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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity K-3-73-SC in Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California from 05/19/1973 to 06/12/1973
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Jack Vedder. Geophysical data (bathymetry, uniboom, sparker, magnetics, sidescansonar, dredge, gravity) of field activity K-3-73-SC in Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California from 05/19/1973 to 06/12/1973, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k373sc/html/k-3-73-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry
uniboom
sparker
magnetics
sidescansonar
dredge
gravity
Publications -
Junger, Arne, 1979, Maps and seismic profiles showing geologic structure of the northern Channel Islands platform, California continental borderland, U.S. Geological Survey MF-991.


Vedder, J.G., Beyer, L.A., Junger, Arne, Moore, G.W., Roberts, A.E., Taylor, J.C.,
and Wagner, H.C., 1974, Preliminary report on the geology of the continental borderland
of Southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map, MF-0624,
p. 34. <BR>
<HR>
Arnal, R.E., and Vedder, J.G., 1976, Changes in Miocene paleobathymetry of California
continental borderland north of 32 degrees: American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Bulletin, v. 60, no. 4, American Association of Petroleum Geologists-Society For Sedimentary
Geology annual meeting, p. 646.<BR>
<HR>
Vedder, J.G., Taylor, J.C., Arnal, R.E., and Bukry, D., 1976, Map showing location of
selected pre-Quaternary rock samples from the California continental borderland: U.S.
Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-737.<BR>
<HR>
Vedder, J.G., and Howell, D.G., 1979, Geologic framework of the southern California borderland: U.S.
Geological Survey Professional Paper 1150, p. 146-147. <BR>
<HR>
Vedder, J.G., Crouch, J.K., Scott, E.W., Greene, H.G., Cranmer, D., Ibrahim, M., Tudor, R.B., and
Vinning, G., 1980, A summary report of the regional geology, petroleum potential, environmental
geology, and operational considerations in the area of proposed lease sale no. 68, offshore southern
California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-198, 64 p.<BR>
<HR>
Campbell, R.H., Wolf, S.C., Hunter, R.E., Wagner, H.C., Junger, Arne, and Vedder, J.G.,
1975, Geologic map and sections, Santa Barbara Channel region, California: U.S. Geological
Survey Open-File Report 75-0123, 1 sheet.<BR>
<HR>
Vedder, J.G., 1975, Acoustic reflection profiles, R/V KELEZ, May-June 1973, Leg 3,
offshore Southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-0265, 1 sheet. <BR>
<HR>
Vedder, J.G., 1990, Maps of California continental borderland showing compositions and ages
of bottom samples acquired between 1968 and 1979: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous
Field Studies Map MF-2122, 3 sheets.<BR>

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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, Geophysical data of field activity K-3-73-SC in Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California from 05/19/1973 to 06/12/1973: 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: -120.70310
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.59340
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.45630
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.30630

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 19-May-1973
    Ending_Date: 12-Jun-1973
    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: Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California
      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:
    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?

    Jack Vedder (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 3)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    02/11/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.K173SC.N]K375SC.010;
    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 3)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/k/k373sc/grav/k-3-73-sc.161_010
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/07/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.T174EG.G]K373SC.161;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    02/11/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.K173SC.N]K375SC.010;
    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>

    Date: 21-Jun-2012 (process 3 of 3)
    Magnetics Data
    06/21/2012 carolyn k-3-73-sc.260_010
    
    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/magred11/magred11.for
    Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod)
    with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level).
    
    Input was...
    10/31/1998  /tiger/k/k373sc/mag/k-3-73-sc.240_010
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    02/25/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[K373SC.M]K373SC.240;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    was K373SC241.DAT on MAM115
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    02/11/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.K173SC.N]K375SC.010;
    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:
    Junger, Arne, 1979, Maps and seismic profiles showing geologic structure of the northern Channel Islands platform, California continental borderland, U.S. Geological Survey MF-991.
    Vedder, J.G., Beyer, L.A., Junger, Arne, Moore, G.W., Roberts, A.E., Taylor, J.C., and Wagner, H.C., 1974, Preliminary report on the geology of the continental borderland of Southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map, MF-0624, p. 34. Arnal, R.E., and Vedder, J.G., 1976, Changes in Miocene paleobathymetry of California continental borderland north of 32 degrees: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 60, no. 4, American Association of Petroleum Geologists-Society For Sedimentary Geology annual meeting, p. 646. Vedder, J.G., Taylor, J.C., Arnal, R.E., and Bukry, D., 1976, Map showing location of selected pre-Quaternary rock samples from the California continental borderland: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-737. Vedder, J.G., and Howell, D.G., 1979, Geologic framework of the southern California borderland: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1150, p. 146-147. Vedder, J.G., Crouch, J.K., Scott, E.W., Greene, H.G., Cranmer, D., Ibrahim, M., Tudor, R.B., and Vinning, G., 1980, A summary report of the regional geology, petroleum potential, environmental geology, and operational considerations in the area of proposed lease sale no. 68, offshore southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-198, 64 p. Campbell, R.H., Wolf, S.C., Hunter, R.E., Wagner, H.C., Junger, Arne, and Vedder, J.G., 1975, Geologic map and sections, Santa Barbara Channel region, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-0123, 1 sheet. Vedder, J.G., 1975, Acoustic reflection profiles, R/V KELEZ, May-June 1973, Leg 3, offshore Southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-0265, 1 sheet. Vedder, J.G., 1990, Maps of California continental borderland showing compositions and ages of bottom samples acquired between 1968 and 1979: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2122, 3 sheets.



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-3-73-sc.010 [DRS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197305190231000    197306061016000
    197306061045000    197306061611000
    197306061643000    197306061652000
    197306061715000    197306062035000
    197306062059000    197306070654000
    197306070948000    197306071016000
    197306071039000    197306071944000
    197306072006000    197306072319000
    197306072346000    197306080105000
    197306080133000    197306080816000
    197306080847000    197306081110000
    197306081132000    197306081255000
    197306081321000    197306081513000
    197306081535000    197306081703000
    197306081759000    197306090631000
    197306090658000    197306101050000
    197306101117000    197306101130000
    197306101204000    197306101230000
    197306101300000    197306101300000
    197306101324000    197306101324000
    197306101349000    197306101420000
    197306101449000    197306110053000
    197306110121000    197306111427000
    197306111537000    197306111700000
    197306111834000    197306112000000
    197306112112000    197306112307000
    197306112337000    197306120026000
    197306120250000    197306121222000
    197306121304000    197306121304000
    197306121341000    197306121516000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (k-3-73-sc.161_010)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197305190236000    197305191625000
    197305191723000    197305192154000
    197305192202000    197305200812000
    197305210245000    197305210554000
    197305211059000    197305211857000
    197305212018000    197305212246000
    197305212255000    197305221753000
    197305221845000    197305230525000
    197306021656000    197306031446000
    197306031516000    197306041535000
    197306041740000    197306060013000
    197306060024000    197306070544000
    197306070557000    197306081146000
    197306081201000    197306091906000
    197306091914000    197306110242000
    197306110252000    197306121159000
    197306121206000    197306121433000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (k-3-73-sc.260_010)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197305190242000    197305190300000
    197305200303000    197305200821000
    197305200850000    197305201226000
    197305210147000    197305210617000
    197305210906000    197305212251000
    197305212300000    197305221758000
    197305221850000    197305230531000
    197305230550000    197305232104000
    197305232113000    197305232149000
    197305232221000    197305241120000
    197305241126000    197305241518000
    197305241549000    197305242314000
    197305242322000    197305250623000
    197305300056000    197305300937000
    197305310127000    197306011744000
    197306011759000    197306021601000
    197306021700420    197306031435000
    197306031528000    197306041539000
    197306041745000    197306060017000
    197306060029000    197306070129000
    197306070140000    197306070551000
    197306070607000    197306081151000
    197306081206000    197306091908000
    197306091921000    197306102000000
    197306102206000    197306102219000
    197306102227000    197306110247000
    197306110257000    197306121358000
    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-3-73-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k373sc/html/k-3-73-sc.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: 0.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k373sc/html/k-3-73-sc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k373sc/html/k-3-73-sc.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 2.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k373sc/html/k-3-73-sc.mag.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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