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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological data of field activity P-2-95-MB in Monterey Bay, California from 09/05/1995 to 09/12/1995
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Brian Edwards, Homa Lee. Geological data (multicore, boxcore, 3dot5khz, underwatercamera, GPS, YoNav, 12khz, Shipekgrab, VanVeengrab, Soutargrab, clamshellgrab) of field activity P-2-95-MB in Monterey Bay, California from 09/05/1995 to 09/12/1995, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p295mb/html/p-2-95-mb.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
multicore Nel
boxcore
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry ODEC
underwatercamera box corer camera
GPS Trimble Navtrac (differential)
YoNav
12khz
Shipekgrab
VanVeengrab
Soutargrab
clamshellgrab
Publications -
Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., Jenkins, C.J., Zimmermann, M., Williams, S.J., and
Field, M.E., 2006, usSEABED: Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington)
offshore surficial-sediment data release, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series
182, version 1.0. Online at:
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>">
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/><BR>
<HR>
Edwards, B.D., and Chezar, Henry, 1996, Camera survey of effluent-affected sediment on the
continental margin near Los Angeles, California: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions,
v. 77, no. 3, Supplement, p. 50.<BR>
<HR>
Orzech, K.M., Dahl, W.E., and Edwards, B.D., 2001, Core Descriptions,
Core Photographs, Physical Property Logs and Surface Textural Data of
Sediment Cores Recovered from the Continental Shelf of the Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuary During Research Cruises M-1-95-MB, P-2-95-MB,
and P-1-97-MB, US Geological Survey
Openfile report 01-107:<BR><A HREF="
<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-10>
7/"><http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-107/>
<BR>
<HR>
Eittreim, Stephen L., and Noble, Marlene, editors, 2002, Seafloor geology and
natural environment of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Marine Geology, v
. 181
<A HREF="
<http://www.sciencedirect.com/>"><http://www.sciencedirect.com/>
</A><BR>
Journals > m > Marine Geology > Volumes 181 - 190 > Volume 181, Issues 1-3
<BR>
<HR>
Wong, F.L., and Eittreim, S.L., 2001, Continental Shelf GIS for the Monterey
Bay National Marine Sanctuary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 01-179,
1 CDROM,
<A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-179/>"><http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/>
open-file/of01-179/</A><BR>

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
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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/>, 20140105, Geological data of field activity P-2-95-MB in Monterey Bay, California from 09/05/1995 to 09/12/1995: 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: -122.91592
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.78502
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.81730
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.53107

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 05-Sep-1995
    Ending_Date: 12-Sep-1995
    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: Monterey Bay, 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:
    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?

    Steve Bliss (Ship Captain); John Klusmire (Chief Mate); Bob Winton (Chief Engineer); Brian Edwards (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Homa Lee (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Andrew Devagles (Unspecified Investigator, NOAA); Walt Olson (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Rich Mueller (Mechanical Technician, MLML); Kaye Kinoshita (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Melanie Moreno (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Pete Dartnell (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Hank Chezar (Photographer, USGS Western Region); Kevin Evans (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Michelle White (Biologist, MLML); Amy Wagner (Biologist, EPA); Stewart Lamerdin (Biologist, CDFG)

  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-Sep-1996 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    02/20/96 CAROLYN MOG$DUB2:[REQUESTS.P295MB.NAV]P-2-95-MB.060;1
    MOG$DUB0:[PROGRAMS.REFMT]VMS2UNIX.EXE;1
    Global positioning system (GPS) data
    
    Input was...
    02/20/96 CAROLYN MOG$DUB2:[REQUESTS.P295MB.NAV]P295MB.060;1
    MOG$DUB0:[PROGRAMS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    Global positioning system (GPS) data
    from John Gann's files:  95-243.SHP
                             95-248.SHP
                             ...
                             95-255.SHP
    
    

    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:
    Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., Jenkins, C.J., Zimmermann, M., Williams, S.J., and Field, M.E., 2006, usSEABED: Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) offshore surficial-sediment data release, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 182, version 1.0. Online at: <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>"> <http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/> Edwards, B.D., and Chezar, Henry, 1996, Camera survey of effluent-affected sediment on the continental margin near Los Angeles, California: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 77, no. 3, Supplement, p. 50. Orzech, K.M., Dahl, W.E., and Edwards, B.D., 2001, Core Descriptions, Core Photographs, Physical Property Logs and Surface Textural Data of Sediment Cores Recovered from the Continental Shelf of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary During Research Cruises M-1-95-MB, P-2-95-MB, and P-1-97-MB, US Geological Survey Openfile report 01-107:<BR><A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-10> 7/"><http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-107/>
    Eittreim, Stephen L., and Noble, Marlene, editors, 2002, Seafloor geology and natural environment of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Marine Geology, v . 181 <A HREF="
    <http://www.sciencedirect.com/>"><http://www.sciencedirect.com/> </A> Journals > m > Marine Geology > Volumes 181 - 190 > Volume 181, Issues 1-3
    Wong, F.L., and Eittreim, S.L., 2001, Continental Shelf GIS for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 01-179, 1 CDROM, <A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-179/>"><http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/> open-file/of01-179/</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-2-95-mb.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199509052316490    199509060019110
    199509061558150    199509061815090
    199509061821420    199509061824450
    199509062151550    199509071221450
    199509071305290    199509112313250
    199509112337490    199509112342190
    199509112355430    199509121936250
    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-2-95-MB data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p295mb/html/p-2-95-mb.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: 3.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p295mb/html/p-2-95-mb.nav.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 05-Jan-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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