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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity KANE_B(939009) (K-1-69-GM) in Gulf Mexico North from 02/04/1969 to 02/26/1969
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 KANE_B(939009) (K-1-69-GM) in Gulf Mexico North from 02/04/1969 to 02/26/1969, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k169gm/html/k-1-69-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 Leg B 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. URL:
<A HREF ="<http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp773>" target = "PP"><http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp773>

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.
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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 KANE_B(939009) (K-1-69-GM) in Gulf Mexico North from 02/04/1969 to 02/26/1969: 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: -97.56166
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.57500
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.45833
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.87166

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 04-Feb-1969
    Ending_Date: 26-Feb-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. URL: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp773>" target = "PP"><http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp773>



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-1-69-gm.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196902042100000    196902042100000
    196902042150000    196902051540000
    196902051600000    196902062330000
    196902062340000    196902070830000
    196902070845000    196902070905000
    196902070930000    196902071020000
    196902071030000    196902071030000
    196902071040000    196902071105000
    196902071120000    196902071120000
    196902071130000    196902071135000
    196902071145000    196902071145000
    196902071200000    196902080045000
    196902080100000    196902080115000
    196902080125000    196902080435000
    196902080445000    196902081130000
    196902081800000    196902112335000
    196902112350000    196902122330000
    196902122340000    196902130410000
    196902130430000    196902130430000
    196902130500000    196902132110000
    196902132125000    196902150715000
    196902150725000    196902150750000
    196902150800000    196902150800000
    196902151000000    196902151000000
    196902151145000    196902260000000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (k-1-69-gm.320_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196902042150000    196902051540000
    196902051600000    196902062330000
    196902062340000    196902070055000
    196902070105000    196902070830000
    196902070845000    196902070905000
    196902070930000    196902071020000
    196902071030000    196902071030000
    196902071040000    196902071105000
    196902071120000    196902071120000
    196902071130000    196902071135000
    196902071145000    196902071145000
    196902071200000    196902080045000
    196902080100000    196902080115000
    196902080125000    196902080435000
    196902080445000    196902081130000
    196902081800000    196902112335000
    196902112350000    196902122330000
    196902122340000    196902130410000
    196902130430000    196902130430000
    196902130500000    196902132110000
    196902132125000    196902150715000
    196902150725000    196902150750000
    196902151145000    196902161005000
    196902161020000    196902260000000
    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 KANE_B(939009) (K-1-69-GM) data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k169gm/html/k-1-69-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: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k169gm/html/k-1-69-gm.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k169gm/html/k-1-69-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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