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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity M-1-76-SC in San Diego Trough area from 04/10/1976 to 04/21/1976
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Bill Normark. Geophysical data (miniranger, magnetics, temperature, navigation, LORAC, magnetics, sidescansonar, underwatertelevision) of field activity M-1-76-SC in San Diego Trough area from 04/10/1976 to 04/21/1976, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m176sc/html/m-1-76-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
miniranger miniranger borderland fish navigation, grocery tape of miniranger printouts
magnetics deep tow magnetic and temperature data
temperature deep tow magnetic and temperature data, and near bottom
navigation navy fan deep tow survey fish navigation
LORAC navigation
magnetics magnetic near bottom
sidescansonar up + down scan, up + down & "p", computer processed "p", right s. l. s., left s. l. s.
underwatertelevision
Publications -
Normark, W.R., Piper, D.J.W., and Hess, G.R., 1976, Distributary mesochannels, megaflutes,
and microtopography of Navy submarine fan, California: Geological Society of America,
Abstracts with Programs, v. 8, no. 6, p. 1032.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., Hess, G.R., and Spiess, F.N., 1978, Mapping of small scale (outcrop-size)
sedimentological features on modern submarine fans: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings,
no. 10, v. 1, p. 593-598.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., Alpha, T.R., and Hess, G.R., 1980, Geomorphic features of the Navy submarine fan,
California continental borderland: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
MF-1135, 1 sheet.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., Piper, D.J.W., and Hess, G.R., 1979, Distributary channels, sand lobes, and
mesotopography of Navy submarine fan, California Borderland, with applications to ancient fan
sediments: Sedimentology, v. 26, no. 6, p. 749-774.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., Ford, G.A., and Chase, T.E., 1980, Trackline map and acoustic profiles
showing deep-tow geophysical data from the northern segment of the San Clemente Fault, California
borderland: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-932, 2 sheets. <BR>
<HR>
Ford, G.A., and Normark, W.R., 1980, Map showing a deep-tow geophysical study of the north end of
the San Clemente Fault, California borderland: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies
Map MF-1230, 1 sheet.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., and Hess, Gordon R., 1980, Quaternary growth patterns of California
submarine fans, in Field, Michael E., Bouma, Arnold H., Colburn, Ivan P., Douglas, Robert G.,
and Ingle, James C., eds., Proceedings of the Quaternary depositional environments of the
Pacific Coast: Pacific Coast Paleogeography Symposium, no. 4, p. 201-210.<BR>
<HR>
Bowen, Anthony J., Normark, William R., and Piper, David J.W., 1984, Modelling of turbidity
currents on Navy submarine fan, California continental borderland: Sedimentology, v. 31, no. 2,
p. 169-185.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., and Piper, David J.W., 1984, Navy Fan, California borderland; growth
pattern and depositional processes: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 3, no. 2-4, p. 101-108.<BR>
<HR>
Ford, G.A., and Normark, W.R., 1980, Map showing a deep-tow geophysical study of the north
end of the San Clemente Fault, California borderland: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous
Field Studies Map MF-1230.<BR>
<HR>
Piper, David J.W., and Normark, William R., 1983, Turbidite depositional patterns and flow
characteristics, Navy submarine fan, California Borderland: Sedimentology, v. 30, no. 5,
p. 681-694.<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/>, 20131029, Geophysical data of field activity M-1-76-SC in San Diego Trough area from 04/10/1976 to 04/21/1976: 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: -122.75000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.75000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.75000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.25000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 10-Apr-1976
    Ending_Date: 21-Apr-1976
    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: San Diego Trough area
      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:
    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?

    Bill Normark (Chief Scientist); Gordon Hess (Scientist); Bob Rowland (Scientist); Dave Piper (Scientist); Harry Cook (Scientist); Mike Field (Scientist); Sam Clarke (Scientist); Gordon Tanner (Scientist); Monty Hampton (Scientist)

  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-Jan-2011 (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:
    Normark, W.R., Piper, D.J.W., and Hess, G.R., 1976, Distributary mesochannels, megaflutes, and microtopography of Navy submarine fan, California: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 8, no. 6, p. 1032. Normark, W.R., Hess, G.R., and Spiess, F.N., 1978, Mapping of small scale (outcrop-size) sedimentological features on modern submarine fans: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, no. 10, v. 1, p. 593-598. Normark, W.R., Alpha, T.R., and Hess, G.R., 1980, Geomorphic features of the Navy submarine fan, California continental borderland: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1135, 1 sheet. Normark, W.R., Piper, D.J.W., and Hess, G.R., 1979, Distributary channels, sand lobes, and mesotopography of Navy submarine fan, California Borderland, with applications to ancient fan sediments: Sedimentology, v. 26, no. 6, p. 749-774. Normark, W.R., Ford, G.A., and Chase, T.E., 1980, Trackline map and acoustic profiles showing deep-tow geophysical data from the northern segment of the San Clemente Fault, California borderland: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-932, 2 sheets. Ford, G.A., and Normark, W.R., 1980, Map showing a deep-tow geophysical study of the north end of the San Clemente Fault, California borderland: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1230, 1 sheet. Normark, William R., and Hess, Gordon R., 1980, Quaternary growth patterns of California submarine fans, in Field, Michael E., Bouma, Arnold H., Colburn, Ivan P., Douglas, Robert G., and Ingle, James C., eds., Proceedings of the Quaternary depositional environments of the Pacific Coast: Pacific Coast Paleogeography Symposium, no. 4, p. 201-210. Bowen, Anthony J., Normark, William R., and Piper, David J.W., 1984, Modelling of turbidity currents on Navy submarine fan, California continental borderland: Sedimentology, v. 31, no. 2, p. 169-185. Normark, William R., and Piper, David J.W., 1984, Navy Fan, California borderland; growth pattern and depositional processes: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 3, no. 2-4, p. 101-108. Ford, G.A., and Normark, W.R., 1980, Map showing a deep-tow geophysical study of the north end of the San Clemente Fault, California borderland: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1230. Piper, David J.W., and Normark, William R., 1983, Turbidite depositional patterns and flow characteristics, Navy submarine fan, California Borderland: Sedimentology, v. 30, no. 5, p. 681-694.



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-1-76-sc.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197601010101000    197601050101000
    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-1-76-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m176sc/html/m-1-76-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: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m176sc/html/m-1-76-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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