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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological data of field activity M-6-77-NP in Northern Pacific from 01/01/1977 to 01/01/1977
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Bill Normark. Geological data (underwatercamera, 20khz, 4khz, 12khz, 3dot5khz) of field activity M-6-77-NP in Northern Pacific from 01/01/1977 to 01/01/1977, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m677np/html/m-6-77-np.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
underwatercamera
20khz up and down Fish IV deep tow
4khz up and p
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
Publications -
Normark, W.R., Alpha, T.R., Hess, G.R., Lichtman, G.S., and Gutmacher, C.E., 1978, Map
showing the crest of the East Pacific Rise near the mouth of the Gulf of California:
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-350, 1 sheet. <BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., and Hess, G.R., 1978, Deep-tow studies of the East Pacific Rise, Pacific
Ocean basin: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1100, p. 158.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., and Hess, G.R., 1979, Deep-tow studies of the East Pacific Rise off
Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1150, p. 157.<BR>
<HR>
Lichtman, G.S., Normark, W.R., Spiess, F.N., and Hess, G.R., 1979, Detailed morphology and
photogeology of the East Pacific Rise near lat. 21 degrees N: Geological Society of America
Abstracts with Programs, v. 11, no. 7, p. 466. <BR>
<HR>
Hess, G.R., Lawhead, B., Lichtman, G.S., MacDonald, K.C., Miller, S.M., Normark, W.R., and
Spiess, F.N., 1980, Fine-scale bathymetry used for submersible studies of the East Pacific
Rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-542, 2 sheets.<BR>
<HR>
Hess, G.R., and Normark, W.R., 1980, Possible geometries of sandstone bodies as reflected
by geomorphic features on modern submarine fans: American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Bulletin, v. 64, no. 5, p. 722-723. <BR>
<HR>
Lupton, J.E., Klinkhammer, G.P., Normark, W.R., Haymon, R., Macdonald, K.C., Weiss, R.F., andf
Craig, H., 1980, Helium-3 and manganese at the 21 degrees N East Pacific Rise hydrothermal site:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 50, no. 1, p. 115-127.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., 1980, Definition of the plate boundary along the East Pacific Rise off
Mexico: Marine Geodesy, v. 4, no. 1, p. 29-41.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., and Bischoff, J.L., 1980, Hydrothermal activity and massive sulfides on
the East Pacific Rise: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1175, p. 163.<BR>
<HR>
Ballard, Robert D., Francheteau, Jean, Juteau, Tierre, Rangan, Claude, and Normark, W.R.,
1981, East Pacific Rise at 21 degrees N; the volcanic, tectonic, and hydrothermal processes
of the central axis: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 55, no. 1, p. 1-10.<BR>
<HR>
Wilde, P., Chase, T.E., Holmes, M.L., Normark, W.R., and Thomas, J.A., 1977, Oceanographic
data off Washington, 46 degrees to 49 degrees north including the Nitinat deep sea fan:
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Energy and Environment Division, no. 223, 1 sheet.<BR>

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  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, Geological data of field activity M-6-77-NP in Northern Pacific from 01/01/1977 to 01/01/1977: 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: -124.75000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.25000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.75000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 0.25000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Jan-1977
    Ending_Date: 01-Jan-1977
    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 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:
    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?

    Fred Spiess (Unspecified Investigator); J.C. MacDonald (Unspecified Investigator); Bill Normark (Chief Scientist, 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: 13-Jan-2011 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data Unknown

    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:
    Normark, W.R., Alpha, T.R., Hess, G.R., Lichtman, G.S., and Gutmacher, C.E., 1978, Map showing the crest of the East Pacific Rise near the mouth of the Gulf of California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-350, 1 sheet. Normark, W.R., and Hess, G.R., 1978, Deep-tow studies of the East Pacific Rise, Pacific Ocean basin: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1100, p. 158. Normark, W.R., and Hess, G.R., 1979, Deep-tow studies of the East Pacific Rise off Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1150, p. 157. Lichtman, G.S., Normark, W.R., Spiess, F.N., and Hess, G.R., 1979, Detailed morphology and photogeology of the East Pacific Rise near lat. 21 degrees N: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 11, no. 7, p. 466. Hess, G.R., Lawhead, B., Lichtman, G.S., MacDonald, K.C., Miller, S.M., Normark, W.R., and Spiess, F.N., 1980, Fine-scale bathymetry used for submersible studies of the East Pacific Rise: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-542, 2 sheets. Hess, G.R., and Normark, W.R., 1980, Possible geometries of sandstone bodies as reflected by geomorphic features on modern submarine fans: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 64, no. 5, p. 722-723. Lupton, J.E., Klinkhammer, G.P., Normark, W.R., Haymon, R., Macdonald, K.C., Weiss, R.F., andf Craig, H., 1980, Helium-3 and manganese at the 21 degrees N East Pacific Rise hydrothermal site: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 50, no. 1, p. 115-127. Normark, William R., 1980, Definition of the plate boundary along the East Pacific Rise off Mexico: Marine Geodesy, v. 4, no. 1, p. 29-41. Normark, W.R., and Bischoff, J.L., 1980, Hydrothermal activity and massive sulfides on the East Pacific Rise: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1175, p. 163. Ballard, Robert D., Francheteau, Jean, Juteau, Tierre, Rangan, Claude, and Normark, W.R., 1981, East Pacific Rise at 21 degrees N; the volcanic, tectonic, and hydrothermal processes of the central axis: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 55, no. 1, p. 1-10. Wilde, P., Chase, T.E., Holmes, M.L., Normark, W.R., and Thomas, J.A., 1977, Oceanographic data off Washington, 46 degrees to 49 degrees north including the Nitinat deep sea fan: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Energy and Environment Division, no. 223, 1 sheet.



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-6-77-np.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197701010101000    197701050101000
    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-6-77-NP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/m/m677np/html/m-6-77-np.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/m677np/html/m-6-77-np.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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