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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity S-1-78-SC in Southern California from 04/17/1978 to 04/29/1978
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Dave Cacchione. Geophysical data (12khz, 3dot5khz, underwatercamera, underwatertelevision, sidescansonar, Geoprobe, CTDmeter, Hydroproducts, instrumentmooring, transmissometer, integratednavigation, miniranger, transitsatellite, boxcore, Soutargrab, VanDornbottle, waterbucket, uniboom) of field activity S-1-78-SC in Southern California from 04/17/1978 to 04/29/1978, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s178sc/html/s-1-78-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
underwatercamera
underwatertelevision
sidescansonar
Geoprobe
CTDmeter
Hydroproducts
instrumentmooring
transmissometer
integratednavigation
miniranger
transitsatellite
boxcore
Soutargrab
VanDornbottle
waterbucket
uniboom
Publications -
Drake, D.E., Cacchione, D.A., and Karl, H.A., 1985,
Bottom currents and sediment transport on San Pedro shelf, California:
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 55, n. 1, p. 15-28.
<br />
<a href="<http://jsedres.sepmonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/55/1/15>" target="of1">
<http://jsedres.sepmonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/55/1/15>.
<br />
<br />
Karl, H.A., Cacchione, D.A., and Drake, D.E. 1980,
Erosion and transport of sediments and pollutants in the benthic boundary layer
on the San Pedro shelf, southern California:
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-386, 99 p.,
<br />
<a href="
<http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr80386>" target="of2">
<http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr80386>.
<br />
<br />
Wolf, Stephen C., and Gutmacher, Christina E., 2004,
Geologic and bathymetric reconnaissance overview of the San Pedro Shelf region, Southern California:
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1049,
7 sheets, scales range from 1:43,000 to 1:174,000,
<br />
<a href="
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1049/>" target="of3">
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1049/>.

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  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, Geophysical data of field activity S-1-78-SC in Southern California from 04/17/1978 to 04/29/1978: 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: -119.06589
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.91488
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.91684
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.52976

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 17-Apr-1978
    Ending_Date: 29-Apr-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: Southern 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?

    Brian Edwards (Oceanographer, USGS Western Region); Carol Madison (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Chuck Totman (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Dave Cacchione (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Dave Drake (Oceanographer, USGS Western Region); Ed Clukey (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); George Tate (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Herman Karl (Oceanographer, USGS Western Region); J. Bassin (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Jim Nicholson (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Neal Barnes (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Pat Wiberg (Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region); S. Thornton (Watchstander, 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 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/16/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S178SC.N]S178SC.010;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    

    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/s178sc/bath/s-1-78-sc.330_010
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    11/30/90 CAROLYN DUA0:[DRS.NGDC.CDWORK]S178SC.330;1
    DUA0:[DRS.BAT]BATRED.EXE;2
    Edited bathymetry data
    using velocity = 1463.0 m/sec for MGD-77 format
    
    02/13/86 BECKIE DISK$USERDISK:[CLINT.BECKIE]S178SC.301;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    This is digitrack bathy of dubious quality.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/16/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S178SC.N]S178SC.010;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    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:
    Drake, D.E., Cacchione, D.A., and Karl, H.A., 1985, Bottom currents and sediment transport on San Pedro shelf, California: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 55, n. 1, p. 15-28. <br /> <a href="<http://jsedres.sepmonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/55/1/15>" target="of1"> <http://jsedres.sepmonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/55/1/15>. <br /> <br /> Karl, H.A., Cacchione, D.A., and Drake, D.E. 1980, Erosion and transport of sediments and pollutants in the benthic boundary layer on the San Pedro shelf, southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-386, 99 p., <br /> <a href="<http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr80386>" target="of2"> <http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr80386>. <br /> <br /> Wolf, Stephen C., and Gutmacher, Christina E., 2004, Geologic and bathymetric reconnaissance overview of the San Pedro Shelf region, Southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1049, 7 sheets, scales range from 1:43,000 to 1:174,000, <br /> <a href="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1049/>" target="of3"> <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1049/>.



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-1-78-sc.010 [DRS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197804172201300    197804172202060
    197804172209060    197804172211060
    197804180204150    197804182118040
    197804182124040    197804191633200
    197804191639200    197804191803200
    197804191849070    197804191855070
    197804191905090    197804191933280
    197804191943280    197804192229190
    197804192241240    197804202040070
    197804202100040    197804202100040
    197804202125250    197804231732410
    197804231750420    197804250211020
    197804250217030    197804261125070
    197804261130520    197804290022090
    197804290028030    197804290201040
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (s-1-78-sc.330_010)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197804172201300    197804172201300
    197804180204150    197804180214170
    197804180232050    197804180245320
    197804191233170    197804191241160
    197804191503180    197804191503180
    197804191539170    197804191615180
    197804191633200    197804191633200
    197804191639200    197804191715200
    197804191733200    197804191803200
    197804191913090    197804191915090
    197804191933280    197804191933280
    197804192047280    197804192047280
    197804192249240    197804192251240
    197804200257010    197804200307010
    197804201203470    197804201215470
    197804201235240    197804201315190
    197804201333230    197804201414120
    197804201433050    197804201459290
    197804210141040    197804210214020
    197804210232020    197804210314020
    197804210547590    197804210547590
    197804210733590    197804210815080
    197804210833130    197804210915130
    197804211402480    197804211412480
    197804211432480    197804211515360
    197804211533370    197804211601390
    197804211609390    197804211613390
    197804211632120    197804211652120
    197804211658120    197804211714120
    197804211732140    197804211734140
    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-1-78-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s178sc/html/s-1-78-sc.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: 0.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s178sc/html/s-1-78-sc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s178sc/html/s-1-78-sc.bath.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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