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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity F-3-92-SC in Southern California from 04/22/1992 to 05/15/1992
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Herman Karl, Monty Hampton. Geophysical data (10khz, 3dot5khz) of field activity F-3-92-SC in Southern California from 04/22/1992 to 05/15/1992, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f392sc/html/f-3-92-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
10khz
3dot5khz
Publications -
Drake, D.E., Sherwood, C.R., Wiberg, P.L., Wheatcroft, R.A., Noble, M.A., Kayen, R.E.,
Wong, F.L., Karl, H.A., Lee, H.J., Eganhouse, R.P., and Jones, B.H., 1995, The fate of
contaminated sediment on the Palos Verdes shelf, California, in Linked Earth systems;
congress program and abstracts; v. 1: Tulsa, OK, Society of Economic Paleontologists and
Mineralogists.<BR>
<HR>
Lee, H.J., Drake, D.E., Edwards, B.D., Hamer, M.R., Hampton, M.A., Karl, H.A.,
Kayen, R.E., and Wong, F.L., 1995, Mapping the distribution and character of contaminated
sediment on the continental margin near Los Angeles, California, in Linked Earth systems;
congress program and abstracts; v. 1: Tulsa, OK, Society of Economic Paleontologists and
Mineralogists.<BR>
<HR>
Lee, H.J., Drake, D.E., Edwards, B.D., Hamer, M.R., Hampton, M.A., Karl, H.A., Kayen, R.E.,
Wong, F.L., and Murray, C.J., 1996, Contaminated, effluent-affected sediment on the continental
margin near Los Angeles, California: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 77, no. 3,
Supplement, p. 37.
<HR>
Wong, Florence L., 1996, Heavy mineralogy of effluent-affected sediment and other deposits,
Palos Verdes shelf, Southern California: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions,
v. 77, no. 3, Supplement, p. 50.<BR>
<HR>
Murray, C.J., Lee, H.J., and Hampton, M.A., 1996, Probabilistic mapping of the thickness
of contaminated sediment, Palos Verdes margin, Southern California: American Geophysical
Union Eos, Transactions, v. 77, no. 3, Supplement, p. 50.<BR>

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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/>, 20140105, Geophysical data of field activity F-3-92-SC in Southern California from 04/22/1992 to 05/15/1992: 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: -122.65054
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.21689
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.50240
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.51704

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 22-Apr-1992
    Ending_Date: 15-May-1992
    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: Southern 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>


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?

    John Nichols (Ship Captain, J. Marr); Terry Chantler (Chief Mate, J. Marr); Willy Angus (Chief Engineer, J. Marr); Herman Karl (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Monty Hampton (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Jeff Anderson (Computer Analyst, USGS Western Region (flagst)); Michael Boyle (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Shannon Byrne (Computer Analyst, URI (nav)); Tom Chase (Geologist, USGS Western Region); John Chin (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Joseph Coddington (Computer Analyst, USGS Western Region); Sheffield Corey (Computer Analyst, URI (nav)); Greg Gabel (Computer Analyst, USGS Western Region); John Gann (Computer Analyst, USGS Western Region); Paul Hague (Computer Operator, Datasonics); Michael Hamer (Computer Analyst, USGS Western Region (facs Curator)); Gerry Hatcher (Computer Analyst, URI (nav)); Larry Kooker (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Homa Lee (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Norman Maher (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Dennis Mann (Computer Analyst, USGS Western Region); Larry Mayer (Computer Operator, USGS Western Region); Mark McLaughlin (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Ransom Rideout (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Mike Torresan (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Brian Wilson (Computer Operator, Datasonics); Pat Chavez (Computer Analyst, USGS Western Region (flagst)); Bob Tice (Computer Analyst, URI); Stuart Sides (Computer Analyst, USGS Flagstaff); Steve Wessels (Photographer, USGS Western Region); Hal Williams (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Jim Vaughan (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Brian Edwards (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Steve Howe (Computer Analyst, ODEC); Bob Tarini (Computer Analyst, ODEC)

  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.
    
    

    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)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /lion/f/f392sc/bath/f-3-92-sc.301_062
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    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:
    Drake, D.E., Sherwood, C.R., Wiberg, P.L., Wheatcroft, R.A., Noble, M.A., Kayen, R.E., Wong, F.L., Karl, H.A., Lee, H.J., Eganhouse, R.P., and Jones, B.H., 1995, The fate of contaminated sediment on the Palos Verdes shelf, California, in Linked Earth systems; congress program and abstracts; v. 1: Tulsa, OK, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. Lee, H.J., Drake, D.E., Edwards, B.D., Hamer, M.R., Hampton, M.A., Karl, H.A., Kayen, R.E., and Wong, F.L., 1995, Mapping the distribution and character of contaminated sediment on the continental margin near Los Angeles, California, in Linked Earth systems; congress program and abstracts; v. 1: Tulsa, OK, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. Lee, H.J., Drake, D.E., Edwards, B.D., Hamer, M.R., Hampton, M.A., Karl, H.A., Kayen, R.E., Wong, F.L., and Murray, C.J., 1996, Contaminated, effluent-affected sediment on the continental margin near Los Angeles, California: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 77, no. 3, Supplement, p. 37. Wong, Florence L., 1996, Heavy mineralogy of effluent-affected sediment and other deposits, Palos Verdes shelf, Southern California: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 77, no. 3, Supplement, p. 50. Murray, C.J., Lee, H.J., and Hampton, M.A., 1996, Probabilistic mapping of the thickness of contaminated sediment, Palos Verdes margin, Southern California: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 77, no. 3, Supplement, p. 50.



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-3-92-sc.062 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199204220434318    199204302357225
    199205010002381    199205012357219
    199205020002296    199205022357224
    199205030003418    199205042354350
    199205050002072    199205052356159
    199205060002254    199205142358387
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (f-3-92-sc.301_062)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199204240151000    199204240210000
    199204240231000    199204240246000
    199204240259000    199204240320000
    199204240333000    199204240434000
    199204240500000    199204240518000
    199204240532000    199204240654000
    199204241130000    199204241300000
    199204241409000    199204241636000
    199204241827000    199204241847000
    199204241914000    199204241933000
    199204241952000    199204241958000
    199204242056000    199204242135000
    199204250009000    199204250053000
    199204250107000    199204250128000
    199204250300000    199204250314000
    199204250430000    199204251554000
    199204252028000    199204260436000
    199204260500000    199204262005000
    199204262018000    199204262330000
    199204262342000    199204271442000
    199204271500000    199204272213000
    199204272230000    199204281912000
    199204281930000    199204282248000
    199204282348000    199204292300000
    199204292312000    199204301100000
    199204301112000    199204302349300
    199205010012000    199205010036000
    199205010048000    199205010448000
    199205010500000    199205012348000
    199205020024000    199205020412000
    199205020424000    199205040206000
    199205040248000    199205042348000
    199205050027000    199205052342000
    199205060000000    199205061129000
    199205070306000    199205072330000
    199205080230000    199205082200000
    199205082218000    199205110642000
    199205110700000    199205142047000
    199205142220300    199205142226000
    199205142255000    199205142333000
    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-3-92-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f392sc/html/f-3-92-sc.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: 1.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f392sc/html/f-3-92-sc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.6
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f392sc/html/f-3-92-sc.bath.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 05-Jan-2014
    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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