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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity S-11-79-EG in Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 09/23/1979 to 10/15/1979
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Bruce Molnia, Paul Carlson. Data (vibratingcore, underwatertelevision, gravitycore, 12khz, 3dot5khz, bathmagnav, transitsatellite, integratednavigation, miniranger, uniboom, uniboomminisparker, airgun, sidescansonar, LoranC) of field activity S-11-79-EG in Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 09/23/1979 to 10/15/1979, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1179eg/html/s-11-79-eg.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
vibratingcore
underwatertelevision
gravitycore
12khz bathymetry
3dot5khz bathymetry
bathmagnav
transitsatellite
integratednavigation
miniranger
uniboom
uniboomminisparker
airgun
sidescansonar
LoranC
Publications -
Carlson, P.R., Molnia, B.F., and Wheeler, M.C., 1980, Seafloor geologic hazards in OCS lease
area 55, eastern Gulf of Alaska: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, no. 12, v. 4,
p. 593-603.<BR>
<HR>
Carlson, Paul R., Powell, Ross D., and Rearic, Douglas M., 1989, Turbidity-
current channels in Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska: Canadian Journal of
Earth Science, v. 26, p. 807-820.<BR>
<HR>
Seramur, Keith C., Powell, Ross D., and Carlson, Paul R., 1997, Evaluation
of conditions along the grounding line of temperate marine glaciers: an
exmaple from Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska: Marine Geology, v. 140,
p. 307-327.<BR>
<HR>
Carlson, Paul R., Powell, Ross D., and Phillips, Andrew C., 1992, Submarine
sedimentary features on a fjord delta front, Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay,
Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 29, p. 565-573.<BR>

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
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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/>, 20140504, Data of field activity S-11-79-EG in Eastern Gulf of Alaska from 09/23/1979 to 10/15/1979: 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: -140.19846
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -134.09621
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.02040
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 58.15980

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 23-Sep-1979
    Ending_Date: 15-Oct-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:
    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?

    Bruce Molnia (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Chris Olson (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Denree Smith (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Edith Stanley (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Jed Tooke (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Jim Nicholson (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Jon Erickson (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); John Rapp (Geochemist, USGS Western Region); Ken Bayer (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Ken Johnson (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Kevin O'Toole (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Mark Yeats (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Mike Boyle (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Nancy Hardin (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Paul Bates (Chief Mate, USGS Western Region); Paul Carlson (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Scott Conard (Chief Engineer, USGS Western Region); Tom Atwood (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Vern Pilgrim (Ship Captain)

  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 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/07/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S1179EG.N]S1179EG.011;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename sb79eg.drcpx3._.
    
    

    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 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/s/s1179eg/bath/s-11-79-eg.310_011
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/08/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[REARIC]S1179EG.310;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    travel times to SEAFLOOR  (depth = travel_time * 750)
    from Doug Rearic
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/07/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S1179EG.N]S1179EG.011;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename sb79eg.drcpx3._.
    
    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:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Carlson, P.R., Molnia, B.F., and Wheeler, M.C., 1980, Seafloor geologic hazards in OCS lease area 55, eastern Gulf of Alaska: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, no. 12, v. 4, p. 593-603. Carlson, Paul R., Powell, Ross D., and Rearic, Douglas M., 1989, Turbidity- current channels in Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 26, p. 807-820. Seramur, Keith C., Powell, Ross D., and Carlson, Paul R., 1997, Evaluation of conditions along the grounding line of temperate marine glaciers: an exmaple from Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska: Marine Geology, v. 140, p. 307-327. Carlson, Paul R., Powell, Ross D., and Phillips, Andrew C., 1992, Submarine sedimentary features on a fjord delta front, Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 29, p. 565-573.



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-11-79-eg.011 [DRS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197909232216180    197909241338010
    197909241458010    197909241523010
    197909241558010    197909241712040
    197909241741050    197909241905500
    197909241945320    197909242049560
    197909242109240    197909242143240
    197909242203240    197909242222240
    197909242301410    197909242335510
    197909242350510    197909250029080
    197909250039080    197909250144080
    197909250159080    197909250258080
    197909250323080    197909250358080
    197909250413080    197909252148040
    197909252153210    197909260050210
    197909260100210    197909261412470
    197909261422470    197909261833050
    197909261846050    197909271658050
    197909271709050    197909280309040
    197909280343040    197909281341050
    197909281351050    197909282114050
    197909282124050    197909282129050
    197909282144050    197909282149040
    197909282209040    197909282214040
    197909282239040    197909290838050
    197909290846050    197909291031050
    197909291053510    197909300500040
    197909300513190    197910010521040
    197910032348050    197910040513170
    197910040533050    197910042236150
    197910042300040    197910050110040
    197910050120040    197910051722070
    197910051732070    197910052352040
    197910060006040    197910060146040
    197910061734040    197910071130040
    197910071211040    197910071950040
    197910072013270    197910080531040
    197910080555200    197910080600200
    197910080620050    197910090301050
    197910090311050    197910090341050
    197910090351050    197910090406050
    197910090416050    197910090911050
    197910091650050    197910101236050
    197910101241070    197910102159050
    197910102224050    197910130321170
    197910130326180    197910130820040
    197910130838080    197910130838080
    197910130900510    197910140521040
    197910140526050    197910150903040
    197910150913040    197910151549100
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (s-11-79-eg.310_011)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197910140527000    197910140545130
    197910140553030    197910140729480
    197910140734500    197910140827000
    197910140845000    197910140854570
    197910140900000    197910140900000
    197910141006000    197910141029000
    197910141108000    197910141135000
    197910141204000    197910141211550
    197910141249550    197910141315000
    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-11-79-EG data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1179eg/html/s-11-79-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: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1179eg/html/s-11-79-eg.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1179eg/html/s-11-79-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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