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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Gravity Coring and Photo and Sediment Sampling data of field activity G-1-04-GB in Glacier Bay National Park, Gustavus, Alaska from 04/05/2004 to 04/17/2004
Abstract:
National Marine Fisheries Service Santa Cruz Laboratory. Chief Scientist: Guy Cochrane. Gravity Coring and Photo and Sediment Sampling data (GPS, underwatertelevision, digitalcamera, VanVeengrab, gravitycore) of field activity G-1-04-GB in Glacier Bay National Park, Gustavus, Alaska from 04/05/2004 to 04/17/2004, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g104gb/html/g-1-04-gb.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
GPS WAAS (DGPS), navigation, Brand: CSI Wireless, Model: Dgps max, Media: D, Code: dgps, Comment: G-Nav software with Arc interface (G. Hatcher)
underwatertelevision video, Underwater video system (H. Chezar), Brand: USGS, Model: Mini-see, Media: 60 minuteMini DV video tape, Code: uvideo, Comment: Mini see camera has lasers 8 cm apart, altimeter, light and ? video camera. Uses Garmin GPS V for gps time and position burned on video. Position is not yonav gps position.
digitalcamera Bottom camera, Bottom grain size digital camera (J. Harney), Brand: USGS, Media: D, Code: bcam, Comment: Bottom grain size camera collects macro photos of bottom for digital grain size analysis. Canon G5 bed sediment camera (eyeball).
VanVeengrab
gravitycore 1 m corer and 180 lb weight stand
Publications -
Harney, J. N., Cochrane, G. R., Etherington, L.L. Dartnell, Pete, Golden, N.E., and Chezar, Hank, 2006,
Geologic Characteristics of Benthic Habitats in Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska, U.S. Geological survey Open-File Report 2006-1081
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1081>">
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1081>

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  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, Gravity Coring and Photo and Sediment Sampling data of field activity G-1-04-GB in Glacier Bay National Park, Gustavus, Alaska from 04/05/2004 to 04/17/2004: 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: -136.37064
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -135.88203
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 59.02777
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 58.39947

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 05-Apr-2004
    Ending_Date: 17-Apr-2004
    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: Glacier Bay National Park, Gustavus, Alaska
      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>


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?

    Guy Cochrane (Principal Investigator, Research Geophysicist, USGS - Santa Cruz, CA); Jodi Harney (Research Geologist, USGS - Santa Cruz, CA); Hank Chezar (Video technician, USGS - Menlo Park, CA); Paul Carlson (Research Geologist (Emeritus), USGS - Menlo Park, CA); Lisa Etherington (Ecologist, USGS - Alaska Science Center Glacier Bay Field Station Gustavus, AK); Jim De la Breure (Pilot, USGS - Alaska Science Center Glacier Bay Field Station Gustavus, AK); Jennifer Mondragon (Ecologist, USGS - Alaska Science Center Juneau, AK); Alex Andrews (Ecologist, USGS - Alaska Science Center Juneau, AK)

  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: 02-Nov-2004 (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:
    Harney, J. N., Cochrane, G. R., Etherington, L.L. Dartnell, Pete, Golden, N.E., and Chezar, Hank, 2006, Geologic Characteristics of Benthic Habitats in Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska, U.S. Geological survey Open-File Report 2006-1081 <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1081>"> <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1081>



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-1-04-gb.062 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
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    200404131959120    200404131959120
    200404132015500    200404132015500
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    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 G-1-04-GB data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g104gb/html/g-1-04-gb.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: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g104gb/html/g-1-04-gb.nav.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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