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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Bathymetric and Geophysical and Sampling data of field activity F-2-99-NC in Medicine Lake, Siskiyou County, Northern California from 09/15/1999 to 09/20/1999
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Jon Childs. Bathymetric and Geophysical and Sampling data (GPS, YoNav, 2channelairgun, bathymetry, temperature, CTDmeter, Geopulse, seismic, seismic, gravitycore) of field activity F-2-99-NC in Medicine Lake, Siskiyou County, Northern California from 09/15/1999 to 09/20/1999, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f299nc/html/f-2-99-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
GPS differential GPS positioning
YoNav YoNav survey management software and data logging
2channelairgun Elics two-channel seismic acquisition
bathymetry Lowrance 1000 fathometer and temperature sensor (hull mounted)
temperature
CTDmeter Seacat CTD (conductivity-temperature- depth) sensor
Geopulse acoustic source
seismic Benthos 12-element 3-meter streamer
seismic Seistec profiler line-in-cone receiver
gravitycore hand gravity corer
Publications -
Childs, Jonathan R.; Lowenstern, J. B.; Phillips, R. L.; Hart, P. E.,
Rytuba, J. J.; Barron, J. A.; Starratt, S. W.; Spaulding, Sarah, 2000,
Bathymetric, geophysical and geologic sample data from Medicine Lake,
Siskiyou County, northern California:
U.S. Geolgocial Survey Open-File Report 2000-43,
<A HREF ="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of00-043/>" target="OF">
<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of00-043/>.



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.
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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, Bathymetric and Geophysical and Sampling data of field activity F-2-99-NC in Medicine Lake, Siskiyou County, Northern California from 09/15/1999 to 09/20/1999: 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: -121.61095
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.58723
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.58706
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.57695

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f299nc/html/f-2-99-nc.nav.gif> (GIF)
    Trackline map of F-2-99-NC
    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f299nc/html/f-2-99-nc.bath.gif> (GIF)
    Bathymetry data trackline map of F-2-99-NC
    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f299nc/html/f-2-99-nc.seis.gif> (GIF)
    Seismic shot point data trackline map of F-2-99-NC
    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f299nc/html/f-2-99-nc.samp.gif> (GIF)
    Sampling locations map of F-2-99-NC

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

    Beginning_Date: 15-Sep-1999
    Ending_Date: 20-Sep-1999
    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: Medicine Lake, Siskiyou County, 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.

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257.

      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:
    Bathymetry with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/bath.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Navigation with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/nav.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Seismic Shots with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/seis.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?

    Jon Childs (Geophysicist, USGS Western Region); Pat Hart (Geophysicist, USGS Western Region); Larry Kooker (Electronic Technician, USGS Western Region); Gerry O'Brien (Boat Driver, USGS Western Region ); Larry Phillips (Geologist (sampling), USGS Western Region); Jake Lowenstern (Geologist (sampling), (VHZ), USGS Western Region); John Barron (Geologist Climate Change Program (VHZ), USGS Western Region); Scott Starratt (Geologist Climate Change Program (VHZ), USGS Western Region); Jim Rytuba (Geochemist Western Geologic Mapping, 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: 11-Jul-2000 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps
    temporal-spatial data
    data acquisition systems
    
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    

    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: 20-May-2002 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    05/20/2002 carolyn f-2-99-nc.300_062
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    time/data style, multi-record, in caps
    temporal data
    data acquisition systems
    first input file for /bear/programs/bat/batred
    
           1         2
    345678901234567890123
    Input was...
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps
    temporal-spatial data
    data acquisition systems
    
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    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:
    Childs, Jonathan R.; Lowenstern, J. B.; Phillips, R. L.; Hart, P. E., Rytuba, J. J.; Barron, J. A.; Starratt, S. W.; Spaulding, Sarah, 2000, Bathymetric, geophysical and geologic sample data from Medicine Lake, Siskiyou County, northern California: U.S. Geolgocial Survey Open-File Report 2000-43, <A HREF ="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of00-043/>" target="OF"> <http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of00-043/>.




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-2-99-nc.062 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199909152007220    199909152102260
    199909152225500    199909152227220
    199909152236560    199909160010340
    199909161727160    199909161959580
    199909162107020    199909170004300
    199909171757240    199909172113560
    199909181654440    199909181929460
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (f-2-99-nc.300_062)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199909152007244    199909152103084
    199909152210512    199909160012598
    199909161717504    199909161954432
    199909162121405    199909170004285
    199909171757206    199909172113552
    199909181654434    199909181929458
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (f-2-99-nc.400_062)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199909161746510    199909161824210
    199909161837010    199909161954010
    199909162149040    199909170003370
    199909171815310    199909172113320
    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-2-99-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f299nc/html/f-2-99-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: 0.9
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f299nc/html/f-2-99-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f299nc/html/f-2-99-nc.bath.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f299nc/html/f-2-99-nc.seis.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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