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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity H-5-63-SP in Northeast Australia, South Pacific from 01/08/1963 to 01/08/1963
Abstract:
Geophysical data (bathymetry) of field activity H-5-63-SP in Northeast Australia, South Pacific from 01/08/1963 to 01/08/1963, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/h/h563sp/html/h-5-63-sp.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry

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, Geophysical data of field activity H-5-63-SP in Northeast Australia, South Pacific from 01/08/1963 to 01/08/1963: 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: 158.92790
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 159.96021
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -9.05690
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -9.99830

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 08-Jan-1963
    Ending_Date: 08-Jan-1963
    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: Northeast Australia, South 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:
    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?

  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: 06-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    

    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: 31-Oct-1998 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/h/h563sp/bath/h-5-63-sp.325_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 BECKIE DRS$DATA:[<cruise_id>.B]<cruise_id>.325;
    DRB0:[DRS.NGDC]UNREFNGDC.EXE;5
    NGDC files sometimes have only 2_way_travel_time in
    which case the format is the same but without corr_depth.
    This file was extracted by C. Steele from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    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:


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 (h-5-63-sp.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196301080506000    196301082024000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (h-5-63-sp.325_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196301080506000    196301080506000
    196301080512000    196301080512000
    196301080518000    196301080518000
    196301080524000    196301080524000
    196301080530000    196301080530000
    196301080536000    196301080536000
    196301080542000    196301080542000
    196301080548000    196301080548000
    196301080554000    196301080554000
    196301080600000    196301080600000
    196301080606000    196301080606000
    196301080612000    196301080612000
    196301080618000    196301080618000
    196301080624000    196301080624000
    196301080630000    196301080630000
    196301081000000    196301081000000
    196301081006000    196301081006000
    196301081012000    196301081012000
    196301081018000    196301081018000
    196301081024000    196301081024000
    196301081030000    196301081030000
    196301081036000    196301081036000
    196301081042000    196301081042000
    196301081048000    196301081048000
    196301081054000    196301081054000
    196301081100000    196301081100000
    196301081106000    196301081106000
    196301081112000    196301081112000
    196301081118000    196301081118000
    196301081124000    196301081124000
    196301081130000    196301081130000
    196301081136000    196301081136000
    196301081142000    196301081142000
    196301081148000    196301081148000
    196301081154000    196301081154000
    196301081200000    196301081200000
    196301081206000    196301081206000
    196301081212000    196301081212000
    196301081218000    196301081218000
    196301081224000    196301081224000
    196301081230000    196301081230000
    196301081236000    196301081236000
    196301081242000    196301081242000
    196301081248000    196301081248000
    196301081254000    196301081254000
    196301081300000    196301081300000
    196301081306000    196301081306000
    196301081312000    196301081312000
    196301081318000    196301081318000
    196301081324000    196301081324000
    196301081330000    196301081330000
    196301081336000    196301081336000
    196301081342000    196301081342000
    196301081348000    196301081348000
    196301081354000    196301081354000
    196301081400000    196301081400000
    196301081406000    196301081406000
    196301081412000    196301081412000
    196301081418000    196301081418000
    196301081424000    196301081424000
    196301081430000    196301081430000
    196301081436000    196301081436000
    196301081442000    196301081442000
    196301081448000    196301081448000
    196301081454000    196301081454000
    196301081500000    196301081500000
    196301081506000    196301081506000
    196301081512000    196301081512000
    196301081600000    196301081600000
    196301081606000    196301081606000
    196301081612000    196301081612000
    196301081618000    196301081618000
    196301081624000    196301081624000
    196301081630000    196301081630000
    196301081636000    196301081636000
    196301081642000    196301081642000
    196301081648000    196301081648000
    196301081654000    196301081654000
    196301081700000    196301081700000
    196301081706000    196301081706000
    196301081712000    196301081712000
    196301081718000    196301081718000
    196301081724000    196301081724000
    196301081730000    196301081730000
    196301081736000    196301081736000
    196301081742000    196301081742000
    196301081748000    196301081748000
    196301081754000    196301081754000
    196301081800000    196301081800000
    196301081806000    196301081806000
    196301081812000    196301081812000
    196301081818000    196301081818000
    196301081824000    196301081824000
    196301081830000    196301081830000
    196301081836000    196301081836000
    196301081842000    196301081842000
    196301081848000    196301081848000
    196301081854000    196301081854000
    196301081900000    196301081900000
    196301081906000    196301081906000
    196301081912000    196301081912000
    196301081918000    196301081918000
    196301081924000    196301081924000
    196301081930000    196301081930000
    196301081936000    196301081936000
    196301081942000    196301081942000
    196301081948000    196301081948000
    196301081954000    196301081954000
    196301082000000    196301082000000
    196301082006000    196301082006000
    196301082012000    196301082012000
    196301082018000    196301082018000
    196301082024000    196301082024000
    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 H-5-63-SP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/h/h563sp/html/h-5-63-sp.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/h/h563sp/html/h-5-63-sp.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/h/h563sp/html/h-5-63-sp.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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