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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity 01RCE02 (G-2-01-LA) in Mississippi Delta (south Pass & Garden Bay, Atchafalaya River, Atchafalaya Delta) from 04/25/2001 to 05/05/2001
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida. Chief Scientist: Jim Flocks. Geological and Geophysical data (boomer, hydrophone, Chirp, sidescansonar, pcode, navigation, bathymetry, vibratingcore) of field activity 01RCE02 (G-2-01-LA) in Mississippi Delta (south Pass & Garden Bay, Atchafalaya River, Atchafalaya Delta) from 04/25/2001 to 05/05/2001, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g201la/html/g-2-01-la.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
boomer Applied Acoustics, seismic, brand: Applied Acoustics, model: CSP300, media: digital, code: boom, comment: AA200 plate,using Elics Delph seismic v2.10, 100joules
hydrophone Innovative Transducer Inc., hydrophone, brand: Iti, model: ST-5, media: digital, code: hphon, comment: 6m, phones 3,4,5,6 summed
Chirp Edgetech, CHIRP, brand: Edge Tech, model: X-Star, media: pap/dig, code: CHIRP, comment: using SP424 tow fish, running Elics FSSB software v2.03; Oyo 608 plotter, brand: Oyo, model: 608, media: paper, code: Oyo, comment: plotting CHIRP
sidescansonar Marine Sonics, side scan, brand: Marine Sonics, model: 1200 khz, media: digital, code: ss, comment: using Seascan software v2.10
pcode Trimble - Centurian, navigation, brand: Trimble, model: Centurian (p-code military reciever), media: digital, code: gps, comment:
navigation Hy-Pack, navigation software, brand: Hy-Pack, model: v14.8, media: digital, code: nav, comment: output is supplied to all systems
bathymetry Nearspace, precision depth recorder, brand: Nearspace, model: 448, media: digital, code: pdr, comment: depth being saved by Hy-Pack
vibratingcore Rosfelder P3, electric vibracore, brand: Rosfelder, model: P3, media: 3" pipe, code: vc, comment:
Publications -
Calderon, K., Dadisman, S.V., Flocks, J.G., and Wiese, D.S., 2003, Archive
of boomer and chirp seismic reflection data collected during USGS cruise 01RCE02, southern Louisiana, April and May 2001: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File
Report 03-88, DVD (1 disc). Also available on line at:
<A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-088/>" target ="OF"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-088/>

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, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity 01RCE02 (G-2-01-LA) in Mississippi Delta (south Pass & Garden Bay, Atchafalaya River, Atchafalaya Delta) from 04/25/2001 to 05/05/2001: 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: -91.44516
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.07224
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.50981
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.96640

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 25-Apr-2001
    Ending_Date: 05-May-2001
    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:
      Mississippi Delta (south Pass & Garden Bay, Atchafalaya River, Atchafalaya Delta)
      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?

    Jim Flocks (Chief Scientist, USGS St. Petersburg); Dana Wiese (Electronics Technician, USGS St. Petersburg); Gina Brewer (Geologist/Facs Coordinator, USGS St. Petersburg); Dave Bennett (Boat Captain, Eckard College (4/25/01- 4/28/01)); Keith Ludwig (Boat Captain, USGS St. Petersburg (4/29/01 - 5/6/01)); Greg Berman (Crew Hand, USGS St. Petersburg)

  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: 25-Mar-2011 (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., Flocks, J.G., and Wiese, D.S., 2003, Archive of boomer and chirp seismic reflection data collected during USGS cruise 01RCE02, southern Louisiana, April and May 2001: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-88, DVD (1 disc). Also available on line at: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-088/>" target ="OF"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-088/>



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-2-01-la.061_boomer)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200104261409130    200104261507090
    200104261517420    200104261557250
    200104261758020    200104262142310
    200104271431170    200104271708550
    200104271717550    200104271717550
    200104281444020    200104281618300
    200104281642130    200104281915160
    200104281953310    200104282123350
    200104301659540    200104302039010
    200105021708210    200105022004490
    200105022100050    200105022140010
    200105031628070    200105031742140
    200105031827050    200105032105170
    Navigation Data (g-2-01-la.060_chirp)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200104281438280    200104281618080
    200104281639410    200104281915410
    200104281952390    200104282123150
    200104301659430    200104302038500
    200105021708330    200112322359599
    200101010000001    200105022004410
    200105022100100    200105022140090
    200105031626150    200105031742270
    200105031823570    200105032105290
    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 01RCE02 (G-2-01-LA) data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g201la/html/g-2-01-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: 6.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g201la/html/g-2-01-la.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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