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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical and Sampling data of field activity D-1-85-AR in Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea from 09/05/1985 to 10/06/1985
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Peter Barnes, Larry Phillips. Geophysical and Sampling data (3dot5khz, sidescansonar, seismic, pipedredge, transitsatellite, gravitycore, boxcore, Alpinecore, underwatertelevision, temperature, dredge) of field activity D-1-85-AR in Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea from 09/05/1985 to 10/06/1985, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d185ar/html/d-1-85-ar.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry and 3.5 khz Klein subbottom profiler
sidescansonar
seismic Ore high resolution seismic
pipedredge
transitsatellite
gravitycore
boxcore Nel box corer
Alpinecore Alpine vibracore
underwatertelevision TV and 35 mm video camera
temperature thermoprobe
dredge
Publications -
Luepke, Gretchen, and Escowitz, Edward C., 1989, Grain-size, heavy-mineral, and
geochemical analyses of sediments from the Chukchi Sea, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey
Bulletin 1896, 12 p.<BR>
Miley, J.M., and Barnes, P.W., eds., 1985 Field Studies, Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, Conducted from NOAA Ship Discoverer, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Reoport 86-202.

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/>, 20140112, Geophysical and Sampling data of field activity D-1-85-AR in Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea from 09/05/1985 to 10/06/1985: 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: -168.62833
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -152.96717
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72.03983
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 69.64833

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 05-Sep-1985
    Ending_Date: 06-Oct-1985
    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: Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea
      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.

      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
    
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Seismic Shots with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/seis.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?

    Peter Barnes (Chief Scientist, Geologist, USGS Western Region); Larry Phillips (Chief Scientist, Geologist, USGS Western Region); Jim Robb (Geologist, USGS Woods Hole); Larry Kooker (Electronic Technician, USGS Western Region); Jon Erickson (Lead Marine Technician, USGS Western Region); Jeff Stampfer (Marine Technician); Steven Clark (Physical Science Technician); Mitch Colgan (Bio-geologist); Sarah Griscom (Geologic Field Assistant, USGS Woods Hole); Rob Kayen (Engineering Geologist, USGS Western Region); Joyce Miley (Geologic Field Assistant); Jared Morrow (Geologic Field Assistant); Doug Rearic (Geologist); George Redden (Geochemist); Peter Ramirez (Geologist); Tom Reiss (Physical Science Technician, USGS Western Region)

  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: 30-Oct-2000 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps
    temporal-spatial data
    data acquisition systems
    
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    

    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:
    Luepke, Gretchen, and Escowitz, Edward C., 1989, Grain-size, heavy-mineral, and geochemical analyses of sediments from the Chukchi Sea, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1896, 12 p. Miley, J.M., and Barnes, P.W., eds., 1985 Field Studies, Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, Conducted from NOAA Ship Discoverer, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Reoport 86-202.



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-1-85-ar.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198509061900000    198509061900000
    198509062030000    198509081658189
    198509081847460    198509091600000
    198509091849590    198509100527120
    198509100840000    198509101745000
    198509102041000    198509111930000
    198509112300000    198509112300000
    198509120105000    198509120115000
    198509120300000    198509130715000
    198509131016129    198509131900000
    198509132130000    198509141700000
    198509141830000    198509142000000
    198509142200000    198509142245250
    198509150336299    198509150336299
    198509150600000    198509150800000
    198509151100000    198509160130000
    198509160300000    198509160400000
    198509161600000    198509162000000
    198509162130000    198509162200000
    198509162330000    198509170600000
    198509170815000    198509171930000
    198509180000000    198509202000000
    198509202130000    198509210036240
    198509220100000    198509220358009
    198509220753439    198509221930000
    198509222330000    198509230645000
    198509231530000    198509231930000
    198509232330000    198509240400000
    198509240753439    198509241900000
    198509251915000    198509252200000
    198509252330000    198509261800000
    198509262043139    198509262200000
    198509292312160    198509292312160
    198509300452530    198509301730000
    198510010150019    198510010730000
    198510010852049    198510011800000
    198510012116240    198510020511000
    198510020700000    198510022030000
    198510022330000    198510022330000
    198510030100000    198510041942300
    198510042323009    198510050715079
    198510050837060    198510051600000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (d-1-85-ar.onoff.highres.uniboom)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198509092100000    198510051223000
    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-1-85-AR data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d185ar/html/d-1-85-ar.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: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d185ar/html/d-1-85-ar.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d185ar/html/d-1-85-ar.seis.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 12-Jan-2014
    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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