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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity F-1-89-NC in Farallons, Northern California from 01/06/1989 to 01/11/1989
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,United States Geological Survey, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Chief Scientists: Dave Rubin, John Chin. Geophysical data (Huntec, sidescansonar, uniboom, 3dot5khz, VHS, gravity, rangerange, GPS, RhoRho, 10khz, VanVeengrab) of field activity F-1-89-NC in Farallons, Northern California from 01/06/1989 to 01/11/1989, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f189nc/html/f-1-89-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Huntec Huntec side scan sonar
sidescansonar Klein
uniboom
3dot5khz
VHS
gravity
rangerange Del Norte miniranger
GPS
RhoRho
10khz
VanVeengrab Soutar Van Veen
Notes -
Farallons surveys, Huntec side scan
<http://www.pgc.nrcan.gc.ca/marine/huntec.htm>
Publications -
F189NC Cruise Report exists at Woods Hole

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, Geophysical data of field activity F-1-89-NC in Farallons, Northern California from 01/06/1989 to 01/11/1989: 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: -123.41586
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.19586
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.06013
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.40781

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 06-Jan-1989
    Ending_Date: 11-Jan-1989
    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: Farallons, Northern California
      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:
    Gravity with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/grav.html>
    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?

    Dave Rubin (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); John Chin (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); John Cannon (Captain, Farnella); J. Marr (Captain, Farnella); Dave Twichell (Unspecified, USGS Woods Hole); Lisa Webber (Unspecified, USGS Woods Hole); Dave Nichols (Unspecified, USGS Woods Hole); Larry Kooker (Unspecified, USGS Woods Hole); Tom O'Brien (Unspecified, USGS Woods Hole); Jon Erickson (Unspecified, USGS Woods Hole); Dennis Mann (Unspecified, USGS Western Region); J. Amarena (Volunteer, USGS); M. Sheridan (Volunteer, USGS); Ledabeth Pickthorn (Unspecified, 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: 05-Feb-1996 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/04/89 PATRICK DUA0:[DATA.F189NC.N]F189NC.071;1
    DRB0:[PATRICK.TEMP.CCC]DEFDATA.EXE;8
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    Thu May  4 18:23:29 1989
    DEFDATA program: 100.000000 : 9 : DUA0:[DATA.F189NC.N]F189NC.052;1
    

    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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 2 of 2)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /lion/f/f189nc/grav/f-1-89-nc.150_071
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    09/15/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F189NC.G]F189NC.150;1
    DUA0:[DRS.GRV]GRAVRED.EXE;4
    SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data
    
    04/03/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F189NC.G]F189NC.140;2
    DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Land tie data
    calculated by Kaye Kinoshita
    
    09/13/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F189NC.G]F189NC.101;1
    DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;1
    Raw gravity data from digital meter
    removed data between lines
    
    09/13/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F189NC.G]F189NC.130;3
    DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]CDISKIP.EXE;
    Gravity SKIPNSAVE control data
    SOL/EOL from CDI
    
    04/12/89 PATRICK DUA1:[PATRICK.F189NC]F189NC.100;
    DUA1:[DRS.GRV]VALIDGRAV.EXE;
    Unknown
    
    09/15/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F189NC.G]F189NC.072;1
    DUA0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;1
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    09/15/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F189NC.G]F120SEC.070;1
    DUA0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;1
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    09/15/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F189NC.G]F120SEC.050;1
    DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;3
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    05/04/89 PATRICK DUA0:[DATA.F189NC.N]F189NC.071;1
    DRB0:[PATRICK.TEMP.CCC]DEFDATA.EXE;8
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    Thu May  4 18:23:29 1989
    DEFDATA program: 100.000000 : 9 : DUA0:[DATA.F189NC.N]F189NC.052;1
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/04/89 PATRICK DUA0:[DATA.F189NC.N]F189NC.071;1
    DRB0:[PATRICK.TEMP.CCC]DEFDATA.EXE;8
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    Thu May  4 18:23:29 1989
    DEFDATA program: 100.000000 : 9 : DUA0:[DATA.F189NC.N]F189NC.052;1
    time, lat, long, time(sec) to nearest nav fix, data values
    

    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: F189NC Cruise Report exists at Woods Hole


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 (f-1-89-nc.071)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198901061544000    198901062020010
    198901062033580    198901080413000
    198901080419420    198901092359000
    198901100005510    198901100943000
    198901100948260    198901101712430
    198901101726260    198901110220000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (f-1-89-nc.150_071)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198901070522000    198901071659400
    198901071715000    198901080114400
    198901080131000    198901080547400
    198901080559000    198901081148000
    198901081201400    198901081600400
    198901081619000    198901082017400
    198901082125000    198901082254400
    198901082317000    198901090329400
    198901090422000    198901091120400
    198901091129000    198901091329400
    198901091335000    198901100122400
    198901100130000    198901100240400
    198901100248000    198901100728000
    198901101053200    198901101214400
    198901101220000    198901110217400
    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 F-1-89-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f189nc/html/f-1-89-nc.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/f/f189nc/html/f-1-89-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f189nc/html/f-1-89-nc.grav.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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