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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity P-9-85-CB in Caribbean from 10/16/1985 to 10/21/1985
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Byron Ruppel. Data (meter32, meter41, dopplersonar, integratednavigation, LoranC, transitsatellite) of field activity P-9-85-CB in Caribbean from 10/16/1985 to 10/21/1985, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p985cb/html/p-9-85-cb.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
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-9-85-CB in Caribbean from 10/16/1985 to 10/21/1985: 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: -65.28659
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.44675
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.66019
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.86352

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 16-Oct-1985
    Ending_Date: 21-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: 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:
    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); Charlie Parsons (Chief Engineer, USGS); Chuck Heywood (Watchstander, USGS); Jeff Abbey (Chief Mate, USGS); John Gann (Watchstander, USGS); 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: 22-Jan-1996 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/11/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.N]P985CB.076;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    Input was...
    12/11/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.N]P985CB.075;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    11/25/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.N]P985CB.073;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    11/25/85 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.N]P985CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    first eotcssp after 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 2)
    Gravity Data
    10/28/2008 carolyn p-9-85-cb.151_076
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/22/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.M32]P985CB.151;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    01/21/86 BARB DRS$DATA:[P985CB.M32]P985CB.161;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    12/31/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.M32]P985CB.160;
    DRB0:[DRS.GRV]GRAVRED.EXE;2
    
    11/20/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.M32]P985CB.140;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    
    
    11/13/85 EDM DRS$DATA:[P985CB.M32]P985CB.102;
    DRB0:[DRS.GRV]VALIDGRAV.EXE;
    meter 32
    
    11/13/85 EDM DRS$DATA:[P985CB.M32]P985CB.101;
    DRB0:[DRS.TIME]FIXSEC.EXE;
    meter 32
    
    12/11/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.N]P985CB.076;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    12/11/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.N]P985CB.075;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    11/25/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.N]P985CB.073;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    11/25/85 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.N]P985CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    first eotcssp after naved
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/11/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.N]P985CB.076;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;
    
    12/11/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.N]P985CB.075;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    11/25/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.N]P985CB.073;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;
    
    11/25/85 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.P985CB.N]P985CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    first eotcssp after 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-9-85-cb.076)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198510161256270    198510171827270
    198510171944270    198510181840270
    198510182001080    198510190818080
    198510191457080    198510192231080
    198510192349480    198510200335080
    198510201410480    198510210243080
    198510210707080    198510211040080
    198510211405280    198510211839280
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (p-9-85-cb.151_076)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198510161636100    198510162009500
    198510162141100    198510162321500
    198510170100100    198510170249500
    198510170632100    198510170823500
    198510171415100    198510171504500
    198510171600100    198510171644500
    198510172000000    198510172049400
    198510172115000    198510172159400
    198510180000000    198510180104400
    198510180210000    198510180349400
    198510180812000    198510181354400
    198510181436000    198510181829400
    198510182015000    198510182220400
    198510190040000    198510190349400
    198510190500000    198510190629400
    198510191945100    198510192159500
    198510200005000    198510200327400
    198510201430000    198510201719400
    198510201848000    198510202110400
    198510210015000    198510210234400
    198510211450000    198510211819400
    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-9-85-CB data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p985cb/html/p-9-85-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: 0.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p985cb/html/p-9-85-cb.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p985cb/html/p-9-85-cb.grav.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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