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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity D-2-80-EG in Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 06/10/1980 to 06/21/1980
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Bruce Molnia. Geological and Geophysical data (airgun, minisparker, 12khz, 3dot5khz, sidescansonar, gravitycore, VanVeengrab, penetrometer, transitsatellite, pistoncore) of field activity D-2-80-EG in Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 06/10/1980 to 06/21/1980, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d280eg/html/d-2-80-eg.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
airgun single-channel airgun
minisparker
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
sidescansonar
gravitycore
VanVeengrab
penetrometer
transitsatellite
pistoncore

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.
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>
Primary access to the USGS/CMG Information Bank's digital data, analog data, and metadata is provided through... <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/>
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 D-2-80-EG in Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 06/10/1980 to 06/21/1980: 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: -140.47517
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -137.94836
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 59.53523
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 58.77580

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 10-Jun-1980
    Ending_Date: 21-Jun-1980
    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: Eastern Gulf of Alaska
      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?

    Bruce Molnia (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Charles Nixon (Captain); Oskar Vennersborg (Chief Engineer); Joe Bush (Mate); Glen Barker (Watchstander); Barbara Bellemore (Watchstander); Mike Bingham (Watchstander); Elly Brouwers (Watchstander); Bob Hall (Watchstander); Auriel Kollman (Watchstander); Falma Moye (Watchstander); Jim Nicholson (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Bill Schwab (Watchstander); Denree Smith (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Rick Vail (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Homa Lee (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Jackie Ebby (Watchstander); Ed Clukey (Watchstander); Mark Perlin (Watchstander); Kevin O'Toole (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Shawn Dadisman (Dafe Curator, 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: 06-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    11/14/85 EDM USR$DISK:[CLINT.NAV0.D280EG]D280EG.650;
    DRA1:[EDM]REFORMAT.EXE;
    
    

    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 (d-2-80-eg.650)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198006110757390    198006130107300
    198006130122530    198006130122530
    198006130135470    198006130150470
    198006130200520    198006130510050
    198006130522040    198006131012060
    198006131028020    198006131042020
    198006131100320    198006140150380
    198006140202380    198006140544380
    198006140600310    198006140734080
    198006140748360    198006141810050
    198006141834450    198006150409150
    198006150426270    198006151821570
    198006152146380    198006160010350
    198006160020550    198006160300290
    198006160310490    198006161546080
    198006161707460    198006161715460
    198006161746330    198006162144010
    198006162158010    198006162246090
    198006162306300    198006170034000
    198006170054040    198006170341000
    198006170410130    198006170750050
    198006170800060    198006170820150
    198006170835000    198006171800090
    198006171811300    198006180356010
    198006180414510    198006180434510
    198006180456020    198006180456020
    198006180508340    198006181412280
    198006181442050    198006181443520
    198006181546280    198006181730000
    198006181745090    198006182024080
    198006182037390    198006182042230
    198006182240560    198006182248560
    198006210836480    198006210836480
    198006210907550    198006210907550
    198006210933390    198006210933390
    198006211006020    198006211835070
    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-2-80-EG data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d280eg/html/d-2-80-eg.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: 0.6
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d280eg/html/d-2-80-eg.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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