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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity S-10-79-EG in Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 09/05/1979 to 09/20/1979
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Terry Bruns, George Plafker. Data (12khz, 3dot5khz, Digitrack, gravity, underwatercamera, LoranC, transitsatellite, dartcore, chaindredge, airgun) of field activity S-10-79-EG in Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 09/05/1979 to 09/20/1979, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1079eg/html/s-10-79-eg.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
12khz
3dot5khz
Digitrack
gravity
underwatercamera
LoranC
transitsatellite
dartcore
chaindredge
airgun

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/>, 20140504, Data of field activity S-10-79-EG in Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 09/05/1979 to 09/20/1979: 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: -152.51920
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -139.01447
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 59.96006
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 57.71027

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 05-Sep-1979
    Ending_Date: 20-Sep-1979
    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: Eastern Gulf of Alaska
      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 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.4.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.98.

      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:
    Bathymetry with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/bath.html>
    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?

    Tom Atwood (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Glen Barker (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Paul Bates (Chief Mate, USGS Western Region); Terry Bruns (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Scott Conard (Chief Engineer, USGS Western Region); Warren Coonrad (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Kirk Dixon (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Dave Gottfried (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Sue Hunt (Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region); Bill Levy (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Paula Mackrow (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Chris Olson (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Bob Patrick (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Vern Pilgrim (Ship Captain, USGS Western Region); George Plafker (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Jeff Rupert (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); John Saladin (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Edith Stanley (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Mark Wheeler (Watchstander, 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: 06-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 3)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/08/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S1079EG.N]S1079EG.010;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename sa79eg.drcpx2._.  5 minute data
    
    

    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: 31-Oct-1998 (process 2 of 3)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/s/s1079eg/grav/s-10-79-eg.111_010
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/10/86 BARB USR$DISK:[DATA.S1079EG.G]S1079EG.111
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/08/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S1079EG.N]S1079EG.010;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename sa79eg.drcpx2._.  5 minute data
    
    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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 3 of 3)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/s/s1079eg/bath/s-10-79-eg.335_010
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/14/86 BECKIE DISK$USERDISK:[BECKIE.TEMP]S1079EG.335;
    DRB0:[DRS.BAT]BATRED.EXE;1
    This file was hand-picked in 2-way traveltime(secs).
    Reduction ued no Matthews correction and assumed
    sound velocity to be 1500m/sec.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/08/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S1079EG.N]S1079EG.010;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename sa79eg.drcpx2._.  5 minute data
    
    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 (s-10-79-eg.010 [DRS])
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    197909151005040    197909151010040
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    197909160747050    197909162356510
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    197909181905000    197909182100000
    197909182110000    197909182324060
    197909182330000    197909190223240
    197909190230300    197909190250300
    197909190300300    197909190320120
    197909190330120    197909190420120
    197909190425360    197909190630060
    197909190636060    197909190815060
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    197909190838060    197909191125000
    197909191135000    197909191230000
    197909191236000    197909191450000
    197909191455050    197909201612050
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (s-10-79-eg.111_010)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197909052015000    197909100136000
    197909100142200    197909102335400
    197909110012000    197909122238400
    197909132333380    197909140356100
    197909150751100    197909150752010
    197909150811410    197909152317000
    197909152354570    197909190705000
    197909190712000    197909201612000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (s-10-79-eg.335_010)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197909062035000    197909062330000
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    197909080000000    197909080130000
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    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-10-79-EG data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1079eg/html/s-10-79-eg.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: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1079eg/html/s-10-79-eg.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 6.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1079eg/html/s-10-79-eg.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1079eg/html/s-10-79-eg.bath.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 04-May-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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