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What does this data set describe?

Title:
High-Resolution Seismic data of field activity M-4-97-MB in Monterey Bay Sanctuary from 09/09/1997 to 09/17/1997
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Brian Edwards, Roberto Anima. High-Resolution Seismic data (Huntec, 3dot5khz, GPS, YoNav, mudseis, bathymetry, integratednavigation, boomer) of field activity M-4-97-MB in Monterey Bay Sanctuary from 09/09/1997 to 09/17/1997, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m497mb/html/m-4-97-mb.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Huntec Geoforce Huntec
3dot5khz 3.5 khz odec
GPS differential GPS
YoNav
mudseis
bathymetry
integratednavigation
boomer
Notes -
In early September, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
(MBNMS) project conducted a very successful 10-day cruise on the
continental shelf between Carmel and the Golden Gate. The cruise was
a very high resolution seismic-reflection cruise aboard the NOAA ship
McArthur. The geophysical leg was designed to delineate the three-
dimensional spatial distribution of areas of sediment erosion,
deposition, bypass, and outcrops within this shelf region. We
used the newly remodeled HUNTEC system to collect approximately
1400 trackline-km of very high resolution boomer data (centered in
the 2-kHz to 2.5-kHz range). The system performed beautifully and
provided high-quality data, at times to subbottom depths exceeding
100 m.


Roberto Anima was co-chief, and Kaye Kinoshita, Rebecca Preston,
and Glenn Spinelli provided support during the geophysical work.
We conducted the cruise at a time when MARFAC was hard pressed with
the BASIX III operation. Fred Payne, Mike Boyle, and Graham Standen
(GEOFORCE tech) got to play with the HUNTEC system during the
geophysical leg. I thank MARFAC and particularly Fred and Mike for
their help in making the cruise successful. (Paraphrased from
Brian Edwards's "CRUISE SUMMARY: MBNMS PROJECT", Western Region
Coastal and Marine Geology Bulletin, November 7, 1997.)
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/>, 20131229, High-Resolution Seismic data of field activity M-4-97-MB in Monterey Bay Sanctuary from 09/09/1997 to 09/17/1997: 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: -122.94837
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.82364
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.83167
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.63868

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 09-Sep-1997
    Ending_Date: 17-Sep-1997
    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 Sanctuary
      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?

    Bill Siles (Ship Captain); Duanne Timmons (Executive Officer); Dana Wilkes (Field Ops Officer); Brian Edwards (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Roberto Anima (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Fred Payne (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Mike Boyle (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Rebeca Preston (Geologist); Glen Spinelli (Geologist); Don Reed (Geologist, San Jose State University); Kaye Kinoshita (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Michelle Jacobi (Unspecified Investigator, NOAA); Melli Lewis (Unspecified Investigator, NOAA); Graham Standen (Unspecified Investigator, Geoforce)

  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: 01-Nov-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:
    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-4-97-mb.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199709092109304    199709092202506
    199709092212302    199709092228500
    199709092326203    199709100058405
    199709100116003    199709171512104
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (m-4-97-mb.411_huntec)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199709100607200    199709101636120
    199709101704450    199709101804160
    199709101810550    199709101850580
    199709101856400    199709110423250
    199709110626170    199709111637180
    199709111643530    199709111644320
    199709111656200    199709120235300
    199709120259520    199709120436360
    199709120446590    199709120501190
    199709120506580    199709121132200
    199709121138480    199709121145280
    199709121224420    199709130111240
    199709130118280    199709130506010
    199709130553260    199709130902430
    199709131037020    199709131151530
    199709131158490    199709142106130
    199709142123470    199709142306430
    199709142348530    199709151200070
    199709151233360    199709151819490
    199709152023530    199709161737400
    199709161807370    199709171500070
    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-4-97-MB data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m497mb/html/m-4-97-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: 4.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m497mb/html/m-4-97-mb.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 4.6
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m497mb/html/m-4-97-mb.seis.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 29-Dec-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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