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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity F-8-89-NC in Northern California from 07/28/1989 to 08/02/1989
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Herman Karl, Bill Schwab, John Chin. Geophysical data (10khz, 3dot5khz, sidescansonar, sidescansonar, gravity, magnetics, CTDmeter, Geoprobe, rangerange, GPS, integratednavigation, RhoRho, Sonatracktransducer, boxcore, guardbuoy) of field activity F-8-89-NC in Northern California from 07/28/1989 to 08/02/1989, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f889nc/html/f-8-89-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
10khz 10 khz bathymetry
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
sidescansonar Klein 100kHz
sidescansonar AMS 12000kHz
gravity shipboard gravity
magnetics shipboard magnetics
CTDmeter
Geoprobe
rangerange Del Norte
GPS Trimble
integratednavigation
RhoRho
Sonatracktransducer
boxcore
guardbuoy
Publications -
F889NC Cruise Report exists at Woods Hole

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
If known, available are Activity-specific navigation, gravity, magnetics, bathymetry, seismic, and sampling data; track maps; and equipment information; as well as summary overviews, crew lists, and information about analog materials.
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>
Primary access to the USGS/CMG Information Bank's digital data, analog data, and metadata is provided through... <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/>
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-8-89-NC in Northern California from 07/28/1989 to 08/02/1989: 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: -123.56593
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.19303
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.95004
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.50559

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 28-Jul-1989
    Ending_Date: 02-Aug-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: Northern 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:
    Gravity with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/grav.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?

    Herman Karl (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Bill Schwab (Chief Scientist, USGS Woods Hole); John Cannan (Captain, J. Marr and Sons); John Chin (Co-chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Robin Bouse (Unspecified, USGS Woods Hole); Bill Danforth (Unspecified, USGS Woods Hole); Jana DaSilva (Unspecified, USGS Woods Hole); Tom O'Brien (Unspecified, USGS Woods Hole); Michael Hamer (Unspecified, USGS Western Region); Kaye Kinoshita (Unspecified, USGS Western Region); Larry Kooker (Unspecified, USGS Western Region); Mike Torresan (Unspecified, USGS Western Region); Hal Williams (Unspecified, USGS Western Region); Bob Elder (Unspecified, DSL WHOI); Tom Dettweiler (Unspecified, Meridian Sciences)

  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)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /lion/f/f889nc/grav/f-8-89-nc.160_055
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/03/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F889NC.G]F889NC.160;2
    DUA0:[DRS.GRV]GRAVRED.EXE;4
    SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data
    
    09/05/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F889NC.G]F889NC.140;2
    DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Land tie data
    S-53 gravity land ties calculated by Kaye Kinoshita
    210/1744 - 968774.88
    213/0154 - 968764.63
    
    11/02/89 EDM DRS$DATA:[F889NC.G]F889NC.101;1
    DUA0:[DRS.GRV]VALIDGRAV.EXE;
    Raw gravity data from digital meter
    Farnella meter 53. This file has been TMECHKed with no errors found.
    
    01/03/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F889NC.G]F889NC.070;1
    DUA0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;1
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    01/03/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F889NC.G]F820SEC.070;1
    DUA0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;1
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    01/03/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F889NC.G]F820SEC.055;1
    DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;3
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    01/03/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F889NC.G]F8TIMES.055;1
    DUA0:[DRS.DSMPL]METAMUCIL.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    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: F889NC Cruise Report exists at Woods Hole


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-8-89-nc.055 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198907291730100    198907302335050
    198907302341040    198907310347010
    198907310357390    198907310442020
    198907310651310    198907310700000
    198907310707370    198907310714000
    198907310726280    198907310727300
    198907310739080    198907310743250
    198907311008480    198907311406030
    198907311414110    198907311422150
    198907311438080    198907311438080
    198907311452010    198907311507000
    198907311554200    198907311634000
    198907312017520    198907312246070
    198907312303480    198907312323010
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (f-8-89-nc.160_055)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198907291747200    198907300944200
    198907300956000    198907310232400
    198907310250200    198907310320000
    198907310331000    198907310400400
    198907310414000    198907310442000
    198907310449200    198907311742400
    198907311751400    198907312129200
    198907312142200    198907312323000
    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-8-89-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f889nc/html/f-8-89-nc.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: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f889nc/html/f-8-89-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f889nc/html/f-8-89-nc.grav.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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