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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity L-1-76-MX in Baja California from 01/06/1976 to 02/17/1976
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Bill Normark, Jim Bischoff, Jim Hein. Geological and Geophysical data (airgun, magnetics, chaindredge, Phlegercore, gravitycore, dartcore, 3dot5khz, uniboom, minisparker, VanVeengrab, transitsatellite, dopplersonar, LoranC, LoranA, Niskenbottle, planktonnet, integratednavigation, Shipekgrab) of field activity L-1-76-MX in Baja California from 01/06/1976 to 02/17/1976, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l176mx/html/l-1-76-mx.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
airgun single-channel
magnetics
chaindredge
Phlegercore
gravitycore
dartcore
3dot5khz bathymetry
uniboom
minisparker
VanVeengrab
transitsatellite
dopplersonar
LoranC
LoranA
Niskenbottle
planktonnet
integratednavigation
Shipekgrab
Publications -
Moore, J.G., Normark, W.R., Hess, G.R., and Meyer, C.E., 1977, Petrology of basalt from the
East Pacific Rise near 21 degrees North latitude: Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological
Survey, v. 5, no. 6, p. 753-759.<BR>
<HR>
Hein, J.R., and Yeh, H.W., 1979, Some effects of hydrothermal activity at the intersection of
spreading centers and fracture zones in the Gulf of California: Geological Society of America
Abstracts with Programs, v. 11, no. 7, p. 442. <BR>
<HR>
Bischoff, J.L., and Niemitz, J.W., 1980, Bathymetric maps of the Gulf of California:
U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-1244, 4 sheets.<BR>
<HR>
Niemitz, Jeffery W., and Bischoff, James L., 1981, Tectonic elements of the southern part
of the Gulf of California: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 92, no. 3,
p. I 101-I 104, II 360-II 407.<BR>

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/>, 20140504, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity L-1-76-MX in Baja California from 01/06/1976 to 02/17/1976: 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: -122.60517
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -106.42083
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.34483
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.86066

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 06-Jan-1976
    Ending_Date: 17-Feb-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: Baja 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:
    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?

    Andy Stevenson (Geologist); Bill Normark (Chief Scientist); Bob Patrick (Electronics Technician); Bob Rosenbauer (Geologist); Carrie Carpenter (Dafe Curator); Chris Gutmacher (Watchstander); Connie Beaver (Watchstander); Curtis Thompson (Chief Mate); Doug Dolan (Mechanical Technician); Ed Chichester (Watchstander); Frances Cook (Watchstander); Frank Madeiros (Ship Captain); Gerta Callahan-Kell (Geologist); Gordon Hess (Geologist); Gordon Tanner (Electronics Technician); Jeff Niemitz (Geologist); Jim Bischoff (Chief Scientist); Jim Hein (Chief Scientist); John Barron (Geologist); John Simpson (Mechanical Technician); Luc Ortlieb (Geologist); Pat Wilde (Geologist); Rich Garlow (Geologist); Steve Wallace (Mechanical Technician); Steve Wolf (Geologist)

  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-Jan-1996 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/30/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.L176MX.N]L176MX.051;
    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 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/l/l176mx/bath/l-1-76-mx.335_051
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/10/86 BECKIE DUA0:[DATA.BECKIE]L176MX.335;
    DRB0:[DRS.BAT]BATRED.EXE;1
    This file was reduced using no Matthews correction and
    the velocity of sound assumed was 1500m/sec 2-way traveltime.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/30/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.L176MX.N]L176MX.051;
    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:
    Moore, J.G., Normark, W.R., Hess, G.R., and Meyer, C.E., 1977, Petrology of basalt from the East Pacific Rise near 21 degrees North latitude: Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey, v. 5, no. 6, p. 753-759. Hein, J.R., and Yeh, H.W., 1979, Some effects of hydrothermal activity at the intersection of spreading centers and fracture zones in the Gulf of California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 11, no. 7, p. 442. Bischoff, J.L., and Niemitz, J.W., 1980, Bathymetric maps of the Gulf of California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-1244, 4 sheets. Niemitz, Jeffery W., and Bischoff, James L., 1981, Tectonic elements of the southern part of the Gulf of California: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 92, no. 3, p. I 101-I 104, II 360-II 407.



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-1-76-mx.051 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197601060000000    197602091342000
    197602102315000    197602170422000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (l-1-76-mx.335_051)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197601060000060    197601060202480
    197601060227300    197601060605420
    197601060633480    197601060808480
    197601060838000    197601061704360
    197601061715120    197601062241120
    197601062258360    197601062315000
    197601062331300    197601070800120
    197601071628000    197601080550240
    197601092057060    197601092204480
    197601092215000    197601101611360
    197601101724540    197601101803000
    197601122143060    197601122300000
    197601122330060    197601130132060
    197601131530120    197601131637360
    197601131702540    197601141534000
    197601141546240    197601142309300
    197601142320000    197601150304300
    197601150315060    197601151200000
    197601151229540    197601151907300
    197601151918240    197601170008420
    197601170148420    197601170327120
    197601170450240    197601170640480
    197601170759360    197601171313360
    197601171420180    197601171453420
    197601171516240    197601172013480
    197601172027000    197601172135240
    197601172238000    197601180700360
    197601180719000    197601182303360
    197601182316300    197601191303480
    197601191315180    197601191608240
    197601191755060    197601200915540
    197601221348540    197601222221000
    197601222241540    197601230017480
    197601230028480    197601230103420
    197601230118480    197601230505300
    197601230530240    197601230614180
    197601230642360    197601230915000
    197601230934360    197601231424420
    197601231440240    197601231709360
    197601231733480    197601231959180
    197601232028060    197601240126360
    197601240155540    197601241038060
    197601241049060    197601241957060
    197601242015360    197601250043540
    197601250057420    197601250116060
    197601250144360    197601251649420
    197601251703060    197601251921420
    197601251938420    197601260219480
    197601260240000    197601260611420
    197601281915240    197601282159540
    197601282213120    197601282315480
    197601282328180    197601290035060
    197601290109540    197601290305000
    197601290336300    197601290838420
    197601290850000    197601291057540
    197601291118480    197601291815000
    197601291919480    197601291958060
    197601292019000    197601292345360
    197601300000120    197601300801180
    197601300811300    197601301207240
    197601301233000    197601301752000
    197601301805180    197601301908480
    197601301924000    197601310715120
    197601310755240    197601310840060
    197601310859540    197601311716480
    197601311734420    197602010556060
    197602010613540    197602010616120
    197602010629000    197602020325480
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    197602020831120    197602020850240
    197602020904480    197602021428480
    197602021440240    197602030411540
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    197602031853120    197602031945480
    197602031957240    197602040209060
    197602040227420    197602040309120
    197602040335000    197602040335000
    197602040345540    197602040531060
    197602040606240    197602041614060
    197602041624480    197602041949240
    197602042006180    197602042350420
    197602050001000    197602050617000
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    197602050740300    197602051128000
    197602051138360    197602051201300
    197602051216300    197602051216300
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    197602051535180    197602051556120
    197602051614000    197602060012480
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    197602162250360    197602170015000
    197602170106480    197602170421360
    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-1-76-MX data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l176mx/html/l-1-76-mx.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/l176mx/html/l-1-76-mx.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 2.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l176mx/html/l-1-76-mx.bath.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 04-May-2014
    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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