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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity K-1-90-GB in Glacier Bay, Alaska from 06/14/1990 to 06/24/1990
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Paul Carlson. Geophysical data (sidescansonar, gravity, 7khz, 3dot5khz) of field activity K-1-90-GB in Glacier Bay, Alaska from 06/14/1990 to 06/24/1990, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k190gb/html/k-1-90-gb.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
sidescansonar
gravity
7khz 7 khz bathymetry
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
Notes -
Nunatak (National Park Service vessel)
Publications -
Carlson, Paul R., Powell, Ross D., and Phillips, Andrew C., 1992, Submarine
sedimentary features on a fjord delta front, Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay,
Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 29, p. 565-573.

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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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 K-1-90-GB in Glacier Bay, Alaska from 06/14/1990 to 06/24/1990: 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: -136.58701
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -136.53333
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 58.96333
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 58.90100

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 14-Jun-1990
    Ending_Date: 24-Jun-1990
    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: Glacier Bay, Alaska
      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:
    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?

    Byron Richards (Ship's Captain, USGS WRD); Paul Carlson (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Dave Hogg (Electronic Technician, USGS Western Region); Lynn Hunter (Watchstander, Northern Illinois University)

  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.
    
    10/30/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[CARLSON]K190GB.050;1
    DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    Input was...
    08/30/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[CARLSON]K190GB_300.050;1
    DUA0:[DATA.][CARLSON]CARLFIX.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    data from Paul Carlson, keypunched by DAPS group
    tracklines in Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay, AK, 6/90
    
    

    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/k190gb/bath/k-1-90-gb.300_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    10/30/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[CARLSON]K190GB.300;1
    DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Raw depth (bathymetry) data
    
    08/30/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[CARLSON]K190GB_300.050;1
    DUA0:[DATA.][CARLSON]CARLFIX.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    data from Paul Carlson, keypunched by DAPS group
    tracklines in Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay, AK, 6/90
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    10/30/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[CARLSON]K190GB.050;1
    DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    08/30/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[CARLSON]K190GB_300.050;1
    DUA0:[DATA.][CARLSON]CARLFIX.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    data from Paul Carlson, keypunched by DAPS group
    tracklines in Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay, AK, 6/90
    
    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:
    Carlson, Paul R., Powell, Ross D., and Phillips, Andrew C., 1992, Submarine sedimentary features on a fjord delta front, Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 29, p. 565-573.



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-1-90-gb.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199006141041000    199006141125000
    199006141227000    199006141429000
    199006141435000    199006141710000
    199006141716000    199006141920000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (k-1-90-gb.300_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199006141041000    199006141125000
    199006141227000    199006141429000
    199006141435000    199006141710000
    199006141716000    199006141920000
    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-1-90-GB data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k190gb/html/k-1-90-gb.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/k190gb/html/k-1-90-gb.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k190gb/html/k-1-90-gb.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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