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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity K-1-76-AR in Arctic from 07/24/1976 to 09/26/1976
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Erk Reimnitz, Peter Barnes. Geological and Geophysical data (DelNortenav, bathymetry, sidescansonar, uniboom, Phlegercore, vibratingcore, suspendedsediment, handsamplegrab, 200khz7khz, 48khz, underwatertelevision, Beckmanstc, Aanderaa, Bendix, Aanderaatide, nephelometer, transmissometer) of field activity K-1-76-AR in Arctic from 07/24/1976 to 09/26/1976, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k176ar/html/k-1-76-ar.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
DelNortenav Del Norte navigation
bathymetry Raytheon bathymetry
sidescansonar
uniboom
Phlegercore
vibratingcore
suspendedsediment
handsamplegrab
200khz7khz
48khz
underwatertelevision
Beckmanstc
Aanderaa
Bendix
Aanderaatide
nephelometer
transmissometer
Publications -
Barnes, Peter, Reimnitz, Erk, Toimil, Lary, Maurer, Douglas, and McDowell, David,
1979, Core Descriptions and PReliminary Observations of Vibracores from the
Alaskan Beaufort Sea Shelf, U.S. Geological Survey Open FIle Report 79-351, URL:
<A HREF ="<http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0612/06125001/usgs_ofr79-351_06125001.pdf>" target ="OF"><http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0612/06125001/usgs_ofr79-351_06125001.pdf>
<BR>
Rearic, Douglas M., [n.d.], Ice Gouge Correlation Project: U.S. Geological Survey, 6 p., URL:
<A HREF="
<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k279ar/meta/IceGougeCorrelation.pdf>" target="IceGouge"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k279ar/meta/IceGougeCorrelation.pdf>

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, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity K-1-76-AR in Arctic from 07/24/1976 to 09/26/1976: 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: -152.50000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -148.30014
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.95000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.40000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 24-Jul-1976
    Ending_Date: 26-Sep-1976
    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: Arctic
      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?

    Bob Patrick (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Doug Maurer (Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region); Erk Reimnitz (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Greg Smith (Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region); Jim Rogers (Unsp Investigatr, USGS Western Region); John Morack (Unsp Investigatr, USGS Western Region); Larry Toimil (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Peter Barnes (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Tom Barnett (Ship 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: 06-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/29/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.K176AR.N]K176AR.052;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    

    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-Oct-1998 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/k/k176ar/bath/k-1-76-ar.302_052
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    02/10/86 BECKIE DISK$USERDISK:[BECKIE.TEMP]K176AR.302;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    I believe this file to be edited digitrack bathy.
    First data point is at 2401250360 to 257175830.
    See file k176ar.301 for data running from 2301148160
    to 2601714050.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/29/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.K176AR.N]K176AR.052;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    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:
    Barnes, Peter, Reimnitz, Erk, Toimil, Lary, Maurer, Douglas, and McDowell, David, 1979, Core Descriptions and PReliminary Observations of Vibracores from the Alaskan Beaufort Sea Shelf, U.S. Geological Survey Open FIle Report 79-351, URL: <A HREF ="<http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0612/06125001/usgs_ofr79-351_06125001.pdf>" target ="OF"><http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0612/06125001/usgs_ofr79-351_06125001.pdf>
    Rearic, Douglas M., [n.d.], Ice Gouge Correlation Project: U.S. Geological Survey, 6 p., URL: <A HREF="
    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k279ar/meta/IceGougeCorrelation.pdf>" target="IceGouge"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k279ar/meta/IceGougeCorrelation.pdf>



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-1-76-ar.052 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197608271250360    197608271312360
    197608271429380    197608271454560
    197608271500560    197608271504040
    197608272019140    197608272150440
    197608280754110    197608280831410
    197609110816000    197609110926300
    197609110941060    197609111024360
    197609130735000    197609130817500
    197609130833260    197609130849480
    197609131600020    197609131658470
    197609131705140    197609131758290
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (k-1-76-ar.302_052)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197608271250360    197608271332360
    197608271400300    197608271400300
    197608271429360    197608271515000
    197608272019120    197608272151120
    197608280753120    197608280834180
    197609020834480    197609021054240
    197609110801180    197609111027360
    197609111217240    197609111938540
    197609130722180    197609130942060
    197609131352180    197609131658480
    197609131705120    197609131758120
    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-1-76-AR data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k176ar/html/k-1-76-ar.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: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k176ar/html/k-1-76-ar.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k176ar/html/k-1-76-ar.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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