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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity S-3-86-CB in Caribbean Sea from 08/25/1986 to 08/31/1986
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Byron Ruppel. Geophysical data (transitsatellite, bathymetry, gravity, dopplersonar, GPS, integratednavigation, RhoRho) of field activity S-3-86-CB in Caribbean Sea from 08/25/1986 to 08/31/1986, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s386cb/html/s-3-86-cb.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
transitsatellite Magnavox T-Set transit
bathymetry
gravity
dopplersonar
GPS
integratednavigation
RhoRho

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-3-86-CB in Caribbean Sea from 08/25/1986 to 08/31/1986: 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: -64.36505
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -62.20053
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.57700
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.20933

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 25-Aug-1986
    Ending_Date: 31-Aug-1986
    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: Caribbean Sea
      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.

      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:
    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?

    Byron Ruppel (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Cathy Delorey (Watchstander, WHOI); Chuck Gilbert (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Elizabeth Winget (Watchstander, WHOI)

  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.
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.072;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;1
    low = 0.;  upper = .02222;  Gibbs = 50;  order = 70
    
    Input was...
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;1
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]CHECKSPD.130;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]PSKIPSPD.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]CHECKSPD.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    09/09/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.M26]S386CB.130;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Start and End of Lines for GRAVITY Meter S26 hand typed by Carolyn Degnan, 09/09/86.
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;1
    20 sec data
    
    09/10/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    

    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: 28-Oct-2008 (process 2 of 3)
    Gravity Data
    10/28/2008 carolyn s-3-86-cb.151_072
    /infobank/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    09/15/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.M26]S386CBM26.151;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    09/09/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.M26]S386CB.130;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Start and End of Lines for GRAVITY Meter S26 hand typed by Carolyn Degnan, 09/09/86.
    Edited according to instructions from Chuck Heywood, 09/12/86.
    
    09/15/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.M26]S386CBM26.161;
    DRB0:[DRS.GRV]GRAVRED.EXE;2
    2400 tenths of second offset for meter S26
    
    09/09/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.M26]S386CB.140;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Gravity Land Ties for Gravity Meter S26 hand typed by Carolyn Degnan, 09/09/86.
    
    09/15/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.M26]S386CB.102;
    DUA0:[DATA.][S386CB.M26]FIX101.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 EDM DRS$DATA:[S386CB.M26]S386CB.101;
    DRB0:[DRS.GRV]VALIDGRAV.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.072;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;1
    low = 0.;  upper = .02222;  Gibbs = 50;  order = 70
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;1
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]CHECKSPD.130;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]PSKIPSPD.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]CHECKSPD.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    09/09/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.M26]S386CB.130;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Start and End of Lines for GRAVITY Meter S26 hand typed by Carolyn Degnan, 09/09/86.
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;1
    20 sec data
    
    09/10/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.072;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;1
    low = 0.;  upper = .02222;  Gibbs = 50;  order = 70
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;1
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]CHECKSPD.130;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]PSKIPSPD.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]CHECKSPD.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    09/09/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.M26]S386CB.130;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Start and End of Lines for GRAVITY Meter S26 hand typed by Carolyn Degnan, 09/09/86.
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;1
    20 sec data
    
    09/10/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    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 3 of 3)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/s/s386cb/bath/s-3-86-cb.302_072
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    09/12/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.B]S386CB.302;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    09/09/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.B]S386CB.380;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Start and End of Lines for BATHYMETRY hand typed by Carolyn Degnan, 09/09/86.
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.B]S386CB.301;
    DRB0:[DRS.DSMPL]DESAMTIME.EXE;1
    desampled to 60 sec
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.072;
    DRB0:[DRS.FILT]FILTER.EXE;1
    low = 0.;  upper = .02222;  Gibbs = 50;  order = 70
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;1
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]CHECKSPD.130;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]PSKIPSPD.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]CHECKSPD.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]SKIPNSAVE.EXE;
    
    09/09/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.M26]S386CB.130;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Start and End of Lines for GRAVITY Meter S26 hand typed by Carolyn Degnan, 09/09/86.
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    09/10/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;1
    20 sec data
    
    09/10/86 CLINT DUA0:[DATA.S386CB.N]S386CB.070;
    DRB0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;
    
    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-3-86-cb.072)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198608252221000    198608260730000
    198608261604400    198608270643000
    198608271809200    198608280502000
    198608281640200    198608282034400
    198608282325000    198608290625400
    198608291733000    198608300407200
    198608301603050    198608310400450
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (s-3-86-cb.151_072)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198608252245000    198608260652000
    198608261630000    198608261934400
    198608261941000    198608270637000
    198608271810000    198608280456000
    198608281653000    198608281859400
    198608282325000    198608290613400
    198608291728000    198608300403000
    198608301649000    198608302343000
    198608310143000    198608310400400
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (s-3-86-cb.302_072)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198608260335383    198608260655591
    198608262325196    198608270100597
    198608270106188    198608270640389
    198608271811176    198608280454181
    198608281653148    198608281754172
    198608281800369    198608281858584
    198608282325196    198608290333397
    198608290339172    198608290623174
    198608291733590    198608300405577
    198608301711026    198608301856413
    198608310144037    198608310219025
    198608310227024    198608310400439
    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-3-86-CB data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s386cb/html/s-3-86-cb.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: 0.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s386cb/html/s-3-86-cb.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s386cb/html/s-3-86-cb.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s386cb/html/s-3-86-cb.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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