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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity D-4-81-NS in Norton Sound, Alaska from 08/07/1981 to 08/18/1981
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Monty Hampton. Geological and Geophysical data (bathymetry, 3dot5khz, 12khz, minisparker, gravitycore, penetrometer, LoranC, transitsatellite, Alpinecore, VanVeengrab) of field activity D-4-81-NS in Norton Sound, Alaska from 08/07/1981 to 08/18/1981, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d481ns/html/d-4-81-ns.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry fathometer
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
minisparker
gravitycore
penetrometer
LoranC
transitsatellite
Alpinecore vibrating
VanVeengrab
Publications -
Hampton, M.A., and Winters, W.J., 1983, Geotechnical framework study of the northern Bering
Sea, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-404, 384 p.: URL:
<A HREF ="<http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0625/06255005/usgs_ofr83-404_06255005.pdf>" target ="OF"><http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0625/06255005/usgs_ofr83-404_06255005.pdf>
<HR>
Hampton, Monty A., Lee, Homa J., and Beard, Richard M., 1982, Geological interpretation of cone
penetrometer tests in Norton Sound, Alaska, in Seafloor stability of continental margins
research conference: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 2, no. 3-4, p. 223-230.<BR>

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
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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, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity D-4-81-NS in Norton Sound, Alaska from 08/07/1981 to 08/18/1981: 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: -167.74068
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -161.58099
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 65.14617
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 62.95967

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 07-Aug-1981
    Ending_Date: 18-Aug-1981
    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: Norton Sound, 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: 06-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    11/14/85 EDM USR$DISK:[CLINT.NAV1.D481NS]D481NS.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., and Winters, W.J., 1983, Geotechnical framework study of the northern Bering Sea, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-404, 384 p.: URL: <A HREF ="<http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0625/06255005/usgs_ofr83-404_06255005.pdf>" target ="OF"><http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0625/06255005/usgs_ofr83-404_06255005.pdf> Hampton, Monty A., Lee, Homa J., and Beard, Richard M., 1982, Geological interpretation of cone penetrometer tests in Norton Sound, Alaska, in Seafloor stability of continental margins research conference: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 2, no. 3-4, p. 223-230.



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-4-81-ns.052 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198108070830000    198108130000000
    198108130046000    198108130128000
    198108131856000    198108132023000
    198108132120000    198108132228000
    198108132327000    198108132339000
    198108140113000    198108140113000
    198108140158000    198108140256000
    198108140348000    198108140401000
    198108140453000    198108140534000
    198108142034000    198108142100000
    198108142158000    198108142158000
    198108142326000    198108142359000
    198108150100000    198108150128000
    198108150328000    198108150328000
    198108150423000    198108150451000
    198108150535000    198108150535000
    198108150702000    198108150715000
    198108150815000    198108150852000
    198108150947000    198108150947000
    198108151944000    198108151944000
    198108152108000    198108152108000
    198108152254000    198108152254000
    198108160002000    198108160016000
    198108160150000    198108160150000
    198108160406000    198108160406000
    198108161402000    198108161518000
    198108161745000    198108161832000
    198108161924000    198108162138000
    198108162320000    198108162322000
    198108170038000    198108170110000
    198108170437000    198108170506000
    198108170608000    198108170608000
    198108170713000    198108170750000
    198108171334000    198108171432000
    198108171536000    198108171610000
    198108180050000    198108180118000
    198108180159000    198108180159000
    198108180246000    198108180403000
    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-4-81-NS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/d/d481ns/html/d-4-81-ns.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/d481ns/html/d-4-81-ns.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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