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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity S-1-69-NS in Norton Sound, Alaska from 06/21/1969 to 09/05/1969
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Hans Nelson. Data (VanVeengrab, gravitycore, boxcore, Phlegercore, Nansenbottle, waterbucket, pipedredge, temperature, tempsalinometer, planktonnet) of field activity S-1-69-NS in Norton Sound, Alaska from 06/21/1969 to 09/05/1969, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s169ns/html/s-1-69-ns.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
VanVeengrab
gravitycore
boxcore
Phlegercore
Nansenbottle
waterbucket
pipedredge
temperature
tempsalinometer
planktonnet
Publications -
Nelson, C.H., Pierce, D.E., Leong, K.W., and Wang, F.F.H., 1972, Mercury
distribution in Ancient and Modern Sediment of Northeastern Bering Sea,
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 0268; URL:
<A HREF="<http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/webpubs/usgs/of/text/of72-0268.PDF>" target ="OF"><http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/webpubs/usgs/of/text/of72-0268.PDF>

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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/>, 20131029, Data of field activity S-1-69-NS in Norton Sound, Alaska from 06/21/1969 to 09/05/1969: 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: -168.92000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -162.03817
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 66.68833
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 62.50000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 21-Jun-1969
    Ending_Date: 05-Sep-1969
    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: Norton Sound, 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:
    Magnetics with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/mag.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?

    Hans Nelson (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: 16-Mar-2006 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Dead-reckoning latitude-longitude data
    temporal domain
    keypunched by Mosier 09/10/2002
           1         2         3
    345678901234567890123456789012345
    
    

    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: 20-Jun-2012 (process 2 of 2)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn s-1-69-ns.220_010
    
    Reprocessed using subroutines from Susan Macmillan's
    IGRF SYNTHESIS PROGRAM <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/IAGA/vmod/igrf11.f>
    with IGRF-11 coeffiecients integrated into the source code.
    /infobank/programs/mag/magred11/magred11.for
    Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod)
    with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level).
    
    Input was...
    11/04/2008 jpaz /infobank/s/s169ns/mag/s-1-69-ns.200_010
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    02/28/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S169NS.M]S169NS.200;
    DUA0:[DATA.][S169NS.M]TEMP.EXE;
    was SURV69BS.MAG from Clint
    
     REDUCED MAGNETICS  BERING SEA  SURVEYOR-69-BS               LINES 60-90
     DATA: ID,LINE,JD,IH,AM,OBS,REG,RES,LAT,LONG,CSE,SPD
     FORMAT(A2,1X,I2,I3,I2,I2,T15,I5,T25,F6.0,T32,F6.0,T39,F8.4,T49,F9.4,T60,F5.1,T66,F4.1)
    
    Dead-reckoning latitude-longitude data
    temporal domain
    keypunched by Mosier 09/10/2002
           1         2         3
    345678901234567890123456789012345
    
    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:
    Nelson, C.H., Pierce, D.E., Leong, K.W., and Wang, F.F.H., 1972, Mercury distribution in Ancient and Modern Sediment of Northeastern Bering Sea, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 0268; URL: <A HREF="<http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/webpubs/usgs/of/text/of72-0268.PDF>" target ="OF"><http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/webpubs/usgs/of/text/of72-0268.PDF>



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-1-69-ns.010 [DRS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196906211730000    196909052047000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (s-1-69-ns.220_010)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196908200747000    196908200801000
    196908200807000    196908200831000
    196908200911000    196908201021000
    196908201113000    196908201345000
    196908201351000    196908201625000
    196908201953000    196908202117000
    196908202123000    196908210001000
    196908210511000    196908211527000
    196908211537000    196908212137000
    196908212143000    196908212351000
    196908212357000    196908220045000
    196908220051000    196908220915000
    196908260203000    196908260615000
    196908260623000    196908261037000
    196908261043000    196908261137000
    196908261143000    196908261321000
    196908261327000    196908261439000
    196908261445000    196908262211000
    196908262221000    196908271455000
    196908271503000    196908271829000
    196908271835000    196908272359000
    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-1-69-NS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s169ns/html/s-1-69-ns.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: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s169ns/html/s-1-69-ns.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s169ns/html/s-1-69-ns.mag.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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