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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity F-5-87-SC in Southern California from 10/30/1987 to 11/09/1987
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Mike Field, Jim Gardner. Geophysical data (Gloriasidescan, 10khz, 3dot5khz, airgun, boxcore, gravitycore, 2channelairgun, bottomtransponder, 12khz, underwatercamera, underwatertelevision, expendablebatthermograph) of field activity F-5-87-SC in Southern California from 10/30/1987 to 11/09/1987, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f587sc/html/f-5-87-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Gloriasidescan
10khz 10 khz bathymetry
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
airgun single-channel airgun
boxcore
gravitycore
2channelairgun two-channel airgun
bottomtransponder acoustic bottom transponder
12khz
underwatercamera
underwatertelevision
expendablebatthermograph
Publications -
Wong, Florence L., 1989, Heavy minerals in turbidite sands from the southern lobe
of the Monterey deep-sea fan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-0091, 13 p.<BR>
<HR>
Wong, F.L., 1989, Heavy minerals in turbidite sands from the Monterey Fan lobe:
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-91, 14 p.<BR>
<HR>
Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects
during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report OFR 2004-1139-A <BR>
<HR>
Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects
during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report OFR 2004-1139-B <BR>
<HR>
Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects
during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report OFR 2004-1139-C <BR>
<HR>
Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects
during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report OFR 2004-1139-D <BR>
<HR>
Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects
during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report OFR 2004-1139-E <BR>
<HR>
Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects
during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report OFR 2004-1140-A <BR>
<HR>
Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects
during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report OFR 2004-1140-B <BR>
<HR>
Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects
during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report OFR 2004-1140-C <BR>
<HR>
Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects
during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report OFR 2004-1140-D <BR>
<HR>
Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects
during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report OFR 2004-1140-E <BR>

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
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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, Geophysical data of field activity F-5-87-SC in Southern California from 10/30/1987 to 11/09/1987: 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: -124.48430
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.01070
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.60170
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.08217

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 30-Oct-1987
    Ending_Date: 09-Nov-1987
    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.

      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?

    Mike Field (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Jim Gardner (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: 05-Feb-1996 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    08/23/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC.N]F587SC.051;
    DUA0:[DRS.PLT.NAVED]NAVED
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    Input was...
    08/22/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC.N]F587SC.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC.N]TEMP.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    Program TEMP was written to eliminate contiguous records with equal lat/longs.
    
    02/04/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]F587SCNEWER.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC]COMBINE2.EXE;
    Combination of (in order of preference): GPS from tape, GPS from Sonotrak,
    RHO-RHO from tape, RHO-RHO from  Sonotrak, IBM floppy. Codes are:
    G = GPS from tape, A = GPS from Sonotrak, R = RHO-RHO from tape, B = RHO-RHO
    Sonotrak, F = IBM floppy.
    The program COMBINE2 was written to combine navigation files from different
    sources for the same cruise. It uses the first file given over the second file,
    and uses the second file to fill in gaps in the first file. Only gaps greater
    than or equal to 15 minutes are filled, starting 2 minutes into the gap and
    ending 2 minutes before the end of the gap. In addition, a one-letter code is
    appended to the end of each record to indicate what the source of that record
    was. This code is user defined, and should be documented in the file header at
    the time the program is executed.
    
    02/04/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]TEMP3.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC]COMBINE2.EXE;
    Combination of data from TEMP2.050 (2 gps files and rho-rho) with rho-rho from
    Sonotrak. Codes are:
    G = GPS, A = GPS from Sonotrak, R = RHO-RHO, B = RHO-RHO from Sonotrak.
    
    02/04/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]TEMP2.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC]COMBINE2.EXE;
    Combination of combined GPS with RHO-RHO. Codes are as follows:
    G = GPS, A = GPS from Sonotrak, R = RHO-RHO.
    
    02/04/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]TEMP1.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC]COMBINE2.EXE;
    Combined 2 GPS files; earlier one with one from Sonotrak. Preference given to
    earlier one. Codes are: G = earlier GPS, A = Sonotrak GPS.
    
    01/05/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]GPS.052;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC]ZERONAV.EXE;
    Program zeronav written to eliminate records with zero for lat and long.
    
    12/29/87 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]GPS.051;
    DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]REFARN.EXE;
    
    12/29/87 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]RHORHO.051;
    DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]REFARN.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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /lion/f/f587sc/bath/f-5-87-sc.312_051
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    02/08/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]F587SC.312;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC]TEMP.EXE;
    Reformatted to be:
       iday, ihr, imin, isec, iten, travel_time, line_number
       (i3.3,    3i2.2,       i1.1,  1x, f7.4,      1x, a3)
    
    02/08/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]F587SC.301;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC]TEMP.EXE;
    
    columns are julian day, hour-minute-decimal minute GMT, line
    number, depth in seconds two-way, cruise ID
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    08/23/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC.N]F587SC.051;
    DUA0:[DRS.PLT.NAVED]NAVED
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    08/22/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC.N]F587SC.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC.N]TEMP.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    Program TEMP was written to eliminate contiguous records with equal lat/longs.
    
    02/04/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]F587SCNEWER.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC]COMBINE2.EXE;
    Combination of (in order of preference): GPS from tape, GPS from Sonotrak,
    RHO-RHO from tape, RHO-RHO from  Sonotrak, IBM floppy. Codes are:
    G = GPS from tape, A = GPS from Sonotrak, R = RHO-RHO from tape, B = RHO-RHO
    Sonotrak, F = IBM floppy.
    The program COMBINE2 was written to combine navigation files from different
    sources for the same cruise. It uses the first file given over the second file,
    and uses the second file to fill in gaps in the first file. Only gaps greater
    than or equal to 15 minutes are filled, starting 2 minutes into the gap and
    ending 2 minutes before the end of the gap. In addition, a one-letter code is
    appended to the end of each record to indicate what the source of that record
    was. This code is user defined, and should be documented in the file header at
    the time the program is executed.
    
    02/04/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]TEMP3.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC]COMBINE2.EXE;
    Combination of data from TEMP2.050 (2 gps files and rho-rho) with rho-rho from
    Sonotrak. Codes are:
    G = GPS, A = GPS from Sonotrak, R = RHO-RHO, B = RHO-RHO from Sonotrak.
    
    02/04/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]TEMP2.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC]COMBINE2.EXE;
    Combination of combined GPS with RHO-RHO. Codes are as follows:
    G = GPS, A = GPS from Sonotrak, R = RHO-RHO.
    
    02/04/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]TEMP1.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC]COMBINE2.EXE;
    Combined 2 GPS files; earlier one with one from Sonotrak. Preference given to
    earlier one. Codes are: G = earlier GPS, A = Sonotrak GPS.
    
    01/05/88 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]GPS.052;
    DUA0:[DATA.][F587SC]ZERONAV.EXE;
    Program zeronav written to eliminate records with zero for lat and long.
    
    12/29/87 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]GPS.051;
    DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]REFARN.EXE;
    
    12/29/87 EDM DRS$DATA:[F587SC]RHORHO.051;
    DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]REFARN.EXE;
    
    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:
    Wong, Florence L., 1989, Heavy minerals in turbidite sands from the southern lobe of the Monterey deep-sea fan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-0091, 13 p. Wong, F.L., 1989, Heavy minerals in turbidite sands from the Monterey Fan lobe: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-91, 14 p. Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR 2004-1139-A Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR 2004-1139-B Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR 2004-1139-C Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR 2004-1139-D Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR 2004-1139-E Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR 2004-1140-A Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR 2004-1140-B Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR 2004-1140-C Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR 2004-1140-D Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2004, DVD-Video Disc set of seafloor transects during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR 2004-1140-E



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-5-87-sc.051 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198710311834000    198711051254160
    198711051315080    198711080456000
    198711080518000    198711081920000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (f-5-87-sc.312_051)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198710312154010    198710312300010
    198710312306020    198711010312020
    198711010330130    198711010842100
    198711010947500    198711011110520
    198711060305500    198711060944450
    198711060951100    198711061630020
    198711061635560    198711061653500
    198711061700000    198711061806440
    198711061812160    198711062042010
    198711062048010    198711070053430
    198711070100000    198711071100010
    198711071112050    198711071747580
    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-5-87-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f587sc/html/f-5-87-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: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f587sc/html/f-5-87-sc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f587sc/html/f-5-87-sc.bath.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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