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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity R-1-98-GC in Grand Canyon from 09/15/1998 to 10/01/1998
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Roberto Anima. Geophysical data (bathymetry, Kleinsidescan) of field activity R-1-98-GC in Grand Canyon from 09/15/1998 to 10/01/1998, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r198gc/html/r-1-98-gc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry Lowrance fathometer
Kleinsidescan Klein
Notes -
Associated activities with Grand Canyon Sedimentologic Engineering:
<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r196gc/html/r-1-96-gc.meta.html>">R-1-96-GC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r296gc/html/r-2-96-gc.meta.html>">R-2-96-GC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r197gc/html/r-1-97-gc.meta.html>">R-1-97-GC</A>
<BR>
<BR>
Associated activities with Colorado Sand distribution Monitoring:
<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r194gc/html/r-1-94-gc.meta.html>">R-1-94-GC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r198gc/html/r-1-98-gc.meta.html>">R-1-98-GC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r199gc/html/r-1-99-gc.meta.html>">R-1-99-GC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r100gc/html/r-1-00-gc.meta.html>">R-1-00-GC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r300gc/html/r-3-00-gc.meta.html>">R-3-00-GC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r400gc/html/r-4-00-gc.meta.html>">R-4-00-GC</A>

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 R-1-98-GC in Grand Canyon from 09/15/1998 to 10/01/1998: 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: -113.36957
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.57944
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.86573
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.77015

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 15-Sep-1998
    Ending_Date: 01-Oct-1998
    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: Grand Canyon
      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.

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257.

      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:
    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?

    Roberto Anima (Chief Scientist, 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: 31-Jan-2006 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data Unknown

    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 (r-1-98-gc.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199809132137300    199809132142508
    199809151435401    199809151525006
    199809151619004    199809151853209
    199809160940103    199809161020207
    199809161101201    199809161130407
    199809161256304    199809161354005
    199809170951201    199809171028106
    199809171215104    199809171230006
    199809171245301    199809171256307
    199809171449404    199809171603008
    199809180934202    199809181042408
    199809191129306    199809191216102
    199809200945304    199809201011005
    199809211030203    199809211033206
    199809211046000    199809211113505
    199809220912203    199809221001305
    199809231207300    199809231249209
    199809240931103    199809240952208
    199809241037203    199809241053508
    199809241109208    199809241125506
    199809241146131    199809241203409
    199809241218504    199809241238207
    199809251002003    199809251025308
    199809271109301    199809271122406
    199809271144302    199809271203307
    199809271303004    199809271315009
    199809271327201    199809271357307
    199809271450001    199809271501509
    199809271513501    199809271541209
    199809271745005    199809271801009
    199809280855304    199809280937405
    199809281001000    199809281021406
    199809281036003    199809281051505
    199809281118301    199809281142507
    199809281245011    199809281300509
    199809281313108    199809281326505
    199809281419404    199809281437405
    199809281503102    199809281515206
    199809281540017    199809281549508
    199809281600103    199809281645508
    199809291405201    199809291609005
    199809291701502    199809291717105
    199809300844301    199809301003308
    199809301017501    199809301156006
    199809301247501    199809301312105
    199809301328002    199809301429005
    199809301442402    199809301553006
    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 R-1-98-GC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r198gc/html/r-1-98-gc.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: 1.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r198gc/html/r-1-98-gc.nav.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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