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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-2B-79-SC in Southern California from 04/18/1979 to 04/23/1979
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Sam Clarke, Mike Field. Geological and Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 12khz, Digitrack, gravity, uniboom, airgun, sonobuoy, sparker, dartcore, gravitycore, pistoncore, sidescansonar, integratednavigation, LoranC, miniranger, transitsatellite, underwatercamera, sidescanmarker) of field activity S-2B-79-SC in Southern California from 04/18/1979 to 04/23/1979, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s2b79sc/html/s-2b-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
dartcore
gravitycore
pistoncore
sidescansonar side scan marker
integratednavigation
LoranC
miniranger
transitsatellite
underwatercamera
sidescanmarker

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/>, 20140105, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-2B-79-SC in Southern California from 04/18/1979 to 04/23/1979: 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: -118.36424
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.24588
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.69322
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.60858

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 18-Apr-1979
    Ending_Date: 23-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:
    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 (Geophysicist); Mike Boyle (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Alexis Budai (Geologist, Scripps); Sam Clarke (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Ed Clukey (Geologist); Brian Edwards (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Mike Field (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Richard Heagney (Ship Captain); Carol Hirozawa (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Robert Ingersoll (Chief Engineer); Mike Kennedy (Geologist, Scripps); Florence Wong (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Doug MacPherson (Chief Mate); Carol Madison (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Kevin O'Toole (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); George Redden (Geologist); Woody Sutherland (Navigator); Karen Weliky (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 1)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    12/30/85 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S279SC.N]S2B79SC.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>

  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-2b-79-sc.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197904180000020    197904180653560
    197904180705040    197904191637050
    197904191653470    197904191930260
    197904191936260    197904192050050
    197904192056050    197904192256120
    197904192311120    197904192315120
    197904192322120    197904200044510
    197904200053410    197904200058010
    197904200103210    197904200144560
    197904200150360    197904200157060
    197904200228260    197904200228260
    197904200233460    197904200314420
    197904200323310    197904200532040
    197904200540040    197904201554090
    197904201600090    197904201842580
    197904201850580    197904201916580
    197904201925580    197904201954580
    197904202001580    197904202039580
    197904202050580    197904202056230
    197904202114230    197904202152230
    197904202201230    197904202207230
    197904202214230    197904202214230
    197904202220230    197904202245230
    197904202253230    197904202318230
    197904202327230    197904202341500
    197904202357500    197904210227240
    197904210235240    197904210258300
    197904210308300    197904211638090
    197904211657050    197904212140170
    197904212149170    197904212203210
    197904212214210    197904212311170
    197904220047210    197904220047210
    197904220058170    197904221007560
    197904221043260    197904221125490
    197904221132050    197904231613310
    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-2B-79-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s2b79sc/html/s-2b-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: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s2b79sc/html/s-2b-79-sc.nav.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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