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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity L-3A-81-NC in Central Coast, Northern California from 04/16/1981 to 04/26/1981
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Dave McCulloch. Geophysical data (transitsatellite, 12khz, uniboom, airgun, 3dot5khz, sparker, sonobuoy) of field activity L-3A-81-NC in Central Coast, Northern California from 04/16/1981 to 04/26/1981, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l3a81nc/html/l-3a-81-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
transitsatellite
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
uniboom
airgun single-channel airgun
3dot5khz
sparker
sonobuoy
Publications -
McCrory, Patricia A., Arends, Robert G., Ingle, James C., Jr., Isaacs,
Caroline M., Stanley, Richard G., Thornton, Mary Lou Cotton, 1991, Geohistory
analysis of the Santa Maria Basin, California, and its relationship to tectonic
evolution of the continental margin: American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Bulletin, v. 75, no. 2, p. 374.<BR>
<HR>
McCrory, Patricia A., Ingle, James C., Jr.,; Wilson, Douglas S., and Stanley, Richard G.,
1993, Neogene transfer of central California to the Pacific Plate; implications for
evolution of the San Andreas transform: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions,
v. 74, no. 43, Suppl., p. 586.<BR>
<HR>
McCrory, P.A., Wilson, D.S., Ingle, J.C., Jr., and Stanley, R.G., 1995, Neogene transfer
of Central California to the Pacific Plate; evidence from Santa Maria Basin, California:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 79, no. 4, p. 593.<BR>
<HR>
McCrory, Patricia A., Wilson, Douglas S., Ingle, James C., Jr., Stanley, Richard G.,
Dumont, Michael P., and Barron, John A., 1995, Neogene geohistory analysis of Santa Maria
Basin, California, and its relationship to transfer of Central California to the Pacific
Plate. Diatom biochronology of the Sisquoc Formation in the Santa Maria Basin, California,
and its paleoceanographic and tectonic implications: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1995-J,K,
55 p.<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/>, 20131029, Geophysical data of field activity L-3A-81-NC in Central Coast, Northern California from 04/16/1981 to 04/26/1981: 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: -122.64710
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.20955
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.81914
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.08567

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 16-Apr-1981
    Ending_Date: 26-Apr-1981
    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: Central Coast, Northern 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:
    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?

    Carolyn Degnan (Navigator); Dave McCulloch (Chief Scientist); Dennis Mann (Chief Watchstander); Frank Johnson (Chief Mate); Hal Williams (Mechanical Technician); Holly Wagner (Geologist); Jeff Rupert (Mechanical Technician); Jim Saltzgaber (Chief Engineer); Kaye Kinoshita (Navigator); Kevin Heston (Geologist); Lisa Gossett (Navigator); Mike Boyle (Electronics Technician); Pat McCrory (Geologist); Bob Patrick (Electronics Technician); Sara Monteith (Geologist); Terry Ruff (Ship Captain)

  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 4)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/09/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]NEW.070;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Original filename is l381nc.sinsd1._ from VAM339
    
    

    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 4)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/l/l3a81nc/grav/l-3a-81-nc.152_070
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    10/11/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[L381NC.G]L381NC.152;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/09/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]NEW.070;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Original filename is l381nc.sinsd1._ from VAM339
    
    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: 20-Jun-2012 (process 3 of 4)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn l-3a-81-nc.220_070
    
    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/l/l3a81nc/mag/l-3a-81-nc.200_070
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    11/18/85 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L381NC.M]L381NC.200;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    was L381NC._.MAGSB1       on TAM262
    was L381NC220.DAT         on VAM262
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/09/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]NEW.070;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Original filename is l381nc.sinsd1._ from VAM339
    
    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: 31-Oct-1998 (process 4 of 4)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/l/l3a81nc/bath/l-3a-81-nc.301_070
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    08/29/85 BECKIE DUA0:[DATA.L381NC.B]L381NC.301;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    This file is edited 2 min. digitrack bathy.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/09/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]NEW.070;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Original filename is l381nc.sinsd1._ from VAM339
    
    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:
    McCrory, Patricia A., Arends, Robert G., Ingle, James C., Jr., Isaacs, Caroline M., Stanley, Richard G., Thornton, Mary Lou Cotton, 1991, Geohistory analysis of the Santa Maria Basin, California, and its relationship to tectonic evolution of the continental margin: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 75, no. 2, p. 374. McCrory, Patricia A., Ingle, James C., Jr.,; Wilson, Douglas S., and Stanley, Richard G., 1993, Neogene transfer of central California to the Pacific Plate; implications for evolution of the San Andreas transform: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 74, no. 43, Suppl., p. 586. McCrory, P.A., Wilson, D.S., Ingle, J.C., Jr., and Stanley, R.G., 1995, Neogene transfer of Central California to the Pacific Plate; evidence from Santa Maria Basin, California: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 79, no. 4, p. 593. McCrory, Patricia A., Wilson, Douglas S., Ingle, James C., Jr., Stanley, Richard G., Dumont, Michael P., and Barron, John A., 1995, Neogene geohistory analysis of Santa Maria Basin, California, and its relationship to transfer of Central California to the Pacific Plate. Diatom biochronology of the Sisquoc Formation in the Santa Maria Basin, California, and its paleoceanographic and tectonic implications: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1995-J,K, 55 p.



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-3a-81-nc.070)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198104161750000    198104181441000
    198104181459000    198104181525000
    198104181534000    198104240721000
    198104240737000    198104261705000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (l-3a-81-nc.152_070)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198104161900180    198104170014180
    198104170225180    198104170625180
    198104170640420    198104170836420
    198104170847420    198104171729420
    198104171740420    198104171832420
    198104171848420    198104180300420
    198104180315420    198104180720480
    198104181250180    198104181932420
    198104181939360    198104182011360
    198104182024360    198104182040360
    198104182051360    198104190227360
    198104190233180    198104190437540
    198104190446540    198104190507000
    198104190517000    198104190525000
    198104190602300    198104191328360
    198104191421360    198104191759240
    198104191808060    198104192215060
    198104192249300    198104200607480
    198104200626420    198104200646540
    198104200653000    198104200830240
    198104200837000    198104201453420
    198104201504420    198104201520420
    198104201529480    198104201824300
    198104201848480    198104202241120
    198104202321120    198104210659240
    198104210707240    198104210741240
    198104210751240    198104210809300
    198104210821300    198104211427360
    198104211446540    198104211549000
    198104211607000    198104211621000
    198104211631000    198104220058120
    198104220115120    198104220159180
    198104220221180    198104220249180
    198104220302360    198104220534480
    198104220542300    198104221029240
    198104221101240    198104221327540
    198104221336120    198104221915480
    198104221951480    198104222028000
    198104222039180    198104222045180
    198104222050300    198104230406480
    198104230420480    198104230436480
    198104230441540    198104230449540
    198104230504120    198104231005240
    198104231021240    198104231055300
    198104231111300    198104231223480
    198104231239480    198104231257540
    198104231335060    198104232029360
    198104232037360    198104240441240
    198104240517000    198104241041300
    198104241046360    198104241141360
    198104241216360    198104241642240
    198104241713240    198104241825240
    198104241832060    198104250321180
    198104250346180    198104250558480
    198104250613480    198104251641240
    198104251647540    198104251742000
    198104251751000    198104251815000
    198104251825180    198104251920300
    198104260350300    198104260645180
    198104260657180    198104260837180
    198104260856180    198104261258180
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (l-3a-81-nc.220_070)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198104171906400    198104180726430
    198104181242150    198104181939230
    198104181944350    198104190531100
    198104190607270    198104191804590
    198104191812030    198104200835350
    198104200841030    198104201830020
    198104201852500    198104210705580
    198104210712260    198104211433180
    198104211450540    198104220539580
    198104220546300    198104221334220
    198104221341100    198104231229340
    198104231243500    198104241831580
    198104241837060    198104251821300
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (l-3a-81-nc.301_070)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198104170639400    198104180725470
    198104181242150    198104181937390
    198104181944350    198104182018350
    198104182032350    198104190529230
    198104190607270    198104191803030
    198104191812030    198104200834230
    198104200841030    198104201828270
    198104201852500    198104202249100
    198104202301100    198104210705020
    198104210712260    198104211433140
    198104211450540    198104211600580
    198104211607580    198104211607580
    198104211613580    198104220539060
    198104220546300    198104221333140
    198104221341100    198104222049180
    198104222054300    198104230441300
    198104230446540    198104231228460
    198104231243500    198104241830260
    198104241837060    198104251646060
    198104251652540    198104251714540
    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-3A-81-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l3a81nc/html/l-3a-81-nc.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: 1.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l3a81nc/html/l-3a-81-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l3a81nc/html/l-3a-81-nc.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 9.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l3a81nc/html/l-3a-81-nc.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l3a81nc/html/l-3a-81-nc.bath.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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