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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity L-2-76-SC in San Diego, Southern California from 02/25/1976 to 03/19/1976
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Gary Greene. Geophysical data (minisparker, uniboom, airgun, sidescansonar, 3dot5khz, underwatercamera, chaindredge, dartcore, boxcore, VanVeengrab, freefallgrab, gravitycore, pipedredge, LORAC, underwatertelevision, gradiometer, transitsatellite) of field activity L-2-76-SC in San Diego, Southern California from 02/25/1976 to 03/19/1976, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l276sc/html/l-2-76-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
minisparker
uniboom
airgun single-channel airgun
sidescansonar
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
underwatercamera
chaindredge
dartcore
boxcore
VanVeengrab
freefallgrab
gravitycore
pipedredge
LORAC
underwatertelevision
gradiometer
transitsatellite
Publications -
Arnal, R.E., and Vedder, J.G., 1976, Late Miocene paleobathymetry of California
continental borderland north of 32 degrees: American Association of Petroleum
Geologists Bulletin, v. 60, no. 12, American Association of Petroleum Geologists-
Society For Sedimentary Geology-SEG Pacific sections meeting, p. 2174. <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>
Vedder, J.G., Arnal, R.E., Bukry, David, and Barron, J.A., 1976, Preliminary descriptions of
pre-Quaternary samples, R/V Lee, March 1976, offshore Southern California: U.S. Geological
Survey Open-File Report 76-0629, 16 p.
URL:
<A HREF ="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l276sc/meta/l-2-76-sc.ofr.pdf>" target ="new"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l276sc/meta/l-2-76-sc.ofr.pdf>
<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>

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.
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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/>, 20140207, Geophysical data of field activity L-2-76-SC in San Diego, Southern California from 02/25/1976 to 03/19/1976: 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: -120.74159
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.17500
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.14167
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.47560

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 25-Feb-1976
    Ending_Date: 19-Mar-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: San Diego, 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:
    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?

    R. Andresen (Calif. Coast Zone Conserv. Comm.); Kim Bailey (Watchstander); Chris Barton (Geologist); Sam Clarke (Geologist); Mike Crawford (Geologist); Jim Crouch (Geologist); Brent Dalrymple (Geologist); John Dillon (Geologist); Doug Dolan (Watchstander); Mike Field (Geologist); Jim Gardner (Geologist); Rich Garlow (Watchstander); Helen Gibbons (Watchstander); Gary Greene (Chief Scientist); Theresa Hallinan (Dafe Curator); W. F. Harris (Watchstander); Keith Kvenvolden (Geochemist); John Lane (Geologist); George Maupin (Navigator); Pat McCrory (Watchstander); Graig McHendrie (Navigator); Frank Medeiros (Ship Captain); Nina Morgan (Watchstander); Jim Nicholson (Electronics Technician); Paula Quinterno (Geologist); John Rapp (Geochemist); Bonnie Rose (Watchstander); John Simpson (Chief Engineer); Norm Smyers (Geologist); Phyllis Swenson (Watchstander); Jim Taylor (Geologist); Curtis Thompson (Chief Mate); Margo Toth (Watchstander); Jack Vedder (Geologist (not On Board)); Paul Carlson (Geologist (not On Board)); Kim Klitgord (Geologist (not On Board)); Dave Howell (Geologist (not On Board))

  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 1)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/30/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.L276SC.N]L276SC.050;
    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>

  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:
    Arnal, R.E., and Vedder, J.G., 1976, Late Miocene paleobathymetry of California continental borderland north of 32 degrees: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 60, no. 12, American Association of Petroleum Geologists- Society For Sedimentary Geology-SEG Pacific sections meeting, p. 2174. 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. Vedder, J.G., Arnal, R.E., Bukry, David, and Barron, J.A., 1976, Preliminary descriptions of pre-Quaternary samples, R/V Lee, March 1976, offshore Southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-0629, 16 p. URL: <A HREF ="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l276sc/meta/l-2-76-sc.ofr.pdf>" target ="new"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l276sc/meta/l-2-76-sc.ofr.pdf> 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 (l-2-76-sc.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197602251800000    197603160823000
    197603160952000    197603161500000
    197603161657000    197603190658000
    197603190828000    197603190828000
    197603191100000    197603191549000
    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-2-76-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l276sc/html/l-2-76-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: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l276sc/html/l-2-76-sc.nav.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 07-Feb-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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