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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-2A-79-SC in Southern California from 04/07/1979 to 04/17/1979
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Chief Scientist: Gary Greene. Geological and Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 12khz, Digitrack, gravity, uniboom, airgun, sonobuoy, sparker, magnetics, sidescansonar, integratednavigation, LoranC, miniranger, transitsatellite, bathmagnav, expendablebatthermograph, radar, minisparker, uniboomminisparker) of field activity S-2A-79-SC in Southern California from 04/07/1979 to 04/17/1979, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s2a79sc/html/s-2a-79-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
Digitrack
gravity shipboard gravity
uniboom
airgun single-channel airgun
sonobuoy
sparker 160 kj single-channel sparker
magnetics shipboard magnetics
sidescansonar side scan marker
integratednavigation
LoranC
miniranger
transitsatellite
bathmagnav magnetics with bathymetry and navigation
expendablebatthermograph
radar
minisparker
uniboomminisparker
Publications -
McCrory, P.A., 1993, Isopach map showing Quaternary deposits in the Gulf of Santa
Catalina area, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies
Map MF-2212, 2 sheets.
<HR>
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
[<a href="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1049/>"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1049/>]



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.
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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, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-2A-79-SC in Southern California from 04/07/1979 to 04/17/1979: 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: -119.01661
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.23372
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.74408
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.53613

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 07-Apr-1979
    Ending_Date: 17-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: 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:
    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?

    Kim Bailey (Geologist); Mike Boyle (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Alexis Budai (Geologist, Scripps); Margaret Goud (Navigator); Gary Greene (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Tom Hanley (Electronics Technician, EG&G); Richard Heagney (Ship Captain); Harry Hill (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Carol Hirozawa (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Robert Ingersoll (Chief Engineer); Mike Kennedy (Geologist, Scripps); Doug MacPherson (Chief Mate); Carol Madison (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Pat McCrory (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Cheryl Price (Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region); Woody Sutherland (Geologist, Scripps); Terry Wanous (Electronics Technician, EG&G); Mike White (Geologist); Bob Wilson (Mechanical Technician, 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 3)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/30/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S279SC.N]S2A79SC.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename is s279sc.mrdrc1._.
    
    

    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 3)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/s/s2a79sc/grav/s-2a-79-sc.166_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    07/28/86 CAROLYN DUA0:[DATA.SEA79]S2A79SC.166;
    merged the "positive" and the "negative" SKIPNSAVE results
    copied S2A79SC.165+S2A79PRT1.161 into TEMP.165 then
    ran SORT/NODUPLICATES/KEY=(POSITION:1,SIZE:10) on TEMP.165
    
    05/03/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.S279]S2A79SC.165;
    DRB0:[CLINT]REFMTJCGRV.EXE;
    from JChilds file s279nc.redgrv
    is the "negative" of the SKIPNSAVE
    
    11/25/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.S279SC.G]S2A79PRT1.161;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Meter 32 processed gravity for cruise s2a79sc
    deleted spikes in S2A79PRT2.161
    is the "positive" of the SKIPNSAVE
    
    11/25/85 BARB DUA0:[DATA.S279SC.G]S2A79PRT2.161;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Meter 32 processed gravity for cruise s2a79sc
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/30/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S279SC.N]S2A79SC.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename is s279sc.mrdrc1._.
    
    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 3)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn s-2a-79-sc.220_050
    
    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/s2a79sc/mag/s-2a-79-sc.200_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/13/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S279SC.M]S279SC.200;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    from Clint
    105/1151-105/1650 from S279SC._.MAGSX2 on TAM035
                        or S279SC200.DAT   on VAM035
    105/1723-015/1800 from S279SC._.MAGSX2 on TAM035
                        or S279SC200.DAT   on VAM035
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/30/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S279SC.N]S2A79SC.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename is s279sc.mrdrc1._.
    
    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:
    McCrory, P.A., 1993, Isopach map showing Quaternary deposits in the Gulf of Santa Catalina area, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2212, 2 sheets. 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 [<a href="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1049/>"><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-2a-79-sc.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197904071801580    197904092343120
    197904100005120    197904100847070
    197904100914050    197904100917050
    197904100929590    197904101649050
    197904101701050    197904110355050
    197904110408500    197904111216040
    197904111227310    197904111541050
    197904111554050    197904111610050
    197904111630050    197904111705050
    197904111726090    197904131614050
    197904131628360    197904131628360
    197904131642050    197904142043050
    197904142057030    197904151006040
    197904151027420    197904151152420
    197904151212540    197904151212540
    197904151230000    197904151234420
    197904151245300    197904151245300
    197904151300180    197904151300180
    197904151315120    197904151330120
    197904151345120    197904151345120
    197904151359300    197904151359300
    197904151415120    197904151415120
    197904151430000    197904151430000
    197904151443300    197904151443300
    197904151457240    197904151457240
    197904151515000    197904151515000
    197904151530000    197904151530000
    197904151545000    197904151545000
    197904151600000    197904151600000
    197904151615000    197904151630000
    197904151642540    197904151729560
    197904151757330    197904161000000
    197904161030000    197904161030000
    197904161045000    197904161045000
    197904161100000    197904161100000
    197904161112010    197904161800000
    197904161812480    197904161920130
    197904161955130    197904170204050
    197904170217050    197904171000000
    197904171025540    197904171102290
    197904171115290    197904171148050
    197904171200000    197904171200000
    197904171215000    197904171215000
    197904171230000    197904171244000
    197904171300000    197904171913130
    197904171924190    197904172358020
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (s-2a-79-sc.166_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197904092324300    197904100232300
    197904100337300    197904100843300
    197904100941300    197904101203300
    197904101212300    197904101428300
    197904102134300    197904110152300
    197904110300300    197904110352300
    197904110416300    197904111208300
    197904111236300    197904111312300
    197904111338300    197904111750300
    197904111820300    197904112304300
    197904112312300    197904120248300
    197904120308300    197904120422300
    197904120444300    197904121344300
    197904121402300    197904122038300
    197904122258300    197904122324300
    197904122358300    197904130102300
    197904130110300    197904130230300
    197904130238300    197904130540300
    197904130618300    197904130702300
    197904130712300    197904131104300
    197904131208300    197904131312300
    197904131404300    197904131644300
    197904131656300    197904131758300
    197904131806300    197904132058300
    197904132142300    197904140752300
    197904140800300    197904140826300
    197904140840300    197904150002300
    197904150008300    197904150138300
    197904150158300    197904150302300
    197904150324300    197904150616300
    197904150630300    197904150652300
    197904150704300    197904150840300
    197904150912300    197904151002300
    197904151116300    197904151322300
    197904151406300    197904151704300
    197904151734300    197904151856300
    197904160000300    197904160016300
    197904160028300    197904160102300
    197904160112300    197904160430300
    197904160448300    197904160848300
    197904160908300    197904161202300
    197904161208300    197904161254300
    197904161304300    197904161350300
    197904161516300    197904162000300
    197904162008300    197904162252300
    197904162306300    197904170326300
    197904170334300    197904170658300
    197904170800300    197904170956300
    197904171012300    197904171250300
    197904171256300    197904171400300
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (s-2a-79-sc.220_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197904090239180    197904090439060
    197904090451060    197904110355060
    197904110410120    197904111721060
    197904111726120    197904122036240
    197904122045240    197904122050240
    197904122235060    197904151006060
    197904151035540    197904151324000
    197904151404000    197904151801120
    197904151826240    197904171429060
    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-2A-79-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s2a79sc/html/s-2a-79-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: 0.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s2a79sc/html/s-2a-79-sc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s2a79sc/html/s-2a-79-sc.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s2a79sc/html/s-2a-79-sc.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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