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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity S-13-79-NC in Northern California from 10/24/1979 to 11/09/1979
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Mike Field, Sam Clarke. Data (12khz, 3dot5khz, Digitrack, underwatercamera, underwatertelevision, gravity, sidescansonar, integratednavigation, RhoRho, miniranger, radar, transitsatellite, dartcore, gravitycore, pistoncore, chaindredge, uniboom, airgun) of field activity S-13-79-NC in Northern California from 10/24/1979 to 11/09/1979, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1379nc/html/s-13-79-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
12khz
3dot5khz
Digitrack
underwatercamera
underwatertelevision
gravity
sidescansonar
integratednavigation
RhoRho
miniranger
radar
transitsatellite
dartcore
gravitycore
pistoncore
chaindredge
uniboom
airgun
Publications -
Field, M.E., Clarke, S.H., Jr., and Kvenvolden, K., 1980, Diapir-like ridges and possible
hydrocarbon occurrence, northern California continental margin: American Association of
Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 64, no. 5, p. 706.<BR>
<HR>
Kvenvolden, K.A., Field, M.E., and Clarke, S.H., 1980, Thermogenic hydrocarbon gases in
unconsolidated seafloor deposits, northern California continental margin: American Association
of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 64, no. 5, p. 736.<BR>
<HR>
Kvenvolden, Keith A., and Field, Michael E., 1981, Thermogenic hydrocarbons in unconsolidated
sediment of Eel River basin, offshore northern California: American Association of Petroleum
Geologists Bulletin, v. 65, no. 9, p. 1642-1646. <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.
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/>, 20140105, Data of field activity S-13-79-NC in Northern California from 10/24/1979 to 11/09/1979: 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: -124.99562
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.19357
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.85135
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.50484

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 24-Oct-1979
    Ending_Date: 09-Nov-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: Northern 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 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:
    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?

    Bill Richmond (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Bob Patrick (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Bob Wilson (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Brian Edwards (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Carol Hirozawa (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Carol Madison (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Homa Lee (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Jeff Rupert (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); John Rapp (Geochemist, USGS Western Region); Keith Kvenvolden (Geochemist, USGS Western Region); Mark Yeats (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Mike Field (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Mike White (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Neal Barnes (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Paul Bates (Chief Mate, USGS Western Region); Rich Garlow (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Rick Viall (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Sam Clarke (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Scott Conard (Chief Engineer, 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.
    
    05/13/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]S1379NC.011;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
     Original filename is sd79nc.drcpx2._ from VAM337
    
    

    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)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/s/s1379nc/grav/s-13-79-nc.111_011
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/10/86 BARB USR$DISK:[DATA.S1379NC.G]S1379NC.111
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/13/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]S1379NC.011;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
     Original filename is sd79nc.drcpx2._ from VAM337
    
    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:
    Field, M.E., Clarke, S.H., Jr., and Kvenvolden, K., 1980, Diapir-like ridges and possible hydrocarbon occurrence, northern California continental margin: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 64, no. 5, p. 706. Kvenvolden, K.A., Field, M.E., and Clarke, S.H., 1980, Thermogenic hydrocarbon gases in unconsolidated seafloor deposits, northern California continental margin: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 64, no. 5, p. 736. Kvenvolden, Keith A., and Field, Michael E., 1981, Thermogenic hydrocarbons in unconsolidated sediment of Eel River basin, offshore northern California: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 65, no. 9, p. 1642-1646.



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-13-79-nc.011 [DRS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197910242354040    197911060712060
    197911060727060    197911092213040
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (s-13-79-nc.111_011)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197910242354200    197910250623000
    197910250655000    197910250655200
    197910250755200    197910251011400
    197910251047000    197910271745200
    197910271751000    197910300026000
    197910300037200    197911020400200
    197911020414200    197911030346400
    197911030602200    197911030750000
    197911030834200    197911031308400
    197911031406000    197911031422000
    197911031503000    197911031923200
    197911032003200    197911032137000
    197911032304200    197911040004400
    197911040053400    197911040155400
    197911040243200    197911040341000
    197911040423200    197911040512000
    197911040537400    197911040657400
    197911040803200    197911040805000
    197911040811000    197911040828400
    197911041005000    197911041101200
    197911041132000    197911041238200
    197911041336200    197911041813000
    197911041846200    197911042045200
    197911042123200    197911042236200
    197911042325400    197911042358200
    197911050027400    197911050528200
    197911050542200    197911050929200
    197911051018200    197911051056000
    197911051908000    197911070626200
    197911070705200    197911070918000
    197911071008200    197911071158400
    197911071418200    197911092213000
    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-13-79-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1379nc/html/s-13-79-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: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1379nc/html/s-13-79-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1379nc/html/s-13-79-nc.grav.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 05-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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