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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity L-6-83-SP in Southern Pacific from 12/05/1983 to 12/11/1983
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Bill Normark. Geological and Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 12khz, gravity, airgun, sidescansonar, gravitycore, DelNortenav, transitsatellite, tempsalinometer, expendablebatthermograph, underwatercamera, expendablebatthermograph, rangerange) of field activity L-6-83-SP in Southern Pacific from 12/05/1983 to 12/11/1983, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l683sp/html/l-6-83-sp.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
gravity shipboard gravity
airgun single-channel airgun
sidescansonar
gravitycore
DelNortenav
transitsatellite
tempsalinometer temperature/salinity/conductance gauges
expendablebatthermograph exp. bathy thermograph
underwatercamera
expendablebatthermograph
rangerange
Publications -
Chase, T.E., Normark, W.R., Wilde, P., Gutmacher, Christina E., Seekins, B.A., Lund,
K.E., and Vath, S.C., 1988, Marine topography of offshore Tutuila Island, Samoa Islands:
Geological Society of America Map and Chart Series, v. MCH068, 1 sheet.<BR>

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/>, 20140504, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity L-6-83-SP in Southern Pacific from 12/05/1983 to 12/11/1983: 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: -171.12566
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -170.54071
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.16369
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.44180

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 05-Dec-1983
    Ending_Date: 11-Dec-1983
    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: Southern Pacific
      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:
    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?

    Aaron Dunwald (Chief Engineer); Al McClenaghan (Ship Captain); Barbara Seekins (Navigator); Bill Normark (Chief Scientist); Charlotte Brunner (Biologist, UCB); Charlotte Pierce (Unsp Investigatr); Chris Gutmacher (Dafe Curator); Chris Poppe (Chief Mate); Gordon Tanner (Electronics Technician); Hank Chezar (Unsp Investigatr); Jon Erickson (Mechanical Technician); Kaye Kinoshita (Navigator); Mary Hunt (Geologist, UCB); Michele Krup (Navigator, UCB); Pat Wilde (Geologist, UCB); Paul Wenberg (Mechanical Technician); Rick Viall (Electronics Technician); Roy Fields (Electronics Technician); Ted Dengler (Geologist, UCB); Tom Chase (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 3)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/16/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.L683SP.N]NEW.072;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    
    

    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 3)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/l/l683sp/grav/l-6-83-sp.110_072
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/13/85 BARB USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.L683SP.G]L683SP.110;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Meter 53
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/16/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.L683SP.N]NEW.072;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    
    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 3 of 3)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/l/l683sp/bath/l-6-83-sp.330_072
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/15/85 BECKIE USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.L683SP.B]L683SP.330;
    DRA1:[DRS.BAT]BATRED.EXE;1
    This file was hand-digetized in 2-way travel time (secs)
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/16/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.L683SP.N]NEW.072;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    
    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:
    Chase, T.E., Normark, W.R., Wilde, P., Gutmacher, Christina E., Seekins, B.A., Lund, K.E., and Vath, S.C., 1988, Marine topography of offshore Tutuila Island, Samoa Islands: Geological Society of America Map and Chart Series, v. MCH068, 1 sheet.



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-6-83-sp.072)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198312052203000    198312110019000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (l-6-83-sp.110_072)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198312052203050    198312110018590
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (l-6-83-sp.330_072)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198312060000000    198312060037540
    198312060054120    198312060220120
    198312060228240    198312060326180
    198312060332180    198312060332180
    198312060339060    198312060556480
    198312060603120    198312060843420
    198312060848540    198312060927060
    198312060932360    198312060951360
    198312060956480    198312061220360
    198312061226120    198312061248060
    198312061254300    198312061435300
    198312061442120    198312061449420
    198312061455540    198312061616300
    198312061623060    198312061646300
    198312061651420    198312061735000
    198312061740060    198312061809540
    198312061816000    198312061905180
    198312061910240    198312061925060
    198312061931060    198312061943360
    198312061950000    198312062007240
    198312062013240    198312062320360
    198312062325480    198312070005360
    198312070012000    198312070203000
    198312070209180    198312070245060
    198312070253540    198312070313540
    198312070322240    198312070357420
    198312070405000    198312070406480
    198312070412060    198312070418300
    198312070426000    198312070512120
    198312070519540    198312070609540
    198312070615000    198312070656060
    198312070701180    198312070900540
    198312070908120    198312071048480
    198312071055000    198312071123180
    198312071129180    198312071152000
    198312071158060    198312071216300
    198312071221540    198312071226300
    198312071232540    198312071406180
    198312071412060    198312071510120
    198312071515180    198312071731480
    198312071737360    198312071749060
    198312071757300    198312071820360
    198312071827180    198312071928360
    198312071934480    198312072017060
    198312072024420    198312072040060
    198312072045180    198312072118540
    198312072125480    198312072159300
    198312072206360    198312072206360
    198312072213420    198312072221000
    198312072228000    198312072254540
    198312072300000    198312072300000
    198312072306000    198312072308000
    198312072314540    198312080049060
    198312080055180    198312080120000
    198312080235060    198312080315420
    198312080325000    198312080802120
    198312080807180    198312080857300
    198312080902420    198312080935300
    198312080940480    198312081145000
    198312081600000    198312081639060
    198312081820000    198312081858240
    198312082215000    198312090023300
    198312090029300    198312090031060
    198312090038120    198312090253540
    198312090300000    198312090410000
    198312090415360    198312090420000
    198312090430000    198312090434180
    198312090440360    198312090501000
    198312090814000    198312090904360
    198312090909540    198312090916240
    198312090925060    198312090925060
    198312090931240    198312091002300
    198312091008540    198312091009420
    198312091015000    198312091019540
    198312091026060    198312091027000
    198312091035000    198312091100240
    198312092058360    198312092106180
    198312092112000    198312092112000
    198312092117360    198312092119180
    198312092125000    198312092125000
    198312092131180    198312092245000
    198312092251480    198312092311120
    198312092319540    198312092333240
    198312092339480    198312092339480
    198312092345000    198312100034240
    198312100040000    198312100119360
    198312100125000    198312100259540
    198312100305000    198312100305000
    198312100310060    198312100314060
    198312100322060    198312100446000
    198312100451480    198312100851180
    198312100856480    198312101058420
    198312101104420    198312101144360
    198312101150480    198312101300060
    198312101307540    198312101314540
    198312101320540    198312101332480
    198312101340000    198312101404120
    198312101411360    198312101434360
    198312101439480    198312101456300
    198312101502240    198312101556240
    198312101602240    198312101711360
    198312101717360    198312101719240
    198312101730480    198312101751540
    198312101757180    198312101812180
    198312101817360    198312101822180
    198312101828480    198312101845000
    198312101851540    198312102107480
    198312102114540    198312102243000
    198312102250000    198312102255000
    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-6-83-SP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l683sp/html/l-6-83-sp.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: 0.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l683sp/html/l-6-83-sp.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 2.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l683sp/html/l-6-83-sp.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l683sp/html/l-6-83-sp.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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