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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity L-5B-79-NC in Central Coast, Northern California from 12/01/1979 to 12/16/1979
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Dave McCulloch. Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 12khz, uniboom, 24channel, gravity, miniranger, transitsatellite, LoranC, integratednavigation) of field activity L-5B-79-NC in Central Coast, Northern California from 12/01/1979 to 12/16/1979, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l5b79nc/html/l-5b-79-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
uniboom
24channel 24-channel airgun
gravity
miniranger
transitsatellite
LoranC
integratednavigation

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-5B-79-NC in Central Coast, Northern California from 12/01/1979 to 12/16/1979: 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: -121.90690
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -120.63760
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.56070
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.48820

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Dec-1979
    Ending_Date: 16-Dec-1979
    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:
    Gravity with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/grav.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?

    Barbara Seekins (Watchstander); Dave Hogg (Electronics Technician); Dave McCulloch (Chief Scientist); Don Auburn (Chief Engineer); Frank Johnson (Chief Mate); Glen Barker (Mechanical Technician); Harry Hill (Electronics Technician); Jeanne Blank (Watchstander); Jeff Rupert (Mechanical Technician); Dennis Mann (Navigator); Kaye Kinoshita (Navigator); Larry Kooker (Mechanical Technician); Pat McCrory (Navigator); Rex Sanders (Navigator); Rick Viall (Watchstander); 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: 23-Dec-1997 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/10/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]NEW.070;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Original filename is l579nc.drcpf1._ from VAM138
    
    

    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)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/l/l5b79nc/grav/l-5b-79-nc.165_070
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/02/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.L579NC]L579NC.165;
    DRB0:[CLINT]REFMTJCGRV.EXE;
    reformatted from JChilds l579nc.sm_grv
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/10/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]NEW.070;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Original filename is l579nc.drcpf1._ from VAM138
    
    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:


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-5b-79-nc.070)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197912012350300    197912031758240
    197912031805140    197912040425300
    197912040431370    197912050151200
    197912060401200    197912071853200
    197912071902400    197912081716400
    197912082052200    197912082356200
    197912090054590    197912101532200
    197912101545360    197912101609090
    197912101625420    197912101626220
    197912101634560    197912101656520
    197912101711110    197912101820180
    197912102125140    197912122016200
    197912122034100    197912130610400
    197912130619150    197912131801200
    197912131811350    197912131927400
    197912131934270    197912151445200
    197912151454530    197912161800300
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (l-5b-79-nc.165_070)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197912020034060    197912020224060
    197912020311300    197912020503300
    197912020510300    197912020526300
    197912020536300    197912020706300
    197912020719300    197912020721300
    197912020729300    197912021121300
    197912021210300    197912022106300
    197912022205300    197912022209300
    197912022223300    197912022241300
    197912022257300    197912030407060
    197912030514060    197912030706060
    197912030716060    197912031048060
    197912031147060    197912031651060
    197912031749060    197912031753240
    197912031800120    197912031800120
    197912031806300    197912040034300
    197912040159300    197912040421300
    197912040427480    197912040532060
    197912040731060    197912041241060
    197912041342060    197912050026420
    197912050144300    197912050904300
    197912050948300    197912052020300
    197912052101300    197912060343300
    197912090757000    197912091024000
    197912091040000    197912091522000
    197912091601180    197912092249180
    197912092311180    197912100023180
    197912100120180    197912100830180
    197912100920180    197912101526180
    197912101533300    197912101745300
    197912101822300    197912110227180
    197912110310180    197912111116180
    197912111211180    197912111957180
    197912112033180    197912120527420
    197912120610420    197912121320420
    197912121356420    197912122013000
    197912122034180    197912122138180
    197912122240180    197912130558180
    197912130701180    197912130805180
    197912130816180    197912131500420
    197912131538420    197912131756420
    197912131808180    197912131808180
    197912131816420    197912131922420
    197912131930420    197912132054420
    197912132158420    197912140244420
    197912140318420    197912140420420
    197912140431420    197912140533420
    197912140552420    197912141131000
    197912141145000    197912141151000
    197912141230000    197912141604000
    197912141643000    197912141849180
    197912142110180    197912150004180
    197912150015180    197912150228180
    197912150320180    197912150433180
    197912150445180    197912150738180
    197912150805180    197912151441180
    197912151453180    197912151453180
    197912151459180    197912151511180
    197912151539180    197912151559180
    197912151631180    197912151807180
    197912151825180    197912152339300
    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-5B-79-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l5b79nc/html/l-5b-79-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: 0.6
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l5b79nc/html/l-5b-79-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.6
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l5b79nc/html/l-5b-79-nc.grav.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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