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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-3-79-SC in Southern California from 04/26/1979 to 05/07/1979
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Jack Vedder. Geological and Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 12khz, dartcore, integratednavigation, LoranC, miniranger, transitsatellite) of field activity S-3-79-SC in Southern California from 04/26/1979 to 05/07/1979, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s379sc/html/s-3-79-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
dartcore
integratednavigation
LoranC
miniranger
transitsatellite
Publications -
Vedder, J.G., Arnal, R.E., Barron, J.A., Bukry, David, Crouch, J.K., and Lee-Wong, Florence,
1981, Composition and correlation of bedrock and sediment cores, R/V Sea Sounder Cruise
S3-79-SC, May 1979, California continental borderland: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File
Report 81-0744, 75 p.<BR>

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, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-3-79-SC in Southern California from 04/26/1979 to 05/07/1979: 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: -120.94137
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.17665
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.24267
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.20922

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 26-Apr-1979
    Ending_Date: 07-May-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?

    Al McClenaghan (Ship Captain); Bill Jefferson (Geologist); Bob Arnal (Geologist); Byron Ruppel (Geophysicist, USGS Western Region); Dave Hogg (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Doug MacPherson (Chief Mate); Eva Vanek (Navigator); Glen Barker (Mechanical Technician); Jack Vedder (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Jim Crouch (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Ken Taylor (Chief Engineer); Kevin O'Toole (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Margaret Goud (Navigator); Mark Wheeler (Geologist); Mary Ann Allan (Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region); Mike White (Geologist); Milt Randall (Geologist); Tom Atwood (Navigator)

  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.S379SC.N]S379SC.051;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename is s379sc.mrdrf1._.
    
    

    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:
    Vedder, J.G., Arnal, R.E., Barron, J.A., Bukry, David, Crouch, J.K., and Lee-Wong, Florence, 1981, Composition and correlation of bedrock and sediment cores, R/V Sea Sounder Cruise S3-79-SC, May 1979, California continental borderland: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-0744, 75 p.



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-3-79-sc.051 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197904261905370    197905030030050
    197905030059580    197905030254580
    197905030314580    197905030925590
    197905030944590    197905031026010
    197905031050010    197905031403170
    197905031418170    197905031856040
    197905031910040    197905031958290
    197905032029290    197905032117290
    197905032129290    197905032216290
    197905032230290    197905040042380
    197905040059300    197905040332580
    197905040344580    197905041002340
    197905041014340    197905041123230
    197905041147230    197905041444090
    197905041456090    197905051940240
    197905052110240    197905060556410
    197905060607410    197905060716110
    197905060727110    197905060906020
    197905060926020    197905060946020
    197905061014020    197905061234540
    197905061246540    197905061407050
    197905061419050    197905061931090
    197905061956310    197905061956310
    197905062008310    197905062342170
    197905070022170    197905070303500
    197905070315500    197905070411500
    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-3-79-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s379sc/html/s-3-79-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: 0.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s379sc/html/s-3-79-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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