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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Interferometric Sidescan Sonar data of field activity K-1-05-PS in Puget Sound from 03/13/2005 to 03/31/2005
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientists: Jon Warrick, Guy Cochrane. Interferometric Sidescan Sonar data (side scan sonar) of field activity K-1-05-PS in Puget Sound from 03/13/2005 to 03/31/2005, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k105ps/html/k-1-05-ps.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
side scan sonar Interferometric
Notes -
files exist on /imgarc2/K-1-04-PS/
Publications -
Cochrane, G.R., Warrick, Jonaathan, Sagy, Yael, Finlayson, David, and Harney, Jodi, 2008, Sea-Floor Mapping and Benthic Habitat GIS for the Elwha River Delta Nearshore, Washington, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 320, URL:
<A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/320/"target> ="DS"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/320/>
Warrick, J.A., George, D.A., Stevens, A.W., Eshleman, Jodi, Gelfenbaum, Guy,
Kaminsky, G.M., Schwartz, A.K., and Beirne, Matt, 2007, Beach Morphology
Monitoring in the Elwha River Littoral Cell, 2004-2006, USGS Data Series 288,
available on line at:
<A HREF ="
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/288/ds288.pdf>" target ="DS"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/288/ds288.pdf>
Draut, Amy, 2006,
Studying the Elwha River, Washington, in Preparation for Dam Removal:
Sound Waves, November/December 2006, <BR>
<A HREF="
<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/11/fieldwork3.html>"><http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/11/fieldwork3.html/><BR>
Warrick, Jonathan, 2005,
Dam Removal on the Elwha River in Washington - Nearshore Impacts of Released Sediment:
Sound Waves, February 2005, <BR>
<A HREF="
<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2005/02/research.html"target> ="SW"><http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2005/02/research.html/><BR>
<HR>

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  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, Interferometric Sidescan Sonar data of field activity K-1-05-PS in Puget Sound from 03/13/2005 to 03/31/2005: 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: -123.63716
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.39206
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.17300
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.12257

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 13-Mar-2005
    Ending_Date: 31-Mar-2005
    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: Puget Sound
      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?

    Jon Warrick); Guy Cochrane); Larry Kooker); Mike Boyle); Andy Stevenson); Kathrine Peet); Gerry Hatcher)

  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: 30-Jun-2006 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data Unknown

    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:
    Cochrane, G.R., Warrick, Jonaathan, Sagy, Yael, Finlayson, David, and Harney, Jodi, 2008, Sea-Floor Mapping and Benthic Habitat GIS for the Elwha River Delta Nearshore, Washington, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 320, URL: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/320/"target> ="DS"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/320/> Warrick, J.A., George, D.A., Stevens, A.W., Eshleman, Jodi, Gelfenbaum, Guy, Kaminsky, G.M., Schwartz, A.K., and Beirne, Matt, 2007, Beach Morphology Monitoring in the Elwha River Littoral Cell, 2004-2006, USGS Data Series 288, available on line at: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/288/ds288.pdf>" target ="DS"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/288/ds288.pdf> Draut, Amy, 2006, Studying the Elwha River, Washington, in Preparation for Dam Removal: Sound Waves, November/December 2006, <A HREF="<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/11/fieldwork3.html>"><http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/11/fieldwork3.html/> Warrick, Jonathan, 2005, Dam Removal on the Elwha River in Washington - Nearshore Impacts of Released Sediment: Sound Waves, February 2005, <A HREF="<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2005/02/research.html"target> ="SW"><http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2005/02/research.html/>



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-1-05-ps.061 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200503160055404    200503160055404
    200503161618501    200503161932200
    200503171702204    200503180119000
    200503181543503    200503181609304
    200503181623004    200503182010102
    200503191557400    200503191625502
    200503191650000    200503200003203
    200503200014303    200503200103003
    200503201837004    200503201851200
    200503201907504    200503202212401
    200503211603002    200503220141201
    200503221808205    200503222052302
    200503222325401    200503230013201
    200503230021301    200503230050501
    200503230057301    200503230101101
    200503231613202    200503231800303
    200503241552102    200503241600102
    200503241606502    200503250232204
    200503251548000    200503260125002
    200503261556003    200503261600403
    200503261607303    200503261708504
    200503261733300    200503261846400
    200503271540404    200503280130103
    200503281602202    200503281825303
    200503281933403    200503281933403
    200503281938503    200503282022103
    200503282216304    200503282240201
    200503291656403    200503291733002
    200503291845201    200503291902302
    200503291908202    200503292112104
    200503301556403    200503301710403
    200503301717203    200503301717503
    200503301725103    200503301740203
    200503311557000    200503311558400
    200503311604101    200503312055304
    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 K-1-05-PS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k105ps/html/k-1-05-ps.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: 1.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k105ps/html/k-1-05-ps.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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