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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity F-2-89-NC in Farallons, Northern California from 01/13/1989 to 01/28/1989
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Bill Schwab, John Chin, Herman Karl. Geological and Geophysical data (uniboom, Huntec, 2channelairgun, gravity, 3dot5khz, 10khz, Soutargrab, sidescansonar, VHS, rangerange, GPS, integratednavigation, RhoRho, boomer, VanVeengrab) of field activity F-2-89-NC in Farallons, Northern California from 01/13/1989 to 01/28/1989, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f289nc/html/f-2-89-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
uniboom
Huntec Huntec deep tow side scan
2channelairgun two-channel airgun
gravity
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
10khz 10 khz bathymetry
Soutargrab
sidescansonar Klein; 40 cubic inch airgun
VHS
rangerange
GPS
integratednavigation
RhoRho
boomer ORE
VanVeengrab Soutar Van Veen
Notes -
Farallons part 2
Publications -
Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., Jenkins, C.J., Zimmermann, M., Williams, S.J., and Field
, M.E., 2006,
usSEABED: Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) offshore
surficial-sediment data release, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 182, version
1.0. Online at:
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>">
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/><BR>

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 F-2-89-NC in Farallons, Northern California from 01/13/1989 to 01/28/1989: 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: -123.40144
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.38413
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.07992
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.41614

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 13-Jan-1989
    Ending_Date: 28-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?

    Bill Schwab (Chief Scientist, USGS Woods Hole); John Chin (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Herman Karl (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Ray Sliter); Dave Nichols); Tom O'Brien); Mike Boyle); J. Thomas); Kaye Kinoshita); Robin Frisch); Barb Seekins); John Cannon (Captain, J.Marr)

  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.
    
    09/17/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.N]F289NC.072;1
    DUA0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;1
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    Input was...
    09/17/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.N]F220SEC.070;1
    DUA0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;1
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    09/17/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.N]F220SEC.050;1
    DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;3
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    05/04/89 PATRICK DUA0:[DATA.F289NC.N]F289NC.071;1
    DRB0:[PATRICK.TEMP.CCC]DEFDATA.EXE;8
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    03/23/89 PATRICK DUA0:[DATA.F289NC.N]F289NC.051;1
    DUA0:[DRS.NAV]ZERONAV.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    Thu May  4 17:47:11 1989
    DEFDATA program: 100.000000 : 9 : DUA0:[DATA.F289NC.N]F289NC.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/f289nc/grav/f-2-89-nc.150_072
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    09/18/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.G]F289NC.150;1
    DUA0:[DRS.GRV]GRAVRED.EXE;4
    SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data
    
    04/03/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.G]F289NC.140;2
    DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Land tie data
    calculated by Kaye Kinoshita
    
    09/18/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.G]F289NC.106;1
    DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;1
    Raw gravity data from digital meter
    
    09/13/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.G]F289NC.131;1
    DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]CDISKIP.EXE;
    Gravity SKIPNSAVE control data
    removed alphas from line names
    
    09/13/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.G]F289NC.130;1
    DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]CDISKIP.EXE;
    Gravity SKIPNSAVE control data
    SOL/EOL from CDI
    
    03/29/89 PATRICK DUA1:[PATRICK.F289NC.G]F289NC.105;
    DUA1:[DRS.GRV]VALIDGRAV.EXE;
    unknown
    
    09/17/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.N]F289NC.072;1
    DUA0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;1
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    09/17/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.N]F220SEC.070;1
    DUA0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;1
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    09/17/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.N]F220SEC.050;1
    DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;3
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    05/04/89 PATRICK DUA0:[DATA.F289NC.N]F289NC.071;1
    DRB0:[PATRICK.TEMP.CCC]DEFDATA.EXE;8
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    03/23/89 PATRICK DUA0:[DATA.F289NC.N]F289NC.051;1
    DUA0:[DRS.NAV]ZERONAV.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    Thu May  4 17:47:11 1989
    DEFDATA program: 100.000000 : 9 : DUA0:[DATA.F289NC.N]F289NC.052;1
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    09/17/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.N]F289NC.072;1
    DUA0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;1
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    09/17/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.N]F220SEC.070;1
    DUA0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;1
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    09/17/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F289NC.N]F220SEC.050;1
    DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;3
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    05/04/89 PATRICK DUA0:[DATA.F289NC.N]F289NC.071;1
    DRB0:[PATRICK.TEMP.CCC]DEFDATA.EXE;8
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    03/23/89 PATRICK DUA0:[DATA.F289NC.N]F289NC.051;1
    DUA0:[DRS.NAV]ZERONAV.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    Thu May  4 17:47:11 1989
    DEFDATA program: 100.000000 : 9 : DUA0:[DATA.F289NC.N]F289NC.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:
    Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., Jenkins, C.J., Zimmermann, M., Williams, S.J., and Field , M.E., 2006, usSEABED: Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) offshore surficial-sediment data release, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 182, version 1.0. Online at: <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>"> <http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>



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-2-89-nc.072)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198901130254200    198901211708200
    198901211722450    198901261906440
    198901262001000    198901270947000
    198901271218020    198901280111510
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (f-2-89-nc.150_072)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198901131236000    198901131545400
    198901131555000    198901131715400
    198901131725000    198901132045400
    198901132208000    198901132334400
    198901132348000    198901140115400
    198901140123000    198901140447400
    198901140941000    198901141000400
    198901141013000    198901141044400
    198901141057000    198901141118400
    198901141130000    198901141202400
    198901141213000    198901141240400
    198901141252000    198901141319400
    198901141333000    198901141401400
    198901141412000    198901141440400
    198901141452000    198901141520400
    198901141530000    198901141600400
    198901141614000    198901141637400
    198901141733000    198901141805400
    198901141819000    198901141848400
    198901141901000    198901141926400
    198901141941000    198901142004400
    198901142022000    198901142048400
    198901142108000    198901142128400
    198901142142000    198901142213400
    198901150007000    198901150045400
    198901150103000    198901150157400
    198901150657000    198901151109400
    198901151118000    198901151404400
    198901151412000    198901152105400
    198901152225000    198901152344400
    198901152357000    198901160404400
    198901160726000    198901161150400
    198901161157000    198901161429400
    198901161435000    198901161455400
    198901161502000    198901161811400
    198901161819000    198901161837400
    198901161845000    198901162152400
    198901162200000    198901170045400
    198901170155000    198901170215400
    198901170230000    198901170251400
    198901170302000    198901170323400
    198901170335000    198901170357400
    198901170408000    198901170431400
    198901170442000    198901170507400
    198901170520000    198901170544400
    198901170554000    198901170621400
    198901170631000    198901170655400
    198901170707000    198901170735400
    198901170746000    198901170810400
    198901170823000    198901170847400
    198901170900000    198901170920400
    198901170932000    198901170955400
    198901171009000    198901171029400
    198901171044000    198901171109400
    198901171122000    198901171145400
    198901171202000    198901171225400
    198901171241000    198901171303400
    198901171320000    198901171341400
    198901171404000    198901171425400
    198901171439000    198901171459400
    198901171511000    198901171531400
    198901171545000    198901171607400
    198901171621000    198901171640400
    198901171655000    198901171722400
    198901171735000    198901171756400
    198901171811000    198901171833400
    198901171846000    198901171905400
    198901171919000    198901171941400
    198901171954000    198901172016400
    198901172028000    198901172052400
    198901172107000    198901172130400
    198901172145000    198901172203400
    198901172216000    198901172238400
    198901172252000    198901172319400
    198901172334000    198901172357400
    198901180014000    198901180037400
    198901180053000    198901180113400
    198901180129000    198901180151400
    198901180319000    198901180408400
    198901180419000    198901180501400
    198901180514000    198901180555400
    198901180605000    198901180647400
    198901180658000    198901180742400
    198901180756000    198901180834400
    198901180848000    198901180924400
    198901180937000    198901181016400
    198901181028000    198901181106400
    198901181119000    198901181159400
    198901181213000    198901181250400
    198901181304000    198901181341400
    198901181354000    198901181432400
    198901181444000    198901181522400
    198901181535000    198901181613400
    198901181642000    198901181717400
    198901181737000    198901181815400
    198901181834000    198901181912400
    198901181931000    198901182010400
    198901182026000    198901182109400
    198901182155000    198901182257400
    198901182312000    198901190007400
    198901190017000    198901190116400
    198901190147000    198901190236400
    198901190247000    198901190346400
    198901190359000    198901190622400
    198901190633000    198901190735400
    198901190750000    198901190841400
    198901190853000    198901190948400
    198901191001000    198901191053400
    198901191107000    198901191201400
    198901191215000    198901191254400
    198901191321000    198901191418400
    198901191432000    198901191526400
    198901191537000    198901191637400
    198901191654000    198901191750400
    198901191804000    198901191901400
    198901191920000    198901192007400
    198901192021000    198901192111400
    198901192124000    198901192214400
    198901192236000    198901192329400
    198901192340000    198901200036400
    198901200047000    198901200140400
    198901200151000    198901200247400
    198901200256000    198901200353400
    198901200404000    198901200458400
    198901200509000    198901200613400
    198901200624000    198901200719400
    198901200729000    198901200833400
    198901200847000    198901200940400
    198901200955000    198901201048400
    198901201103000    198901201155400
    198901201209000    198901201305400
    198901201316000    198901201409400
    198901201423000    198901201514400
    198901201529000    198901201621400
    198901201636000    198901201730400
    198901201751000    198901201844400
    198901201901000    198901201958400
    198901202033000    198901202140400
    198901202208000    198901202304400
    198901202329000    198901210024400
    198901210035000    198901210131400
    198901210146000    198901210238400
    198901210250000    198901210343400
    198901210355000    198901210446400
    198901210501000    198901210559400
    198901210614000    198901210705400
    198901210716000    198901210818400
    198901210832000    198901210926400
    198901210940000    198901211036400
    198901211050000    198901211148400
    198901211202000    198901211224400
    198901211308000    198901211358400
    198901211412000    198901211506400
    198901211521000    198901211613400
    198901211629000    198901211729400
    198901211746000    198901211836400
    198901211855000    198901211949400
    198901212005000    198901212101400
    198901212127000    198901212208400
    198901212221000    198901212259400
    198901212311000    198901212353400
    198901220005000    198901220040400
    198901220053000    198901220133400
    198901220142000    198901220220400
    198901220234000    198901220310400
    198901220321000    198901220359400
    198901220411000    198901220445400
    198901220457000    198901220540400
    198901220552000    198901220628400
    198901220641000    198901220724400
    198901220737000    198901220811400
    198901220825000    198901220906400
    198901220920000    198901220956400
    198901221011000    198901221050400
    198901221105000    198901221141400
    198901221159000    198901221238400
    198901221253000    198901221329400
    198901221347000    198901221424400
    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-2-89-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f289nc/html/f-2-89-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: 4.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f289nc/html/f-2-89-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 2.4
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    Last modified: 29-Oct-2013
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