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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity M-1-96-MB in northern Monterey Bay Sanctuary continental shelf, California from 05/26/1996 to 06/02/1996
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Steve Eittriem, Andy Stevenson. Geophysical data (Kleinsidescan, Geopulse, ADP, GPS, mudseis, mudscan) of field activity M-1-96-MB in northern Monterey Bay Sanctuary continental shelf, California from 05/26/1996 to 06/02/1996, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m196mb/html/m-1-96-mb.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Kleinsidescan Klein side-scan sonar
Geopulse
ADP acoustic doppler current profiler (ADCP)
GPS differential GPS navigation
mudseis
mudscan
Notes -
Associated activities:
<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m193mb/html/m-1-93-mb.meta.html>">M-1-93-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j194mb/html/j-1-94-mb.meta.html>">J-1-94-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j295mb/html/j-2-95-mb.meta.html>">J-2-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j695mb/html/j-6-95-mb.meta.html>">J-6-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m295mb/html/m-2-95-mb.meta.html>">M-2-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p195mb/html/p-1-95-mb.meta.html>">P-1-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p395mb/html/p-3-95-mb.meta.html>">P-3-95-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r195mb/html/r-1-95-mb.meta.html>">R-1-95-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m196mb/html/m-1-96-mb.meta.html>">M-1-96-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j197mb/html/j-1-97-mb.meta.html>">J-1-97-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j397mb/html/j-3-97-mb.meta.html>">J-3-97-MB</A>
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a498mb/html/a-4-98-mb.meta.html>">A-4-98-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j398mb/html/j-3-98-mb.meta.html>">J-3-98-MB</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j498mb/html/j-4-98-mb.meta.html>">J-4-98-MB</A>
<HR>
Interpreted seafloor geologic map of Monterey Bay National Marine
Sanctuary continental shelf; Maps of bathymetry and distribution of seismic
stratigraphic units; Published studies of past geologic environment of
continental shelf.


An entry in "Western Region Marine and Coastal Surveys Bulletin",
June 7, 1996:
MACARTHUR CRUISE
Our weather-worn McArthur scientific crew returned to terra firma
on Sunday, having completed another 400 square km of mapping on the outer
shelf off Santa Cruz and Ano Nuevo. The outer shelf off Ano Nuevo was declared
by side-scan sonar watchstanders Galanis, Kinoshita, Medrano, Stevenson,
Eittreim, and Lewis to be perhaps the most boring piece of seafloor on the face
of the earth, with the possible exception of the deep Bering Sea. Now that it is
done, at least we'll never have to return again. Moderately high winds kept the
lively ship McArthur true to her reputation, although extraordinary skill in
line planning kept her moving either dead down-wind, or upwind, keeping the
rolls to a minimum. 400-m line spacing with the Klein 100 kHz side-scan and
1-kHz Geopulse high-resolution gives us a nearly complete and dense coverage
of the continental shelf of Monterey Bay proper. Last minute snafus in
scheduling nearly resulted in abandonment of the cruise, but our Marine Facility
folks pulled it out of the fire for us with some extraordinarily creative and
flexible manpower deployments, including Gann and Kooker onboard as technical
brainpower. Thanks to NOAA's PR savvy, the cruise was heavy with lots of
outreachy stuff: press conferences onboard on May 28 and June 2, resulting in
several TV news program scoops and articles in the SC Sentinel (front page), the
Monterey Herald, and other newspapers.
Publications -
Eittreim, Stephen L., and Noble, Marlene, editors, 2002, Seafloor geology and
natural environment of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Marine Geology, v
. 181
<A HREF="<http://www.sciencedirect.com/>"><http://www.sciencedirect.com/>
</A><BR>
Journals > m > Marine Geology > Volumes 181 - 190 > Volume 181, Issues 1-3
<BR>
<HR>
Wong, F.L., and Eittreim, S.L., 2001, Continental Shelf GIS for the Monterey
Bay National Marine Sanctuary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 01-179,
1 CDROM,
<A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-179/>"><http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/>
open-file/of01-179/</A><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-1-96-MB in northern Monterey Bay Sanctuary continental shelf, California from 05/26/1996 to 06/02/1996: 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: -122.71731
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.85370
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.21393
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.80203

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 26-May-1996
    Ending_Date: 02-Jun-1996
    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: northern Monterey Bay Sanctuary continental shelf, 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?

    Steve Eittriem (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Andy Stevenson (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Larry Kooker (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); John Gann (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Kaye Kinoshita (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Jim Vaughan (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Marjorie Medrano (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Pete Galanis (Watchstander, USGS Western Region)

  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: 05-Aug-1996 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    08/05/96 clint m-1-96-mb.060
    /bear/programs/refmt/vms2unix/vms2unix
    Global positioning system (GPS) data
    Original data provided by Andy Stevenson as 8 days of *.shp files.
    
    

    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:
    Eittreim, Stephen L., and Noble, Marlene, editors, 2002, Seafloor geology and natural environment of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Marine Geology, v . 181 <A HREF="<http://www.sciencedirect.com/>"><http://www.sciencedirect.com/> </A> Journals > m > Marine Geology > Volumes 181 - 190 > Volume 181, Issues 1-3
    Wong, F.L., and Eittreim, S.L., 2001, Continental Shelf GIS for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 01-179, 1 CDROM, <A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-179/>"><http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/> open-file/of01-179/</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-1-96-mb.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199605261641176    199605261647406
    199605261818536    199605261842596
    199605261900176    199605291213538
    199605291220359    199606020533199
    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-1-96-MB data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m196mb/html/m-1-96-mb.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: 3.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m196mb/html/m-1-96-mb.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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