Coastal & Marine Geology InfoBank

Home FACS Activities Atlas Geology School Related Sites More

Skip navigational links
Loading
Activities: by ID   by Platform   by Year   by Region   by Participant   by Organization   by Project/Theme   with Incomplete IDs   Disclaimer  
Activity First Letter: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  
Virtual Globes: Atlas  (GE)    Samples  (GE)    Moorings  (GE)    Illuminate Oceans  (GE)    Earthquakes  (GE)    Get GE    InfoBank examples    State Waters    Chronology  (GE)    Gravity Base Stations  (GE)

What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity 90027 (F-8-90-NC) in Gulf of Farallones, Northern California from 08/05/1990 to 08/17/1990
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Herman Karl, Dave Drake, Bill Schwab. Geological and Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 10khz, 12khz, integratednavigation, bottomtransponder, rangerange, GPS, RhoRho, boxcore, gravitycore, chaindredge, underwatercamera, underwatertelevision) of field activity 90027 (F-8-90-NC) in Gulf of Farallones, Northern California from 08/05/1990 to 08/17/1990, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f890nc/html/f-8-90-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
10khz 10 khz bathymetry
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
integratednavigation
bottomtransponder acoustic bottom transponder
rangerange Del Norte range
GPS GPS satellite
RhoRho Loran-C Rho-Rho
boxcore
gravitycore
chaindredge
underwatercamera
underwatertelevision
Notes -
Epa gulf farallones
Publications -
Karl, H.A., Drake, D.E., Schwab, W.C., Edwards, B.D., Lee, H.J., and Chin,
J.L., 1990, Progress Report on Status of Analysis and Interpretation of Data
Collected on Cruises F-7-90-NC and F-8-90-NC Farallon Escarpment, 19 July to 3
August and 5 to 17 August, 1990, U.S. Geological Survey, URL:
<A HREF ="<http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/1990-018-FA/NL/001/01/90018rpt.pdf>" target ="new"><http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/1990-018-FA/NL/001/01/90018rpt.pdf> </A>


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/>" target ="new"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>


Quinterno, Paula J., McGann, Mary, and Carkin, Bradley A., 1995, Foraminiferal evidence
for Quaternary paleoceanographic changes, Northeast Pacific Ocean: Geological Society of
America Abstracts with Programs, v. 26, no. 7, p. 254.


McGann, Mary L., 1995, Foraminiferal evidence of paleoceanographic changes off Central
California during the last 16,000 years, Farallones Core F8-90-G21, in Report of 1994
workshop on the Correlation of marine and terrestrial records of climate changes in the
Western United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-0034, p. 83-89.


van Geen, A., Fairbanks, R.G., Dartnell, P., McGann, M., Gardner, J.V., and Kashgarian, M.,
1995, Changes in ventilation of the Northeast Pacific during the last deglaciation: American
Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 76, no. 17, Supplement, p. 180.


Cruise Report exists at Woods Hole


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 2004-1152-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 2004-1152-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 2004-1152-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 2004-1153

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/>, 20140105, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity 90027 (F-8-90-NC) in Gulf of Farallones, Northern California from 08/05/1990 to 08/17/1990: 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: -123.53189
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.20077
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.07073
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.16215

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 05-Aug-1990
    Ending_Date: 17-Aug-1990
    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: Gulf of Farallones, 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.

      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:
    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 Cannan (Ship Captain); Matthew Gilbey (Chief Engineer); Albert Fuller (Chief Mate); Herman Karl (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Michael Hamer (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Kaye Kinoshita (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Frank Brown (Watchstander (volunteer), USGS Western Region); Greg Gabel (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Hank Chezar (Photographer, USGS Western Region); Norman Maher (Geologist, USGS Western Region); John Chin (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Doug Musser (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Jesus Baraza (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Brian Edwards (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Jim Vaughan (Electrical Engineer, USGS Western Region); Kevin O'Toole (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Hal Williams (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Alan Ota (Unspecified Investigator, EPA); Colleen Petrullo (Unspecified Investigator, EPA); Jon Stern (Unspecified Investigator); Steve Bailey (Unspecified Investigator, California Academy of Science); Isidore Szcznakiak (Unspecified Investigator, California Academy of Science); Paul Jones (Unspecified Investigator, EPA); Warren Scherfius (Unspecified Investigator); Steve Wessels (Unspecified Investigator); Greg Gabel (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Ronald Kistler (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Duane Champion (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Don Roberson (Unspecified Investigator (volunteer), EPA); Catherine Courtney (Unspecified Investigator, PRC); John Evans (Unspecified Investigator, SAIC); Brigitte Hilbig (Unspecified Investigator, SAIC); Jim Blake (Unspecified Investigator, SAIC); Rob Williams (Unspecified Investigator, SAIC); Gene Revelas (Unspecified Investigator, SAIC)

  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: 31-Oct-2000 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    11/06/90 MHAMER DRS$DATA:[F890NC.N]F890NC.052;1
    DUA0:[DRS.PLT.NAVED.EXE]NAVED.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    CLEANED UP NAVIGATION AS OF 11/6/90.  THIS IS THE FINAL VERSION WHICH
    HAS BEEN CLEANED FOR THE 3.5 KHZ LINES AND CAMERA STATIONS.
    
    

    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/f890nc/bath/f-8-90-nc.300_052
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    11/30/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F890NC.B]F890NC.300;1
    DUA0:[DATA.][F790NC.B]REF.EXE;
    Raw depth (bathymetry) data
    from file DRS$DATA:[F890NC.B]RAWDEP_OUT.;1
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    11/06/90 MHAMER DRS$DATA:[F890NC.N]F890NC.052;1
    DUA0:[DRS.PLT.NAVED.EXE]NAVED.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    CLEANED UP NAVIGATION AS OF 11/6/90.  THIS IS THE FINAL VERSION WHICH
    HAS BEEN CLEANED FOR THE 3.5 KHZ LINES AND CAMERA STATIONS.
    
    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:
    Karl, H.A., Drake, D.E., Schwab, W.C., Edwards, B.D., Lee, H.J., and Chin, J.L., 1990, Progress Report on Status of Analysis and Interpretation of Data Collected on Cruises F-7-90-NC and F-8-90-NC Farallon Escarpment, 19 July to 3 August and 5 to 17 August, 1990, U.S. Geological Survey, URL: <A HREF ="<http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/1990-018-FA/NL/001/01/90018rpt.pdf>" target ="new"><http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/1990-018-FA/NL/001/01/90018rpt.pdf> </A>
    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/>" target ="new"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>
    Quinterno, Paula J., McGann, Mary, and Carkin, Bradley A., 1995, Foraminiferal evidence for Quaternary paleoceanographic changes, Northeast Pacific Ocean: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 26, no. 7, p. 254.
    McGann, Mary L., 1995, Foraminiferal evidence of paleoceanographic changes off Central California during the last 16,000 years, Farallones Core F8-90-G21, in Report of 1994 workshop on the Correlation of marine and terrestrial records of climate changes in the Western United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-0034, p. 83-89.
    van Geen, A., Fairbanks, R.G., Dartnell, P., McGann, M., Gardner, J.V., and Kashgarian, M., 1995, Changes in ventilation of the Northeast Pacific during the last deglaciation: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 76, no. 17, Supplement, p. 180.
    Cruise Report exists at Woods Hole
    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 2004-1152-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 2004-1152-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 2004-1152-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 2004-1153



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-8-90-nc.052 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199008051638460    199008051642010
    199008051713510    199008051715060
    199008051825340    199008051903000
    199008051909300    199008081040010
    199008081046000    199008082148010
    199008082156000    199008082325010
    199008082331000    199008090350040
    199008090359030    199008091623000
    199008091628010    199008100346000
    199008100356000    199008111601010
    199008111608000    199008111852050
    199008111858100    199008111901010
    199008111915010    199008112002020
    199008112007030    199008130316000
    199008130322030    199008131450010
    199008131456200    199008151044000
    199008151051000    199008170407000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (f-8-90-nc.300_052)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199008052324000    199008061830000
    199008061842000    199008070206000
    199008071354000    199008071442000
    199008071454000    199008071542000
    199008071554000    199008071800000
    199008071812000    199008072048000
    199008091120000    199008091226000
    199008092024000    199008100036000
    199008100048000    199008100318000
    199008100954000    199008101154000
    199008101348000    199008101448000
    199008101636000    199008101724000
    199008101912000    199008102024000
    199008102224000    199008102330000
    199008110230000    199008110342000
    199008110406000    199008110754000
    199008111006000    199008111106000
    199008111354000    199008111518000
    199008112100000    199008120106000
    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 90027 (F-8-90-NC) data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f890nc/html/f-8-90-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: 0.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f890nc/html/f-8-90-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f890nc/html/f-8-90-nc.bath.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>)


    Generated by mp version 2.9.13 on Sun Jan 5 05:48:59 2014