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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity S-5A-79-NC in Northern California from 05/30/1979 to 06/03/1979
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Dave Cacchione, Dave Drake. Geophysical data (12khz, 3dot5khz, uniboom, Geoprobe, underwatercamera, underwatertelevision, CTDmeter, Aanderaa, Geodyne, nephelometer, dartcore, VanVeengrab, VanDornbottle, sidescanmarker) of field activity S-5A-79-NC in Northern California from 05/30/1979 to 06/03/1979, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s5a79nc/html/s-5a-79-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
uniboom
Geoprobe
underwatercamera
underwatertelevision
CTDmeter
Aanderaa
Geodyne
nephelometer
dartcore
VanVeengrab
VanDornbottle
sidescanmarker
Publications -
Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., Jenkins, C.J., Zimmermann, M., Williams, S.J., and
Field, M.E., 2006, usSEABED: Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington)
offshore surficial-sediment data release, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series
182, version 1.0. Online at:
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>">
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/><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.
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-5A-79-NC in Northern California from 05/30/1979 to 06/03/1979: 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: -123.45180
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.36410
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.46464
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.15389

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 30-May-1979
    Ending_Date: 03-Jun-1979
    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: 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?

    Mike Boyle (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Dave Cacchione (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Scott Conard (Chief Engineer, USGS Western Region); Dave Drake (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Steve Eittreim (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Margaret Goud (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Frank Johnson (Chief Mate); Jack Lee (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Paula Mackrow (Navigator); Jim Nicholson (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Kevin O'Toole (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Frank Sherer (Ship Captain); Gary Sullivan (Geologist); George Tate (Geologist and Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Jan Thompson (Biologist); Chuck Totman (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Pat Wiberg (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Bob Wilson (Mechanical Technician, 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: 27-Aug-2008 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/14/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]S5A79NC.050;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Processed nav merged with miniranger, original filename s579nc.mrdrx1._
     from VAM012
    
    

    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/s5a79nc/bath/s-5a-79-nc.330_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    11/30/90 CAROLYN DUA0:[DRS.NGDC.CDWORK]S5A79NC.330;1
    DUA0:[DRS.BAT]BATRED.EXE;2
    Edited bathymetry data
    using velocity of sound = 1463.0 m/sec for MGD-77 format
    
    01/10/86 BECKIE DISK$USERDISK:[BECKIE.TEMP]S5A79NC.305;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    This file was hand-digetized in meters.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    05/14/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.COASTAL]S5A79NC.050;
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4
    Processed nav merged with miniranger, original filename s579nc.mrdrx1._
     from VAM012
    
    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:
    Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., Jenkins, C.J., Zimmermann, M., Williams, S.J., and Field, M.E., 2006, usSEABED: Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) offshore surficial-sediment data release, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 182, version 1.0. Online at: <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>"> <http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>



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-5a-79-nc.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197905300621050    197905300711050
    197905300733510    197905302126510
    197905302132290    197905310717510
    197905310731510    197905310931510
    197905310941510    197905311026510
    197905311034290    197905311448050
    197905311533050    197905311533050
    197905311627010    197905311728410
    197905311738410    197905311753410
    197905311803410    197905311903050
    197905311909510    197905311928510
    197905311947050    197905311959510
    197905312005050    197905312333510
    197905312339080    197906010222050
    197906010227510    197906020538510
    197906020546040    197906021537510
    197906021546040    197906030222510
    197906030235150    197906031132150
    197906031142150    197906031247150
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (s-5a-79-nc.330_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197905311824000    197905311855000
    197905311902000    197905311912000
    197905311918000    197905312002000
    197905312327000    197905312331000
    197905312341000    197905312341000
    197905312347000    197905312347000
    197905312353000    197905312353000
    197906010001000    197906010032000
    197906010038000    197906010120000
    197906010126000    197906010137000
    197906010146000    197906010154000
    197906010200000    197906010229000
    197906010236000    197906010236000
    197906010244000    197906010251000
    197906010301000    197906010312000
    197906010318000    197906010525000
    197906010532000    197906011057000
    197906011122000    197906011205000
    197906011214000    197906011215000
    197906011221000    197906011336000
    197906011342000    197906011350000
    197906011356000    197906011453000
    197906011500000    197906011505000
    197906011511000    197906011511000
    197906011518000    197906011530000
    197906011610000    197906011629000
    197906011636000    197906011657000
    197906020326000    197906020426000
    197906020516000    197906020630000
    197906020807000    197906020920000
    197906020926000    197906020938000
    197906021047000    197906021254000
    197906021429000    197906021612000
    197906021915000    197906021958000
    197906022019000    197906022030000
    197906022036000    197906022044000
    197906022050000    197906022100000
    197906022106000    197906022110000
    197906022116000    197906022154000
    197906022301000    197906022308000
    197906022314000    197906022321000
    197906030208000    197906030445000
    197906030459000    197906030532000
    197906030540000    197906030650000
    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-5A-79-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s5a79nc/html/s-5a-79-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/s5a79nc/html/s-5a-79-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s5a79nc/html/s-5a-79-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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