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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity P-11-85-VI in Virgin Islands from 11/19/1985 to 11/28/1985
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Byron Ruppel. Geophysical data (gravity, bathymetry) of field activity P-11-85-VI in Virgin Islands from 11/19/1985 to 11/28/1985, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p1185vi/html/p-11-85-vi.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
gravity shipboard gravity
bathymetry

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 P-11-85-VI in Virgin Islands from 11/19/1985 to 11/28/1985: 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: -65.08195
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -63.44130
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.95289
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.92330

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 19-Nov-1985
    Ending_Date: 28-Nov-1985
    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: Virgin Islands
      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:
    Gravity with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/grav.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?

    Byron Ruppel (Chief Scientist); Cecil Ray (Chief Engineer); Chuck Heywood (Watchstander); Jeff Abbey (Chief Mate); John Winningham (Ship Captain); Russell Henning (Watchstander, DMA)

  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: 22-Jan-1996 (process 1 of 3)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/10/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.074;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    Input was...
    01/10/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.075;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    01/10/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.074;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    01/09/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.073;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    01/08/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.072;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.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: 28-Oct-2008 (process 2 of 3)
    Gravity Data
    10/28/2008 carolyn p-11-85-vi.152_074
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    02/14/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.M32]PB85VI.152;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
      this data was sampled to 20 seconds for DMA
    
    02/14/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.M32]PB85VI.160;
    DRB0:[BARB]GRAVRED.EXE;
    
    01/09/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.M26]PB85VI.140;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    01/09/86 EDM DRS$DATA:[PB85VI.M32]PB85VI.102;
    DRB0:[DRS.GRV]VALIDGRAV.EXE;
    meter 32. Meter was turned off last 9 hours of cruise
    
    12/27/85 EDM DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.M32]PB5H01.101;
    DRB0:[DRS.TIME]FIXSEC.EXE;
    meter 26
    
    01/10/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.074;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    01/10/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.075;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    01/10/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.074;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    01/09/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.073;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    01/08/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.072;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/10/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.074;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    01/10/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.075;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    01/10/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.074;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    01/09/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.073;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    01/08/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.072;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 3 of 3)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/p/p1185vi/bath/p-11-85-vi.330_074
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    08/22/88 JEAN DUA0:[DRS.CDI.RUPPEL]P1185VI.330;
    DUA0:[DRS.BAT]BATRED.EXE;2
    Edited bathymetry data
    
    02/06/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.B]PB85VI.301;
    DRB0:[DRS.DSMPL]DESAMTIME.EXE;1
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/10/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.074;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    01/10/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.075;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    01/10/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.074;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    01/09/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.073;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    01/08/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.PB85VI.N]PB85VI.072;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.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 (p-11-85-vi.074)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198511191128150    198511200844150
    198511201324150    198511201648150
    198511231129000    198511280843000
    198511281230180    198511282035180
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (p-11-85-vi.152_074)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198511191220000    198511191559400
    198511192340000    198511200449400
    198511201446000    198511201633400
    198511231239000    198511231449400
    198511231600000    198511231827400
    198511231953000    198511232018400
    198511232217000    198511240027400
    198511241200000    198511241259400
    198511241356000    198511241439400
    198511241531000    198511241839400
    198511241950000    198511242239400
    198511250000000    198511250134400
    198511251123000    198511251454400
    198511251555000    198511251939500
    198511252051000    198511260053400
    198511261137000    198511261732400
    198511261844000    198511270059400
    198511271152000    198511271719400
    198511271825000    198511280021400
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (p-11-85-vi.330_074)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198511231324225    198511231342182
    198511231402417    198511231502012
    198511231509031    198511231905023
    198511231918028    198511231922423
    198511231959002    198511232000193
    198511232030597    198511232137370
    198511232200386    198511232203590
    198511232250023    198511232250023
    198511232300404    198511232300404
    198511241207229    198511241215228
    198511241242217    198511241306003
    198511241322001    198511241607194
    198511241616226    198511241623192
    198511241738596    198511241746015
    198511241754435    198511241805005
    198511241906003    198511241953385
    198511242151038    198511242215035
    198511242311026    198511242311026
    198511242353403    198511250116015
    198511250136196    198511250139031
    198511250156062    198511250156062
    198511251207493    198511251207493
    198511251230193    198511251250216
    198511251325205    198511251325205
    198511251338209    198511251338209
    198511251348590    198511251348590
    198511251417223    198511251511413
    198511251517030    198511251531226
    198511251548203    198511251632382
    198511251743233    198511251847592
    198511251900597    198511251956009
    198511252014019    198511252015210
    198511252116208    198511252132206
    198511252220199    198511252254207
    198511260000421    198511260006407
    198511260021583    198511260141202
    198511261227200    198511261244389
    198511261309418    198511261309418
    198511261326396    198511261327428
    198511261334394    198511261334394
    198511261343215    198511261343215
    198511261350550    198511261426413
    198511261434412    198511261457217
    198511261606214    198511261606214
    198511261614213    198511261849394
    198511261857393    198511261924014
    198511261930210    198511261931401
    198511262052423    198511262057007
    198511262153209    198511262156413
    198511262250023    198511262251161
    198511262342200    198511262342200
    198511262352423    198511270114213
    198511271017048    198511271252598
    198511271406179    198511271406179
    198511271421196    198511271440029
    198511271654418    198511271743391
    198511271754225    198511271754225
    198511271815228    198511271815228
    198511271847592    198511271932223
    198511271951214    198511272043233
    198511272049008    198511272111413
    198511272128022    198511280038403
    198511281230035    198511281338420
    198511281347399    198511281441009
    198511281507018    198511281523438
    198511281718203    198511281849025
    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 P-11-85-VI data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p1185vi/html/p-11-85-vi.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: 0.6
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p1185vi/html/p-11-85-vi.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p1185vi/html/p-11-85-vi.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p1185vi/html/p-11-85-vi.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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