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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity F-5-89-PW in Prince William Sound, Alaska from 05/11/1989 to 05/15/1989
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Paul Carlson, Erk Reimnitz. Geological and Geophysical data (integratednavigation, GPS, RhoRho, 3dot5khz, boxcore, gravitycore, Niskenbottle) of field activity F-5-89-PW in Prince William Sound, Alaska from 05/11/1989 to 05/15/1989, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f589pw/html/f-5-89-pw.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
integratednavigation
GPS GPS satellite
RhoRho Loran-C Rho-Rho
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
boxcore
gravitycore
Niskenbottle
Publications -
Carlson, P.R., and Reimnitz, E., eds., 1990, Bottom sediment along the oil
spill trajectory in Prince William Sound and along the Kenai Peninsula,
Alaska, U.S Geological Survey Open File Report 90-39, A-F, 6 Chapters, 100
p. (Includes the following): Chapter A. Carlson, P.R., and Reimnitz E.,
Characterization of sample sites along the oil spill trajectory in Prince
William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska, 23 p.Chapter F. Reimnitz, E. and
Carlson, P.R., Conclusions and recommendations regarding Prince William
Sound spill, 3 p.<BR>
<HR>
Carlson, Paul R., and Reimnitz, Erk, 1990, Bottom sediment along oil spill trajectory in Prince
William Sound and along Kenai Peninsula, Alaska; Chapter B, Comparison of Exxon Valdez oil with
extractable material from deep-water bottom sediment in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of
Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-0039-B, 24 p.<BR>
<HR>
Grabmeier, Jacqueline M., 1990, Bottom sediment along oil spill trajectory in Prince William
Sound and along Kenai Peninsula, Alaska; Chapter C, Radionuclide tracer and sediment oxygen uptake
rates used to identify potential contamination zones of the Alaskan shelf in response to the Exxon
Valdez oil spill: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-0039-C, 12 p.<BR>
<HR>
Quinterno, Paula J., 1990, Bottom sediment along oil spill trajectory in Prince William Sound and
along Kenai Peninsula, Alaska; Chapter E, Preliminary report on benthic foraminifers from Prince
William Sound, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-0039-E, 23 p.<BR>
<HR>
Carlson, P.R., ed., 1991, Sediment of Prince William Sound, beach to deep
Fjord floor, a year after the EXXON VALDEZ oil spill, U.S. Geological
Survey Open File Report No. 91-631, 4 chapters, 98p. (includes the
following): Chapter 1. Carlson, P.R., Barnes, P.W., Hayden, E., and Carkin,
B.A., Morphology and bottom sediment of Prince William Sound along the oil spill
trajectory, 32p. Chapter 4. Carlson, P.R., Conclusions and recommentations: 1989
Prince William Sound oil spill the following year, 3p.<BR>
<HR>
Quinterno, Paula J., and Carkin, Bradley A., 1991, Benthic foraminifers from Prince
William Sound, Alaska; one year after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, in Carlson, Paul
R., ed., Sediment of Prince William Sound, beach to deep fjord floor, a year after
the Exxon Valdez oil spill: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-0631,
p. 31-68.<BR>
<HR>
Kvenvolden, Keith A., Rapp, John B., and Hostettler, Frances D., 1991, Tracking
hydrocarbons from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in beach, shallow-water, and deep-water
sediment of Prince William Sound, Alaska, in Carlson, Paul R., ed., Sediment of
Prince William Sound, beach to deep fjord floor, a year after the Exxon Valdez oil
spill: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-0631, p. 69-98.<BR>
<HR>
Carlson, Paul R., 1991, Conclusions and recommendations; 1989 Prince William
Sound oil spill, the following year, in Carlson, Paul R., ed., Sediment of
Prince William Sound, beach to deep fjord floor, a year after the Exxon Valdez oil
spill: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-0631, p. 99-101.<BR>
<HR>
Kvenvolden, Keith A., and Carlson, Paul E., 1995, Oil spills in Prince William Sound,
Alaska, in Carter, L.M.H., ed., Energy and the environment; application of geosciences
to decision-making: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1108, p. 105-107.<BR>
<HR>
Carlson, Paul R., Kvenvolden, Keith A., Hostettler, Frances D., Rapp, John B., Threlkeld,
Charles N., and Warden, Augusta, 1995, Oil spills, 25 yrs apart, in Prince William Sound,
Alaska: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 27, no. 5, p. 9.<BR>
<HR>
Kvenvolden, Keith A., Hostettler, Frances D., Rapp, John B., and Carlson, Paul R., 1993,
Hydrocarbons in oil residues on beaches of islands of Prince William Sound, Alaska: Marine
Pollution Bulletin, v. 26, no. 1, p. 24-29.<BR>

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  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-5-89-PW in Prince William Sound, Alaska from 05/11/1989 to 05/15/1989: 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: -151.29077
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -146.94769
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.80572
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 58.79156

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 11-May-1989
    Ending_Date: 15-May-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: Prince William Sound, Alaska
      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:
    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?

    Paul Carlson (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Erk Reimnitz (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Dennis Mann (Chief Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Larry Kooker (Electronic Tech, USGS Western Region); Kaye Kinoshita (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Mike Hamer (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Rick Morgan (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); John Cannon (Captain, J. Marr); Mike Baldwin (Chief Engineer, J. Marr); Lee Hussey (1st Engineer, J. Marr); Arthur Green (2nd Engineer, J. Marr); Bill Wilson (1st Mate, J. Marr); Albert Fuller (2nd Mate, J. Marr); Alan Thompson (Bosum, J. Marr); Peter Appleyard (Ab, J. Marr); Colin Bettison (Ab, J. Marr); Kenny Coleman (Ab, J. Marr); Robin Searle (Electrician, J. Marr); Gordon McFadden (Cook, J. Marr); Tom Caughie (2nd Cook, J. Marr); Tony Zielinski (Steward, 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 1)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    04/10/90 EDM DRS$DATA:[F589PW.N]F589PW.052;1
    DUA0:[DRS.PLT.NAVED]NAVED.EXE;13
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    Further editing.
    
    Input was...
    03/23/90 EDM DUA0:[DATA.F589PW.N.WORK]F589PW.051;2
    DUA0:[DRS.PLT.NAVED]NAVED.EXE;13
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    Further editing.
    
    03/23/90 EDM DUA0:[DATA.F589PW.N]F589PW.051;1
    DUA0:[DRS.PLT.NAVED]NAVED.EXE;13
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    First pass at editing this file.
    
    

    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:
    Carlson, P.R., and Reimnitz, E., eds., 1990, Bottom sediment along the oil spill trajectory in Prince William Sound and along the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, U.S Geological Survey Open File Report 90-39, A-F, 6 Chapters, 100 p. (Includes the following): Chapter A. Carlson, P.R., and Reimnitz E., Characterization of sample sites along the oil spill trajectory in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska, 23 p.Chapter F. Reimnitz, E. and Carlson, P.R., Conclusions and recommendations regarding Prince William Sound spill, 3 p. Carlson, Paul R., and Reimnitz, Erk, 1990, Bottom sediment along oil spill trajectory in Prince William Sound and along Kenai Peninsula, Alaska; Chapter B, Comparison of Exxon Valdez oil with extractable material from deep-water bottom sediment in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-0039-B, 24 p. Grabmeier, Jacqueline M., 1990, Bottom sediment along oil spill trajectory in Prince William Sound and along Kenai Peninsula, Alaska; Chapter C, Radionuclide tracer and sediment oxygen uptake rates used to identify potential contamination zones of the Alaskan shelf in response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-0039-C, 12 p. Quinterno, Paula J., 1990, Bottom sediment along oil spill trajectory in Prince William Sound and along Kenai Peninsula, Alaska; Chapter E, Preliminary report on benthic foraminifers from Prince William Sound, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-0039-E, 23 p. Carlson, P.R., ed., 1991, Sediment of Prince William Sound, beach to deep Fjord floor, a year after the EXXON VALDEZ oil spill, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report No. 91-631, 4 chapters, 98p. (includes the following): Chapter 1. Carlson, P.R., Barnes, P.W., Hayden, E., and Carkin, B.A., Morphology and bottom sediment of Prince William Sound along the oil spill trajectory, 32p. Chapter 4. Carlson, P.R., Conclusions and recommentations: 1989 Prince William Sound oil spill the following year, 3p. Quinterno, Paula J., and Carkin, Bradley A., 1991, Benthic foraminifers from Prince William Sound, Alaska; one year after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, in Carlson, Paul R., ed., Sediment of Prince William Sound, beach to deep fjord floor, a year after the Exxon Valdez oil spill: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-0631, p. 31-68. Kvenvolden, Keith A., Rapp, John B., and Hostettler, Frances D., 1991, Tracking hydrocarbons from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in beach, shallow-water, and deep-water sediment of Prince William Sound, Alaska, in Carlson, Paul R., ed., Sediment of Prince William Sound, beach to deep fjord floor, a year after the Exxon Valdez oil spill: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-0631, p. 69-98. Carlson, Paul R., 1991, Conclusions and recommendations; 1989 Prince William Sound oil spill, the following year, in Carlson, Paul R., ed., Sediment of Prince William Sound, beach to deep fjord floor, a year after the Exxon Valdez oil spill: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-0631, p. 99-101. Kvenvolden, Keith A., and Carlson, Paul E., 1995, Oil spills in Prince William Sound, Alaska, in Carter, L.M.H., ed., Energy and the environment; application of geosciences to decision-making: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1108, p. 105-107. Carlson, Paul R., Kvenvolden, Keith A., Hostettler, Frances D., Rapp, John B., Threlkeld, Charles N., and Warden, Augusta, 1995, Oil spills, 25 yrs apart, in Prince William Sound, Alaska: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 27, no. 5, p. 9. Kvenvolden, Keith A., Hostettler, Frances D., Rapp, John B., and Carlson, Paul R., 1993, Hydrocarbons in oil residues on beaches of islands of Prince William Sound, Alaska: Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 26, no. 1, p. 24-29.



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-5-89-pw.052 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198905112107010    198905112110000
    198905112115020    198905120014100
    198905120031550    198905120032250
    198905120037400    198905120716010
    198905120722400    198905121416100
    198905121424590    198905121558100
    198905121605550    198905121704100
    198905121711100    198905121753250
    198905121800010    198905121845010
    198905121851010    198905122049010
    198905122055010    198905122106040
    198905122112000    198905122202000
    198905122208000    198905122229000
    198905122235000    198905130942010
    198905130949010    198905131020000
    198905131026000    198905132123010
    198905132131000    198905140430100
    198905140435400    198905140447100
    198905140455320    198905140456000
    198905140503060    198905140513010
    198905140525490    198905140527010
    198905140550420    198905140552010
    198905140558570    198905140602000
    198905140614010    198905140614010
    198905140624570    198905141001000
    198905141007000    198905141036010
    198905141043440    198905141900000
    198905141907000    198905141909000
    198905141915010    198905141938000
    198905141945400    198905150029100
    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-5-89-PW data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f589pw/html/f-5-89-pw.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/f589pw/html/f-5-89-pw.nav.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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