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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Sidescan Sonar data of field activity M-1-02-SC in Channel Islands from 04/28/2002 to 04/30/2002
Abstract:
University of California, Santa Barbara,United States Navy,United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,Naval Postgraduate School,Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary,California Department of Fish and Game. Chief Scientists: Guy Cochrane, Sarah Fangman. Sidescan Sonar data (Kleinsidescan, underwatertelevision, YoNav) of field activity M-1-02-SC in Channel Islands from 04/28/2002 to 04/30/2002, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m102sc/html/m-1-02-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Kleinsidescan Klein 2000, Bathymetry, Brand: Klein, Model: 2000, Code: SS, Comment: Used ISIS and YONAV software for sidescan data acquisition and navigation.
underwatertelevision Phantom ROV, Underwater video, Brand: Phantom, Code: ROV
YoNav
Notes -
Associated cruises in southern California:
<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b198sc/html/b-1-98-sc.meta.html>">B-1-98-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b199sc/html/b-1-99-sc.meta.html>">B-1-99-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/b/b299sc/html/b-2-99-sc.meta.html>">B-2-99-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m199sc/html/m-1-99-sc.meta.html>">M-1-99-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m100sc/html/m-1-00-sc.meta.html>">M-1-00-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j102sc/html/j-1-02-sc.meta.html>">J-1-02-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m102sc/html/m-1-02-sc.meta.html>">M-1-02-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m103sc/html/m-1-03-sc.meta.html>">M-1-03-SC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF ="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s504sc/html/s-5-04-sc.meta.html>">S-5-04-SC</A>
Publications -
<a href="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/nearshorehab/>"> Nearshore Habitat</a>

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/>, 20131029, Sidescan Sonar data of field activity M-1-02-SC in Channel Islands from 04/28/2002 to 04/30/2002: 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: -120.45893
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.20619
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.17012
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.84951

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 28-Apr-2002
    Ending_Date: 30-Apr-2002
    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: Channel Islands
      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 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257.

      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?

    Guy Cochrane (Chief Scientist, USGS); Sarah Fangman (Chief Scientist, CINMS); Donna Schrueder (Biologist, UCSB); Mike Prall (GIS specialist, CDFG); Dave Kuchner (Biologist, bird watcher, NPS); Jeff Goddard (ROV operator, UCSB); Fred Payne (Sidescan sonar tech, USGS); Greg Cooper (ROV operator, US Navy); Jason Tanaka (ROV operator, US Navy); Vince Gerwe (ROV operator, US Navy); Shauna Bingham (Public Relations, CINMS); Julie Bursek (GIS specialist, CINMS); Ben Waltenberger (GIS specialist , CINMS); John Brooks (Public Relations, Contract photo); Paul Hillman (Public Relations, Contract photo)

  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: 13-Jun-2002 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data Unknown

    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:
    <a href="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/nearshorehab/>"> Nearshore Habitat</a>


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 (m-1-02-sc.062 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200204271647103    200204272142400
    200204272337002    200204272337002
    200204280006303    200204301602502
    200204301609203    200204301634304
    200204301643202    200204301645404
    200204301652004    200205010022300
    200205010030002    200205010152004
    200205010445303    200205010447300
    200205010459100    200205010459100
    200205010514303    200205010529301
    200205010536403    200205010620301
    200205010634002    200205010634002
    200205010641104    200205010648200
    200205010658504    200205010700200
    200205010705500    200205010707402
    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 M-1-02-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m102sc/html/m-1-02-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: 1.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m102sc/html/m-1-02-sc.nav.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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