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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Boomer and Sidescan Sonar and Vibracore data of field activity 96CCT01 (G-1-96-SR) in Charleston, SC from 06/26/1996 to 07/06/1996
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida,Coastal Carolina University. Boomer and Sidescan Sonar and Vibracore data (subbottomprofiler, seismic, subbottomprofiler, seismic, sidescansonar, sidescansonar, GPS, GPS, GPS, 200khz, vibratingcore) of field activity 96CCT01 (G-1-96-SR) in Charleston, SC from 06/26/1996 to 07/06/1996, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g196sr/html/g-1-96-sr.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
subbottomprofiler Hi-Res Sub-Bottom Profiler, Brand: EG&G, Huntec, Model: GeoPulse, Media: Digital/Paper, Code: BOOM, Comment: EG&G power supply, Huntec plate
seismic Hydrophone, Brand: ITI, Model: ST5, Media: Digital, Code: HPHON, Comment: 10-channel phone
subbottomprofiler Hi-Res Sub-Bottom Software, Brand: Delph Seismic, Model: v. 1.31, Media: Digital, Code: DELPH, Comment: Seismic data acquisition software
seismic Seismic Data Acquisition, Brand: Kontron, Model: IP-Lite, Media: Digital, Code: KONTRON, Comment: Seismic data acquisition PC
sidescansonar Brand: EG&G, Model: 272 TD, Media: Digital, Code: SS, Comment: Sidescan tow fish
sidescansonar Sidescan Software, Sidescan, Brand: ISIS Sonar, Model: ISIS Sonar, Media: Digital, Code: ISIS, Comment: Sidescan data acquisition software
GPS Navigation Receiver, Navigation, Brand: Rockwell, Model: PLGR, Media: Digital, Code: GPS, Comment: GPS receiver
GPS Navigation Software, Navigation, Brand: Geolink, Model: XDS, Media: Digital, Code: GEOLINK, Comment: Navigation data acquisition software
GPS Navigation Acquisition, Navigation, Brand: AMREL, Model: Rocky, Media: Digital, Code: ROCKY, Comment: Navigation data acquisition laptop
200khz Depth Recorder, Depth Recorder, Brand: Inner Space, Model: Inner Space, Media: Digital, Code: DR, Comment: 200 Khz
vibratingcore Brand: Bradford, Model: pneumatic, Code: VC
Notes -
Coastal Change and Transport. These FACS logs were generated by Karynna Calderon in February 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., and Wiese, D.S.,
2003, Archive of boomer seismic reflection data collected during USGS cruise
96CCT01, nearshore south central South Carolina coast, June 26-July 1, 1996:
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-239 (CD-ROM), available on line at:
<a href="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-239/>" target="new"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03>
&nbsp; &nbsp;
<a href="
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-239/html/metadata.htm>" target="new">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, Boomer and Sidescan Sonar and Vibracore data of field activity 96CCT01 (G-1-96-SR) in Charleston, SC from 06/26/1996 to 07/06/1996: 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: -80.23290
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.79724
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.71690
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.53695

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 26-Jun-1996
    Ending_Date: 06-Jul-1996
    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: Charleston, SC
      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); Dana Wiese (Electronics Technician, USGS St. Petersburg, FL); Suzanne Cochran (Intern/Assistant, USGS St. Petersburg, FL); Paul Gayes (Scientist, Coastal Carolina University); M. Scott Haris (Professor, Coastal Carolina University); Neal Gielstra (Technician, Coastal Carolina University); Jim Ladd (Assistant, Coastal Carolina University); Keith Ludwig (Boat Captain, USGS St. Petersburg, FL)

  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: 30-Sep-2003 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    09/30/2003 clint g-1-96-sr.061
    /infobank/programs/refmt/spnav2daps/spnav2daps
    Global positioning system (GPS) data
    
    Input was...
    UTMX,UTMY,Line,Shot,Lon,Lat,YEAR,JD:HR:MIN:SEC
    

    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., and Wiese, D.S., 2003, Archive of boomer seismic reflection data collected during USGS cruise 96CCT01, nearshore south central South Carolina coast, June 26-July 1, 1996: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-239 (CD-ROM), available on line at: <a href="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-239/>" target="new"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03> &nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-239/html/metadata.htm>" target="new">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-1-96-sr.061 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199606261600290    199606261801300
    199606271654440    199606271827560
    199606272000130    199606272050200
    199606281259030    199606281540360
    199606281637570    199606281848560
    199606281854400    199606281854420
    199606281903260    199606281924590
    199606281943320    199606281944280
    199606281953230    199606282000560
    199606291327370    199606291515340
    199606291728440    199606291900430
    199606291934360    199606291959400
    199606292006100    199606292008360
    199606292013410    199606292135540
    199606301242340    199606301621470
    199606301629210    199606301835070
    199606301845150    199606301902330
    199606301908390    199606302037250
    199606302129410    199606302200210
    199607011420210    199607011501410
    199607011527450    199607011602210
    199607011630150    199607011658510
    199607011725440    199607011804560
    199607011826360    199607011848420
    199607011915560    199607011944320
    199607011949570    199607012215130
    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 96CCT01 (G-1-96-SR) data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g196sr/html/g-1-96-sr.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: 3.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g196sr/html/g-1-96-sr.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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