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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity K-2-91-BG in Bering Glacier, Alaska from 07/02/1991 to 07/06/1991
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Paul Carlson. Data (bathymetry, meters, navigation) of field activity K-2-91-BG in Bering Glacier, Alaska from 07/02/1991 to 07/06/1991, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k291bg/html/k-2-91-bg.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry data directory exists
meters data directory exists
navigation data directory exists
Notes -
Geopulse, 3.5 khz bathymetry, sidescan, and sampling
from Icy Bay to Vitus Lake

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, Data of field activity K-2-91-BG in Bering Glacier, Alaska from 07/02/1991 to 07/06/1991: 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: -143.54868
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -143.27180
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.16750
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.05108

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 02-Jul-1991
    Ending_Date: 06-Jul-1991
    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: Bering Glacier, 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?

    Al McClenaghan (Ship Captain, USGS Western Region); Paul Carlson (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Dick Tagg (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Mike Boyle (Electronics Technician, 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.
    
    03/10/92 CAROLYN PMG$PROC:[K291BG]K291BG.052;4
    ISDMNL$DUA14:[PROGRAMS.PLT.NAVED.EXE]NAVED.EXE;6
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    moved 186/1543
    
    Input was...
    03/09/92 CAROLYN MARINE:[DATA.WORK.TAGG]K291BG.052;1
    ISDMNL$DUA12:[DATA.WORK.TAGG]REFMTTAGG.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    made changes for Paul Carlson
    
    03/06/92 CAROLYN MARINE:[DATA.WORK.TAGG]K291BG.051;1
    ISDMNL$DUA12:[DATA.WORK.TAGG]REFMTTAGG.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    added 183/1745-183/1820 from Dick Tagg's Z191BG.051
    
    01/22/92 CAROLYN MARINE:[DATA.WORK.TAGG]K291BG.050;1
    ISDMNL$DUA12:[DATA.WORK.TAGG]REFMTTAGG.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    from Dick Tagg's file VITUS.91
    
    

    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/k291bg/bath/k-2-91-bg.300_052
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/10/92 CAROLYN PMG$PROC:[K291BG]K291BG.052;4
    ISDMNL$DUA14:[PROGRAMS.PLT.NAVED.EXE]NAVED.EXE;6
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    moved 186/1543
    
    03/09/92 CAROLYN MARINE:[DATA.WORK.TAGG]K291BG.052;1
    ISDMNL$DUA12:[DATA.WORK.TAGG]REFMTTAGG.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    made changes for Paul Carlson
    
    03/06/92 CAROLYN MARINE:[DATA.WORK.TAGG]K291BG.051;1
    ISDMNL$DUA12:[DATA.WORK.TAGG]REFMTTAGG.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    added 183/1745-183/1820 from Dick Tagg's Z191BG.051
    
    01/22/92 CAROLYN MARINE:[DATA.WORK.TAGG]K291BG.050;1
    ISDMNL$DUA12:[DATA.WORK.TAGG]REFMTTAGG.EXE;
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    from Dick Tagg's file VITUS.91
    
    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-2-91-bg.052 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199107021111000    199107021256000
    199107021306300    199107021332000
    199107021341300    199107021454000
    199107021523000    199107021556000
    199107021613000    199107021724000
    199107021735000    199107021820450
    199107040709300    199107040936000
    199107040942000    199107041113000
    199107041119000    199107041149000
    199107041154300    199107041249000
    199107041303000    199107041414000
    199107041420000    199107041424000
    199107041432300    199107041503000
    199107041510000    199107041654000
    199107050826000    199107051030000
    199107051044000    199107051101000
    199107051108000    199107051150000
    199107051259000    199107051304000
    199107051312300    199107051338000
    199107051349000    199107051455000
    199107051500300    199107051526000
    199107051532000    199107051532000
    199107051538000    199107051634000
    199107051652000    199107051738000
    199107051747000    199107051805000
    199107051817300    199107051844000
    199107051850000    199107051900000
    199107051912000    199107051912000
    199107061113000    199107061208000
    199107061215000    199107061239000
    199107061253000    199107061253000
    199107061402000    199107061539000
    199107061547000    199107061547000
    199107061556000    199107061614000
    199107061628000    199107061726000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (k-2-91-bg.300_052)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199107041303000    199107041343000
    199107041353000    199107041414000
    199107041420000    199107041424000
    199107041432300    199107041447000
    199107041453000    199107041453000
    199107041500000    199107041503000
    199107041510000    199107041522000
    199107041528300    199107041545000
    199107041607000    199107041633000
    199107041639000    199107041654000
    199107050827000    199107051018000
    199107051024000    199107051030000
    199107051049000    199107051101000
    199107051108000    199107051150000
    199107051259000    199107051304000
    199107051312300    199107051338000
    199107051352000    199107051448000
    199107051500300    199107051504000
    199107051510000    199107051510000
    199107051517000    199107051526000
    199107051532000    199107051532000
    199107051538000    199107051543000
    199107051601000    199107051633000
    199107051652000    199107051657000
    199107051704000    199107051707000
    199107051713300    199107051727000
    199107051752000    199107051805000
    199107051817300    199107051844000
    199107051850000    199107051900000
    199107061120000    199107061208000
    199107061215000    199107061239000
    199107061402000    199107061535000
    199107061556000    199107061612000
    199107061635000    199107061726000
    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-2-91-BG data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k291bg/html/k-2-91-bg.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/k291bg/html/k-2-91-bg.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k291bg/html/k-2-91-bg.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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