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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity K-2-76-NP in Midway to Honolulu, Northern Pacific from 08/06/1976 to 09/03/1976
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: D. Hussong. Geophysical data (transitsatellite, 3dot5khz, magnetics, gravity, airgun, expendablebatthermograph) of field activity K-2-76-NP in Midway to Honolulu, Northern Pacific from 08/06/1976 to 09/03/1976, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k276np/html/k-2-76-np.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
transitsatellite
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
magnetics Geometrics magnetometer
gravity Lacoste Romberg s-33 gravity
airgun 300 cu. in. airgun
expendablebatthermograph xbt gauge
Notes -
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics
<http://www.pgd.hawaii.edu/>

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, Geophysical data of field activity K-2-76-NP in Midway to Honolulu, Northern Pacific from 08/06/1976 to 09/03/1976: 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: 168.72543
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -157.57326
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.43639
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.22409

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 06-Aug-1976
    Ending_Date: 03-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: Midway to Honolulu, Northern Pacific
      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:
    Gravity with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/grav.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Magnetics with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/mag.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?

    D. Hussong (Chief Scientist)

  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: 19-Nov-2008 (process 1 of 4)
    Navigation Data
    /infobank/k/k276np/nav/k-2-76-np.051
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    extracted from NGDC MGD77 data for 76080601 and reformatted with mgd772daps
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    
    

    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: 19-Nov-2008 (process 2 of 4)
    Gravity Data
    11/19/2008 carolyn k-2-76-np.160_051
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/k/k276np/grav/k-2-76-np.160
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal data
    extracted from NGDC MGD77 data for 76080601 and reformatted with mgd772daps
           1         2         3         4         5
    345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/k/k276np/nav/k-2-76-np.051
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    extracted from NGDC MGD77 data for 76080601 and reformatted with mgd772daps
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    
    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>

    Date: 20-Jun-2012 (process 3 of 4)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn k-2-76-np.221_051
    
    Reprocessed using subroutines from Susan Macmillan's
    IGRF SYNTHESIS PROGRAM <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/IAGA/vmod/igrf11.f>
    with IGRF-11 coeffiecients integrated into the source code.
    /infobank/programs/mag/magred1111/magred1111.for
    Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod)
    with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level).
    
    Input was...
    11/19/2008 carolyn k-2-76-np.220_051
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    /infobank/k/k276np/mag/k-2-76-np.220
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal data
    extracted from NGDC MGD77 data for 76080601 and reformatted with mgd772daps
           1         2         3         4         5
    345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
    
    /infobank/k/k276np/nav/k-2-76-np.051
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    extracted from NGDC MGD77 data for 76080601 and reformatted with mgd772daps
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    
    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>

    Date: 19-Nov-2008 (process 4 of 4)
    Bathymetry Data
    11/19/2008 carolyn k-2-76-np.320_051
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/k/k276np/bath/k-2-76-np.320
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal data
    extracted from NGDC MGD77 data for 76080601 and reformatted with mgd772daps
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/k/k276np/nav/k-2-76-np.051
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    extracted from NGDC MGD77 data for 76080601 and reformatted with mgd772daps
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    
    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:


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-2-76-np.051 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197608062240000    197608090245009
    197608090252000    197608090252000
    197608090300000    197608090300000
    197608090315000    197608090315000
    197608090329590    197608090329590
    197608090344580    197608090344580
    197608090400000    197608090400000
    197608090414520    197608110020199
    197608110030000    197608160045029
    197608160059000    197608200018069
    197608200025019    197608230747249
    197608230759590    197608230806139
    197608230812530    197609032014000
    197609032024000    197609032024000
    197609032056000    197609032056000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (k-2-76-np.160_051)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197608062242000    197608070004000
    197608070010000    197608072104000
    197608072111000    197608090243000
    197608090416000    197608110008000
    197608110039000    197608110339000
    197608110347000    197608120843000
    197608120850000    197608130055000
    197608130102000    197608140424000
    197608140430000    197608150637000
    197608150649000    197608160029000
    197608160037000    197608160042000
    197608160059000    197608190337000
    197608190343000    197608200014000
    197608200029000    197608230742000
    197608230814000    197608301936000
    197608301944000    197608310842000
    197608310849000    197609011232000
    197609011238000    197609032014000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (k-2-76-np.221_051)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197608070012000    197608072108000
    197608072114000    197608090215000
    197608090433000    197608101143000
    197608101152000    197608101506000
    197608102041000    197608102323000
    197608102332000    197608110011000
    197608110041000    197608110342000
    197608110349000    197608110436000
    197608110800000    197608120846000
    197608120852000    197608121639000
    197608121735000    197608130058000
    197608130104000    197608142018000
    197608142138000    197608150135000
    197608150354000    197608150643000
    197608150651000    197608160033000
    197608160039000    197608160045000
    197608160101000    197608180111000
    197608180910000    197608181625000
    197608181952000    197608190339000
    197608190345000    197608200018000
    197608200032000    197608220835000
    197608221129000    197608230314000
    197608230648000    197608230745000
    197608230816000    197608250008000
    197608250416000    197608252204000
    197608260222000    197608271046000
    197608271422000    197608280038000
    197608280340000    197608280355000
    197608280448000    197608300549000
    197608300849000    197609010005000
    197609010211000    197609010949000
    197609011144000    197609020551000
    197609020938000    197609030010000
    197609030140000    197609030430000
    197609030609000    197609031809000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (k-2-76-np.320_051)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197608062334289    197609011112069
    197609011141590    197609031807249
    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-2-76-NP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k276np/html/k-2-76-np.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: 4.9
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k276np/html/k-2-76-np.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 2.9
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k276np/html/k-2-76-np.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 2.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k276np/html/k-2-76-np.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k276np/html/k-2-76-np.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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