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What does this data set describe?

Title:
CTD Recovery and Sediment Grab Sampling and Seismic and Sidescan Sonar and Video data of field activity J-4-98-MB in Northern Monterey Bay from 10/21/1998 to 11/09/1998
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Roberto Anima, Steve Eittreim. CTD Recovery and Sediment Grab Sampling and Seismic and Sidescan Sonar and Video data (Kleinsidescan, Geopulse, underwatertelevision, VanVeengrab, CTDmeter, bathymetry, YoNav, GPS, underwatercamera) of field activity J-4-98-MB in Northern Monterey Bay from 10/21/1998 to 11/09/1998, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j498mb/html/j-4-98-mb.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Kleinsidescan
Geopulse
underwatertelevision inhouse video system
VanVeengrab
CTDmeter CTD acoustic release
bathymetry Lowrance digital fathometer
YoNav YoNav DGPS
GPS differential
underwatercamera
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 -
Digital Data Series dds-61:<BR><A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/dds/dds-61>">walrus.wr.usgs.gov/reports/dds-61</A>
<BR>
<HR>
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.
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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, CTD Recovery and Sediment Grab Sampling and Seismic and Sidescan Sonar and Video data of field activity J-4-98-MB in Northern Monterey Bay from 10/21/1998 to 11/09/1998: 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: -122.37519
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.85497
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.11800
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.64021

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 21-Oct-1998
    Ending_Date: 09-Nov-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: Northern 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:
    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?

    Roberto Anima (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Steve Eittreim (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Pete Galanis (Operations Geologist, USGS Western Region); Jingping Xu (CTD Retrieval Geologist, USGS Western Region); Fred Payne (Electronic Technician, USGS Western Region); Gordon Smith (Captain, U.C. Santa Cruz); Hank Chezar (Photography Technician, USGS Western Region)

  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: 22-Jun-1999 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    06/21/1999 carolyn j-4-98-mb.060
    /infobank/bear/programs/refmt/mips2daps/mips2daps
    Global positioning system (GPS) data
    ?, ?, Heading, Veolcity Depth,
    ?, ?, ?, ?)
    t36, f7.2, t43, f7.2, t50, f7.2, t57, f7.2, t64, f10.3,
    t74, f10.3, t84, f10.3, t94, f10.3, t104, i6)
    reformatted from /we/pgalanis/j4_98mb_ss.nav mips file
    sort, noduptime, tmechk, nodupnav, naved run on reformatted file
    
    

    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-Feb-2002 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    02/07/2002 ghatcher j-4-98-mb.300_060
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    06/22/1999 carolyn j-4-98-mb.300
    /infobank/bear/programs/bat/nozerobathy/nozerobathy
    Raw depth (bathymetry) data
    
    06/22/1999 carolyn j-4-98-mb.300
    /infobank/bear/programs/refmt/reformata/reformata
    
    06/21/1999 carolyn j-4-98-mb.060
    /infobank/bear/programs/refmt/mips2daps/mips2daps
    Global positioning system (GPS) data
    ?, ?, Heading, Veolcity Depth,
    ?, ?, ?, ?)
    t36, f7.2, t43, f7.2, t50, f7.2, t57, f7.2, t64, f10.3,
    t74, f10.3, t84, f10.3, t94, f10.3, t104, i6)
    reformatted from /we/pgalanis/j4_98mb_ss.nav mips file
    sort, noduptime, tmechk, nodupnav, naved run on reformatted file
    
    Input was...
    06/21/1999 carolyn j-4-98-mb.060
    /infobank/bear/programs/refmt/mips2daps/mips2daps
    Global positioning system (GPS) data
    ?, ?, Heading, Veolcity Depth,
    ?, ?, ?, ?)
    t36, f7.2, t43, f7.2, t50, f7.2, t57, f7.2, t64, f10.3,
    t74, f10.3, t84, f10.3, t94, f10.3, t104, i6)
    reformatted from /we/pgalanis/j4_98mb_ss.nav mips file
    sort, noduptime, tmechk, nodupnav, naved run on reformatted file
    
    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:
    Digital Data Series dds-61:<BR><A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/dds/dds-61>">walrus.wr.usgs.gov/reports/dds-61</A>
    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-4-98-mb.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199810211902196    199810211908521
    199810211915177    199810211918075
    199810211924436    199810211927538
    199810211932596    199810211936431
    199810211944474    199810211950497
    199810211958225    199810212005453
    199810212011578    199810212020186
    199810212034219    199810212048019
    199810221804511    199810221907259
    199810221914225    199810221956126
    199810222003194    199810222127125
    199810222133506    199810222216330
    199810222222119    199810222251017
    199810231619307    199810231758533
    199810231804455    199810232044385
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (j-4-98-mb.300_060)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199810211902196    199810211908521
    199810211915177    199810211918075
    199810211924436    199810211927538
    199810211932596    199810211936431
    199810211944474    199810211950497
    199810211958225    199810212005453
    199810212011578    199810212020186
    199810212034219    199810212048019
    199810221804511    199810221907259
    199810221914225    199810221956126
    199810222003194    199810222127125
    199810222133506    199810222216330
    199810222222119    199810222251017
    199810231619307    199810231758533
    199810231804455    199810232044385
    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-4-98-MB data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j498mb/html/j-4-98-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: 3.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j498mb/html/j-4-98-mb.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.9
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j498mb/html/j-4-98-mb.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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