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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity F-5-92-SC in Palos Verdes area, Southern California from 06/30/1992 to 07/14/1992
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Homa Lee, Brian Edwards. Geological and Geophysical data (10khz, 3dot5khz, underwatercamera, boxcore, gravitycore) of field activity F-5-92-SC in Palos Verdes area, Southern California from 06/30/1992 to 07/14/1992, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f592sc/html/f-5-92-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
10khz 10 khz bathymetry
3dot5khz
underwatercamera
boxcore
gravitycore
Notes -
Palos Verdes Sampling
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>
<HR>
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.<BR>
<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>

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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/>, 20140105, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity F-5-92-SC in Palos Verdes area, Southern California from 06/30/1992 to 07/14/1992: 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: -122.68413
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.21603
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.83569
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.53372

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 30-Jun-1992
    Ending_Date: 14-Jul-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: Palos Verdes area, 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:
    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); Terry Chantler (Chief Mate); Lee Hussey (Chief Engineer); Homa Lee (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Brian Edwards (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Gerry Hatcher (Computer Analyst, URI); Jon Erickson (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Dave Mason (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region-amg); Jim Vaughan (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Wendy Bryant (Chemist, USGS WRD Reston); My-Chau Tran (Chemist, USGS WRD Reston); Bob Eganhouse (Geochemist, USGS WRD Reston); Rob Westcroft (Geologist, WHOI); Jay Sisson (Geologist, WHOI); Eric Bradley (Geologist, WHOI); Grace Fong (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Kaye Kinoshita (Navigator, USGS Western Region); John Chin (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Tisha Clark (Geologist, USGS Western Region); John Barber (Geologist, USGS Western Region); David Thompson (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Eran Hayden (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Willie McArthur (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Greg Gabel (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Rob Kayen (Unspecified Investigator, USGS Western Region); Karla Ebert (Unspecified Investigator, CH2M-Hill); Carol Schechtman (Unspecified Investigator, CH2M-Hill); Robbie Hedeen (Unspecified Investigator, EPA); Stewart Simpson (Unspecified Investigator, EPA); Steve Wessels (Photographer, USGS Western Region); Ledabeth Pickthorn (Navigator, USGS Western Region, listed as Ledabeth Gray); Grace Fong (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Robbie Hedeen (Unspecified Investigator, EPA)

  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 1)
    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>

  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/> 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.



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-5-92-sc.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199207012119260    199207020131010
    199207020149510    199207031443360
    199207031522180    199207031802410
    199207031808470    199207032013200
    199207032020050    199207040111110
    199207040119490    199207041635160
    199207041657320    199207050514250
    199207050523540    199207051826550
    199207051832200    199207052213150
    199207052223250    199207061907240
    199207061919210    199207062035080
    199207062051330    199207070442540
    199207070448110    199207070536070
    199207070542000    199207070713310
    199207070726000    199207070758470
    199207070816430    199207071007260
    199207071017140    199207071033040
    199207071041070    199207071041070
    199207071049070    199207071049070
    199207071058020    199207071347000
    199207071355360    199207081038490
    199207081046330    199207081052190
    199207081057420    199207081637300
    199207081644320    199207090032040
    199207090049070    199207090149320
    199207090202260    199207090209390
    199207090246000    199207090252100
    199207090358390    199207090432300
    199207090438320    199207091451260
    199207091500330    199207101423540
    199207101431460    199207102110490
    199207102122090    199207111047570
    199207111053370    199207112237370
    199207112243120    199207120541560
    199207120549380    199207121310290
    199207121335500    199207121350480
    199207121356010    199207121359400
    199207121417390    199207121423160
    199207121432300    199207131342480
    199207131347570    199207131935390
    199207131940490    199207131945150
    199207131950500    199207132009320
    199207132031240    199207132038410
    199207132130570    199207132140250
    199207132203540    199207132213300
    199207132336350    199207140027240
    199207140114050    199207141444230
    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-5-92-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f592sc/html/f-5-92-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: 6.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f592sc/html/f-5-92-sc.nav.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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