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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-12-78-NC in Coos Bay, Oregon from 11/02/1978 to 11/12/1978
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Mike Field, Sam Clarke. Geological and Geophysical data (integratednavigation, RhoRho, miniranger, transitsatellite, 3dot5khz, magnetics, tempsalinometer, gravitycore, uniboom, airgun, sparker) of field activity S-12-78-NC in Coos Bay, Oregon from 11/02/1978 to 11/12/1978, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1278nc/html/s-12-78-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
integratednavigation
RhoRho Loran-C
miniranger
transitsatellite
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
magnetics shipboard magnetics
tempsalinometer temperature/salinity/conductance gauges
gravitycore
uniboom
airgun
sparker
Notes -
Although these have an NC (Northern California) suffix on the cruise
year, they are all from Oregon - Sam Clarke.
Publications -
Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., Jenkins, C.J., Zimmermann, M., Williams, S.J., and
Field, M.E., 2006, usSEABED: Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington)
offshore surficial-sediment data release, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series
182, version 1.0. Online at:
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>">
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/><BR>
<HR>
Wong, Florence L., 1995, Sediment distribution on a stream-dominated continental margin,
Northern California; implications from heavy-mineral studies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File
Report 95-0614, 21 p.<BR>

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/>, 20140504, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-12-78-NC in Coos Bay, Oregon from 11/02/1978 to 11/12/1978: 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: -125.44217
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.21708
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.27508
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.24013

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 02-Nov-1978
    Ending_Date: 12-Nov-1978
    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: Coos Bay, Oregon
      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:
    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?

    Bill Richmond (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Bob Patrick (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Brian Edwards (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Carol Hirozawa (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Carol Madison (Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region); Florence Wong (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Garey Simpson (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Gary Hill (Biologist, USGS Western Region); George Tate (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Graig McHendrie (Navigator, USGS Western Region); John Chin (Geologist, USGS Western Region); John Laingor (Chief Mate, USGS Western Region); John Saladin (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Ken Taylor (Chief Engineer, USGS Western Region); Kevin O'Toole (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Margaret Goud (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Mike Field (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Richard Heagney (Ship Captain); Sam Clarke (Chief Scientist, 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 1)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/30/90 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[SCLARKE]S1278NC.051;
    NAVIGATION FOR TIMES 309/0821 THROUGH 309/1600
    ADDED TO S1278NC.050 FILE.
    
    10/01/85 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S1278NC.N]S1278NC.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    
    10/01/85 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S1278NC.N]SC78NC.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.RANGE]MINRMERGE.EXE;
    cruise is S1278NC (was SB78NC but should be SC78NC)
    input SB78NC.012 was SB78NC.MRANX2._ on TAM063
    input SB78NC.020 was SB78NC.NSATX1._ on TAM063
    
    

    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:
    Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., Jenkins, C.J., Zimmermann, M., Williams, S.J., and Field, M.E., 2006, usSEABED: Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) offshore surficial-sediment data release, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 182, version 1.0. Online at: <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>"> <http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/> Wong, Florence L., 1995, Sediment distribution on a stream-dominated continental margin, Northern California; implications from heavy-mineral studies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-0614, 21 p.



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-12-78-nc.051 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197811020210480    197811060928520
    197811060943020    197811071040460
    197811071052100    197811071708320
    197811071802260    197811071953520
    197811072121360    197811082337400
    197811082358100    197811091752340
    197811091803040    197811091834340
    197811091918160    197811100312060
    197811100327060    197811110545040
    197811110604340    197811112003040
    197811112015040    197811112346340
    197811112358340    197811120234340
    197811120245040    197811120443400
    197811120457160    197811121930040
    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-12-78-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1278nc/html/s-12-78-nc.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: 0.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1278nc/html/s-12-78-nc.nav.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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