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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity D-3-80-WG in Western Gulf of Alaska from 06/22/1980 to 06/29/1980
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Monty Hampton. Geophysical data (airgun, minisparker, 12khz, 3dot5khz, sidescansonar, penetrometer, transitsatellite, gravitycore, VanVeengrab) of field activity D-3-80-WG in Western Gulf of Alaska from 06/22/1980 to 06/29/1980, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d380wg/html/d-3-80-wg.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
airgun single-channel airgun
minisparker
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
sidescansonar
penetrometer
transitsatellite
gravitycore
VanVeengrab
Publications -
Hampton, M.A., Johnson, K.H., Torresan, M.E., and Winters, W.J., 1981, Description of
seafloor sediment and preliminary geo-environmental report, Shelikof Strait, Alaska: U.S.
Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-1133, 87 p.
(see analog list for hard copy)
<HR>
Hampton, M.A., 1981, Grain Size and Composition of Seafloor Sediment, Kodiak
Shelf, Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-659: URL:
<A HREF = "<http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0605/06055002/usgs_ofr81-659_06055002.pdf>" target = "OF"><http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0605/06055002/usgs_ofr81-659_06055002.pdf>
<HR>
Kennett, J.P., Houtz, R.E., Andrews, P.B., Edwards, A.R., Gostin, V.A., Hajos, M.,
Hampton, M., Jenkins, D.G., Margolis, S.V., Ovenshine, A.T., and Perch-Nielsen, Katharina,
1973, Pleistocene-Pliocene biostratigraphy, paleoclimatology and productivity; South Pacific
deep-sea drilling, subantarctic to tropics, in Ninth congress of the International Union for
Quaternary Research; abstracts: Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research,
no. 9, p. 184-185.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, Monty A., and Kvenvolden, Keith A., 1981, Geology and geochemistry of gas-charged
sediment on Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 1, no. 2, p. 141-147.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, M.A., 1982, Synthesis report; environmental geology of Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S.
Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-0059, 76 p.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, Monty A., 1982, Shelikof Strait environmental geology, in Bruns, T. R., ed.,
Hydrocarbon resource report for proposed OCS lease sale 88; southeastern Alaska, northern
Gulf of Alaska, Cook Inlet, and Shelikof Strait, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File
Report 82-0928, p. 106-114.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, M.A., 1983, Geotechnical framework study of the Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S. Geological
Survey Open-File Report 83-0171, 87 p.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, M.A., 1983, Geotechnical framework study of Shelikof Strait, Alaska: U.S.
Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-0200, 123 p.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, Monty A., 1985, Quaternary sedimentation in Shelikof Strait, Alaska:
Marine Geology, v. 62, no. 3-4, p. 213-253.<BR>
(see analog list for hard copy)
<HR>
Hampton, M.A., 1983, Geology of the Kodiak Shelf, Alaska; environmental considerations
for resource development: Continental Shelf Research, v. 1, no. 3, p. 253-281.<BR>
<HR>
Fisher, Michael A., von Huene, Roland, and Hampton, Monty A., 1984, Summary geologic
report for petroleum lease sale 0, Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File
Report 84-0024, 49 p.<BR>
<HR>
Torresan, Michael E., 1984, Fabric and its relation to sedimentological and
geotechnical properties of near-surface sediment in Shelikof Strait, Alaska:
San Jose, CA, San Jose State University Masters Thesis.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, M.A., 1993, Comparison of tectonic and stratigraphic control of submarine
landslides on the Kodiak upper continental slope, Alaska, in Schwab, W.C., Lee, H.J.,
Twichell, D.C., eds., Submarine landslides; selected studies in the U.S. Exclusive
Economic Zone: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2002, p. 117-122.<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-3-80-WG in Western Gulf of Alaska from 06/22/1980 to 06/29/1980: 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: -154.81500
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -148.64166
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 58.93000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 56.06167

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 22-Jun-1980
    Ending_Date: 29-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: Western 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?

    Monty Hampton (Chief Scientist, 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: 14-Aug-2002 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    11/14/85 EDM USR$DISK:[CLINT.NAV0.D380WG]D380WG.052;
    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:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Hampton, M.A., Johnson, K.H., Torresan, M.E., and Winters, W.J., 1981, Description of seafloor sediment and preliminary geo-environmental report, Shelikof Strait, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-1133, 87 p. (see analog list for hard copy) Hampton, M.A., 1981, Grain Size and Composition of Seafloor Sediment, Kodiak Shelf, Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-659: URL: <A HREF = "<http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0605/06055002/usgs_ofr81-659_06055002.pdf>" target = "OF"><http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0605/06055002/usgs_ofr81-659_06055002.pdf> Kennett, J.P., Houtz, R.E., Andrews, P.B., Edwards, A.R., Gostin, V.A., Hajos, M., Hampton, M., Jenkins, D.G., Margolis, S.V., Ovenshine, A.T., and Perch-Nielsen, Katharina, 1973, Pleistocene-Pliocene biostratigraphy, paleoclimatology and productivity; South Pacific deep-sea drilling, subantarctic to tropics, in Ninth congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research; abstracts: Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research, no. 9, p. 184-185. Hampton, Monty A., and Kvenvolden, Keith A., 1981, Geology and geochemistry of gas-charged sediment on Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 1, no. 2, p. 141-147. Hampton, M.A., 1982, Synthesis report; environmental geology of Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-0059, 76 p. Hampton, Monty A., 1982, Shelikof Strait environmental geology, in Bruns, T. R., ed., Hydrocarbon resource report for proposed OCS lease sale 88; southeastern Alaska, northern Gulf of Alaska, Cook Inlet, and Shelikof Strait, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-0928, p. 106-114. Hampton, M.A., 1983, Geotechnical framework study of the Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-0171, 87 p. Hampton, M.A., 1983, Geotechnical framework study of Shelikof Strait, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-0200, 123 p. Hampton, Monty A., 1985, Quaternary sedimentation in Shelikof Strait, Alaska: Marine Geology, v. 62, no. 3-4, p. 213-253. (see analog list for hard copy) Hampton, M.A., 1983, Geology of the Kodiak Shelf, Alaska; environmental considerations for resource development: Continental Shelf Research, v. 1, no. 3, p. 253-281. Fisher, Michael A., von Huene, Roland, and Hampton, Monty A., 1984, Summary geologic report for petroleum lease sale 0, Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-0024, 49 p. Torresan, Michael E., 1984, Fabric and its relation to sedimentological and geotechnical properties of near-surface sediment in Shelikof Strait, Alaska: San Jose, CA, San Jose State University Masters Thesis. Hampton, M.A., 1993, Comparison of tectonic and stratigraphic control of submarine landslides on the Kodiak upper continental slope, Alaska, in Schwab, W.C., Lee, H.J., Twichell, D.C., eds., Submarine landslides; selected studies in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2002, p. 117-122.



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-3-80-wg.052 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198006230900000    198006231153000
    198006231330000    198006231354000
    198006231500000    198006231500000
    198006232215000    198006232349000
    198006240152000    198006240510000
    198006241250000    198006241352000
    198006241453000    198006241453000
    198006241559000    198006241626000
    198006241800000    198006241841000
    198006242345000    198006250055000
    198006250145000    198006250145000
    198006250228000    198006250400000
    198006250850000    198006250912000
    198006251117000    198006251117000
    198006260057000    198006260415000
    198006260506000    198006260506000
    198006260548000    198006260619000
    198006260842000    198006260945000
    198006261042000    198006261129000
    198006261250000    198006261400000
    198006261835000    198006262009000
    198006262108000    198006262108000
    198006262206000    198006262257000
    198006262338000    198006262338000
    198006270022000    198006270022000
    198006270354000    198006270354000
    198006270621000    198006270621000
    198006271016000    198006271120000
    198006271225000    198006271323000
    198006271625000    198006271920000
    198006272050000    198006272220000
    198006272320000    198006272338000
    198006280200000    198006280330000
    198006280555000    198006280845000
    198006281027000    198006281325000
    198006281406000    198006281458000
    198006281543000    198006281707000
    198006281750000    198006281908000
    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-3-80-WG data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d380wg/html/d-3-80-wg.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/d380wg/html/d-3-80-wg.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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