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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity S-06-11-MB in Southern Monterey Bay to Point Sur, Central California from 05/16/2011 to 05/27/2011
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientist: Janet Tilden Watt. Geophysical data of field activity S-06-11-MB in Southern Monterey Bay to Point Sur, Central California from 05/16/2011 to 05/27/2011, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s0611mb/html/s-06-11-mb.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Publications -
Sliter, R.W., Johnson, S.Y., Watt, J.T., Allwardt, P., and Triezenberg, P.J., 2012, High-resolution seismic-reflection and marine-magnetic data from offshore central California - San Gregorio to Point Sur: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1071; URL:
<A HREF ="<http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20131071>" target ="OFR"><http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20131071>

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.
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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/>, 20140414, Geophysical data of field activity S-06-11-MB in Southern Monterey Bay to Point Sur, Central California from 05/16/2011 to 05/27/2011: 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: -122.07233
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.78462
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.85052
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.31691

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s0611mb/html/s-06-11-mb.nav.gif> (GIF)
    Trackline map of S-06-11-MB
    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s0611mb/html/s-06-11-mb.seis.gif> (GIF)
    Seismic shot point data trackline map of S-06-11-MB

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

    Beginning_Date: 16-May-2011
    Ending_Date: 27-May-2011
    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: Southern Monterey Bay to Point Sur, Central California
      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:
    Magnetics with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/mag.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Navigation with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/nav.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Seismic Shots with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/seis.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?

    Janet Tilden Watt); Ray Sliter); Andy Ritchie)

  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: 02-Jun-2011 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    06/02/2011 clint s-06-11-mb.062
    
    "time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs"
    "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Latitude, Longitude)  [DAPS]"
    "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Hundredths, Latitude, Longitude) [DAPX]"
    "(i4.4, i3.3, 3i2.2, i1.1, t16, f9.5, t26, f10.5)  [DAPS]"
    
    Input was...
    06/02/2011 clint s-06-11-mb.061
    
    "time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs"
    "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Latitude, Longitude)  [DAPS]"
    "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Hundredths, Latitude, Longitude) [DAPX]"
    "(i4.4, i3.3, 3i2.2, i1.1, t16, f9.5, t26, f10.5)  [DAPS]"
    
    Date,Time,ShipLat,ShipLon,FishLat,FishLon,Speed,ShipHeading,ShipCourse,ShipDepth,Line,FishDataAgeMs,FishHeading,FishPitch,FishRoll,FishAltitude,FishPresDepth,FishWaterDepth
    

    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: 04-Jun-2013 (process 2 of 2)
    Magnetics Data
    05/30/2013 scheirer s-06-11-mb.220_060
    
    Converted from s-06-11-mb.mag.csv
    N.B.  RegionalTotalField incorporates corrections from the
    N.B.  IGRF2010 model *and* time-variable variation from a
    N.B.  magnetic base station.
    N.B.  The navigation in this file refers to the magnetic sensor,
    N.B.  which has been corrected for tow-length layback.
    N.B.  Times are UTC.
    
    time, lat, long, ObservedTotalField(nT), RegionalTotalField(nT), ResidualTotalField(nT)
    

    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:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Sliter, R.W., Johnson, S.Y., Watt, J.T., Allwardt, P., and Triezenberg, P.J., 2012, High-resolution seismic-reflection and marine-magnetic data from offshore central California - San Gregorio to Point Sur: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1071; URL: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20131071>" target ="OFR"><http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20131071>



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 (s-06-11-mb.062 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201105161320150    201105161356550
    201105161402300    201105170002550
    201105171323460    201105172233040
    201105181311590    201105181358560
    201105191314370    201105192325540
    201105201335140    201105202301390
    201105231345540    201105231917380
    201105241321050    201105242239520
    201105250448210    201105250503390
    201105250548070    201105250555390
    201105251339260    201105252351150
    201105261349000    201105262147230
    201105271456080    201105271815590
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (s-06-11-mb.220_060)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201105161603390    201105161757060
    201105161808290    201105162028010
    201105162048510    201105162238020
    201105191417250    201105191652210
    201105191707130    201105191950190
    201105192002380    201105192049020
    201105192059330    201105192311450
    201105201351090    201105201635580
    201105201641070    201105201901510
    201105201939150    201105202227570
    201105231437570    201105231717140
    201105231801030    201105231914080
    201105241422180    201105241440020
    201105241502210    201105242221590
    201105251409430    201105251447100
    201105251505250    201105252339060
    201105261423210    201105261458170
    201105261628130    201105262136120
    201105271445340    201105271812470
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (s-06-11-mb.410_chirp)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201105161603450    201105161757190
    201105161808410    201105162028240
    Seismic Shots Data (s-06-11-mb.410_sparker)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201105161604060    201105161757000
    201105161808360    201105162028230
    201105162048330    201105162238270
    201105171412310    201105171557380
    201105171629530    201105171704060
    201105171716360    201105171921060
    201105171933280    201105172007480
    201105172030010    201105172223370
    201105191417110    201105191652210
    201105191706590    201105191930280
    201105191943240    201105192207440
    201105192216050    201105192311380
    201105201350550    201105201605250
    201105201642000    201105201901410
    201105201939490    201105202228030
    201105231437480    201105231558360
    201105231612000    201105231717010
    201105231800450    201105231913560
    201105241421240    201105241450110
    201105241502150    201105241510010
    201105241524510    201105241658220
    201105241708300    201105241724050
    201105241748130    201105241955060
    201105242015140    201105242108560
    201105242127240    201105242221470
    201105251409190    201105251906170
    201105251917240    201105252338520
    201105261424550    201105261458070
    201105261507500    201105261508410
    201105261513450    201105261530050
    201105261550360    201105261619130
    201105261628070    201105261835370
    201105261855210    201105262135580
    201105271456080    201105271527280
    201105271545170    201105271813120
    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 S-06-11-MB data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s0611mb/html/s-06-11-mb.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: 2.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s0611mb/html/s-06-11-mb.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s0611mb/html/s-06-11-mb.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s0611mb/html/s-06-11-mb.seis.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 14-Apr-2014
    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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