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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological data of field activity O-1-04-SC in San Pedro Shelf, California from 09/08/2004 to 09/19/2004
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Brian Edwards, Pete Dartnell. Geological data (underwatercamera, underwatertelevision, GPS, acoustictelemetry, YoNav) of field activity O-1-04-SC in San Pedro Shelf, California from 09/08/2004 to 09/19/2004, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o104sc/html/o-1-04-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
underwatercamera
underwatertelevision
GPS
acoustictelemetry
YoNav
Notes -
This work is Task 4, San Pedro Shelf Benthic Habitat,
of the Pacific National Benthic Habitats Project.


Chief Scientist: Brian Edwards,
Chief Scientist: Pete Dartnell,
FACS Coordinator: Ellen Phillips,
Photographer: Hank Chezar,
Mechanical Technician: Kevin O'Toole.


Supplemental port information:
Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, California
<A HREF="<http://www.cymcabrillo.com/location.html>"><http://www.cymcabrillo.com/location.html>,
Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, California
<A HREF="
<http://www.portoflosangeles.org/facilities.htm>"><http://www.portoflosangeles.org/facilities.htm>.


Imagery systems include:
downward looking video,
oblique looking video, and
still photography
mounted on medium camera sled.


Navigation systems include:
GNav GPS direction finder,
Trackpoint underwater acoustic tracking system
<A HREF="
<http://www.geoacoustics.com/trckpnt.htm>"><http://www.geoacoustics.com/trckpnt.htm>,
YoNav realtime navigation system
<A HREF="
<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/marfac/YonavSoftware.html>"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/marfac/YonavSoftware.html>.
Publications -
Wong, F.L., Dartnell, Peter, Edwards, B.D., and Phillips, E.L., 2012, Seafloor
geology and benthic habitats, San Pedro Shelf, southern California: U.S.
Geological Survey Data Series 552
<A HREF ="
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/552/>" target ="DS"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/552/>

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/>, 20131229, Geological data of field activity O-1-04-SC in San Pedro Shelf, California from 09/08/2004 to 09/19/2004: 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: -118.31836
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.94913
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.71280
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.55243

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 08-Sep-2004
    Ending_Date: 19-Sep-2004
    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: San Pedro Shelf, 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?

    Brian Edwards (Chief Scientist, ); Pete Dartnell (Chief Scientist, ); Eleyne Phillips (FACS Coordinator, ); Hank Chezar (Photographer, ); Kevin O'Toole (Mechanical Technician, )

  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: 18-Nov-2004 (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:
    Wong, F.L., Dartnell, Peter, Edwards, B.D., and Phillips, E.L., 2012, Seafloor geology and benthic habitats, San Pedro Shelf, southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 552 <A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/552/>" target ="DS"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/552/>



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 (o-1-04-sc.063_fish)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200409081540000    200409081540000
    200409081547004    200409081647004
    200409081806000    200409081832000
    200409082035560    200409082139080
    200409082220390    200409082328390
    200409091313290    200409091701050
    200409091753030    200409091924240
    200409092010060    200409092240310
    200409101428070    200409101639200
    200409101727510    200409101813580
    200409101858010    200409101927250
    200409102020430    200409102137230
    200409102155230    200409102210340
    200409102220230    200409102301560
    200409111336550    200409111635400
    200409111703580    200409111746400
    200409111820200    200409112148040
    200409112226410    200409112248480
    200409121256270    200409121553060
    200409121616060    200409121813480
    200409121824470    200409122116300
    200409122158550    200409122329410
    200409131404590    200409131610460
    200409131718010    200409131722270
    200409131729340    200409131813210
    200409131840440    200409131929210
    200409132006440    200409132205330
    200409141331260    200409141518320
    200409141555510    200409141635480
    200409141644570    200409141754200
    200409141823100    200409141904060
    200409141951460    200409142147400
    200409142209560    200409142247560
    200409151308150    200409151436000
    200409151450440    200409151535370
    200409151616070    200409151944220
    200409152016150    200409152243390
    200409161242370    200409161333150
    200409161351100    200409161444270
    200409161500590    200409161547410
    200409161603030    200409161659410
    200409161734460    200409161832430
    200409161857260    200409161921590
    200409161956200    200409162031180
    200409162055490    200409162231180
    200409171256320    200409171455130
    200409171530190    200409171610020
    200409171623140    200409171918430
    200409181559400    200409181610500
    200409181620570    200409181631220
    200409181653530    200409181734390
    200409181750560    200409181812070
    200409181834130    200409181853300
    200409181931270    200409182153540
    200409191618090    200409191829360
    200409191845070    200409191911330
    200409192001100    200409192001100
    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 O-1-04-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o104sc/html/o-1-04-sc.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: 9.6
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o104sc/html/o-1-04-sc.nav.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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