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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Deployment and Recovery and Sampling data of field activity K-4-07-PS in Possession Sound, Puget Sound, WA USA from 11/14/2007 to 02/22/2008
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientist: Jessie Lacy. Deployment and Recovery and Sampling data of field activity K-4-07-PS in Possession Sound, Puget Sound, WA USA from 11/14/2007 to 02/22/2008, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k407ps/html/k-4-07-ps.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Notes -
Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound, Beach and Nearshore Dynamics Task
Publications -
Stevens, A.W., and J.R. Lacy, 2012, The influence of wave energy and sediment
transport on seagrass distribution. Estuaries and Coasts 35: 92-108.
DOI: 10.1007/s12237-011-9435-1:URL:
<A HREF ="<http://www.springerlink.com/content/c7014507h0176768/>" target ="new"><http://www.springerlink.com/content/c7014507h0176768/>

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:
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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, Deployment and Recovery and Sampling data of field activity K-4-07-PS in Possession Sound, Puget Sound, WA USA from 11/14/2007 to 02/22/2008: 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: -122.35349
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.33565
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.86059
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.84073

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k407ps/html/k-4-07-ps.nav.gif> (GIF)
    Trackline map of K-4-07-PS
    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k407ps/html/k-4-07-ps.samp.gif> (GIF)
    Sampling locations map of K-4-07-PS

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

    Beginning_Date: 14-Nov-2007
    Ending_Date: 22-Feb-2008
    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: Possession Sound, Puget Sound, WA USA
      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:
    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?

    Jessie Lacy); Hal Williams); Jamie Grover); Joanne Thede Ferreira)

  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: 18-Sep-2013 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    /infobank/k/k407ps/nav/k-4-07-ps.006
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal domain
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/k/k407ps/samp/k-4-07-ps.onoff.vanveengrab
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal domain
    reformatted from /infobank/k/k407ps/samp/raw/K407ps_SampleLocs.txt
    'ID 'Date 'Time(PST) 'Latitude(N) 'Longitude(W) 'Depth(m) 'Comments
           1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9        10        11        12
    3456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
    
    

    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:
    Stevens, A.W., and J.R. Lacy, 2012, The influence of wave energy and sediment transport on seagrass distribution. Estuaries and Coasts 35: 92-108. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-011-9435-1:URL: <A HREF ="<http://www.springerlink.com/content/c7014507h0176768/>" target ="new"><http://www.springerlink.com/content/c7014507h0176768/>



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-4-07-ps.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200711160030000    200711160030000
    200711160035350    200711160035350
    200711160046440    200712322359599
    200801010000001    200802201804550
    200802201813080    200802201813080
    200802201818170    200802201837040
    200802201844470    200802201844470
    200802201854240    200802201856340
    200802201902200    200802201902200
    200802201909080    200802201909080
    200802201914090    200802201914090
    200802201929450    200802201929450
    200802201934590    200802201955040
    200802202000210    200802202016190
    200802202121430    200802202121430
    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-4-07-PS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/k/k407ps/html/k-4-07-ps.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/k407ps/html/k-4-07-ps.nav.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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