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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity R-3-00-GC in Colorado River/Grand Canyon from 08/28/2000 to 09/05/2000
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Roberto Anima. Geophysical data (Kleinsidescan, mudseis, GPS, GPS) of field activity R-3-00-GC in Colorado River/Grand Canyon from 08/28/2000 to 09/05/2000, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r300gc/html/r-3-00-gc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Kleinsidescan recorder, brand: Klein, model: 595
mudseis recorder
GPS receiver, brand: CSI, model: MGL-312,
GPS networked, brand: Garmin, model: III Plus R300GC computer Dolch p.c, 16khz
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-3-00-GC in Colorado River/Grand Canyon from 08/28/2000 to 09/05/2000: 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: -113.37013
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.46322
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.94507
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.76981

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 28-Aug-2000
    Ending_Date: 05-Sep-2000
    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: Colorado River/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); Dave Hogg (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Mike Hamer (Gis/navigator, USGS Western Region); Fred Payne (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Joseph Rios (Pst, USGS Western Region); Kelly Mahoney (Geologist, Volunteer); Lars Neimi (Head Boatman, ); Dennis Harris (Boatman, ); Cindy Di Francisco (Cook, )

  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: 27-Sep-2000 (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-3-00-gc.061 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200008271950102    200008272027502
    200008281722102    200008282135401
    200008291759202    200008292009500
    200008292104108    200008300019004
    200008301516203    200008301909201
    200008302018300    200008302330002
    200008311606401    200008311932204
    200008312028401    200008312329002
    200009012328204    200009012357400
    200009021528403    200009021953200
    200009022106102    200009022221201
    200009022306302    200009030028304
    200009031449304    200009031615302
    200009031708302    200009031954501
    200009032119300    200009032230404
    200009032354503    200009040014402
    200009041510001    200009041800504
    200009042021203    200009042317300
    200009051519401    200009051521504
    200009051603201    200009051712200
    200009051801003    200009051915203
    200009052050300    200009052239004
    200009060412300    200009060412300
    200009062205301    200009062206304
    200009070712400    200009070712400
    200009070812400    200009070812400
    200009070912404    200009070912404
    200009071012404    200009071012404
    200009071112404    200009071112404
    200009071212405    200009071212405
    200009071312405    200009071312405
    200009071512504    200009071519402
    200009082116504    200009082116504
    200009082216504    200009082216504
    200009082316504    200009082316504
    200009090016504    200009090016504
    200009090548500    200009090548500
    200009090748504    200009090748504
    200009090848504    200009090848504
    200009090948504    200009090948504
    200009091817004    200009091817004
    200009091917004    200009091917004
    200009092017004    200009092017004
    200009101649004    200009101649004
    200009101749004    200009101749004
    200009101849004    200009101849004
    200009111749104    200009111749104
    200009111849104    200009111849104
    200009111949104    200009111949104
    200009121949204    200009121950104
    200009190717100    200009190734101
    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-3-00-GC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r300gc/html/r-3-00-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: 0.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r300gc/html/r-3-00-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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