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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity F-9-89-NC in Northern California from 08/02/1989 to 08/18/1989
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: John Chin, Herman Karl, Bill Schwab. Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 10khz, sidescansonar, gravity, rangerange, GPS, integratednavigation, RhoRho, Sonatracktransducer) of field activity F-9-89-NC in Northern California from 08/02/1989 to 08/18/1989, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f989nc/html/f-9-89-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
10khz 10 khz bathymetry
sidescansonar
gravity shipboard gravity
rangerange
GPS
integratednavigation
RhoRho
Sonatracktransducer
Publications -
F989NC Cruise Report exists at Woods Hole


Sweeney, E.M., Danforth, W.W., Karl, H.A., O'Brien, T.F., Schwab, W.C., 2004, The Gulf of the Farallones - Sidescan-Sonar Imagery: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1082. URL:
<A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1082/index.htm>" target ="OF"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1082/index.htm>

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, Geophysical data of field activity F-9-89-NC in Northern California from 08/02/1989 to 08/18/1989: 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: -123.38722
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.19342
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.00289
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.50707

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 02-Aug-1989
    Ending_Date: 18-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:
    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:
    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 Chin (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Herman Karl (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Bill Schwab (Chief Scientist, USGS Woods Hole); John Cannan (Captain, J. Marr and Sons); 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 Bettweiler (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 3)
    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 3)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /lion/f/f989nc/grav/f-9-89-nc.150_053
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/05/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F989NC.G]F989NC.150;1
    DUA0:[DRS.GRV]GRAVRED.EXE;4
    SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data
    
    09/05/89 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F989NC.G]F989NC.140;2
    DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Land tie data
    S-53 gravity land ties calculated by Kaye Kinoshita
    214/1800 - 968770.75
    230/1741 - 968775.75
    
    01/04/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F989NC.G]F989NC.102;1
    DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;1
    Raw gravity data from digital meter
    cut away data between lines and deleted spikes
    
    01/04/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F989NC.G]F989NC.130;1
    DUA0:[DATA.][F989NC.G]TEMP.EXE;
    Gravity SKIPNSAVE control data
    
    12/27/89 HARRY DRS$DATA:[F989NC.G]F989NC.101;1
    DUA0:[DRS.GRV]VALIDGRAV.EXE;
    Raw gravity data from digital meter
    
    01/04/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F989NC.G]F989NC.070;1
    DUA0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;1
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    01/04/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F989NC.G]F920SEC.070;1
    DUA0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;1
    Eotvos/course/speed/distance data
    
    01/04/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F989NC.G]F920SEC.053;1
    DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;3
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    01/04/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[F989NC.G]F9TIMES.053;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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 3 of 3)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /lion/f/f989nc/bath/f-9-89-nc.300_053
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    07/03/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[NORMAN]F989NC.300;1
    DUA0:[DATA.][NORMAN]REF.EXE;
    Raw depth (bathymetry) data
    Norman's digitized depth to horizon "bathy"
    
    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:
    F989NC Cruise Report exists at Woods Hole
    Sweeney, E.M., Danforth, W.W., Karl, H.A., O'Brien, T.F., Schwab, W.C., 2004, The Gulf of the Farallones - Sidescan-Sonar Imagery: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1082. URL: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1082/index.htm>" target ="OF"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1082/index.htm>



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-9-89-nc.053 [SINS])
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    198908102127020    198908110050010
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    198908151340000    198908151413070
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    198908160601070    198908161631000
    198908161638040    198908161951030
    198908161957020    198908162019130
    198908162025160    198908162058030
    198908162104040    198908170403060
    198908170410010    198908170809080
    198908170816040    198908170945000
    198908170950090    198908171402030
    198908171408040    198908171840040
    198908171848580    198908180510020
    198908180517020    198908180537070
    198908180543220    198908181105010
    198908181110070    198908181329000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (f-9-89-nc.150_053)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198908030209000    198908030449400
    198908030457000    198908030729400
    198908030748000    198908030946400
    198908030955000    198908031157400
    198908031216000    198908031452400
    198908031505000    198908031743400
    198908031758000    198908032035400
    198908032050000    198908032329400
    198908032346000    198908040230400
    198908040246000    198908040520400
    198908040536000    198908040812400
    198908040830000    198908041014400
    198908041029000    198908041032400
    198908041049000    198908041115400
    198908041129000    198908041407400
    198908041418000    198908041706400
    198908041858000    198908042140400
    198908042200000    198908050044400
    198908050100000    198908050336400
    198908050353000    198908050638400
    198908050654000    198908050946400
    198908051004000    198908051248400
    198908051304000    198908051535400
    198908051552000    198908051829400
    198908051849000    198908052131400
    198908052151000    198908060029400
    198908060047000    198908060321400
    198908060336000    198908060618400
    198908060635000    198908060906400
    198908060924000    198908061204400
    198908061218000    198908061454400
    198908061512000    198908061751400
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    198908070010000    198908070249400
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    198908070834000    198908071115400
    198908071129000    198908071411400
    198908071428000    198908071713400
    198908071815000    198908072038400
    198908072055000    198908072331400
    198908072341000    198908080212400
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    198908080800000    198908081037400
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    198908100105000    198908100340400
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    198908100710000    198908100943400
    198908101003000    198908101228400
    198908101237000    198908101457400
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    198908110123000    198908110355400
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    198908111907000    198908112152400
    198908112208000    198908120100400
    198908120117000    198908120350400
    198908120410000    198908120649400
    198908120703000    198908120937400
    198908120959000    198908121240400
    198908121300000    198908121554400
    198908121614000    198908121907400
    198908121925000    198908122216400
    198908122232000    198908130136400
    198908130154000    198908130342000
    198908130401200    198908130401200
    198908130423400    198908130431200
    198908130454000    198908131157400
    198908131220000    198908131512400
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    198908142120000    198908142304400
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    198908180212000    198908180312400
    198908180329000    198908180428400
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (f-9-89-nc.300_053)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198908030218000    198908030729580
    198908030759580    198908030947590
    198908031006010    198908031159570
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    198908032242000    198908032329590
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    198908041736010    198908041953550
    198908042106040    198908042135500
    198908042206030    198908050047570
    198908050106070    198908050341550
    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-9-89-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f989nc/html/f-9-89-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: 1.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f989nc/html/f-9-89-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 4.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f989nc/html/f-9-89-nc.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/f/f989nc/html/f-9-89-nc.bath.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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