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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Chirp Seismic and Piston Coring data of field activity M-1-05-SC in Santa Barbara Basin, offshore Southern California from 08/19/2005 to 08/26/2005
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Craig Nicholson, University of California, Santa Barbara. Chirp Seismic and Piston Coring data (GPS, pistoncore, gravitycore, Chirp) of field activity M-1-05-SC in Santa Barbara Basin, offshore Southern California from 08/19/2005 to 08/26/2005, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m105sc/html/m-1-05-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
GPS
pistoncore
gravitycore
Chirp
Notes -
The piston coring and chirp profiling operations
ceased 0800 on 08/26/05 offshore Santa Barbara;
all but nine of the scientific party were transferred ashore
by water taxi, including all USGS personnel.
The R/V Melville then transited to Seattle, WA
to officially end the leg on 08/30/05.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) identifies the cruise
as TUIM13MV ending in Seattle.
TUIM13MV is SI Oceanography's cruise ID
indicating leg 13 of Expedition TUIMV.
The expedition was an NSF-funded cruise
(C. Nicholson, J. Kennett, and C. Sorlien, UC Santa Barbara, co-PIs)
in collaboration with the USGS CMG Southern California
earthquake hazard task of the CABRILLO Project.
In the University of California Santa Barbara records,
the cruise is recorded as SBCORE.

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, Chirp Seismic and Piston Coring data of field activity M-1-05-SC in Santa Barbara Basin, offshore Southern California from 08/19/2005 to 08/26/2005: 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: -120.03581
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.29814
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.28277
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.63693

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 19-Aug-2005
    Ending_Date: 26-Aug-2005
    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: Santa Barbara Basin, offshore 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 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?

    Craig Nicholson (Chief scientist, UC Santa Barbara); Jim Kennett (Co-chief scientist, UC Santa Barbara); Christopher Sorlien (Co-PI, Seismic data interpretation, UC Santa Barbara); Sarah Hopkins (Seismic data interpretation , UC Santa Barbara); Dorothy Pak (Sediment lab/ Scientist, UC Santa Barbara); Jennifer Osborne (Sediment lab/ Undergraduate Student, UC Santa Barbara); Robert Decesari (Geophysical Graduate Student, UC Santa Barbara); Erin Ricketts (Sediment lab/ Graduate Student, UC Santa Barbara); Dan Murphy (Sediment lab/ Graduate Student, UC Santa Barbara); Pete Kalk (Piston core technician, Oregon State University); Chris Moser (Piston core technician, Oregon State University); Paul Walczak (Piston core technician, Oregon State University); Nell Oschein (MST core logger , Oregon State University); Rheannon Hill (MST core logger, Oregon State University); Bill Normark (Sedimentologist, US Geological Survey); Ray Sliter (Chirp data processing, US Geological Survey); Larry Kooker (Electronic technician, US Geological Survey); Richard Behl (Sedimentologist, Cal State Univ. Long Beach); Pamela Hill (Sediment lab/ Graduate Student, UC Los Angeles); Arndt Schimmelmann (Sediment lab/ Scientist, University of Indiana); Mirela Dumitrescu (Sediment lab/ Graduate Student, University of Indiana); Irene Arango (Sediment lab/ Graduate Student, University of Indiana); Tessa Hill (Sediment lab/ Scientist, UC Davis); Steven Macalello (Sediment lab/ Undergraduate Student, UC Davis); Kevin Cannariato (Sediment lab/ Scientist, Univ. Southern California); Chris Curl (Captain, Scripps Inst. Oceanography); Woody Sutherland (Computer Technician, Scripps Inst. Oceanography); Cambria Colt (Marine Research Technician, Scripps Inst. Oceanography); Gene Pillard (Marine Research Technician, Scripps Inst. Oceanography)

  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: 02-Nov-2005 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    11/02/2005 carolyn /infobank/m/m105sc/nav/m-1-05-sc.061
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps
    temporal-spatial data
    Added 9 records for 237/2340 to 238/1315 as per Chris Gutmacher's 10/31/2005 instructions:
    "... i.e. add 9 times to the best nav file like this:
    3 more for station 33
    3 more for station 34..."
    
    Input was...
    08/31/2005 carolyn /infobank/m/m105sc/nav/m-1-05-sc.060
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps
    temporal-spatial data
    data acquisition systems
    
    08/31/2005 carolyn tmechked and combined files from Bill Normark
    cat \
    /infobank/m/m105sc/meta/raw/NAV_Data/105-231.NAV \
    /infobank/m/m105sc/meta/raw/NAV_Data/105-232.NAV \
    /infobank/m/m105sc/meta/raw/NAV_Data/105-233.NAV \
    /infobank/m/m105sc/meta/raw/NAV_Data/105-234.NAV \
    /infobank/m/m105sc/meta/raw/NAV_Data/105-235.NAV \
    /infobank/m/m105sc/meta/raw/NAV_Data/105-236.NAV \
    /infobank/m/m105sc/meta/raw/NAV_Data/105-237.NAV \
    >! /infobank/m/m105sc/nav/m-1-05-sc.060
    
           1         2         3         4         5         6
    3456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
    

    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 (m-1-05-sc.061 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200508191602304    200508192342102
    200508192348101    200508252138503
    200508252340000    200508252340000
    200508260314000    200508260314000
    200508260354000    200508260354000
    200508260803000    200508260803000
    200508260850000    200508260850000
    200508260903000    200508260903000
    200508261015000    200508261015000
    200508261302000    200508261302000
    200508261315000    200508261315000
    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-1-05-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m105sc/html/m-1-05-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: 3.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m105sc/html/m-1-05-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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