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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Sampling data of field activity L-1-07-SF in San Francisco Bay and local coastal areas from 11/09/2007 to 12/31/2008
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Bob Rosenbauer. Sampling data of field activity L-1-07-SF in San Francisco Bay and local coastal areas from 11/09/2007 to 12/31/2008, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l107sf/html/l-1-07-sf.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Notes -
Oil samples collected from container ship Cosco Busan and San Francisco Bay.
Publications -
Rubenstein, S., November 10, 2007, On Bay Area beaches, picking up one oily glob at a time messy going:
San Francisco Chronicle, p A-8,
<A HREF="<http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/10/MNPIT9LA5.DTL>" target="new"><http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/10/MNPIT9LA5.DTL>.
Gibbons, Helen, Rosenbauer, Bob, Lorenson, Tom, and Imai, Randy, 2008,
Tar Balls from Southern California Seeps Appear on Central California Beaches,
USGS Sound Waves Monthly Newsletter, April 2008, available on line at:
<A HREF = "
<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2008/04/fieldwork2.html>" target ="SW"><http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2008/04/fieldwork2.html>

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
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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, Sampling data of field activity L-1-07-SF in San Francisco Bay and local coastal areas from 11/09/2007 to 12/31/2008: 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: -122.51323
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.29233
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.88110
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.61087

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 09-Nov-2007
    Ending_Date: 31-Dec-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: San Francisco Bay and local coastal areas
      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>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Samples with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/samp.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    "time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs"
    Mnemonic:       "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Lat, Long, ActivityID, EquipmentType, Depth, DepthUnits, Line, Station, Roll, Comments)  [DAPS]"
    FORTRAN format: "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Hundredths, Lat, Long, ActivityID, EquipmentType, Depth, DepthUnits, Line, Station, Roll, Comments) [DAPX]"
    C format:       "(i4.4, i3.3, 3i2.2, i1.1, t16, f9.5, t26, f10.5, t37, a, t45, a24, t70, f6.1, t78, a1, t80, a9, t90, a9, t100, a9, t110, a)  [DAPS]"
    Naming:         .onoff.GRAV_EQUIPMENT_TYPE
    


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?

  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: 02-Jan-2008 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    01/02/2008 clint temp
    /infobank/programs/edit/allcaps/allcaps
    
    Input was...
    11/16/2007 clint l-1-07-sf.onoff.handsamplegrab
    /infobank/programs/refmt/rosenbauer2daps/rosenbauer2daps
    
    

    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:
    Rubenstein, S., November 10, 2007, On Bay Area beaches, picking up one oily glob at a time messy going: San Francisco Chronicle, p A-8, <A HREF="<http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/10/MNPIT9LA5.DTL>" target="new"><http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/10/MNPIT9LA5.DTL>. Gibbons, Helen, Rosenbauer, Bob, Lorenson, Tom, and Imai, Randy, 2008, Tar Balls from Southern California Seeps Appear on Central California Beaches, USGS Sound Waves Monthly Newsletter, April 2008, available on line at: <A HREF = "<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2008/04/fieldwork2.html>" target ="SW"><http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2008/04/fieldwork2.html>



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 (l-1-07-sf.061 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200711091800000    200711091800000
    200711091835000    200711091843000
    200711091931000    200711091931000
    200711091938000    200711091938000
    200711091950000    200711091950000
    200711092003000    200711092003000
    200711092010000    200711092010000
    200711092105000    200711092109000
    200711092117000    200711092117000
    200711092142000    200711092142000
    200711092150000    200711092150000
    200711112130000    200711112130000
    200711141727000    200711141740000
    200711141747000    200711141750001
    200711141810000    200711141810000
    200711141851000    200711141851000
    200711141900000    200711141900000
    200711141925000    200711141925001
    200711142100000    200711142100000
    200711142115000    200711142120000
    200711142130000    200711142130000
    200711142158000    200711142158000
    200711151000000    200711151000000
    200711191118000    200711191118001
    200711191151000    200711191151000
    200711191208000    200711191208000
    200711191223000    200711191225000
    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 L-1-07-SF data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l107sf/html/l-1-07-sf.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/l/l107sf/html/l-1-07-sf.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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