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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity P-1-92-SC in Santa Monica Basin, Southern California from 01/25/1992 to 02/04/1992
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,Geological Survey of Canada. Chief Scientist: Dave Piper. Geophysical data (GPS, 12khz, Huntec, airgun) of field activity P-1-92-SC in Santa Monica Basin, Southern California from 01/25/1992 to 02/04/1992, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p192sc/html/p-1-92-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
GPS
12khz
Huntec Deep Tow seismic
airgun 40 cu. in. sleeve gun recorded with Nova Scotia Research Foundation system, plus upper freq. returns separately recorded
Notes -
Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) -
USGS Coop cruise run by GSC.
<p>Dates are of data collection,
not including transit to and from ports.
<p>Analog materials: Original records held at GSC,
Normark has a set of copies.
<p>Digital files: navigation, bathymetry,
seismic (Huntec and sleeve-gun) held by USGS.
Publications -
Piper, D. J. W., W. R. Normark, and R. N. Hiscott, 1995, Chp. 28: Holocene sand
body geometry, Hueneme Fan, California Borderland, in An Atlas of Deep-Water
Environments: Architectural Style in Turbidite Systems, ed.by Pickering, K. T.,
Hiscott, R. N., Kenyon, N., Ricci Lucchi, R., Smith, R.; Chapman and Hall,
London, p. 203-206.<br>
<br>
Normark, W. R., D. J. W. Piper, and R. N. Hiscott, 1997, Sea level effects on
the textural characteristics and depositional architecture of the Hueneme and
associated submarine fan systems, Santa Monica Basin, California, Sedimentology, v. 45, p. 53-70.<br>
<br>
Normark, W. R., and Piper, D. J. W., 1998, Preliminary evaluation of recent
movement on structures within the Santa Monica Basin, offshore southern
California, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report No. 98-518, 60 p.
<a href="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-518/>"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-518/><br>
<br>


Piper, D. J. W., R. N. Hiscott, and W. R. Normark, 1999, Outcrop-scale acoustic
facies analysis and latest Quaternary development of Hueneme and Dume submarine
fans, offshore California, Sedimentology, v. 46, p. 47-78.<br>
<br>


Piper, D. J. W. and W. R. Normark, 2001, Sandy fans --- from Amazon to Hueneme
and beyond, Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., v. 85, p. 1407-1438.<br>
<br>
Normark, W. R., Piper, D. J. W., Sliter, R. W., Triezenberg, P., and
Gutmacher, C. E., 2006, Digital Single-Channel Seismic-Reflection Data from
Western Santa Monica Basin, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1180,
web only, access via:
<a href="
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1180/>"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/>
1180/</a>

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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/>, 20140414, Geophysical data of field activity P-1-92-SC in Santa Monica Basin, Southern California from 01/25/1992 to 02/04/1992: 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: -119.37733
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.61283
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.03483
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.59017

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 25-Jan-1992
    Ending_Date: 04-Feb-1992
    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: Santa Monica Basin, Southern 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:
    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?

    Dave Piper (Chief Scientist, GSC); Bill Normark (Unspecified, 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: 18-Jul-2003 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    07/17/03 /infobank/p/p192sc/p-1-92-sc.060
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 91-062-1
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 091-62-2
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 091-62-3
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 091-62-4
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 91-062-5
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 91-062-6
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 91-062-7
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 91-062-8
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456789
    
    

    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: 04-Aug-2004 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    08/03/04 /infobank/p/p192sc/bath/p-1-92-sc.300_060
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    08/03/04 /infobank/p/p192sc/bath/p-1-92-sc.300
    /infobank/programs/refmt/reformata/reformata
    
    For InfoBank convention of displaying depths as positive numbers,
    removed all negative signs from the meters depth field.
    
    08/03/04 /infobank/p/p192sc/bath/raw/p192scbat1.raw
    navtime, depth_fm, add_25m, depth_m
    
    Degnan HD/Users/carolyn/Desktop/Mail Attachment/p192scbat 1.csv
    Email from Florence Wong, 27 Jul 2004:
    I've attached a revised version of the P192SC bathy
    for you to update Infobank.
    I don't need another merged copy back.
    
    After comparing the first surface calculation with
    surrounding NOAA data, I subtracted 20 meters more.
    
    I also deleted these records, which had no depths:
    19920311715000
    19920311720000
    19920311725000
    19920311730000
    19920311735000
    19920311740000
    
    I changed the depths for these records
    to be closer to neighboring points:
    19920331615000 939 25 -1741.5 to 19920331615000 399 25 -754.4
    19920340230000 492 25 -924.4 to 19920340230000 392 25 -741.6
    
    David Piper of the Geological Survey of Canada provided
    a file of depths recorded every 5 min during P-1-92-SC
    to Bill Normark.
    The depths are in fathoms based on v = 800 fm/s (1462.4 m/s)
    and are relative to the transducer,
    which Bill estimated at about 5 m below sea level.
    A comparison of the first calculated surface
    to adjoining NOAA Coastal Relief Model (90-m gridded data)
    suggested the P192SC values needed to be 20 meters deeper.
    All corrections are reflected in the attached file.
    
    Degnan HD/Users/carolyn/Desktop/Mail Attachment/p192scbat.csv
    Email from Florence Wong, 26 Jul 2004:
    Could you help me merge the bathy data
    I just got from Bill Normark to the nav for P192SC?
    The depth came in fathoms and
    I added 5m for the location of the transducer belowdecks
    
    Input was...
    07/17/03 /infobank/p/p192sc/nav/p-1-92-sc.060
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 91-062-1
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 091-62-2
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 091-62-3
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 091-62-4
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 91-062-5
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 91-062-6
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 91-062-7
    reformatted from chrisg-net/Parizeau 91-062/Parizeau nav 91-062-8
           1         2         3         4         5
    345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456
    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:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Piper, D. J. W., W. R. Normark, and R. N. Hiscott, 1995, Chp. 28: Holocene sand body geometry, Hueneme Fan, California Borderland, in An Atlas of Deep-Water Environments: Architectural Style in Turbidite Systems, ed.by Pickering, K. T., Hiscott, R. N., Kenyon, N., Ricci Lucchi, R., Smith, R.; Chapman and Hall, London, p. 203-206.<br> <br> Normark, W. R., D. J. W. Piper, and R. N. Hiscott, 1997, Sea level effects on the textural characteristics and depositional architecture of the Hueneme and associated submarine fan systems, Santa Monica Basin, California, Sedimentology, v. 45, p. 53-70.<br> <br> Normark, W. R., and Piper, D. J. W., 1998, Preliminary evaluation of recent movement on structures within the Santa Monica Basin, offshore southern California, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report No. 98-518, 60 p. <a href="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-518/>"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-518/><br> <br>
    Piper, D. J. W., R. N. Hiscott, and W. R. Normark, 1999, Outcrop-scale acoustic facies analysis and latest Quaternary development of Hueneme and Dume submarine fans, offshore California, Sedimentology, v. 46, p. 47-78.<br> <br>
    Piper, D. J. W. and W. R. Normark, 2001, Sandy fans --- from Amazon to Hueneme and beyond, Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., v. 85, p. 1407-1438.<br> <br> Normark, W. R., Piper, D. J. W., Sliter, R. W., Triezenberg, P., and Gutmacher, C. E., 2006, Digital Single-Channel Seismic-Reflection Data from Western Santa Monica Basin, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1180, web only, access via: <a href="
    <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1180/>"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/> 1180/</a>



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-1-92-sc.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199201302230000    199202040650000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (p-1-92-sc.300_060)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199201302230000    199201311710000
    199201311745000    199202040650000
    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-1-92-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p192sc/html/p-1-92-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: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p192sc/html/p-1-92-sc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p192sc/html/p-1-92-sc.bath.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 14-Apr-2014
    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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