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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity 69002 (K-0-69-GM) in Gulf Mexico North from 01/17/1969 to 01/29/1969
Abstract:
United States Navy,United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Louis Garrison, Robert H. Fedden. Geophysical data (sparker, magnetics, LoranA, navigation, sextant, LoranC, 3dot5khz, tempsalinometer, radar) of field activity 69002 (K-0-69-GM) in Gulf Mexico North from 01/17/1969 to 01/29/1969, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k069gm/html/k-0-69-gm.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
sparker Seismic Section Profiler (SSP) with 66-m long hydrostreamers consisting of 100 piezoelectric hydrophones
magnetics surface proton magnetometer
LoranA
navigation Omega
sextant
LoranC
3dot5khz EDO-Western model 240 A with a hull-mounted piezoelectric transducer
tempsalinometer
radar
Notes -
This was the shakedown cruise, Leg A, of Phase 1.
Publications -
Garrison, Louis E. and Martin, Ray G., Jr., 1973, Geologic structures
in the Gulf of Mexico Basin. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper
773, 85 p.

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 69002 (K-0-69-GM) in Gulf Mexico North from 01/17/1969 to 01/29/1969: 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: -96.36667
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.76666
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.38333
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.93333

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 17-Jan-1969
    Ending_Date: 29-Jan-1969
    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: Gulf Mexico North
      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?

    Louis Garrison (Chief Scientist, USGS Corpus Christi); Robert H. Fedden (Chief Scientist, NVO); Henry Berryhill (Scientist, USGS); Harry Hill (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Jack Lee (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Mike Marlow (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Bob Patrick (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Dave Scholl (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Dick Tagg (Scientist, 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: 31-Jan-2003 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    01/30/1998 clint k-14-69-gm.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    09/17/2001 mosier k-1-69-gm.050 created from k-14-69-gm.050
    01/31/2003 steele k-0-69-gm extracted from k-1-69-gm
    
    

    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-Jan-2003 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/k/k1469gm/bath/k-14-69-gm.320_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint k-14-69-gm.320
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Edited bathymetry data with corrected depths
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint k-14-69-gm.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    09/17/2001 mosier k-1-69-gm.320_50 created from k-14-69-gm.320_50
    01/31/2003 steele k-0-69-gm extracted from k-1-69-gm
    
    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:
    Garrison, Louis E. and Martin, Ray G., Jr., 1973, Geologic structures in the Gulf of Mexico Basin. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 773, 85 p.



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 (k-0-69-gm.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196901220000000    196901220000000
    196901220150000    196901220600000
    196901220700000    196901220955000
    196901221015000    196901221815000
    196901221825000    196901222055000
    196901222200000    196901222200000
    196901230000000    196901230000000
    196901230125000    196901232330000
    196901240000000    196901240000000
    196901240300000    196901240300000
    196901240400000    196901240400000
    196901240500000    196901240500000
    196901241005000    196901250635000
    196901250700000    196901250700000
    196901250730000    196901250730000
    196901250800000    196901250800000
    196901250830000    196901250830000
    196901250900000    196901250900000
    196901250920000    196901250930000
    196901251000000    196901251000000
    196901251030000    196901251030000
    196901251050000    196901260825000
    196901260900000    196901260900000
    196901260920000    196901271650000
    196901271705000    196901272120000
    196901272135000    196901280005000
    196901280020000    196901280425000
    196901280500000    196901280500000
    196901280700000    196901281520000
    196901281530000    196901281605000
    196901281655000    196901290300000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (k-0-69-gm.320_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196901220150000    196901220600000
    196901220700000    196901220955000
    196901221015000    196901221815000
    196901221825000    196901222055000
    196901230125000    196901232330000
    196901241005000    196901250635000
    196901250700000    196901250700000
    196901250730000    196901250730000
    196901250800000    196901250800000
    196901250830000    196901250830000
    196901250900000    196901250900000
    196901250920000    196901250930000
    196901251000000    196901251000000
    196901251030000    196901251030000
    196901251050000    196901260825000
    196901260920000    196901271650000
    196901271705000    196901272120000
    196901272135000    196901280005000
    196901280020000    196901280425000
    196901280700000    196901281520000
    196901281530000    196901281605000
    196901281655000    196901290300000
    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 69002 (K-0-69-GM) data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k069gm/html/k-0-69-gm.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/k/k069gm/html/k-0-69-gm.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k069gm/html/k-0-69-gm.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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