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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity P-3-84-AT in Atlantic Ocean from 08/15/1984 to 08/21/1984
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Byron Ruppel. Data (12khz, gravity, meter32, meter41, integratednavigation, LoranC, transitsatellite) of field activity P-3-84-AT in Atlantic Ocean from 08/15/1984 to 08/21/1984, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p384at/html/p-3-84-at.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
12khz
gravity
meter32
meter41
integratednavigation
LoranC
transitsatellite

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, Data of field activity P-3-84-AT in Atlantic Ocean from 08/15/1984 to 08/21/1984: 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: -70.97831
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.90298
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.74847
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.05860

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 15-Aug-1984
    Ending_Date: 21-Aug-1984
    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: Atlantic Ocean
      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:
    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?

    Byron Ruppel (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Harry Hill (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Henry Costa (Watchstander); Jeff Abbey (Chief Mate); Jody (Watchstander); Joe Edwards (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); John Winningham (Ship Captain); Nathalie (Watchstander); Steve Olsen (Chief Engineer, 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: 22-Jan-1996 (process 1 of 4)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/18/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P3.N]NEW.073;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;3
    
    

    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 4)
    Gravity Data
    10/28/2008 carolyn p-3-84-at.153_073
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/23/86 BARB DRB0:[BARB.P384AT.M41]P384AT.153;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    BARB USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P3.M41]P384AT.132
    
    01/23/86 BARB DRB0:[BARB.P384AT.M41]P384AT.152;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    03/15/85 BARB USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P3.G.M41]P384AT.161;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;3
    Meter 41
    Land Ties: 2281200000  972286.9
               2351830000  972287.5
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/18/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P3.N]NEW.073;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;3
    
    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 p-3-84-at.220_073
    
    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/magred11/magred11.for
    Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod)
    with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level).
    
    Input was...
    10/31/1998  /tiger/p/p384at/mag/p-3-84-at.200_073
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    09/13/85 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[P384AT.M]P384AT.200;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/18/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P3.N]NEW.073;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;3
    
    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/p/p384at/bath/p-3-84-at.304_073
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/22/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P384AT.B]P384AT.304;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    01/22/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P384AT.B]P384AT.380;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    01/15/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P384AT.B]P384AT.303;
    DRB0:[DRS.DSMPL]DESAMTIME.EXE;1
    
    09/18/85 BECKIE DUA0:[DATA.P384AT.B]P384AT.302;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    This is 20 sec bathymetry from the ship, Powell..quality unknown.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/18/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P3.N]NEW.073;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;3
    
    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-3-84-at.073)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198408151952070    198408170056010
    198408170120210    198408191532070
    198408191556270    198408201629500
    198408201933300    198408212113400
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (p-3-84-at.153_073)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198408152040000    198408161414400
    198408161616000    198408161829400
    198408161915000    198408162309400
    198408162340000    198408170621200
    198408170638200    198408171415400
    198408172043000    198408180412400
    198408180623200    198408181159400
    198408190245000    198408190944400
    198408191045000    198408191459400
    198408191745000    198408192229400
    198408200114000    198408201459400
    198408201930000    198408202219400
    198408210030000    198408210604400
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (p-3-84-at.220_073)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198408181720112    198408190422121
    198408190427168    198408191530189
    198408191555483    198408192024171
    198408200134508    198408201628303
    198408201933108    198408212112095
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (p-3-84-at.304_073)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198408151953267    198408152129344
    198408152200483    198408160009044
    198408160100003    198408160319562
    198408160330562    198408160509076
    198408160530275    198408170055350
    198408170120099    198408191531487
    198408191556147    198408191759453
    198408191820453    198408200059361
    198408200230458    198408200429074
    198408201050110    198408201629181
    198408201933175    198408212059424
    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-3-84-AT data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p384at/html/p-3-84-at.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: 1.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p384at/html/p-3-84-at.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p384at/html/p-3-84-at.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p384at/html/p-3-84-at.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p384at/html/p-3-84-at.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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