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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Seismic-reflection profiling data of field activity S-5-09-SC in Southern California Borderland including San Diego Trough, San Pedro Basin, andSanta Monica Basin from 07/06/2009 to 07/10/2009
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Jamie Conrad, Holly Ryan. Seismic-reflection profiling data (Minisparker, Chirp,) of field activity S-5-09-SC in Southern California Borderland including San Diego Trough, San Pedro Basin, andSanta Monica Basin from 07/06/2009 to 07/10/2009, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s509sc/html/s-5-09-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Minisparker
Chirp


Notes -
Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards, Multi-Hazard Project.
<A TARGET="NEW" HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/staff2html/staff/Pete_DalFerro.html>">Pete Dal Ferro</A> (USGS-MP) Ship captain,
<A TARGET="NEW" HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/staff2html/staff/Ray_Sliter.html>">Ray Sliter</A> (USGS-MP) Marine Geophysicist/Mammal Observer,
<A TARGET="NEW" HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/staff2html/staff/Gerry_Hatcher.html>">Gerry Hatcher</A> (USGS-MP) Electronics Technician


<A TARGET="NEW" HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/mapping/Snavely.html#sparker>">Minisparker sub-bottom cross-section sonar</A>
<A TARGET="NEW" HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/mapping/Snavely.html#chirp>">EdgeTech Chirp sub-bottom cross-section sonar</A>


Publications -
Conrad, Jamie and Ryan, Holly, 2009, Catalina or Bust:
USGS Group Maps Faults Offshore of Los Angeles,
USGS Sound Waves Monthly Newsletter, September 2009,
available on line at:
<A HREF = "<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2009/09/fieldwork4.html>" target = "SW"><http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2009/09/fieldwork4.html>

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>
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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, Seismic-reflection profiling data of field activity S-5-09-SC in Southern California Borderland including San Diego Trough, San Pedro Basin, andSanta Monica Basin from 07/06/2009 to 07/10/2009: 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: -118.56378
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.06149
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.73608
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.29057

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 06-Jul-2009
    Ending_Date: 10-Jul-2009
    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 Borderland including San Diego Trough, San Pedro Basin, and
      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 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257.

      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>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Seismic Shots with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/seis.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?

    Jamie Conrad (chief scientist, mammal observer); Holly Ryan (co-chief scientist, mammal observer); Ray Sliter (seismic watchstander, mammal observer); Gerry Hatcher (ET/MT); Pete Dal Ferro (skipper)

  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: 13-Jul-2009 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data Unknown

    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:
    Conrad, Jamie and Ryan, Holly, 2009, Catalina or Bust: USGS Group Maps Faults Offshore of Los Angeles, USGS Sound Waves Monthly Newsletter, September 2009, available on line at: <A HREF = "<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2009/09/fieldwork4.html>" target = "SW"><http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2009/09/fieldwork4.html>



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-5-09-sc.061 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200907061724570    200907070047420
    200907071727510    200907080011150
    200907081310340    200907090017280
    200907091312240    200907100018380
    200907101321250    200907102252200
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (s-5-09-sc.410_chirp)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200907071912560    200907072252020
    200907072257420    200907072331380
    200907081343040    200907081353460
    200907081402240    200907081405500
    200907081421160    200907081518450
    Seismic Shots Data (s-5-09-sc.410_sparker)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200907061854310    200907061902150
    200907061926550    200907062224170
    200907081826280    200907081956420
    200907082003000    200907082141110
    200907082146480    200907082259060
    200907091405050    200907091621090
    200907091626340    200907091658340
    200907091703580    200907091718580
    200907091735500    200907091759520
    200907091814240    200907092036300
    200907092042100    200907092230180
    200907092236260    200907092355540
    200907101412300    200907101740170
    200907101747310    200907102107570
    200907102120080    200907102123360
    200907102130420    200907102245040
    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-5-09-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s509sc/html/s-5-09-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: 6.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s509sc/html/s-5-09-sc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s509sc/html/s-5-09-sc.seis.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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