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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity P-8-85-CN in Gulf of Maine from 09/22/1985 to 10/06/1985
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: John Gann. Geophysical data (integratednavigation, dopplersonar, LoranC, gravity, straitline) of field activity P-8-85-CN in Gulf of Maine from 09/22/1985 to 10/06/1985, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p885cn/html/p-8-85-cn.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
integratednavigation
dopplersonar
LoranC
gravity
straitline

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 P-8-85-CN in Gulf of Maine from 09/22/1985 to 10/06/1985: 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: -70.23354
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.03712
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.38287
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.25821

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 22-Sep-1985
    Ending_Date: 06-Oct-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: Gulf of Maine
      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?

    Brian Burton (Chief Mate, USGS); Charlie Parsons (Chief Engineer, USGS); Ed Maple (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Greg Gabel (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); John Gann (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); John Winningham (Ship Captain)

  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: 14-Dec-1999 (process 1 of 3)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/17/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.074;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    Input was...
    10/31/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.N]P885NV.073;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    10/31/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.N]P885NV.MET;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    10/31/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.N]P885NV.072;
    DRB0:[DRS.DSMPL]DESAMTIME.EXE;1
    
    10/25/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.071;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    10/08/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.052;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]SINSADJ.EXE;
    
    10/08/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.051;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    
    10/08/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.021;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
     This data has also been run through NAVED
    
    

    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-8-85-cn.151_074
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/23/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.M32]P885NV.151;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    01/23/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.M32]P885NV.161;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    11/06/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.M32]P885NV.160;
    DRB0:[DRS.GRV]GRAVRED.EXE;2
    
    10/16/85 BARB USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.P885NV.M32]P885NV.140;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    
    10/16/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.M32]P885NV.101;
    DRB0:[DRS.GRV]VALIDGRAV.EXE;
    
    10/31/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.N]P885NV.074;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    10/31/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.N]P885NV.073;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    10/31/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.N]P885NV.MET;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    10/31/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.N]P885NV.072;
    DRB0:[DRS.DSMPL]DESAMTIME.EXE;1
    
    10/25/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.071;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    10/08/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.052;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]SINSADJ.EXE;
    
    10/08/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.051;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    
    10/08/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.021;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
     This data has also been run through NAVED
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/17/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.074;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    10/31/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.N]P885NV.073;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    10/31/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.N]P885NV.MET;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    10/31/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.N]P885NV.072;
    DRB0:[DRS.DSMPL]DESAMTIME.EXE;1
    
    10/25/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.071;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    10/08/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.052;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]SINSADJ.EXE;
    
    10/08/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.051;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    
    10/08/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.021;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
     This data has also been run through NAVED
    
    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: 03-Nov-2008 (process 3 of 3)
    Bathymetry Data
    11/03/2008 clint p-8-85-cn.330_074
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    08/23/88 JEAN DUA0:[DRS.CDI.RUPPEL]P885NV.330;
    DUA0:[DRS.BAT]BATRED.EXE;2
    Edited bathymetry data
    
    12/09/85 BECKIE DUA0:[DATA.P885NS.B]P885NV.301;
    DRB0:[DRS.DSMPL]DESAMTIME.EXE;1
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/17/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.074;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    10/31/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.N]P885NV.073;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    10/31/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.N]P885NV.MET;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    10/31/85 BARB DRS$DATA:[P885NV.N]P885NV.072;
    DRB0:[DRS.DSMPL]DESAMTIME.EXE;1
    
    10/25/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.071;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    10/08/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.052;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]SINSADJ.EXE;
    
    10/08/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.051;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    
    10/08/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.P885NV.N]P885NV.021;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
     This data has also been run through NAVED
    
    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-8-85-cn.074)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198509221209060    198509231304060
    198509231451460    198509241233460
    198510040451240    198510050126440
    198510051216240    198510061704240
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (p-8-85-cn.151_074)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198509221308001    198509230149401
    198509230400001    198509231241401
    198509231515001    198509231749401
    198509232000001    198509240009401
    198509240203001    198509240821401
    198509240924001    198509241209401
    198510040530001    198510040849401
    198510041030001    198510041159401
    198510041545001    198510041629401
    198510060357201    198510060648401
    198510060930001    198510061118401
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (p-8-85-cn.330_074)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198509221210117    198509221210117
    198509221220498    198509221225503
    198509221231120    198509221339506
    198509221412534    198509221418520
    198509221427130    198509221455521
    198509221501507    198509221509506
    198509221522300    198509231303537
    198509231451337    198509241233133
    198510040451319    198510041843303
    198510041853104    198510050126290
    198510051216314    198510051323086
    198510051332276    198510051341097
    198510051358285    198510051427499
    198510051433116    198510051534482
    198510051542270    198510051546085
    198510051552282    198510061703291
    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-8-85-CN data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p885cn/html/p-8-85-cn.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: 0.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p885cn/html/p-8-85-cn.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p885cn/html/p-8-85-cn.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p885cn/html/p-8-85-cn.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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