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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity D-1-78-LF in Laurentian Fan from 07/19/1978 to 07/26/1978
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Bill Normark. Geophysical data (12khz, airgun, sparker, transitsatellite, LoranC) of field activity D-1-78-LF in Laurentian Fan from 07/19/1978 to 07/26/1978, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d178lf/html/d-1-78-lf.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
airgun single-channel airgun
sparker 160 kj sparker
transitsatellite
LoranC
Publications -
Piper, David J.W., and Normark, William R., 1982, Slumps and debris flows on the Laurentian
Fan; fact and fiction, in Brisbin, W.C., chairperson, GAC-MAC; program with abstracts; joint
annual meeting: Geological Association of Canada Program with Abstracts; Mineralogical
Association of Canada; Canadian Geophysical Union, Joint Annual Meeting, v. 7, p. 74.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., 1982, Levee progradation and other depositional lobe characters on the
Laurentian Fan, Atlantic margin of Canada, Vigneaux, Michel, chairperson, Environnements
sedimentaires de l'Atlantique Nord au Quaternaire; Actes du colloque international CNRS no. 325:
Bulletin de l'Institut de Geologie du Bassin d'Aquitaine, v. 31-32, p. 89-97.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., and Piper, David J.W ., 1983, Growth and development of the upper and middle
Laurentian fan: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1375, p. 110-111.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., Piper, David J.W., and Stow, Dorrik A.V., 1983, Quaternary development
of channels, levees, and lobes on middle Laurentian Fan: American Association of Petroleum
Geologists Bulletin, v. 67, no. 9, p. 1400-1409.<BR>
<HR>
Piper, David J.W., and Normark, William R., 1982, Quaternary growth patterns of the Laurentian
deep-sea fan, Canada: Congres International de Sedimentologie, v. 11, p. 48.<BR>
<HR>
Piper, David J.W., Stow, Dorrik A.V.A.V., and Normark, William R., 1984, The Laurentian Fan;
Sohm abyssal plain: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 3, no. 2-4, p. 141-146. <BR>

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  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 D-1-78-LF in Laurentian Fan from 07/19/1978 to 07/26/1978: 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: -58.60000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -53.11667
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.26333
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.20000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 19-Jul-1978
    Ending_Date: 26-Jul-1978
    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: Laurentian Fan
      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:
    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?

    Bill Normark (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Dave Piper (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Gordon Hess (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Dorrick Stow (Geologist); Harry Hill (Electronics Tech); Bob Iuliucci (Mechanical Tech); Chris Gutmacher (Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region); Ned King (Watchstander); Phil Hill (Watchstander); Ingrid Berger (Watchstander); Tom Duffet (Watchstander); Fred Lopas (Captain); Tom Kearsey (Chief Mate); Earl Blackman (Chief Engineer)

  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: 10-Oct-1997 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    10/10/1997 clint d-1-78-lf.030
    d178lf
    Loran C data
    Hand keypunched from ship logs.
    Combination of LoranC, LoranA, DRs, and Sat fixes.
    
    

    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:
    Piper, David J.W., and Normark, William R., 1982, Slumps and debris flows on the Laurentian Fan; fact and fiction, in Brisbin, W.C., chairperson, GAC-MAC; program with abstracts; joint annual meeting: Geological Association of Canada Program with Abstracts; Mineralogical Association of Canada; Canadian Geophysical Union, Joint Annual Meeting, v. 7, p. 74. Normark, William R., 1982, Levee progradation and other depositional lobe characters on the Laurentian Fan, Atlantic margin of Canada, Vigneaux, Michel, chairperson, Environnements sedimentaires de l'Atlantique Nord au Quaternaire; Actes du colloque international CNRS no. 325: Bulletin de l'Institut de Geologie du Bassin d'Aquitaine, v. 31-32, p. 89-97. Normark, W.R., and Piper, David J.W ., 1983, Growth and development of the upper and middle Laurentian fan: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1375, p. 110-111. Normark, William R., Piper, David J.W., and Stow, Dorrik A.V., 1983, Quaternary development of channels, levees, and lobes on middle Laurentian Fan: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 67, no. 9, p. 1400-1409. Piper, David J.W., and Normark, William R., 1982, Quaternary growth patterns of the Laurentian deep-sea fan, Canada: Congres International de Sedimentologie, v. 11, p. 48. Piper, David J.W., Stow, Dorrik A.V.A.V., and Normark, William R., 1984, The Laurentian Fan; Sohm abyssal plain: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 3, no. 2-4, p. 141-146.



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-1-78-lf.030)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197807190250000    197807261100000
    197807261200000    197807261600000
    197807261700000    197807261800000
    197807261849000    197807261940000
    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 D-1-78-LF data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d178lf/html/d-1-78-lf.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: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d178lf/html/d-1-78-lf.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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