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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity S-1-79-MX in Baja, Mexico from 03/10/1979 to 04/03/1979
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Jim Gardner, Walter Dean. Geophysical data (RhoRho, transitsatellite, integratednavigation, 3dot5khz, 12khz, magnetics, sparker, underwatertelevision, underwatercamera, gravity, tempsalinometer, gravitycore, pistoncore, chaindredge, VanVeengrab, Soutargrab, expendablebatthermograph, freefallgrab, airgun) of field activity S-1-79-MX in Baja, Mexico from 03/10/1979 to 04/03/1979, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s179mx/html/s-1-79-mx.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
RhoRho radar Rho-Rho mode satellite
transitsatellite
integratednavigation
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
magnetics magnetometer
sparker 160 kj single-channel sparker
underwatertelevision
underwatercamera
gravity shipboard gravity
tempsalinometer temperature/salinity/conductance gauges
gravitycore
pistoncore
chaindredge
VanVeengrab
Soutargrab
expendablebatthermograph
freefallgrab
airgun

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, Geophysical data of field activity S-1-79-MX in Baja, Mexico from 03/10/1979 to 04/03/1979: 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: -118.09497
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.40738
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.61835
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 16.19209

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 10-Mar-1979
    Ending_Date: 03-Apr-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: Baja, Mexico
      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:
    Gravity with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/grav.html>
    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?

    Carol Madison (Navigator, USGS Western Region); David Cury (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Dave Klise (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Don Reed (Geophysicist, USGS Western Region); Doug MacPherson (Chief Mate, USGS Western Region); George Harrach (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Glen Barker (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Gordon Tanner (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Hank Ohlen (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Jim Gardner (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Jeff Rupert (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); John Saladin (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Margaret Goud (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Neal Barnes (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Richard Heagney (Ship Captain); Robert Ingersoll (Chief Engineer, USGS Western Region); Roger Anderson (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Walter Dean (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 4)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/30/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S179MX.N]S179MX.010;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename s179mx.drcpx2._.
    
    

    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 4)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/s/s179mx/grav/s-1-79-mx.111_010
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    07/18/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.SEA79]S179MX.111;
    DUA0:[DATA.SEA79]JUNK.EXE;
    
    11/25/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.S179MX.G]S179MX.111;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/30/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S179MX.N]S179MX.010;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename s179mx.drcpx2._.
    
    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>

    Date: 20-Jun-2012 (process 3 of 4)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn s-1-79-mx.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...
    10/31/1998  /tiger/s/s179mx/mag/s-1-79-mx.200_010
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/14/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S179MX.M]S179MX.200;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    was S179MX.DRCPF1.MAGSD1 on MAM036
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/30/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S179MX.N]S179MX.010;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename s179mx.drcpx2._.
    
    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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 4 of 4)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/s/s179mx/bath/s-1-79-mx.335_010
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/07/86 BECKIE DUA0:[DATA.79BKUP]S179MX.335;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    This file was hand-digetized in 2-way traveltime(secs).
    Velocity of sound assumed: 1500m/sec.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/30/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S179MX.N]S179MX.010;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename s179mx.drcpx2._.
    
    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-1-79-mx.010 [DRS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197903101655170    197903222236050
    197903222329050    197903231010500
    197903231034050    197903231557050
    197903231632050    197903232226050
    197903232249050    197903242239160
    197903242321160    197903260010050
    197903260115050    197903271002040
    197903271032040    197903271653040
    197903271715420    197903310948040
    197903311018040    197904021930070
    197904021954070    197904030554060
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (s-1-79-mx.111_010)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197903110323400    197903120307500
    197903120516400    197903121351100
    197903121412100    197903132332100
    197903140038500    197903141622100
    197903152213100    197903160501100
    197903160510300    197903160612100
    197903160630500    197903160717100
    197903160725100    197903160726300
    197903160824300    197903160828300
    197903160930300    197903160933300
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (s-1-79-mx.220_010)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197903141858360    197903142243360
    197903150136300    197903150325120
    197903151031060    197903152256060
    197903160106060    197903171016060
    197903171022120    197903171022120
    197903171030060    197903171030060
    197903171045240    197903171045240
    197903171057000    197903171057000
    197903171130060    197903171130060
    197903171149120    197903172334060
    197903180000060    197903180459060
    197903180515060    197903180539060
    197903180559060    197903181147060
    197903181203060    197903181832060
    197903181838060    197903192230060
    197903192236060    197903200736060
    197903200742060    197903202255060
    197903210035060    197903210325060
    197903210342060    197903210434060
    197903210456060    197903211841060
    197903211853060    197903212257060
    197903212317420    197903220825060
    197903221036060    197903221206540
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (s-1-79-mx.335_010)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197903102358360    197903110045240
    197903110107120    197903110515120
    197903110541300    197903110842300
    197903110900000    197903111019240
    197903111049180    197903111151540
    197903111209540    197903111358480
    197903111454420    197903111612540
    197903111643060    197903111713060
    197903111730060    197903111832240
    197903111856000    197903120138060
    197903120204300    197903120337420
    197903120419480    197903120452060
    197903120528240    197903121134360
    197903121238000    197903121259120
    197903121339000    197903121727480
    197903121744000    197903122014360
    197903122039540    197903130146540
    197903130209240    197903130238420
    197903130305240    197903130429180
    197903130448360    197903130706480
    197903130734480    197903130835360
    197903130857300    197903131053540
    197903131202300    197903131404180
    197903131445120    197903132000480
    197903132014060    197903132219420
    197903132230060    197903140013240
    197903140033480    197903141207420
    197903141234420    197903142114540
    197903142147000    197903142317240
    197903150143540    197903150228180
    197903150252240    197903150744420
    197903150829060    197903151043300
    197903151113120    197903151501240
    197903151543060    197903151839240
    197903151855300    197903160203360
    197903160255300    197903160334060
    197903160400480    197903160545060
    197903160728300    197903161159540
    197903161300000    197903161350540
    197903161403300    197903162030240
    197903162052300    197903162321060
    197903162336360    197903170214180
    197903170253420    197903170318000
    197903170357120    197903170437000
    197903170510240    197903170540180
    197903170558420    197903170607180
    197903170651300    197903171057420
    197903171120480    197903171630240
    197903171645120    197903172046360
    197903172058120    197903172147300
    197903172219120    197903172336480
    197903180004480    197903180044240
    197903180104420    197903180942300
    197903181004060    197903181027060
    197903181048240    197903181955480
    197903182012540    197903182154360
    197903182230240    197903190907240
    197903190922060    197903191354180
    197903191433360    197903200229300
    197903200252300    197903200401480
    197903200447300    197903201015360
    197903201045060    197903201445180
    197903201716060    197903210437120
    197903210508240    197903211028000
    197903211108000    197903211455420
    197903211553540    197903211919120
    197903211953360    197903220839420
    197903220907300    197903220958180
    197903221121060    197903221355300
    197903221417540    197903231020480
    197903231106060    197903231637540
    197903241041000    197903241931120
    197903242008360    197903270400000
    197903270500000    197903271730480
    197903271748180    197903271818060
    197903271903480    197903272229300
    197903272241300    197903281348240
    197903282330480    197903290046060
    197903290100180    197903292311420
    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-1-79-MX data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s179mx/html/s-1-79-mx.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/s179mx/html/s-1-79-mx.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 3.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s179mx/html/s-1-79-mx.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s179mx/html/s-1-79-mx.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s179mx/html/s-1-79-mx.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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