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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Submetrix Swath Bathymetric and Video data of field activity S-1-05-SC in Santa Barbara Channel from 08/07/2005 to 08/27/2005
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Guy Cochrane, USGS, Chief Scientist, Pete Dartnell, USGS, Chief Scientist. Submetrix Swath Bathymetric and Video data (DGPS, Submetrix, Soundvelocityprofiler, underwatervideo) of field activity S-1-05-SC in Santa Barbara Channel from 08/07/2005 to 08/27/2005, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s105sc/html/s-1-05-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
DGPS
Submetrix
Soundvelocityprofiler
underwatervideo
Notes -
files on /imgarc2/S-1-05-SC
Publications -
Barnard, P.L., Revell, D.L., Eshleman, J.L., and Mustain, N.,
2008,
Carpinteria coastal processes study, 2005-2007; Final report:
U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 2007-1412, 129 p.
<br />
[<a href="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1412/>"
target="of1"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1412/>].
<br />
<br />
Cochrane, G.R., Golden, N.E., Dartnell, P., Schroeder, D.M., and Finlayson, D.P.,
2007, revused 2010,
Seafloor mapping and benthic habitat GIS for southern California, volume III:
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1271, v. 2.0
<br />
[<a href="
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1271/>"
target="of2"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1271/>].

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/>, 20140112, Submetrix Swath Bathymetric and Video data of field activity S-1-05-SC in Santa Barbara Channel from 08/07/2005 to 08/27/2005: 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: -119.69324
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.46881
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.40914
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.25997

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 07-Aug-2005
    Ending_Date: 27-Aug-2005
    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: Santa Barbara Channel
      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?

    Guy Cochrane (Chief Scientist, USGS); Pete Dartnell (Chief Scientist, USGS); Mike Boyle (Electronics Technician, USGS); Gerry Hatcher (Electronics Technician, USGS); Jamie Conrad (Information Specialist, USGS); Andy Stevenson (Data Processing Advisor, USGS); Nadine Golden (Information Specialist, USGS); Donna Schroeder (Biologist, UCSB); Luman Moody (Ship Captain, NOAA)

  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: 09-Mar-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:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Barnard, P.L., Revell, D.L., Eshleman, J.L., and Mustain, N., 2008, Carpinteria coastal processes study, 2005-2007; Final report: U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 2007-1412, 129 p. <br /> [<a href="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1412/>" target="of1"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1412/>]. <br /> <br /> Cochrane, G.R., Golden, N.E., Dartnell, P., Schroeder, D.M., and Finlayson, D.P., 2007, revused 2010, Seafloor mapping and benthic habitat GIS for southern California, volume III: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1271, v. 2.0 <br /> [<a href="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1271/>" target="of2"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1271/>].



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-1-05-sc.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200508071909103    200508080034203
    200508080045302    200508080111202
    200508081414202    200508082215002
    200508082221301    200508090031001
    200508091503402    200508092316002
    200508101337108    200508101657402
    200508101703301    200508110030101
    200508111355307    200508120203403
    200508121329303    200508130141202
    200508131330303    200508132330103
    200508141351007    200508150141103
    200508151326504    200508152350102
    200508152359504    200508160001104
    200508161319007    200508162334001
    200508171304101    200508172356004
    200508181317305    200508190010102
    200508190116300    200508190226000
    200508191312302    200508200123303
    200508201341503    200508210230202
    200508211347102    200508211347502
    200508211400002    200508220118200
    200508221337103    200508230037301
    200508230043401    200508230059403
    200508231819102    200508240438201
    200508241332201    200508250051003
    200508251325500    200508252324201
    200508261344403    200508262313204
    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-1-05-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s105sc/html/s-1-05-sc.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: 4.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s105sc/html/s-1-05-sc.nav.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 12-Jan-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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