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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity N-1-84-EG in Glacier Bay, Queen Inlet, Wachusett Inlet, Upper Muir Inlet, Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 06/01/1984 to 06/05/1984
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Paul Carlson, Ross Powell. Data (radar, Geopulse, DelNorte) of field activity N-1-84-EG in Glacier Bay, Queen Inlet, Wachusett Inlet, Upper Muir Inlet, Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 06/01/1984 to 06/05/1984, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/n/n184eg/html/n-1-84-eg.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
radar
Geopulse
DelNorte 20 element hydrophone
Notes -
Operated off a 3.5 kw Homelite generator.
<http://www.propane-generators.com/homelite.htm>
Publications -
Carlson, Paul R., Powell, Ross D., and Phillips, Andrew C., 1992, Submarine
sedimentary features on a fjord delta front, Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay,
Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 29, p. 565-573.

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/>, 20140502, Data of field activity N-1-84-EG in Glacier Bay, Queen Inlet, Wachusett Inlet, Upper Muir Inlet, Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 06/01/1984 to 06/05/1984: 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: -136.58183
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -136.51109
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 58.96190
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 58.86667

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Jun-1984
    Ending_Date: 05-Jun-1984
    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:
      Glacier Bay, Queen Inlet, Wachusett Inlet, Upper Muir Inlet, Eastern Gulf of Alaska
      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.

      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?

    Paul Carlson (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Ross Powell (Chief Scientist, North Illinois University, Dekalb, IL); Mike Boyle (Electrical Technician, USGS Western Region); Ellen Cowan (Graduate Student/watchstander, North Illinois University); Jim Duncker (Graduate Student/watchstander, North Illinois University); Jim Luthy (Captain, M/V Nunatak)

  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: 05-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/08/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[REARIC]N184EG.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    from Doug Rearic
    
    

    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/n/n184eg/bath/n-1-84-eg.310_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/08/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[REARIC]N184EG.310;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    travel times to SEAFLOOR  (depth = travel_time * 750)
    from Doug Rearic
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/08/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[REARIC]N184EG.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    from Doug Rearic
    
    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:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Carlson, Paul R., Powell, Ross D., and Phillips, Andrew C., 1992, Submarine sedimentary features on a fjord delta front, Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 29, p. 565-573.



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 (n-1-84-eg.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198406011740000    198406011740000
    198406011755000    198406011757000
    198406011806000    198406011806000
    198406011819000    198406011819000
    198406011827000    198406011830000
    198406011836000    198406011836000
    198406011844000    198406011844000
    198406011906000    198406011906000
    198406020924000    198406020924000
    198406020941000    198406020945000
    198406020955000    198406020955000
    198406021007000    198406021007000
    198406021014000    198406021014000
    198406021324000    198406021339000
    198406021345000    198406021345000
    198406021351000    198406021352000
    198406021402000    198406021410000
    198406021423000    198406021426000
    198406021433000    198406021433000
    198406021441000    198406021446000
    198406021456000    198406021506000
    198406021520000    198406021520000
    198406021536000    198406021537000
    198406021544000    198406021544000
    198406021553000    198406021554000
    198406021605000    198406021605000
    198406021611000    198406021612000
    198406021622000    198406021626000
    198406030909000    198406030909000
    198406030917000    198406030922000
    198406030928000    198406030934000
    198406030944000    198406030945000
    198406030959000    198406031000000
    198406031012000    198406031014000
    198406031021000    198406031021000
    198406031032000    198406031032000
    198406031042000    198406031042000
    198406031100000    198406031100000
    198406031113000    198406031113000
    198406031122000    198406031122000
    198406031135000    198406031135000
    198406031141000    198406031141000
    198406031150000    198406031150000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (n-1-84-eg.310_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198406011740060    198406011805580
    198406011818580    198406011906000
    198406020924000    198406021014000
    198406021324000    198406021626000
    198406030909000    198406031017520
    198406031029100    198406031031560
    198406031041590    198406031102220
    198406031107440    198406031109490
    198406031117520    198406031150000
    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 N-1-84-EG data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/n/n184eg/html/n-1-84-eg.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/n/n184eg/html/n-1-84-eg.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/n/n184eg/html/n-1-84-eg.bath.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 02-May-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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