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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity G-3-72-AR in Beaufort Sea, Arctic from 08/02/1972 to 09/12/1972
Abstract:
University of Alaska,United States Navy,United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,United States Coast Guard,Oregon State University. Chief Scientists: Gary Hufford, Peter Barnes, Herb Weiss, A.S. Naidu, Andrew Carey. Geological and Geophysical data (bathymetry, sidescansonar, boomer, transmissometer, currentmeter, Secchidisc, pistoncore, grab) of field activity G-3-72-AR in Beaufort Sea, Arctic from 08/02/1972 to 09/12/1972, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g372ar/html/g-3-72-ar.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry
sidescansonar
boomer
transmissometer
currentmeter
Secchidisc
pistoncore
grab
Notes -
No known navigation (Clint Steele, 10/15/97), bathymetry data collected
by Univ. of Conn. This is the Western Beaufort Sea Ecologic Cruise.
Publications -
Rearic, Douglas M., [n.d.], Ice Gouge Correlation Project: U.S. Geological Survey, 6 p., URL:
<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k279ar/meta/IceGougeCorrelation.pdf>" target="IceGouge"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k279ar/meta/IceGougeCorrelation.pdf>
&nbsp;&nbsp;
USGS Open File Report:<BR>
<A HREF="
<http://igsrglib02.er.usgs.gov/webpac-bin/wgbroker?1228134846025227001+1+search+select++2+49>">USGS Open File Report 1842</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;
U.S. Coast Guard, 1974, WEBSEC 71-72, an Ecological Survey in the Beaufort Sea, August - September 1971 and 1972. U.S. Coast Guard Oceanographic Report # CG 373-64.

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
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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/>, 20140415, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity G-3-72-AR in Beaufort Sea, Arctic from 08/02/1972 to 09/12/1972: 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: -152.06833
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -150.87167
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.91000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.37667

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 02-Aug-1972
    Ending_Date: 12-Sep-1972
    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: Beaufort Sea, Arctic
      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 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.4.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.98.

      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:
    Bathymetry with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/bath.html>
    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?

    Gary Hufford (Chief Scientist, USCG); Peter Barnes (Chief Scientist, USGS); Herb Weiss (Chief Scientist, NUC); A.S. Naidu (Chief Scientist, Univ. of Alaska); Andrew Carey (Chief Scientist, OSU)

  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: 17-May-2005 (process 1 of 2)
    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>

    Date: 03-Nov-2008 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    11/03/2008 jpaz /infobank/g/g372ar/bath/g-3-72-ar.305_050
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/06/86 BECKIE DISK$USERDISK:[BECKIE.TEMP]G372AR.305;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    This file is bathy data collected by the Univ. of Conn.
    on the ship, Glacier.
    
    time, lat, long, time(sec) to nearest nav fix, data values
    

    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:
    Rearic, Douglas M., [n.d.], Ice Gouge Correlation Project: U.S. Geological Survey, 6 p., URL: <A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k279ar/meta/IceGougeCorrelation.pdf>" target="IceGouge"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k279ar/meta/IceGougeCorrelation.pdf> &nbsp;&nbsp; USGS Open File Report: <A HREF="<http://igsrglib02.er.usgs.gov/webpac-bin/wgbroker?1228134846025227001+1+search+select++2+49>">USGS Open File Report 1842</A> &nbsp;&nbsp; U.S. Coast Guard, 1974, WEBSEC 71-72, an Ecological Survey in the Beaufort Sea, August - September 1971 and 1972. U.S. Coast Guard Oceanographic Report # CG 373-64.



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-3-72-ar.050 [SINS])
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  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-3-72-AR data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g372ar/html/g-3-72-ar.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: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g372ar/html/g-3-72-ar.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g372ar/html/g-3-72-ar.bath.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 15-Apr-2014
    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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