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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity S-4-77-BS in Bering Sea from 07/07/1977 to 07/13/1977
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Dave Cacchione. Geophysical data (miniranger, transitsatellite, LoranC, 12khz, 3dot5khz, underwatercamera, underwatertelevision, gravity, sidescansonar, CTDmeter, Aanderaa, Bendix, Hydroproducts, MarshMcBirney, expendablebatthermograph, penetrometer, tempsalinometer, transmissometer, integratednavigation, boxcore, VanDornbottle, waterbucket, uniboom) of field activity S-4-77-BS in Bering Sea from 07/07/1977 to 07/13/1977, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s477bs/html/s-4-77-bs.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
miniranger
transitsatellite sat nav
LoranC
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
underwatercamera
underwatertelevision
gravity
sidescansonar
CTDmeter
Aanderaa
Bendix
Hydroproducts
MarshMcBirney
expendablebatthermograph
penetrometer
tempsalinometer
transmissometer
integratednavigation
boxcore
VanDornbottle
waterbucket
uniboom

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-4-77-BS in Bering Sea from 07/07/1977 to 07/13/1977: 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: -166.17468
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -161.55367
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 64.49124
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 63.07554

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 07-Jul-1977
    Ending_Date: 13-Jul-1977
    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: Bering 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.

      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:
    Bathymetry with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/bath.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?

    Al McClenaghan (Ship Captain); B. Muench (Oceanographer); Bill Richmond (Watchstander); Bob Wilson (Mechanical Technician); Chuck Totman (Watchstander); Dave Cacchione (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Dave Drake (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Devin Thor (Geologist); Ed Clukey (Unsp Investigatr); George Tate (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Helen Gibbons (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Howard Sheppard (Chief Engineer); J. Haslett (Electronics Technician); Jan Johnson (Geophysicist, Noaa Seattle); Jim Nicholson (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); John Saladin (Electronics Technician); Ornulf Johannessen (Chief Mate); Pat Wiberg (Dafe Curator, 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 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/27/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S477BS.N]S477BS.011;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    

    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 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/s/s477bs/bath/s-4-77-bs.335_011
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    02/04/86 BECKIE DISK$USERDISK:[BECKIE.TEMP]S477BS.335;
    DRB0:[DRS.BAT]BATRED.EXE;1
    This file was hand-digetized in 2-way traveltime(secs).
    No Matthews area was used in reduction, velocity of
    sound assumed was 1500m/sec.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/27/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S477BS.N]S477BS.011;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    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-4-77-bs.011 [DRS])
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    197707111952060    197707112200060
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    197707121813220    197707121813220
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    197707122014260    197707122042280
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    197707122130440    197707122130440
    197707122152020    197707122153500
    197707122206010    197707130058020
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    197707130446050    197707130446050
    197707130500050    197707130636050
    197707130658050    197707130738100
    197707130750090    197707130802080
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (s-4-77-bs.335_011)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197707071845000    197707071914120
    197707071940000    197707072014540
    197707072020000    197707072109540
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    197707072250420    197707072314060
    197707081404000    197707081404000
    197707081410000    197707081444420
    197707081450000    197707081534540
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    197707081550420    197707081550420
    197707081737240    197707081835000
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    197707082124420    197707082124420
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    197707082215000    197707082335000
    197707082349540    197707082349540
    197707090000000    197707090000000
    197707090010000    197707090010000
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    197707090029540    197707090029540
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    197707122325060    197707122354540
    197707130005000    197707130054180
    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-4-77-BS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s477bs/html/s-4-77-bs.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: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s477bs/html/s-4-77-bs.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s477bs/html/s-4-77-bs.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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