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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity K-1-77-AR in Beaufort Sea, Arctic from 07/15/1977 to 08/25/1977
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Peter Barnes. Geological and Geophysical data (bathymetry, sidescansonar, uniboom, airgun, transmissometer, minisparker, temperature, tempsalinometer, watersamples, vibratingcore, currentmeter, anchorsamplegrab) of field activity K-1-77-AR in Beaufort Sea, Arctic from 07/15/1977 to 08/25/1977, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k177ar/html/k-1-77-ar.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry
sidescansonar
uniboom
airgun
transmissometer
minisparker
temperature
tempsalinometer
watersamples
vibratingcore
currentmeter Bendix current measure
anchorsamplegrab
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.
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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, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity K-1-77-AR in Beaufort Sea, Arctic from 07/15/1977 to 08/25/1977: 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: -154.25000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -151.25000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.15000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.47955

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 15-Jul-1977
    Ending_Date: 25-Aug-1977
    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: Beaufort Sea, 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?

    Peter Barnes (Chief 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: 06-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/23/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.K177AR.N]K177AR.650;
    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/k177ar/bath/k-1-77-ar.305_650
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    02/10/86 BECKIE DISK$USERDISK:[BECKIE.TEMP]K177AR.305;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    This file was hand-digetized in meters.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/23/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.K177AR.N]K177AR.650;
    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-1-77-ar.650)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197708021505010    197708021704350
    197708021712070    197708021712070
    197708301632130    197708302001430
    197709031230090    197709031349070
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (k-1-77-ar.305_650)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197708301602320    197708301617020
    197708301622540    197708301701560
    197708301715250    197708301735230
    197708301749410    197708301848150
    197708301855080    197708301911460
    197708301922310    197708301933240
    197708301941020    197708302006260
    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-1-77-AR data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k177ar/html/k-1-77-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: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k177ar/html/k-1-77-ar.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k177ar/html/k-1-77-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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