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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity 98GFP02 (G-2-98-LA) in Lake Pontchartrain, LA from 06/20/1998 to 06/25/1998
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida,University of New Orleans,Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation,National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,Coalition to Restore Louisiana,United States Army Corps of Engineers,Environmental Protection Agency,University of Georgia. Chief Scientist: Jack Kindinger. Geological and Geophysical data (boomer, GPS, sidescansonar, GPS, depthsounder) of field activity 98GFP02 (G-2-98-LA) in Lake Pontchartrain, LA from 06/20/1998 to 06/25/1998, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g298la/html/g-2-98-la.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
boomer type: Sub-Bottom Profiler, code: BOOM, brand: Applied Acoustics and Huntec, model: CSP 300, media: Digital/Paper, comments: Applied Acoustics power supply; Huntec plate; ITI ST5 10-channel streamer; Phones 5-8 on; Delph Seismic software
GPS system: Navigation System I, type: Navigation Receiver, code: GPS, brand: Trimble, model: Nav Graphics, media: Digital, comments: boomer GPS; Fugawi software
sidescansonar type: Sidescan, code: SS, brand: EG&G, model: 272-TD, media: Digital, comment: ISIS sonar software
GPS system: Navigation System II, type: Navigation Receiver, code: GPS, brand: Rockwell, model: Rockwell, media: Digital, comments: sidescan GPS
depthsounder type: Depth Recorder, code: DR, brand: Merimitech, media: Digital
Notes -
98GFP02 FACS logs were generated by Karynna Calderon in December of
2002 using the handwritten logbooks and personal accounts of the crew members.
Publications -
Calderon, Karynna, Dadisman, Shawn V., Kindinger, Jack L., Williams, S.
Jeffress, Flocks, James G., Penland, Shea, and Wiese, Dana S., 2003, Archive
of digital boomer seismic reflection data collected during USGS cruises
94GFP01, 95GFP01, 96GFP01, 97GFP01, and 98GFP02 in lakes Pontchartrain, Borgne,
and Maurepas, Louisiana, 1994-1998: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
03-497, CD-ROM.<BR>

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 98GFP02 (G-2-98-LA) in Lake Pontchartrain, LA from 06/20/1998 to 06/25/1998: 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: -90.05583
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.63275
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.18962
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.03610

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 20-Jun-1998
    Ending_Date: 25-Jun-1998
    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: Lake Pontchartrain, 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>


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); Shea Penland (Geologist, University of New Orleans); Rich Young (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: 08-Dec-2004 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    11/02/2004 clint g-2-98-la.062
    /infobank/programs/time/fixzerotime/fixzerotime
    Global positioning system (GPS) data
    
    
    /infobank/programs/refmt/spnav2daps/spnav2daps
    11/01/2004 clint g-2-98-la.060
    Global positioning system (GPS) data
    

    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, Karynna, Dadisman, Shawn V., Kindinger, Jack L., Williams, S. Jeffress, Flocks, James G., Penland, Shea, and Wiese, Dana S., 2003, Archive of digital boomer seismic reflection data collected during USGS cruises 94GFP01, 95GFP01, 96GFP01, 97GFP01, and 98GFP02 in lakes Pontchartrain, Borgne, and Maurepas, Louisiana, 1994-1998: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-497, CD-ROM.



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-2-98-la.062 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199806201517390    199806201741270
    199806201808330    199806202123370
    199806202132570    199806202150590
    199806211417260    199806211816050
    199806221437520    199806221501440
    199806221506460    199806222025560
    199806231514280    199806231713496
    199806231720170    199806232303040
    199806241344160    199806241703160
    199806241738270    199806242014150
    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 98GFP02 (G-2-98-LA) data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g298la/html/g-2-98-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: 4.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g298la/html/g-2-98-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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