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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity G-63-78-NP in Northern Pacific from 10/09/1978 to 11/27/1978
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: B. Haq, R. Yeats. Geophysical data (transitsatellite, 3dot5khz, 12khz, magnetics, airgun, bathymetry) of field activity G-63-78-NP in Northern Pacific from 10/09/1978 to 11/27/1978, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g6378np/html/g-63-78-np.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
transitsatellite
3dot5khz
12khz
magnetics Geometrics magnetometer
airgun 20 to 300 cu. in. airgun
bathymetry 10 to 300 hz EDO
Notes -
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Publications -
Vedder, J.G., Crouch, J.K., and Lee-Wong, Florence, 1981, Comparative study of rocks from
Deep Sea Drilling Project holes 467, 468, and 469 and the southern California borderland,
in Orlofsky, Susan, ed., Leg 63 of the cruises of the drilling vessel Glomar Challenger,
Long Beach, California to Mazatlan, Mexico, October-November 1978: Initial Reports of the
Deep Sea Drilling Project, v. 63, p. 907-918.<BR>
<HR>
Core Data from the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Leg 63:
<A HREF="<http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/dsdp/data/63/leg63.htm>"><http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/dsdp/data/63/leg63.htm>

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 G-63-78-NP in Northern Pacific from 10/09/1978 to 11/27/1978: 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: -124.75000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -100.25000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.75000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.25000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 09-Oct-1978
    Ending_Date: 27-Nov-1978
    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: Northern Pacific
      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:
    Magnetics with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/mag.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?

    B. Haq (Chief Scientist); R. Yeats (Chief Scientist)

  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: 14-Dec-1999 (process 1 of 3)
    Navigation Data
    01/30/1998 clint g-63-78-np.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) 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>

    Date: 20-Jun-2012 (process 2 of 3)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn g-63-78-np.221_050
    
    Reprocessed using subroutines from Susan Macmillan's
    IGRF SYNTHESIS PROGRAM <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/IAGA/vmod/igrf11.f>
    with IGRF-11 coeffiecients integrated into the source code.
    /infobank/programs/mag/magred1111/magred1111.for
    Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod)
    with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level).
    
    Input was...
    10/31/1998  /tiger/g/g6378np/mag/g-63-78-np.220_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    01/30/1998 clint g-63-78-np.220
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Edited magnetics data
    
    01/30/1998 clint g-63-78-np.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    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>

    Date: 07-Nov-2000 (process 3 of 3)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/g/g6378np/bath/g-63-78-np.320_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint g-63-78-np.320
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Edited bathymetry data with corrected depths
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint g-63-78-np.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    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:
    Vedder, J.G., Crouch, J.K., and Lee-Wong, Florence, 1981, Comparative study of rocks from Deep Sea Drilling Project holes 467, 468, and 469 and the southern California borderland, in Orlofsky, Susan, ed., Leg 63 of the cruises of the drilling vessel Glomar Challenger, Long Beach, California to Mazatlan, Mexico, October-November 1978: Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, v. 63, p. 907-918. Core Data from the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Leg 63: <A HREF="<http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/dsdp/data/63/leg63.htm>"><http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/dsdp/data/63/leg63.htm>



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-63-78-np.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197810091530000    197810092355000
    197810100005000    197810100120000
    197810181200000    197810182355000
    197810190005000    197810192355000
    197810200005000    197810202355000
    197810210005000    197810212355000
    197810220005000    197810222355000
    197810230005000    197810232355000
    197810240005000    197810240300000
    197810270445000    197810270955000
    197811011305000    197811012355000
    197811020005000    197811022355000
    197811030005000    197811032355000
    197811040005000    197811042355000
    197811050005000    197811052355000
    197811060005000    197811062355000
    197811070005000    197811072355000
    197811080005000    197811082355000
    197811090005000    197811092355000
    197811100005000    197811102355000
    197811110005000    197811112355000
    197811120005000    197811122355000
    197811130005000    197811132355000
    197811140005000    197811142355000
    197811150005000    197811152355000
    197811160005000    197811162355000
    197811170005000    197811172355000
    197811180005000    197811182355000
    197811190005000    197811192355000
    197811200005000    197811202355000
    197811210005000    197811212355000
    197811220005000    197811222355000
    197811230005000    197811232355000
    197811240005000    197811242355000
    197811250005000    197811252355000
    197811260005000    197811262355000
    197811270005000    197811270430000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (g-63-78-np.221_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197810091620000    197810100120000
    197810181200000    197810190010000
    197810211005000    197810220200000
    197810270445000    197810270955000
    197811011325000    197811030330000
    197811061700000    197811082250000
    197811172050000    197811180815000
    197811201950000    197811221815000
    197811261810000    197811270415000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (g-63-78-np.320_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197810091545000    197810100110000
    197810181310000    197810190025000
    197810210910000    197810220010000
    197810220130000    197810220210000
    197810270505000    197810270945000
    197811011305000    197811030330000
    197811061700000    197811082310000
    197811172035000    197811180830000
    197811201935000    197811221805000
    197811261815000    197811270425000
    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 G-63-78-NP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g6378np/html/g-63-78-np.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/g6378np/html/g-63-78-np.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g6378np/html/g-63-78-np.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/g/g6378np/html/g-63-78-np.bath.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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