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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Boomer and Chirp and Sidescan Sonar data of field activity 03SCC03 (G-1-03-LA) in Terrebonne Bay, LA from 09/06/2003 to 09/11/2003
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida. Chief Scientists: Jack Kindinger, Jim Flocks. Boomer and Chirp and Sidescan Sonar data (boomer, chirp, sidescan, navigation) of field activity 03SCC03 (G-1-03-LA) in Terrebonne Bay, LA from 09/06/2003 to 09/11/2003, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g103la/html/g-1-03-la.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
boomer sub-bottom profiler, BOOM, C-Products, C-Boom, Digital, Benthos MESH 10-channel streamer; Delph Seismic software, v. 2.40
chirp sub-bottom profiler, CHIRP, EdgeTech, X-Star SB-424, Digital, Delph FSSB software,, v. 2.40 (03c01-03c47), v. 2.411 (03c48-03c62)
sidescan sidescan, SS, Marine Sonic Technology, Ltd., Marine Sonic, Digital, 1200 kHz towfish
navigation navigation receiver, DGPS, CSI Wireless, DGPS Max, Digital, HYPACK software
Notes -
Digital 03SCC03 FACS logs were generated by Karynna Calderon in December of 2003 using the handwritten logbooks and personal accounts of the crew members.
Publications -
Calderon, K., Dadisman, S.V., Kindinger, J.L., Flocks, J.G., Wiese, D.S., and
Harrison, A.S., 2006, Archive of digital boomer and chirp seismic reflection
data collected during USGS cruise 03SCC03, Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana,
September 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 238, DVD (2 discs).
<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g103la/meta/raw/html/metadata.html>">publication metadata</A>

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, Boomer and Chirp and Sidescan Sonar data of field activity 03SCC03 (G-1-03-LA) in Terrebonne Bay, LA from 09/06/2003 to 09/11/2003: 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: -90.78708
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.29577
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.25931
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.03828

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 06-Sep-2003
    Ending_Date: 11-Sep-2003
    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: Terrebonne Bay, LA
      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>
    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?

    Jack Kindinger (Co-Chief Scientist, USGS, St. Petersburg, FL); Jim Flocks (Co-Chief Scientist, USGS, St. Petersburg, FL); Dana Wiese (Electronics Technician, USGS, St. Petersburg, FL); Dave Bennett (Boat Captain, Eckerd College)

  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: 01-Feb-2007 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data Unknown

    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:
    Calderon, K., Dadisman, S.V., Kindinger, J.L., Flocks, J.G., Wiese, D.S., and Harrison, A.S., 2006, Archive of digital boomer and chirp seismic reflection data collected during USGS cruise 03SCC03, Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana, September 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 238, DVD (2 discs). <A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g103la/meta/raw/html/metadata.html>">publication metadata</A>



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 (g-1-03-la.060_boomer)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200309091700090    200309092040330
    200309092110080    200309092242450
    200309101529280    200309101759070
    200309101859140    200309101932200
    200309102024260    200309102257470
    200309111455470    200309111922400
    Navigation Data (g-1-03-la.060_chirp)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200309062015120    200309062230370
    200309062235530    200309062301290
    200309071447530    200309071510100
    200309071516380    200309071622540
    200309071711580    200309071734400
    200309071748570    200309071803230
    200309071902510    200309072052310
    200309072058290    200309072229080
    200309081424440    200309081447370
    200309081452590    200309081456430
    200309081505110    200309081518300
    200309081526100    200309081625310
    200309081655310    200309082120180
    200309091700580    200309092040410
    200309092110110    200309092242500
    200109101529330    200109101837000
    200109102021330    200109102257430
    200109111455500    200109111911360
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (g-1-03-la.410_boomer)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200309091700090    200309092040330
    200309092110080    200309092242450
    200309101529280    200309101759070
    200309101859140    200309101932200
    200309102024260    200309102257470
    200309111455470    200309111922400
    Seismic Shots Data (g-1-03-la.410_chirp)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200309062015120    200309062230370
    200309062235530    200309062301290
    200309071447530    200309071510100
    200309071516380    200309071622540
    200309071711580    200309071734400
    200309071748570    200309071803230
    200309071902510    200309072052310
    200309072058290    200309072229080
    200309081424440    200309081447370
    200309081452590    200309081456430
    200309081505110    200309081518300
    200309081526100    200309081625310
    200309081655310    200309082120180
    200309091700580    200309092040410
    200309092110110    200309092242500
    200309101529330    200309101837000
    200309102021330    200309102257430
    200309111455500    200309111911360
    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 03SCC03 (G-1-03-LA) data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g103la/html/g-1-03-la.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: 3.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g103la/html/g-1-03-la.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 3.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g103la/html/g-1-03-la.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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