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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity O-3-64-WG in Prince William Sound, AK from 07/16/1964 to 08/21/1964
Abstract:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Chief Scientist: Unspecified. Geophysical data (bathymetry, navigation) of field activity O-3-64-WG in Prince William Sound, AK from 07/16/1964 to 08/21/1964, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o364wg/html/o-3-64-wg.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry data directory exists
navigation data directory exists

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-3-64-WG in Prince William Sound, AK from 07/16/1964 to 08/21/1964: 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: -153.48441
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -149.65221
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 56.19490
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 53.21680

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 16-Jul-1964
    Ending_Date: 21-Aug-1964
    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: Prince William Sound, AK
      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:
    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?

    Unspecified (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: 05-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/03/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.MKLK]MKLK2.050;
    DRB0:[CLINT]80COL.EXE;
    
    

    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/o/o364wg/bath/o-3-64-wg.300_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/03/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.MKLK]MKLK2.300;
    DRB0:[CLINT]80COL.EXE;
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/03/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.MKLK]MKLK2.050;
    DRB0:[CLINT]80COL.EXE;
    
    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-3-64-wg.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196408070754000    196408071936000
    196408072012000    196408072148000
    196408080809000    196408090024000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (o-3-64-wg.300_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196408070754000    196408071400000
    196408071406000    196408071406000
    196408071412000    196408071412000
    196408071418000    196408071418000
    196408071424000    196408071424000
    196408071430000    196408071430000
    196408071436000    196408071436000
    196408071442000    196408071442000
    196408071448000    196408071448000
    196408071454000    196408071454000
    196408071500000    196408071500000
    196408071506000    196408071506000
    196408071512000    196408071512000
    196408071518000    196408071518000
    196408071524000    196408071524000
    196408071530000    196408071530000
    196408071536000    196408071536000
    196408071542000    196408071542000
    196408071548000    196408071548000
    196408071554000    196408071554000
    196408071600000    196408071600000
    196408071606000    196408071606000
    196408071612000    196408071612000
    196408071618000    196408071618000
    196408071624000    196408071624000
    196408071630000    196408071630000
    196408071636000    196408071636000
    196408071642000    196408071642000
    196408071648000    196408071648000
    196408071654000    196408071654000
    196408071700000    196408071700000
    196408071706000    196408071706000
    196408071712000    196408071712000
    196408071718000    196408071718000
    196408071724000    196408071724000
    196408071730000    196408071730000
    196408071736000    196408071736000
    196408071742000    196408071742000
    196408071748000    196408071748000
    196408071754000    196408071754000
    196408071800000    196408071800000
    196408071806000    196408071806000
    196408071812000    196408071812000
    196408071818000    196408071818000
    196408071824000    196408071824000
    196408071830000    196408071830000
    196408071836000    196408071836000
    196408071842000    196408071842000
    196408071848000    196408071848000
    196408071854000    196408071854000
    196408071900000    196408071900000
    196408071906000    196408071906000
    196408071912000    196408071912000
    196408071918000    196408071918000
    196408071924000    196408071924000
    196408071930000    196408071930000
    196408071936000    196408071936000
    196408072012000    196408072012000
    196408072018000    196408072018000
    196408072024000    196408072024000
    196408072030000    196408072030000
    196408072036000    196408072036000
    196408072042000    196408072042000
    196408072048000    196408072048000
    196408072054000    196408072054000
    196408072100000    196408072100000
    196408072106000    196408072106000
    196408072112000    196408072112000
    196408072118000    196408072118000
    196408072124000    196408072124000
    196408072130000    196408072130000
    196408072136000    196408072136000
    196408072142000    196408072142000
    196408072148000    196408072148000
    196408080809000    196408082357000
    196408090003000    196408090024000
    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-3-64-WG data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o364wg/html/o-3-64-wg.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: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o364wg/html/o-3-64-wg.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o364wg/html/o-3-64-wg.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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