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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity O-1-73-CP in Central Pacific from 02/13/1973 to 03/02/1973
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Robert Burns. Geophysical data (transitsatellite, magnetics, gravity, airgun, sonobuoy) of field activity O-1-73-CP in Central Pacific from 02/13/1973 to 03/02/1973, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o173cp/html/o-1-73-cp.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
transitsatellite
magnetics Varian direct reading magnetometer
gravity Anshutz gravity, Lacoste-Romberg gravity
airgun 120 cu. in. airgun, EDO-240 H transducers, Raytheon PF-101 recorder, Teledyne and Aquatronics hydrophone streamers, Teledyne amplifier-filter system
sonobuoy
Notes -
NOAA/POL data

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/>, 20131029, Geophysical data of field activity O-1-73-CP in Central Pacific from 02/13/1973 to 03/02/1973: 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: -127.00000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -108.00000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.00000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -1.00000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 13-Feb-1973
    Ending_Date: 02-Mar-1973
    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: Central 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:
    Bathymetry with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/bath.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Gravity with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/grav.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Magnetics with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/mag.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?

    Robert Burns (Chief Scientist)

  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: 30-Jan-1998 (process 1 of 4)
    Navigation Data
    01/30/1998 clint o-1-73-cp.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    

    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 4)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/o/o173cp/grav/o-1-73-cp.160_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint o-1-73-cp.160
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Free Air Anomaly data
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint o-1-73-cp.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    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>

    Date: 20-Jun-2012 (process 3 of 4)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn o-1-73-cp.221_050
    
    Reprocessed using subroutines from Susan Macmillan's
    IGRF SYNTHESIS PROGRAM <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/IAGA/vmod/igrf11.f>
    with IGRF-11 coeffiecients integrated into the source code.
    /infobank/programs/mag/magred1111/magred1111.for
    Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod)
    with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level).
    
    Input was...
    10/31/1998  /tiger/o/o173cp/mag/o-1-73-cp.220_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    01/30/1998 clint o-1-73-cp.220
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Edited magnetics data
    
    01/30/1998 clint o-1-73-cp.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 4 of 4)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/o/o173cp/bath/o-1-73-cp.320_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint o-1-73-cp.320
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Edited bathymetry data with corrected depths
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint o-1-73-cp.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    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:


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-1-73-cp.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197302131830000    197302141545000
    197302141555000    197302160025000
    197302160035000    197302160325000
    197302160335000    197302160640000
    197302160650000    197302200000000
    197302200010000    197302220727000
    197302220735000    197302231128000
    197302240730000    197302241550000
    197302250205000    197302260600000
    197302261120000    197302261120000
    197302261140000    197303021510000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (o-1-73-cp.160_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197302131840000    197302132105000
    197302142150000    197302142310000
    197302142320000    197302150735000
    197302150810000    197302160025000
    197302160035000    197302160325000
    197302160335000    197302160640000
    197302160650000    197302161630000
    197302161715000    197302161940000
    197302161955000    197302162015000
    197302162110000    197302171310000
    197302171400000    197302172030000
    197302172100000    197302172120000
    197302172220000    197302180710000
    197302180810000    197302181725000
    197302181800000    197302182305000
    197302182335000    197302190155000
    197302190220000    197302200000000
    197302200010000    197302200020000
    197302200030000    197302200800000
    197302200915000    197302202350000
    197302210005000    197302211135000
    197302211230000    197302220305000
    197302220315000    197302220440000
    197302220455000    197302220655000
    197302220705000    197302220725000
    197302220735000    197302221145000
    197302221200000    197302222005000
    197302222015000    197302230005000
    197302230020000    197302230150000
    197302230210000    197302230705000
    197302230740000    197302231050000
    197302240840000    197302241020000
    197302241130000    197302241340000
    197302241410000    197302241520000
    197302250210000    197302250445000
    197302250455000    197302251815000
    197302251910000    197302252245000
    197302252315000    197302260555000
    197302261155000    197302261840000
    197302261915000    197302270705000
    197302271845000    197302272210000
    197302272220000    197302280105000
    197302280125000    197302280620000
    197302280635000    197303010140000
    197303010200000    197303010735000
    197303010750000    197303011655000
    197303011835000    197303020445000
    197303020455000    197303020750000
    197303020820000    197303021135000
    197303021210000    197303021505000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (o-1-73-cp.221_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197302131835000    197302140515000
    197302140525000    197302140540000
    197302140550000    197302141025000
    197302141035000    197302141500000
    197302141510000    197302141545000
    197302141600000    197302160025000
    197302160035000    197302160325000
    197302160335000    197302160640000
    197302160650000    197302192355000
    197302200010000    197302200440000
    197302200450000    197302200500000
    197302200835000    197302202245000
    197302202255000    197302202300000
    197302202315000    197302202355000
    197302210005000    197302211825000
    197302211835000    197302220725000
    197302220735000    197302221120000
    197302221135000    197302221135000
    197302221150000    197302231055000
    197302240730000    197302240740000
    197302240750000    197302241550000
    197302250205000    197302251920000
    197302251930000    197302260600000
    197302261140000    197302261225000
    197302261520000    197302261535000
    197302261545000    197302262340000
    197302262355000    197302270240000
    197302270250000    197302270255000
    197302270305000    197302270950000
    197302271000000    197302271600000
    197302271610000    197302272355000
    197302280005000    197302281510000
    197302281520000    197303021505000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (o-1-73-cp.320_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197302131835000    197302141055000
    197302141115000    197302141530000
    197302141540000    197302141540000
    197302141555000    197302141555000
    197302141610000    197302141620000
    197302141630000    197302141910000
    197302141925000    197302150055000
    197302150115000    197302150205000
    197302150220000    197302150935000
    197302150955000    197302151155000
    197302151205000    197302160025000
    197302160035000    197302160325000
    197302160335000    197302160640000
    197302160650000    197302161000000
    197302161010000    197302161355000
    197302161450000    197302162030000
    197302162040000    197302170430000
    197302170440000    197302170735000
    197302170745000    197302171500000
    197302171515000    197302171635000
    197302171645000    197302180830000
    197302180840000    197302181155000
    197302181220000    197302182140000
    197302182150000    197302190045000
    197302190120000    197302190830000
    197302190840000    197302191220000
    197302191230000    197302191700000
    197302191710000    197302191800000
    197302191810000    197302191835000
    197302191845000    197302192305000
    197302192315000    197302192355000
    197302200010000    197302202105000
    197302202120000    197302202355000
    197302210005000    197302210930000
    197302210945000    197302211800000
    197302211810000    197302220305000
    197302220315000    197302220725000
    197302220735000    197302221110000
    197302221120000    197302231128000
    197302240730000    197302241125000
    197302241135000    197302241220000
    197302241230000    197302241315000
    197302241345000    197302241425000
    197302241435000    197302241435000
    197302241455000    197302241515000
    197302241540000    197302241550000
    197302250205000    197302252310000
    197302252335000    197302252350000
    197302260000000    197302260600000
    197302261140000    197302261300000
    197302261310000    197302261515000
    197302261525000    197303010335000
    197303010345000    197303010800000
    197303010815000    197303012350000
    197303020005000    197303021430000
    197303021440000    197303021505000
    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-1-73-CP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o173cp/html/o-1-73-cp.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: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o173cp/html/o-1-73-cp.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o173cp/html/o-1-73-cp.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o173cp/html/o-1-73-cp.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o173cp/html/o-1-73-cp.bath.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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