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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity M-2-79-SP in Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Southern Pacific from 03/01/1979 to 03/08/1979
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Jim Eade. Geophysical data (transitsatellite, radar, sextant, 7khz) of field activity M-2-79-SP in Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Southern Pacific from 03/01/1979 to 03/08/1979, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m279sp/html/m-2-79-sp.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
transitsatellite
radar
sextant
7khz 7 khz bathymetry
Notes -
Hawaii Institute Geophysics for CCOPSOPAC

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-2-79-SP in Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Southern Pacific from 03/01/1979 to 03/08/1979: 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: 152.16983
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 159.91718
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -4.20700
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -9.34483

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Mar-1979
    Ending_Date: 08-Mar-1979
    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: Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Southern Pacific
      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:
    Bathymetry with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/bath.html>
    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?

    Jim Eade (Chief Scientist, Hawaii Institute Geophysics)

  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: 06-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    

    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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/m/m279sp/bath/m-2-79-sp.325_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 BECKIE DRS$DATA:[<cruise_id>.B]<cruise_id>.325;
    DRB0:[DRS.NGDC]UNREFNGDC.EXE;5
    NGDC files sometimes have only 2_way_travel_time in
    which case the format is the same but without corr_depth.
    This file was extracted by C. Steele from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    time, lat, long, time(sec) to nearest nav fix, data values
    

    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-2-79-sp.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197903010727000    197903041933000
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    197903042041000    197903042100000
    197903042150000    197903042200000
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    197903050000000    197903050000000
    197903050100000    197903050104000
    197903050200000    197903050200000
    197903050240000    197903050300000
    197903050400000    197903050400000
    197903050500000    197903050500000
    197903050558000    197903050600000
    197903050700000    197903050700000
    197903050743000    197903050800000
    197903050822000    197903050822000
    197903050900000    197903050900000
    197903050929000    197903050929000
    197903051000000    197903051008000
    197903051044000    197903051100000
    197903051200000    197903051200000
    197903051226000    197903051226000
    197903051300000    197903051300000
    197903051400000    197903051400000
    197903051424540    197903060236000
    197903060300000    197903060300000
    197903060400000    197903060400000
    197903060500000    197903060500000
    197903060600000    197903062100000
    197903062200000    197903062200000
    197903062300000    197903062300000
    197903062337000    197903070400000
    197903070426000    197903070426000
    197903070500000    197903070500000
    197903070600000    197903070600000
    197903070644000    197903071400000
    197903071438000    197903072316000
    197903080000000    197903080000000
    197903080100000    197903080100000
    197903080200000    197903080200000
    197903080300000    197903080300000
    197903080400000    197903080419000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (m-2-79-sp.325_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197903020145500    197903020329239
    197903020507480    197903020507480
    197903020519050    197903020621089
    197903020715220    197903020748119
    197903020909110    197903020909110
    197903020919280    197903021009089
    197903021130220    197903021538540
    197903021853300    197903022141500
    197903022152451    197903022218340
    197903022333110    197903022341080
    197903022351160    197903030005209
    197903030110200    197903030154440
    197903030233360    197903030314370
    197903030335250    197903030419209
    197903030431290    197903030526070
    197903030556330    197903030636150
    197903030706400    197903030816040
    197903030826100    197903030833400
    197903030902100    197903030902100
    197903030914420    197903031000370
    197903031013220    197903031316580
    197903031412220    197903031433420
    197903031445390    197903031549460
    197903031602179    197903031611269
    197903031626260    197903031643150
    197903031825290    197903031825290
    197903031838390    197903032055160
    197903032130230    197903032150530
    197903032216320    197903032326150
    197903040029500    197903040045260
    197903040127260    197903040429140
    197903040654560    197903040709460
    197903040721440    197903041200510
    197903041211119    197903041530490
    197903041541310    197903041614500
    197903041625480    197903041744540
    197903041756160    197903041756160
    197903041816050    197903041834350
    197903051424540    197903051435370
    197903051450510    197903051501410
    197903051513530    197903051719350
    197903051732040    197903052106250
    197903052116560    197903052251140
    197903052303150    197903052303150
    197903052315100    197903052315100
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    197903060811080    197903060811080
    197903060821370    197903061001400
    197903061012010    197903061130250
    197903061140590    197903061146430
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    197903061355350    197903061511500
    197903061521520    197903061548130
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    197903061953420    197903061953420
    197903062004059    197903062047290
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    197903070116490    197903070151150
    197903070203460    197903070256370
    197903070308230    197903070315420
    197903070329280    197903070340179
    197903070645540    197903070726070
    197903070738440    197903070738440
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    197903070801590    197903070801590
    197903070814050    197903070834020
    197903070846179    197903070900540
    197903070912080    197903071144280
    197903071154590    197903071354530
    197903071445570    197903071528560
    197903071540010    197903071540010
    197903071616040    197903071624200
    197903071636300    197903071708260
    197903071719350    197903071749420
    197903071800119    197903071809330
    197903071823451    197903071848080
    197903071858500    197903072005000
    197903072015050    197903072121500
    197903072132400    197903072152440
    197903072202520    197903072314530
    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-2-79-SP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m279sp/html/m-2-79-sp.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/m279sp/html/m-2-79-sp.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m279sp/html/m-2-79-sp.bath.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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