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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity 94CCT01 (G-1-94-GM) in Sabine Lake, Neches River, Black Bayou, Gulf of Mexico from 06/27/1994 to 06/30/1994
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida. Chief Scientist: Jack Kindinger. Geophysical data (boomer, GPS) of field activity 94CCT01 (G-1-94-GM) in Sabine Lake, Neches River, Black Bayou, Gulf of Mexico from 06/27/1994 to 06/30/1994, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g194gm/html/g-1-94-gm.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
boomer system: boomer, type: sub-bottom profiler, code: BOOM, brand: Huntec, model: Sea Otter, media: Digital, comments: Huntec power supply and plate; ITI ST-5 10-channel streamer (phones used unknown); Delph 2 software, v. 1.22
GPS type: navigation receiver, code: GPS, brand: Trimble, model: Nav Graphics, media: Digital, comments: GeoLink XDS software
Notes -
94CCT01 FACS logs were generated by Karynna Calderon
in September 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., Morton, R.A., and
Wiese, D.S., 2004, Archive of Digital Boomer Seismic Reflection Data Collected
During USGS Cruises 94CCT01 and 95CCT01, Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana,
1994 and 1995, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 93, available on-line at:
<BR>
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2004/93/>" target="ds"> Data Series 93</A>
&nbsp; &nbsp;
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2004/93/html/METADATA.HTM#Anchor-Th-4391>" target="ds">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.
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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 94CCT01 (G-1-94-GM) in Sabine Lake, Neches River, Black Bayou, Gulf of Mexico from 06/27/1994 to 06/30/1994: 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: -93.98099
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.72073
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.02720
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.64400

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 27-Jun-1994
    Ending_Date: 30-Jun-1994
    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: Sabine Lake, Neches River, Black Bayou, Gulf of Mexico
      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?

    Jack Kindinger (Chief Scientist, USGS St. Petersburg, FL); Jim Flocks (Geologist, USGS St. Petersburg, FL); Robert Morton (Geologist, UT BEG Austin, TX); Dana Wiese (Electronics Technician, USGS St. Petersburg, FL); Keith Ludwig (Boat Captain, USGS St. Petersburg, FL); J. Green (Boat Captain, NOAA Corps, Washington, DC)

  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: 08-Dec-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:
    Calderon, K., Dadisman, S.V., Kindinger, J.L., Flocks, J.G., Morton, R.A., and Wiese, D.S., 2004, Archive of Digital Boomer Seismic Reflection Data Collected During USGS Cruises 94CCT01 and 95CCT01, Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana, 1994 and 1995, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 93, available on-line at:
    <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2004/93/>" target="ds"> Data Series 93</A> &nbsp; &nbsp; <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2004/93/html/METADATA.HTM#Anchor-Th-4391>" target="ds">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-1-94-gm.061 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199406271527340    199406271907070
    199406271919090    199406272034370
    199406272108310    199406272205040
    199406272242470    199406272254110
    199406281253440    199406281620060
    199406281729390    199406281808250
    199406281834590    199406281848230
    199406282012470    199406282036480
    199406282150140    199406282327430
    199406291234260    199406291437540
    199406291715550    199406292046080
    199406301206340    199406301251480
    199406301308000    199406301402130
    199406301421230    199406301740310
    199406301758130    199406301948350
    199406302111010    199406302119020
    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 94CCT01 (G-1-94-GM) data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g194gm/html/g-1-94-gm.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: 0.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g194gm/html/g-1-94-gm.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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