02-gm.063
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    data acquisition systems
     4 6 8-1-2 4 6 8-2-2 4 6 8-3-2 4 6 8-4-
    
    To fill in gaps, added data from Pat Hart for times:
    from
    20021851812110  27.61117  -92.25800  SP1A
    20021851817590  27.62067  -92.23417  SP1A
    from
    20021851818070  27.62067  -92.23366  SP1B
    20021851837590  27.64100  -92.16484  SP1B
    from
    20021851841000  27.64433  -92.16900  SP2
    20021851920580  27.60600  -92.26616  SP2
    from
    20021851937290  27.63033  -92.26868  SP3
    20021851956020  27.59533  -92.24467  SP3
    from
    20021870910100  27.62484  -92.22100  SP6
    20021870938000  27.60917  -92.25816  SP6
    from
    20021870941080  27.61183  -92.25900  SP7
    20021870958530  27.62633  -92.23384  SP7
    from
    20021871228000  27.62317  -92.23950  SP8
    20021871245520  27.61250  -92.25967  SP8
    from
    20021871252080  27.60833  -92.25484  SP9
    20021871303580  27.61933  -92.23783  SP9
    from
    20021871312080  27.62117  -92.24017  SP10
    20021871327550  27.61083  -92.25733  SP10
    
    Input was...
    02/06/2003 cArolyn d-1-02-gm.062
    /infoBAnk/progrAms/edit/mergeit/mergeit
    To fill in gAps, Added dAtA from PAt HArt for times:
    20021851810200 to 20021852009300 And
    20021870910100 to 20021871329000.
    These cAme from seismic heAders using PC time
    while the generAl nAvigAtion dAtA used GPS time.
    
    08/12/2002 clint d.061
    /infoBAnk/progrAms/edit/mergeit/mergeit
    GloBAl positioning system (GPS) dAtA
    10 second dAtA, not interpolAted Across gAps time gAps Bigger thAn 1 minute.
    
    

    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:
    Edited by Winters, W.J., Lorenson, T.D., and Paull, C.K., 2007, Initial Report of the IMAGES VIII/PAGE 127 Gas Hydrate and Paleoclimate Cruise on the RV Marion Dufresne in the Gulf of Mexico, 2-18 July 2002, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1358, URL: <A HREF ="<http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/of2004-1358/index.htm>" target ="NEW"><http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/of2004-1358/index.htm>



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 (d-1-02-gm.063 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200207011853300    200207012004500
    200207012017500    200207012020400
    200207020453000    200207021528300
    200207021638200    200207021644300
    200207030000100    200207040336500
    200207040411200    200207040412400
    200207040438400    200207040455400
    200207040519400    200207040519500
    200207041810200    200207042009300
    200207050000100    200207050645100
    200207051456400    200207052159200
    200207052347500    200207060550400
    200207060910100    200207061016100
    200207061050300    200207081429500
    200207090000300    200207162222200
    200207162341100    200207181742400
    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 02018 (D-1-02-GM) data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d102gm/html/d-1-02-gm.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: 4.6
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d102gm/html/d-1-02-gm.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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