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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Biological and Geological and Geophysical data of field activity M-2-95-MB in Monterey Bay, CA. The area of operations will be the central Californiacoast, within the MBNMS, out to 50 miles. from 05/08/1995 to 05/21/1995
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Mark Pickett, Terry D. Jackson. Biological and Geological and Geophysical data (sidescansonar, uniboom, planktonnet, Rawinsonde, boxcore, bathymetry, tempsalinometer) of field activity M-2-95-MB in Monterey Bay, CA. The area of operations will be the central Californiacoast, within the MBNMS, out to 50 miles. from 05/08/1995 to 05/21/1995, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m295mb/html/m-2-95-mb.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
sidescansonar
uniboom
planktonnet
Rawinsonde
boxcore
bathymetry
tempsalinometer
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>
For raw and intermediate data sets, contact
<a href="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/staff2html/staff/Rani>_ Nandiwada.html">Rani Nandiwada</a>
<BR>
Equipment notes:
sidescansonar with all associated equipment
(1m x .3m x .3 m in size, 100 khz frequency, about 90 db output;
winch occupies a 2 m square foot print on deck.)
uniboom with all associated equipment
(a surface-towed sled, 1.5 m square, hand-deployed over the fantail,
1khz frequency, about 100 db output)
planktonnet:
(they consist of metal rings 0,5 or 1.0 meters in diameter
plus a 2-meter long mesh bag)
and associated sampling equipment rawinsonde system driftbuoy
boxcore: two box coring systems
(big blue which gives a 40 cm by 40 cm sample and
a standard nel box corer which gives a 20 cm by 30 cm sample) -
both weigh about 1500 lbs
sis1000:
chirp seismic-reflection profiler with all associated equipment
(eg-winch).
The chirp system (datasonics cap-6000)
fish weighs 300 lbs in air and is about 0.75 m long.
The lab consoles are two 9" racks, each about 22" high.
They weight about 100 lbs total.
The fish transmits a swept band from 1 to 10 khz
and has an output of about 200 db referenced to 1m.
bathymetry: depthsounder
planktonnet: planktontrawl
bathymetry: bathymetric and navigation equipment
tempsalinometer: seacats
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/>
<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.
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/>, 20140105, Biological and Geological and Geophysical data of field activity M-2-95-MB in Monterey Bay, CA. The area of operations will be the central Californiacoast, within the MBNMS, out to 50 miles. from 05/08/1995 to 05/21/1995: 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: -122.67830
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.56290
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.82553
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.00163

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 08-May-1995
    Ending_Date: 21-May-1995
    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:
      Monterey Bay, CA. The area of operations will be the central 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?

    Aaron King (Cruise Leader, MBNMS); Allison Gong (Technician, UCSC); Andy Stevenson (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Bob Hall (Scientist, EPA); Brenda Konar (Diver, UCSC); Brian Edwards (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Carol Stoker (Scientist, NASA); Dave Hogg (Technician, USGS Western Region); David Brooks (Scientist, UCSC); Don Barch (Technician, NASA); Don Canestro (Divemaster, UCSC ); Don Potts (Scientist/diver, M/UK); Fran Hostettler (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Gary Greene (Scientist, MLML); Giacomo Bernardi (Scientist, UCSC); Hank Chezar (Technician, USGS Western Region); Homa Lee (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Jim Tait (Scientist, UCSC); Jim Gardner (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Jodi Schwarz (Technician, UCSC); John Gann (Technician, USGS Western Region); John Pearse (Scientist/diver, UCSC); Kaye Kinoshita (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Ken Israel (Technician, USGS Western Region); Kenneth Vicknair (Diver, UCSC); Kevin O'Toole (Technician, USGS Western Region); Kirsten Lindstron (Diver, UCSC); Lani Watson (Scientist, UCSC); Larry Kooker (Technician, USGS Western Region); Ledabeth Pickthorn (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Marinna Martini (Technician, USGS Western Region); Mark Pickett (Chief Scientist, MBNMS); Marlene Noble (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Mary Hogan (Technician, UCSC); Mary McGann (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Michelle Paddack (Technician, UCSC); Mike Boyle (Technician, USGS Western Region); Mike Kenner (Diver, UCSC); Mike Torresan (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Miranda Sanders (Diver, UCSC); Monty Hampton (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Nichole Crane (Diver, UCSC); Nick Ladizinsky (Technician, UCSC); Nicole Kleinsinger (Technician, UCSC ); Patrick Cotter (Scientist, MBNMS/CCC); Paul Oosterling (Scientist, NPS ); Pete Dartnell (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Richard Lind (Scientist, NPS); Rob Kayen (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Roberto Anima (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Ross Hein (Diver/technician, UCSC); Steve Eittreim (Scientist, USGS Western Region); Steve Lonhart (Diver, UCSC); Steve Taylor (Scientist, NPS); Stewart Lamerdin (Technician, CDFG ); Terry Astrid (Diver, UCSC); Terry D. Jackson (Chief Scientist, MBNMS); Thomas Schulz (Technician, UCSC); Todd Newberry (Scientist, UCSC); Walt Olson (Technician, USGS Western Region); Wendell Nuss (Scientist, NPS)

  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 1)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    

    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/>
    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-2-95-mb.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199505081759250    199505081809440
    199505081913140    199505082055430
    199505082102320    199505082117080
    199505082122470    199505082159300
    199505082205400    199505082207210
    199505082212510    199505082212510
    199505082220290    199505082220590
    199505082236230    199505082243480
    199505082255090    199505082256050
    199505090024010    199505090028340
    199505090035020    199505090312420
    199505091433560    199505091922220
    199505091954520    199505092048050
    199505092053440    199505092104100
    199505092117530    199505110040130
    199505110057170    199505110657130
    199505110702290    199505110802220
    199505110811050    199505122155190
    199505122207230    199505130328230
    199505130333380    199505130505330
    199505130511440    199505130541370
    199505130553020    199505130632550
    199505130642320    199505132352240
    199505140003490    199505141434290
    199505141441200    199505142246520
    199505180001190    199505180212320
    199505180218200    199505180222420
    199505180410020    199505180410530
    199505181740560    199505181741260
    199505181830060    199505190449410
    199505190456290    199505190709200
    199505190720140    199505191245510
    199505200022220    199505200025480
    199505200202350    199505201345250
    199505202219260    199505202219460
    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-2-95-MB data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m295mb/html/m-2-95-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: 2.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m295mb/html/m-2-95-mb.nav.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 05-Jan-2014
    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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