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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-4-78-NC in San Francisco to Monterey, Northern California from 06/01/1978 to 06/05/1978
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Gary Greene. Geological and Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 12khz, magnetics, airgunarcer, integratednavigation, RhoRho, miniranger, underwatercamera, chaindredge, sidescansonar, uniboom) of field activity S-4-78-NC in San Francisco to Monterey, Northern California from 06/01/1978 to 06/05/1978, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s478nc/html/s-4-78-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
3dot5khz
12khz
magnetics shipboard magnetometer
airgunarcer single-channel arcer
integratednavigation
RhoRho Loran-C Rho-Rho
miniranger
underwatercamera
chaindredge
sidescansonar
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, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-4-78-NC in San Francisco to Monterey, Northern California from 06/01/1978 to 06/05/1978: 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: -123.55732
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.79665
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.80967
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.60675

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Jun-1978
    Ending_Date: 05-Jun-1978
    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: San Francisco to Monterey, Northern 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:
    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?

    Adolf Oliver (Watchstander); Al McClenaghan (Ship Captain); Andy Stevenson (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Bill Lansdown (Watchstander); Brent Dalrymple (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Carol Madison (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Cheryl Price (Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region); Dave Clague (Geologist, USGS Western Region); David Perry (Watchstander); Gary Greene (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Glen Barker (Mechanical Technician); Jack Schoellhamer (Geologist); Jennifer Rego (Watchstander); John Laingor (Chief Mate); John Saladin (Electronics Technician); Mike Boyle (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Pat McCrory (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Bill Soule (Chief Engineer)

  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.
    
    05/13/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]NEW.010;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Original filename s478nc.drcpx1._ from VAM232
    
    

    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/s478nc/bath/s-4-78-nc.330_010
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    11/30/90 CAROLYN DUA0:[DRS.NGDC.CDWORK]S478NC.330;1
    DUA0:[DRS.BAT]BATRED.EXE;2
    Edited bathymetry data
    using velocity = 1463.0 m/sec for MGD-77 format
    
    02/27/86 BECKIE DISK$USERDISK:[CLINT.BECKIE]S478NC.305;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    I believe this file was hand-digetized in meters.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/13/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]NEW.010;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Original filename s478nc.drcpx1._ from VAM232
    
    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-4-78-nc.010 [DRS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197806011912130    197806012124010
    197806012132040    197806020129010
    197806020141480    197806021611150
    197806021617410    197806031308580
    197806031314030    197806031416210
    197806031436210    197806031440200
    197806031448200    197806040001080
    197806040009070    197806040145080
    197806040151080    197806040224080
    197806040230060    197806040409030
    197806040420350    197806040424350
    197806040434330    197806041441040
    197806041451030    197806041638240
    197806041648240    197806041758120
    197806041806140    197806041938170
    197806041944190    197806042235150
    197806042246250    197806050340220
    197806050350230    197806050451080
    197806050457050    197806050625200
    197806050631220    197806050653240
    197806050705250    197806050745390
    197806050751250    197806051052080
    197806051058080    197806051230100
    197806051240090    197806051532120
    197806051546140    197806051958140
    197806052012150    197806052030190
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (s-4-78-nc.330_010)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197806021801000    197806021901000
    197806022000000    197806022128000
    197806022149000    197806022327000
    197806022345000    197806030000000
    197806030146000    197806030308000
    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-4-78-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s478nc/html/s-4-78-nc.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/s478nc/html/s-4-78-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s478nc/html/s-4-78-nc.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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