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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity P-5-84-AT in Atlantic Ocean from 09/17/1984 to 10/02/1984
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Byron Ruppel. Data (12khz, gravity, meter32, meter41, dopplersonar, integratednavigation, LoranC, transitsatellite) of field activity P-5-84-AT in Atlantic Ocean from 09/17/1984 to 10/02/1984, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p584at/html/p-5-84-at.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
12khz
gravity
meter32
meter41
dopplersonar
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-5-84-AT in Atlantic Ocean from 09/17/1984 to 10/02/1984: 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: -70.25784
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -57.29450
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.89919
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.09349

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 17-Sep-1984
    Ending_Date: 02-Oct-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:
    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); Cecil Ray (Chief Engineer, USGS Western Region); Dave Hogg (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Dave Melendrez (Chief Mate, USGS Western Region); Hal Williams (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); John Winningham (Ship Captain); Kaye Kinoshita (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Matt Oldale (Watchstander, WHOI)

  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.
    
    03/20/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P5.N]NEW.073;
    USR$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 3)
    Gravity Data
    10/28/2008 carolyn p-5-84-at.160_073
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/13/85 BARB USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P5.G.M32]P584AT.161;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;3
    Meter 32
    Land Ties: 2611015000 971990.5
               2781150000 971989.5
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/20/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P5.N]NEW.073;
    USR$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 3 of 3)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/p/p584at/bath/p-5-84-at.303_073
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/30/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P584AT.B]P584AT.303;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    01/30/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P584AT.B]P584AT.381;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    09/18/85 BECKIE DUA0:[DATA.P584AT.B]P584AT.303;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    This file is 20 sec bathy from the ship, Powell..quality unknown.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/20/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P5.N]NEW.073;
    USR$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-5-84-at.073)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198409171141440    198409211825560
    198409211906550    198409230841190
    198409230900290    198409260527200
    198409260551220    198409270256070
    198409270310420    198409271415040
    198409271421440    198409300429520
    198409300446260    198410011808410
    198410011829320    198410020000530
    198410020015070    198410021007480
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (p-5-84-at.160_073)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198409181306100    198409181329400
    198409181452200    198409181539500
    198409181551100    198409181838500
    198409181907000    198409181938500
    198409181950100    198409182004400
    198409182013000    198409182031100
    198409182043100    198409182139500
    198409182147100    198409182204400
    198409182219400    198409182304400
    198409182310400    198409190014400
    198409190024200    198409190044500
    198409190124000    198409190218400
    198409190225000    198409190249500
    198409190300000    198409190309500
    198409190315000    198409190322400
    198409190408100    198409190543400
    198409190551200    198409190621500
    198409190629500    198409190946400
    198409191624000    198409191657500
    198409191742000    198409191751500
    198409191801100    198409191814500
    198409191837100    198409192222400
    198409192300000    198409192359500
    198409200142500    198409200231500
    198409200440500    198409200452400
    198409200510400    198409200522500
    198409200541100    198409200605400
    198409200618300    198409200719500
    198409200807100    198409201159400
    198409201801400    198409202339500
    198409210001100    198409210054400
    198409210104400    198409210830300
    198409211010500    198409211759400
    198409211935500    198409212017000
    198409212044500    198409212238200
    198409222305000    198409230655500
    198409230800000    198409231658000
    198409231703300    198409231850500
    198409231916400    198409232314400
    198409240740400    198409241351500
    198409241415100    198409242159400
    198409242215100    198409250214400
    198409250945000    198409251514500
    198409251545000    198409251714500
    198409251745000    198409252027500
    198409260710100    198409260914400
    198409261015000    198409261559500
    198409280117500    198409280239400
    198409280425000    198409280604500
    198409280640000    198409281259400
    198409281320100    198409281405400
    198409281501000    198409281813500
    198409281830100    198409290159400
    198409290421000    198409290807500
    198409290836200    198409290900000
    198409290913500    198409292258500
    198409300230000    198409300359500
    198409300500100    198409300659500
    198409301030000    198409301549400
    198409301610100    198410010038500
    198410010203500    198410010532200
    198410010540400    198410010903000
    198410010952100    198410011624000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (p-5-84-at.303_073)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198409181650226    198409182139436
    198409182240035    198409190016243
    198409190023461    198409190534242
    198409190541043    198409191050252
    198409191615062    198409200017255
    198409200025062    198409201221478
    198409201802274    198409211826131
    198409211906419    198409212238571
    198409212244092    198409220139437
    198409220310036    198409220519443
    198409220545242    198409220600440
    198409220611240    198409220618040
    198409220625240    198409220659239
    198409221432047    198409222159544
    198409222240073    198409230841274
    198409230900163    198409232335416
    198409240713225    198409241505031
    198409241521451    198409241526231
    198409241536030    198409241557230
    198409241604029    198409241642439
    198409241649038    198409241803237
    198409241815035    198409250231243
    198409250925049    198409252029462
    198409271150309    198409271544511
    198409280019323    198409280122331
    198409280131151    198409280134552
    198409280143551    198409281357538
    198409281505345    198409290239441
    198409291223050    198409291329568
    198409300220012    198409300223451
    198409300229191    198409300432006
    198409300446124    198410011622482
    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-5-84-AT data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p584at/html/p-5-84-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: 2.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p584at/html/p-5-84-at.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 2.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p584at/html/p-5-84-at.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p584at/html/p-5-84-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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