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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity F-7-91-WP in Western Pacific: Federated States of Micronesia, Palau from 07/12/1991 to 08/07/1991
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI). Chief Scientist: Jim Hein. Data (10khz, 3dot5khz, underwatercamera, CTDmeter, expendablebatthermograph) of field activity F-7-91-WP in Western Pacific: Federated States of Micronesia, Palau from 07/12/1991 to 08/07/1991, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f791wp/html/f-7-91-wp.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
10khz
3dot5khz
underwatercamera
CTDmeter
expendablebatthermograph
Publications -
Hein, James R., Koschinsky, Andrea, Halbach, Peter E., Manheim, Frank T., Bau, Michael,
Kang, Jung-Keuk, and Lubick, Naomi, 1997, Iron and manganese oxide mineralization in the
Pacific, in Nicholson, Keith, Hein, James R., Buehn, Bernhard, and Dasgupta, Somnath, eds.,
Manganese mineralization; geochemistry and mineralogy of terrestrial and marine deposits:
Geological Society Special Publications, v. 119, p. 123-138.<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, Data of field activity F-7-91-WP in Western Pacific: Federated States of Micronesia, Palau from 07/12/1991 to 08/07/1991: 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: 133.74770
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 144.17751
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.68860
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 5.64450

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 12-Jul-1991
    Ending_Date: 07-Aug-1991
    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: Western Pacific: Federated States of Micronesia, Palau
      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:
    Gravity with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/grav.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Magnetics with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/mag.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?

    John Nichols (Ship Captain); Alex Hay (Chief Mate); Willy Angus (Chief Engineer, USGS Western Region); Jon Erickson (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Walt Olson (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Jim Vaughan (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Jim Hein (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Ledabeth Pickthorn (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Kaye Kinoshita (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Ginny Smith (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Jorie Schulz (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Alice Davis (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Juliet Wong (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Hank Chezar (Photographer, USGS Western Region); Jung Ho Ahn (Chief Scientist, KORDI); Jai-Woon Moon (Geologist, KORDI); Chung Wha Park (Geophysicist, KORDI); Tae Young Kwak (Unspecified Investigator, KORDI); Dong Hee Han (Geochemist, KORDI); Ki Bock Lee (Geochemist, KORDI); Jun Beom Park (Geologist, KORDI); Duk Soo Mun (Geologist, KORDI); Woo Heon Ryang (Geologist, KORDI)

  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 4)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    04/22/92 CAROLYN PMG$PROC:[F791WP.N]F791WP.051;3
    ISDMNL$DUA14:[PROGRAMS.][REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    Input was...
    04/22/92 CAROLYN PMG$PROC:[F791WP.N]F791WP.051;1
    ISDMNL$DUA14:[PROGRAMS.][REFMT]DXFMTTODAPS.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    reformatted from PMG$PROC:[F791WP.N]F791WP.DXFMT
    
    

    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: 28-Oct-2008 (process 2 of 4)
    Gravity Data
    10/28/2008 carolyn f-7-91-wp.140_051
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    nav starts after and ends before these land ties, so copied first and last nav fixes
    
    

    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-Jun-2012 (process 3 of 4)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn f-7-91-wp.221_051
    
    Reprocessed using subroutines from Susan Macmillan's
    IGRF SYNTHESIS PROGRAM <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/IAGA/vmod/igrf11.f>
    with IGRF-11 coeffiecients integrated into the source code.
    /infobank/programs/mag/magred1111/magred1111.for
    Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod)
    with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level).
    
    Input was...
    10/31/1998  /lion/f/f791wp/mag/f-7-91-wp.220_051
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    08/24/92 CAROLYN PMG$PROC:[F791WP.N]F791WP.220;1
    ISDMNL$DUA14:[PROGRAMS.][REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Edited magnetics data
    reformatted from PMG$PROC:[F791WP.N]F791WP.DXFMT file:
     time   /magfield/   ?  /maganmly
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    04/22/92 CAROLYN PMG$PROC:[F791WP.N]F791WP.051;3
    ISDMNL$DUA14:[PROGRAMS.][REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    04/22/92 CAROLYN PMG$PROC:[F791WP.N]F791WP.051;1
    ISDMNL$DUA14:[PROGRAMS.][REFMT]DXFMTTODAPS.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    reformatted from PMG$PROC:[F791WP.N]F791WP.DXFMT
    
    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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 4 of 4)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /lion/f/f791wp/bath/f-7-91-wp.320_051
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    08/24/92 CAROLYN PMG$PROC:[F791WP.N]F791WP.320;1
    ISDMNL$DUA14:[PROGRAMS.][REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Edited bathymetry data with corrected depths
    reformatted from PMG$PROC:[F791WP.N]F791WP.DXFMT file:
     time   /   ?  /uncdepth/cordepth
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    04/22/92 CAROLYN PMG$PROC:[F791WP.N]F791WP.051;3
    ISDMNL$DUA14:[PROGRAMS.][REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    04/22/92 CAROLYN PMG$PROC:[F791WP.N]F791WP.051;1
    ISDMNL$DUA14:[PROGRAMS.][REFMT]DXFMTTODAPS.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    reformatted from PMG$PROC:[F791WP.N]F791WP.DXFMT
    
    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:
    Hein, James R., Koschinsky, Andrea, Halbach, Peter E., Manheim, Frank T., Bau, Michael, Kang, Jung-Keuk, and Lubick, Naomi, 1997, Iron and manganese oxide mineralization in the Pacific, in Nicholson, Keith, Hein, James R., Buehn, Bernhard, and Dasgupta, Somnath, eds., Manganese mineralization; geochemistry and mineralogy of terrestrial and marine deposits: Geological Society Special Publications, v. 119, p. 123-138.



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-7-91-wp.051 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199107141406000    199107311030000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (f-7-91-wp.140_051)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199107102240000    199107102240000
    199108010049000    199108010049000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (f-7-91-wp.221_051)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199107161238000    199107181518000
    199107250916000    199107270428000
    199107270452000    199107270934000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (f-7-91-wp.320_051)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199107141406000    199107150942000
    199107150954000    199107170318000
    199107170336000    199107171148000
    199107171200000    199107171254000
    199107171312000    199107180424000
    199107180436000    199107180512000
    199107180542000    199107180542000
    199107180554000    199107181054000
    199107181106000    199107190242000
    199107190254000    199107191412000
    199107192130000    199107311030000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (f-7-91-wp.420_051)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199107160754300    199107161605350
    199107161611250    199107170933540
    199107170943140    199107181521300
    199107250909160    199107251716250
    199107251724350    199107260131460
    199107260144060    199107260349260
    199107260358350    199107260648530
    199107260710130    199107261630130
    199107261642230    199107270929010
    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-7-91-WP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f791wp/html/f-7-91-wp.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: 0.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f791wp/html/f-7-91-wp.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f791wp/html/f-7-91-wp.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f791wp/html/f-7-91-wp.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f791wp/html/f-7-91-wp.bath.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f791wp/html/f-7-91-wp.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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