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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity 85005 (P-3-85-CB) in Caribbean from 03/14/1985 to 03/28/1985
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Chief Scientist: Byron Ruppel. Geophysical data (bathymetry, gravity) of field activity 85005 (P-3-85-CB) in Caribbean from 03/14/1985 to 03/28/1985, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p385cb/html/p-3-85-cb.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry
gravity
Publications -
P385CB Cruise Report exists at Woods Hole

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 85005 (P-3-85-CB) in Caribbean from 03/14/1985 to 03/28/1985: 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: -68.06264
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.34682
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.91040
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.30608

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 14-Mar-1985
    Ending_Date: 28-Mar-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: Caribbean
      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, USGS Western Region); Dick Tagg (Gravity, USGS Western Region); Dave Hogg (Electrical Technician, USGS Western Region); Jon Erickson (Mechnical Technician, USGS Western Region); Terry Edgar (Seismics, USGS Reston); Juan Trias (Seismics, USGS San Juan Puerto Rico)

  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.
    
    06/26/85 BARB DISK$USERDISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.N]P385CB.078;
    DISK$USERDISK:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    Input was...
    06/26/85 BARB DISK$USERDISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.N]P385CB.077;
    DISK$USERDISK:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    06/25/85 BARB USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.N]P385CB.076;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.NAV]BADSPEED.EXE;
    
    06/03/85 CLINT USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.N]P385CB.073;
    USR$DISK:[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-3-85-cb.152_078
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    09/17/85 CAROLYN USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.M32]P385CBM32.162;
    DRA1:[CAROLYN.P85CB]CUT162.EXE;
    
    08/24/85 CAROLYN USR$DISK:[CAROLYN.P85CB]P85CBM32.151;
    DRA1:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    08/24/85 CAROLYN USR$DISK:[CAROLYN.P85CB]P85CBM32.162;
    DRA1:[DRS.UTIL]MERGEIT.EXE;1
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    06/26/85 BARB DISK$USERDISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.N]P385CB.078;
    DISK$USERDISK:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    06/26/85 BARB DISK$USERDISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.N]P385CB.077;
    DISK$USERDISK:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    06/25/85 BARB USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.N]P385CB.076;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.NAV]BADSPEED.EXE;
    
    06/03/85 CLINT USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.N]P385CB.073;
    USR$DISK:[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/p385cb/bath/p-3-85-cb.330_078
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    08/22/88 JEAN DUA0:[DRS.CDI.RUPPEL]P385CB.330;
    DUA0:[DRS.BAT]BATRED.EXE;2
    Edited bathymetry data
    
    04/11/85 CLINT USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.B]P385CB.301;
    DRA1:[DRS.DSMPL]DESAMTIME.EXE;1
    desampled from 2 second data to 20 second data
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    06/26/85 BARB DISK$USERDISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.N]P385CB.078;
    DISK$USERDISK:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    06/26/85 BARB DISK$USERDISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.N]P385CB.077;
    DISK$USERDISK:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    06/25/85 BARB USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.N]P385CB.076;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.NAV]BADSPEED.EXE;
    
    06/03/85 CLINT USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P385CB.N]P385CB.073;
    USR$DISK:[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:

    Other_Citation_Details: P385CB Cruise Report exists at Woods Hole


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-3-85-cb.078)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198503141516350    198503141547350
    198503141723560    198503150212160
    198503150229380    198503152004180
    198503160103020    198503160145420
    198503160201020    198503161428220
    198503161747020    198503162145220
    198503170240110    198503172333310
    198503172351450    198503190305050
    198503190335480    198503201802480
    198503210437280    198503270222280
    198503270356420    198503281105420
    198503281122470    198503281332470
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (p-3-85-cb.152_078)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198503150605000    198503151129400
    198503151450000    198503151744000
    198503160606000    198503161049400
    198503161430000    198503161517400
    198503180505100    198503180709500
    198503180720100    198503181344500
    198503181414100    198503181519500
    198503190413100    198503191304500
    198503191403100    198503191619500
    198503200550000    198503201012400
    198503201109000    198503201222400
    198503211200000    198503211430400
    198503220608100    198503221531500
    198503240413000    198503240829400
    198503250814000    198503251119400
    198503251205000    198503251516400
    198503251640000    198503251919400
    198503252355000    198503260159400
    198503260309000    198503260439400
    198503260654000    198503260854400
    198503261030000    198503261255400
    198503261540000    198503261814400
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (p-3-85-cb.330_078)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198503170404188    198503171200541
    198503172017381    198503172258025
    198503191033063    198503200306241
    198503200942020    198503201541341
    198503210746486    198503210754538
    198503210900371    198503211538591
    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 85005 (P-3-85-CB) data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p385cb/html/p-3-85-cb.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: 3.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p385cb/html/p-3-85-cb.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p385cb/html/p-3-85-cb.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p385cb/html/p-3-85-cb.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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