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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity O-1-69-MX in Baja, Mexico from 02/07/1969 to 02/17/1969
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Unspecified. Geological and Geophysical data (12khz, airgun, core) of field activity O-1-69-MX in Baja, Mexico from 02/07/1969 to 02/17/1969, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o169mx/html/o-1-69-mx.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
12khz 12 khz EDO bathymetry
airgun
core
Publications -
Normark, W.R., Allison, E.C., and Curray, J.R., 1969, The geology of the Pacific
continental margin of the peninsula of Baja California: Geological Society of America
Abstracts, Annual Meeting, v. pt. 7, p. 163.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., 1971, Transfer of lower Baja California, Mexico, from North American to
Pacific lithospheric plates: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 3,
no. 2, p. 172. <BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., 1974, Ranger Submarine Slide, Northern Sebastian Vizcaino Bay, Baja
California, Mexico: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 85, no. 5, p. 781-784.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., 1974, Submarine canyons and fan valleys; factors affecting growth patterns
of deep-sea fans, in Modern and Ancient Geosynclinal Sedimentation; Submarine canyon and fan
deposits: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Special Publication, v. 19,
p. 56-68.<BR>
<HR>
Blake, M.C., Jr., Campbell, R.H., Dibblee, T.W., Jr., Howell, D.G., Nilsen, T.H., Normark, W.R.,
Vedder, J.G., and Silver, E.A., 1978, Neogene basin formation in relation to plate tectonic
evolution of San Andreas fault system, California: American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Bulletin, v. 62, no. 3, p. 344-372.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., 1977, Neogene basins and transform motion within the Pacific continental
margin of Baja California: Offshore Technology Conference, no. 9, v. 3, Preprints, p. 93-100. <BR>
<HR>
Spencer, J.E., and Normark, W.R., 1979, The Neogene Tosco-Abreojos strike-slip fault within
the Pacific margin of southern Baja California, Mexico: Geological Society of America Abstracts
with Programs, v. 11, no. 3, p. 129.<BR>
<HR>
Spencer, J.E., and Normark, W.R., 1979, Tosco-Abreojos fault zone; a Neogene transform plate
boundary within the Pacific margin of southern Baja California, Mexico: Boulder, CO, Geology,
v. 7, no. 11, p. 554-557.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., and Spencer, J.E., 1980, The Baja miniplate and San Benitos sliver, Mexico:
Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 12, no. 3, p. 145.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., Spencer, Jon E., and Ingle, James C., Jr., 1987, Geology and Neogene
history of the Pacific continental margin of Baja California Sur, Mexico, in Scholl, David W.,
Grantz, Arthur, and Vedder, John G., eds., Geology and resource potential of the continental
margin of western North America and adjacent ocean basins, Beaufort Sea to Baja California:
Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources, Earth Science Series, v. 6, p. 449-472.<BR>
<HR>
Spencer, Jon E., and Normark, William R., 1989, Neogene plate-tectonic evolution of the Baja
California Sur continental margin and the southern Gulf of California, Mexico, Winterer, E.L.,
and Hussong, Donald M., and Decker, Robert W., eds., The eastern Pacific Ocean and Hawaii:
Denver, CO, Geological Society of America.<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 and Geophysical data of field activity O-1-69-MX in Baja, Mexico from 02/07/1969 to 02/17/1969: 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: -117.75000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -98.25000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.75000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 15.25000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 07-Feb-1969
    Ending_Date: 17-Feb-1969
    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: Baja, Mexico
      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?

    Bill Normark (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., Allison, E.C., and Curray, J.R., 1969, The geology of the Pacific continental margin of the peninsula of Baja California: Geological Society of America Abstracts, Annual Meeting, v. pt. 7, p. 163. Normark, W.R., 1971, Transfer of lower Baja California, Mexico, from North American to Pacific lithospheric plates: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 3, no. 2, p. 172. Normark, William R., 1974, Ranger Submarine Slide, Northern Sebastian Vizcaino Bay, Baja California, Mexico: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 85, no. 5, p. 781-784. Normark, William R., 1974, Submarine canyons and fan valleys; factors affecting growth patterns of deep-sea fans, in Modern and Ancient Geosynclinal Sedimentation; Submarine canyon and fan deposits: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Special Publication, v. 19, p. 56-68. Blake, M.C., Jr., Campbell, R.H., Dibblee, T.W., Jr., Howell, D.G., Nilsen, T.H., Normark, W.R., Vedder, J.G., and Silver, E.A., 1978, Neogene basin formation in relation to plate tectonic evolution of San Andreas fault system, California: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 62, no. 3, p. 344-372. Normark, W.R., 1977, Neogene basins and transform motion within the Pacific continental margin of Baja California: Offshore Technology Conference, no. 9, v. 3, Preprints, p. 93-100. Spencer, J.E., and Normark, W.R., 1979, The Neogene Tosco-Abreojos strike-slip fault within the Pacific margin of southern Baja California, Mexico: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 11, no. 3, p. 129. Spencer, J.E., and Normark, W.R., 1979, Tosco-Abreojos fault zone; a Neogene transform plate boundary within the Pacific margin of southern Baja California, Mexico: Boulder, CO, Geology, v. 7, no. 11, p. 554-557. Normark, W.R., and Spencer, J.E., 1980, The Baja miniplate and San Benitos sliver, Mexico: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 12, no. 3, p. 145. Normark, William R., Spencer, Jon E., and Ingle, James C., Jr., 1987, Geology and Neogene history of the Pacific continental margin of Baja California Sur, Mexico, in Scholl, David W., Grantz, Arthur, and Vedder, John G., eds., Geology and resource potential of the continental margin of western North America and adjacent ocean basins, Beaufort Sea to Baja California: Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources, Earth Science Series, v. 6, p. 449-472. Spencer, Jon E., and Normark, William R., 1989, Neogene plate-tectonic evolution of the Baja California Sur continental margin and the southern Gulf of California, Mexico, Winterer, E.L., and Hussong, Donald M., and Decker, Robert W., eds., The eastern Pacific Ocean and Hawaii: Denver, CO, Geological Society of America.



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-1-69-mx.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196901010101000    196901050101000
    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-1-69-MX data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o169mx/html/o-1-69-mx.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/o/o169mx/html/o-1-69-mx.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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