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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical and Seismic Reflection data of field activity M-1-98-GM in Gulf of Mexico - Mississippi Canyon from 06/08/1998 to 06/20/1998
Abstract:
University of Mississippi,United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Alan Cooper, Thomas McGee. Geophysical and Seismic Reflection data (Huntec, watergun, bottomseismometer, generatorinjectorgun, YoNav, 24channel) of field activity M-1-98-GM in Gulf of Mexico - Mississippi Canyon from 06/08/1998 to 06/20/1998, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m198gm/html/m-1-98-gm.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Huntec
watergun
bottomseismometer
generatorinjectorgun GI-guns (small and large)
YoNav
24channel
Notes -
The R/V Tommy Munro is owned and operated by the Univ. of Southern
Mississippi Institute of Marine Sciences. The ship operates out of Biloxi,
Mississippi. The cruise was a cooperative venture between the USGS and the
Univ. of Mississippi (McGee), USGS-MMRI cruise.
Publications -
Openfile report 98-506:<BR><A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of98-506/>">Open file Report 98-506</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, Geophysical and Seismic Reflection data of field activity M-1-98-GM in Gulf of Mexico - Mississippi Canyon from 06/08/1998 to 06/20/1998: 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: -89.95652
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.77296
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.39364
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.01967

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 08-Jun-1998
    Ending_Date: 20-Jun-1998
    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: Gulf of Mexico - Mississippi Canyon
      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>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Seismic Shots with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/seis.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?

    Alan Cooper (Chief Scientist); Thomas McGee (Chief Scientist, Univ Miss); Hal Williams (Mechanical Technician); Walt Olson ( Mechanical Technician); Jim Petermann (Electronics Technician); Larry Kooker (Electronics Technician); Fred Payne (Electronics Technician); Mike Belliveau (Electronics Technician); Robert Luliiucci (Electronics Technician); Pat Hart (Geophysicist); Ingo Pecher (Geophysicist); Kathy Grace (Watchstander); Paul (Captain); Greg (Chief Mate)

  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: 11-Jul-2000 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps
    temporal-spatial data
    data acquisition systems
    
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    

    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:
    Openfile report 98-506:<BR><A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of98-506/>">Open file Report 98-506</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-1-98-gm.062 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199806081906400    199806091000304
    199806091013400    199806100028000
    199806100044301    199806130405004
    199806130456101    199806130554401
    199806130601002    199806141435404
    199806141442508    199806150422108
    199806150540202    199806160435000
    199806160447201    199806162006402
    199806162016101    199806170252402
    199806170258303    199806170732302
    199806170740503    199806170846004
    199806170856302    199806172143401
    199806172155505    199806180307202
    199806180325302    199806191135505
    199806191150103    199806191204400
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (m-1-98-gm.420_062)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199806091922120    199806091922120
    199806091959190    199806100025040
    199806100051260    199806100226070
    199806100253520    199806100315460
    199806100326240    199806100717210
    199806100726110    199806101016580
    199806101022000    199806101405460
    199806101423050    199806101608270
    199806101614180    199806101904060
    199806101927420    199806102146430
    199806102213050    199806110108000
    199806110123250    199806110401590
    199806110427420    199806110809030
    199806111153320    199806111710520
    199806111730240    199806111912350
    199806112105030    199806112322430
    199806112351540    199806120111080
    199806120340200    199806120340200
    199806120346560    199806120346560
    199806120353380    199806120353380
    199806120359560    199806120359560
    199806120406560    199806120406560
    199806120413560    199806120413560
    199806120420560    199806120420560
    199806120427560    199806120427560
    199806120434560    199806120434560
    199806120441140    199806120441140
    199806120447320    199806120447320
    199806120454320    199806120454320
    199806120501320    199806120501320
    199806120508320    199806120508320
    199806120515320    199806120515320
    199806120522320    199806120522320
    199806120529320    199806120529320
    199806120536320    199806120536320
    199806120543320    199806120543320
    199806120550320    199806120550320
    199806120557320    199806120557320
    199806120604320    199806120604320
    199806120611320    199806120611320
    199806120618320    199806120618320
    199806120625320    199806120625320
    199806121356490    199806121909130
    199806162233030    199806170000250
    199806170008210    199806170014160
    199806170020030    199806170130290
    199806180440470    199806180755050
    199806180800190    199806180812530
    199806180822070    199806181037190
    199806181044480    199806181817460
    199806181838410    199806182023510
    199806182030490    199806182343170
    199806182350120    199806190956380
    199806191036530    199806191133150
    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-1-98-GM data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m198gm/html/m-1-98-gm.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: 3.9
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m198gm/html/m-1-98-gm.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m198gm/html/m-1-98-gm.seis.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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