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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Submetrix Swath Bathymetric and Video data of field activity S-2-07-SC in Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California from 08/06/2007 to 08/18/2007
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientist: Guy Cochrane. Submetrix Swath Bathymetric and Video data (Submetrix, underwatercamera, soundvelocityprofiler) of field activity S-2-07-SC in Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California from 08/06/2007 to 08/18/2007, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s207sc/html/s-2-07-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Submetrix
underwatercamera
soundvelocityprofiler
Notes -
files on /imgarc2/S-2-07-SC

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
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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, Submetrix Swath Bathymetric and Video data of field activity S-2-07-SC in Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California from 08/06/2007 to 08/18/2007: 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: -120.35375
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.26290
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.40902
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.88458

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 06-Aug-2007
    Ending_Date: 18-Aug-2007
    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: Santa Barbara Channel, 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 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257.

      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:
    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?

    Guy Cochrane (Chief Scientist, USGS); Mike Boyle (Electronics Technician, USGS); Gerry Hatcher (Electronics Technician, USGS); David Finlayson (Sonar Technician, USGS); Eleyne Phillips (GIS Specialist, USGS); Donna Schroeder (Biologist, UCSB)

  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-Oct-2009 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data Unknown

    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-2-07-sc.061 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200708062052270    200708062148520
    200708062154150    200708062204240
    200708062210160    200708062212570
    200708062222090    200708062315430
    200708062321000    200708062337090
    200708062343040    200708070000130
    200708070006320    200708070007470
    200708070013380    200708070030150
    200708070037410    200708070037490
    200708070044480    200708070050490
    200708071522090    200708071522340
    200708071527370    200708071536170
    200708071552370    200708071611590
    200708071630530    200708072059080
    200708081521180    200708082351210
    200708090356520    200708090358380
    200708091317570    200708100408480
    200708101216340    200708110313230
    200708111211500    200708111656050
    200708111706140    200708112221300
    200708112233150    200708120023530
    200708121237300    200708121335140
    200708121345210    200708121403080
    200708121409040    200708121557150
    200708121604120    200708122240380
    200708122249160    200708122321450
    200708130337260    200708130350480
    200708131323070    200708140513430
    200708141606440    200708141607090
    200708141612130    200708141634360
    200708141640100    200708141708090
    200708141713220    200708141726190
    200708141734120    200708141809450
    200708141820270    200708141858160
    200708141908360    200708141930540
    200708141942240    200708141942330
    200708141948260    200708141953110
    200708142000240    200708142013380
    200708142018590    200708142021170
    200708142028270    200708142030290
    200708142039040    200708142040530
    200708142048390    200708142049170
    200708142054570    200708142058440
    200708142105240    200708142117150
    200708142123480    200708142140340
    200708142146440    200708142157050
    200708142208450    200708142234190
    200708150400330    200708150406480
    200708150413180    200708150415130
    200708162351080    200708170300260
    200708171359450    200708172329320
    200708172335130    200708180036450
    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-2-07-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s207sc/html/s-2-07-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: 2.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s207sc/html/s-2-07-sc.nav.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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