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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Bathymetric and Sidescan Sonar data of field activity J-3-98-MB in Monterey Bay from 05/04/1998 to 05/22/1998
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Roberto Anima. Bathymetric and Sidescan Sonar data (Kleinsidescan) of field activity J-3-98-MB in Monterey Bay from 05/04/1998 to 05/22/1998, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j398mb/html/j-3-98-mb.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Kleinsidescan
Notes -
Associated activities:
<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m193mb/html/m-1-93-mb.meta.html>">M-1-93-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j194mb/html/j-1-94-mb.meta.html>">J-1-94-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j295mb/html/j-2-95-mb.meta.html>">J-2-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j695mb/html/j-6-95-mb.meta.html>">J-6-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m295mb/html/m-2-95-mb.meta.html>">M-2-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p195mb/html/p-1-95-mb.meta.html>">P-1-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p395mb/html/p-3-95-mb.meta.html>">P-3-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r195mb/html/r-1-95-mb.meta.html>">R-1-95-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m196mb/html/m-1-96-mb.meta.html>">M-1-96-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j197mb/html/j-1-97-mb.meta.html>">J-1-97-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j397mb/html/j-3-97-mb.meta.html>">J-3-97-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a498mb/html/a-4-98-mb.meta.html>">A-4-98-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j398mb/html/j-3-98-mb.meta.html>">J-3-98-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j498mb/html/j-4-98-mb.meta.html>">J-4-98-MB</A>
Publications -
Eittreim, Stephen L., and Noble, Marlene, editors, 2002, Seafloor geology and
natural environment of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Marine Geology, v
. 181
<A HREF="<http://www.sciencedirect.com/>"><http://www.sciencedirect.com/>
</A><BR>
Journals > m > Marine Geology > Volumes 181 - 190 > Volume 181, Issues 1-3
<BR>
<HR>
Wong, F.L., and Eittreim, S.L., 2001, Continental Shelf GIS for the Monterey
Bay National Marine Sanctuary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 01-179,
1 CDROM,
<A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-179/>"><http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/>
open-file/of01-179/</A><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, Bathymetric and Sidescan Sonar data of field activity J-3-98-MB in Monterey Bay from 05/04/1998 to 05/22/1998: 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: -122.32976
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.82030
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.11394
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.60803

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 04-May-1998
    Ending_Date: 22-May-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: Monterey Bay
      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?

    Roberto Anima (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Pete Galanis (Unspecified, USGS Western Region); Gordon Smith (Captain)

  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: 11-Jul-2000 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps
    temporal-spatial data
    data acquisition systems
    
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    

    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:
    Eittreim, Stephen L., and Noble, Marlene, editors, 2002, Seafloor geology and natural environment of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Marine Geology, v . 181 <A HREF="<http://www.sciencedirect.com/>"><http://www.sciencedirect.com/> </A> Journals > m > Marine Geology > Volumes 181 - 190 > Volume 181, Issues 1-3
    Wong, F.L., and Eittreim, S.L., 2001, Continental Shelf GIS for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 01-179, 1 CDROM, <A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-179/>"><http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/> open-file/of01-179/</A>



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 (j-3-98-mb.063 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199805041654501    199805042221401
    199805051533503    199805051807203
    199805051813203    199805052324202
    199805061419004    199805061925202
    199805061937002    199805062014005
    199805062021302    199805062200103
    199805071405304    199805072312103
    199805081403402    199805081546501
    199805081558501    199805081608201
    199805111412500    199805111720203
    199805111729003    199805112316200
    199805141358401    199805141958102
    199805142007102    199805142216401
    199805151425100    199805151425100
    199805151430200    199805151602304
    199805151610102    199805152107301
    199805181604004    199805181951304
    199805191410101    199805191410101
    199805191426200    199805192015404
    199805201405000    199805201515403
    199805201527506    199805201951004
    199805202033002    199805202034302
    199805211417204    199805211812400
    199805211821103    199805211822103
    199805221403102    199805222028204
    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 J-3-98-MB data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j398mb/html/j-3-98-mb.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: 1.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j398mb/html/j-3-98-mb.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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