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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-5-77-BS in Bering Sea, Alaska from 07/13/1977 to 08/02/1977
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Hans Nelson. Geological and Geophysical data (miniranger, transitsatellite, radar, LoranC, 12khz, 3dot5khz, magnetics, gravity, tempsalinometer, Hydroproducts, penetrometer, boxcore, gravitycore, vibratingcore, Soutargrab, VanDornbottle, waterbucket, minisparker, sidescansonar, uniboom, airgun, 200khz, Digitrack, underwatercamera, underwatertelevision, CTDmeter, expendablebatthermograph) of field activity S-5-77-BS in Bering Sea, Alaska from 07/13/1977 to 08/02/1977, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s577bs/html/s-5-77-bs.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
miniranger
transitsatellite
radar
LoranC
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
magnetics shipboard magnetometer
gravity shipboard gravity
tempsalinometer temperature/salinity/conductance gauges
Hydroproducts Hydroproducts current meter
penetrometer
boxcore
gravitycore
vibratingcore
Soutargrab
VanDornbottle
waterbucket Handy Dandy Drakes scoop
minisparker
sidescansonar
uniboom
airgun single-channel airgun
200khz
Digitrack
underwatercamera
underwatertelevision
CTDmeter
expendablebatthermograph
Publications -
Kvenvolden, K.A., Rapp, J.B., and Nelson, H., 1978, Hydrocarbons of low molecular weight in
sediments from Norton Sound, Alaska: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin,
v. 62, no. 3, p. 534.<BR>
<HR>
Nelson, C.H., and Kvenvolden, K.A., 1978, Thermogenic gas seep on the sea floor of Norton Sound:
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1100, p. 155-156.<BR>
<HR>
Nelson, H., Kvenvolden, K.A., and Clukey, E.C., 1978, Thermogenic gases in near-surface
sediments of Norton Sound, Alaska: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, no. 10, v. 4,
p. 2623-2633.<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.
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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-5-77-BS in Bering Sea, Alaska from 07/13/1977 to 08/02/1977: 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: -171.30000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -163.23750
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 65.65355
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 54.26667

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 13-Jul-1977
    Ending_Date: 02-Aug-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, Alaska
      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); Bill Richmond (Watchstander); Bob Wilson (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Carol Hirozawa (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Chuck Masters (Geologist, Reston); Chuck Totman (Watchstander); Dave Cacchione (Oceanographer, USGS Western Region); Dave Drake (Oceanographer, USGS Western Region); Devin Thor (Geologist); Ed Clukey (Unsp Investigatr, USGS Western Region); Hans Nelson (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Helen Gibbons (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Howard Sheppard (Chief Engineer); Jan Johnson (Geophysicist, Univ. of WA); Jeff Patry (Watchstander); Jim Howard (Geologist, U. Georgia); Jim Nicholson (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); John Rapp (Geochemist); John Saladin (Electronics Technician); John Whitney (Geophysicist); Keith Kvenvolden (Geochemist, USGS Western Region); Ken Holden (Geophysicist); Mark Sandstrom (Geochemist, UCLA); Matt Larsen (Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region); Mike Field (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Ornulf Johannessen (Chief Mate); Pat Wiberg (Dafe Curator); Rich Garlow (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Rick Brokaw (Watchstander, U. Georgia); Roland Brady (Mechanical Technician); Ron Williams (Watchstander)

  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.S577BS.N]S577BS.050;
    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/s577bs/bath/s-5-77-bs.301_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    02/04/86 BECKIE DISK$USERDISK:[BECKIE.TEMP]S577BS.301;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    This is edited digitrack bathy desampled to 2 minutes.
    
    02/04/86 BECKIE DISK$USERDISK:[BECKIE.TEMP]S577BS.300;
    DRB0:[DRS.DSMPL]DESAMTIME.EXE;1
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/27/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S577BS.N]S577BS.050;
    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:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Kvenvolden, K.A., Rapp, J.B., and Nelson, H., 1978, Hydrocarbons of low molecular weight in sediments from Norton Sound, Alaska: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 62, no. 3, p. 534. Nelson, C.H., and Kvenvolden, K.A., 1978, Thermogenic gas seep on the sea floor of Norton Sound: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1100, p. 155-156. Nelson, H., Kvenvolden, K.A., and Clukey, E.C., 1978, Thermogenic gases in near-surface sediments of Norton Sound, Alaska: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, no. 10, v. 4, p. 2623-2633.



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-5-77-bs.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197707130831440    197707251402000
    197707251530000    197707251846000
    197707252009000    197707260128000
    197707260334000    197707260638000
    197707270017000    197707270017000
    197707270233000    197707270450000
    197707270830000    197707271335000
    197707271715000    197707271735000
    197707271830000    197707271905000
    197707272000000    197707272000000
    197707272100000    197707272239000
    197707280130000    197707280900000
    197707281309000    197707281410000
    197707281650000    197707282000000
    197707282230000    197707290416000
    197707290605000    197707291236000
    197707291655000    197707292000000
    197707292107000    197707292126000
    197707292330000    197707300605000
    197707300815000    197707300947000
    197707301140000    197707301530000
    197707301633000    197707301800000
    197707301858000    197707310230000
    197707310315000    197707310730000
    197707310830000    197707312320000
    197708010003000    197708011400000
    197708011442000    197708011700000
    197708011747000    197708021530000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (s-5-77-bs.301_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197707130831440    197707131647560
    197707131653560    197707131741050
    197707131755040    197707131819040
    197707131825040    197707131947030
    197707131959030    197707131959030
    197707132019030    197707132241030
    197707132319040    197707132319040
    197707140152050    197707140224070
    197707140323210    197707140323210
    197707140510330    197707140615000
    197707140627080    197707140702080
    197707140906510    197707141050030
    197707141102030    197707141102030
    197707141136030    197707141136030
    197707141222020    197707141446110
    197707141452110    197707141514110
    197707141522030    197707141954070
    197707142000060    197707142020060
    197707142026050    197707142202050
    197707142234060    197707142248040
    197707142318060    197707142343060
    197707150009030    197707150120030
    197707150150030    197707150208030
    197707150214070    197707150222050
    197707150234050    197707150247140
    197707150524040    197707150542040
    197707150752030    197707150833170
    197707151051050    197707151159060
    197707151237060    197707151237060
    197707151303060    197707151446070
    197707151454070    197707151626040
    197707151634070    197707151932070
    197707151938070    197707160009070
    197707160015070    197707160048460
    197707160054460    197707160425030
    197707160526020    197707160559050
    197707160653060    197707160733080
    197707160828050    197707160908040
    197707160918040    197707160948050
    197707161058200    197707161743050
    197707162331080    197707162331080
    197707162338020    197707162358310
    197707170015310    197707170039330
    197707170053330    197707170112350
    197707170124330    197707170200330
    197707182005050    197707182047080
    197707182059090    197707190538090
    197707190550090    197707190606100
    197707190728290    197707190728290
    197707190746280    197707190746280
    197707190837340    197707190837340
    197707190912090    197707190941500
    197707191033040    197707191125040
    197707191149040    197707191203040
    197707191233030    197707191233030
    197707191532180    197707191548180
    197707191604180    197707191854030
    197707191910090    197707191946010
    197707192006070    197707192106070
    197707192138060    197707192138060
    197707192313480    197707192338530
    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-5-77-BS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s577bs/html/s-5-77-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: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s577bs/html/s-5-77-bs.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s577bs/html/s-5-77-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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