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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-14-79-NC in Northern California from 11/15/1979 to 11/20/1979
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Steve Eittreim. Geological and Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 12khz, nephelometer, integratednavigation, LoranC, miniranger, transitsatellite, Niskenbottle, sidescansonar, uniboom, Digitrack) of field activity S-14-79-NC in Northern California from 11/15/1979 to 11/20/1979, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1479nc/html/s-14-79-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
nephelometer
integratednavigation
LoranC
miniranger
transitsatellite
Niskenbottle
sidescansonar
uniboom
Digitrack

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/>, 20131029, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-14-79-NC in Northern California from 11/15/1979 to 11/20/1979: 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: -123.54309
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.20156
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.84773
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.18441

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 15-Nov-1979
    Ending_Date: 20-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:
    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?

    Bob Wilson (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Brad Fowler (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Carol Madison (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Carrie Carpenter (Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region); Clint Steele (Unspecified Investigator, USGS Western Region); Don Auburn (Chief Engineer, USGS Western Region); Gordon Tanner (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Jack Lee (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Jed Tooke (Navigator, USGS Western Region); John Saladin (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Jon Erickson (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Pat Hart (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Richard Heagney (Chief Mate); Steve Eittreim (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Vernon 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$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]S1479NC.011;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Original filename se79nc.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)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/s/s1479nc/bath/s-14-79-nc.330_011
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    11/30/90 CAROLYN DUA0:[DRS.NGDC.CDWORK]S1479NC.330;1
    DUA0:[DRS.BAT]BATRED.EXE;2
    Edited bathymetry data
    using velocity of sound = 1463.0 m/sec for MGD-77 format
    
    01/15/86 BECKIE DISK$USERDISK:[BECKIE.TEMP]S1479NC.305;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    I believe this to be hand-picked bathy in meters. RLarsen
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/13/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]S1479NC.011;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Original filename se79nc.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:


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-14-79-nc.011 [DRS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197911151651360    197911151757050
    197911151821130    197911151941130
    197911151951130    197911152302140
    197911152342140    197911160017140
    197911160032140    197911160355160
    197911160414220    197911161156040
    197911161201050    197911161409060
    197911161419060    197911170108050
    197911170113060    197911170421050
    197911170431050    197911170456050
    197911170506050    197911170630050
    197911170640050    197911170808090
    197911170813100    197911170828100
    197911170833110    197911170908110
    197911170923110    197911171222030
    197911171227040    197911171452040
    197911171502040    197911171517040
    197911171527040    197911171552040
    197911171602040    197911171637040
    197911171722040    197911171830070
    197911171840070    197911180218420
    197911180223430    197911180556050
    197911180601060    197911180918150
    197911180928150    197911182009070
    197911182014080    197911190140050
    197911190146070    197911190335060
    197911190354300    197911190804210
    197911190809220    197911191759320
    197911191804340    197911192219090
    197911192228570    197911200540060
    197911200545090    197911200901050
    197911200911050    197911201142050
    197911201147060    197911201955130
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (s-14-79-nc.330_011)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197911160230000    197911160426000
    197911160500000    197911160820000
    197911160856000    197911160930000
    197911160951000    197911161106000
    197911161117000    197911161330000
    197911161341000    197911161420000
    197911161432000    197911161644000
    197911161703000    197911162001000
    197911162012000    197911162056000
    197911162113000    197911162306000
    197911170049000    197911170249000
    197911170554000    197911170813000
    197911171021000    197911171443000
    197911171501000    197911171645000
    197911171952000    197911171952000
    197911172003000    197911172003000
    197911172017000    197911172357000
    197911180200000    197911180234000
    197911180337000    197911180552000
    197911180605000    197911180621000
    197911180636000    197911180733000
    197911181143000    197911181253000
    197911181306000    197911181306000
    197911181319000    197911181323000
    197911181334000    197911181519000
    197911181858000    197911182115000
    197911182300000    197911182327000
    197911182339000    197911182339000
    197911190004000    197911190255000
    197911190306000    197911190306000
    197911190317000    197911190323000
    197911190935000    197911191408000
    197911191420000    197911191502000
    197911191513000    197911191730000
    197911191742000    197911191742000
    197911191753000    197911192034000
    197911192233000    197911192342000
    197911192354000    197911192354000
    197911200007000    197911200028000
    197911200039000    197911200043000
    197911200058000    197911201415000
    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-14-79-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1479nc/html/s-14-79-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: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1479nc/html/s-14-79-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s1479nc/html/s-14-79-nc.bath.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 29-Oct-2013
    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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