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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Sediment sampling data of field activity S-7-10-SF in San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA from 01/23/2010 to 01/26/2010
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientist: Patrick Barnard. Sediment sampling data of field activity S-7-10-SF in San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA from 01/23/2010 to 01/26/2010, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s710sf/html/s-7-10-sf.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Notes -
San Francisco Bay Provenance Study
don woodrow collected hand grab shoreline samples in March and April of 2010 (see .pdf)
Publications -
Hein J.R., Mizell Kira, Barnard P.L., 2013, Sand sources and transport
pathways for the San Francisco Bay coastal system, based on X-ray diffraction
mineralogy, Marine Geology, Volume 345, 1 November 2013, Pages 154-169, ISSN 002
5-3227, URL:
<A HREF ="<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025322713000339#>" target =NEW"><http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025322713000339#>

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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/>, 20140122, Sediment sampling data of field activity S-7-10-SF in San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA from 01/23/2010 to 01/26/2010: 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: -122.46616
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.85525
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.10062
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.80840

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 23-Jan-2010
    Ending_Date: 26-Jan-2010
    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 Bay, San Francisco, CA
      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>


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?

    Pete Dal Ferro); Patrick Barnard); Amy Foxgrover); Dan Hoover); Jackson Currie); Don Woodrow)

  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: 25-Feb-2010 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    /infobank/s/s710sf/nav/s-7-10-sf.060
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/s/s710sf/samp/s-7-10-sf.onoff.handsamplegrab
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal domain
    added 8 hours to recorded local PST times to make them UTC
    
    /infobank/s/s710sf/samp/raw/S-7-10-SF_grablocations_infobank.txt
    Activity ID: S-7-10-SF
    Geographic Area: San Francisco Bay
    PI: Patrick Barnard
    Grab Samples
    
    Sample_ID	Date	Time	UTM_X	UTM_Y	Lat	Long
    
           1         2         3
    345678901234567890123456789012345
    
    

    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:
    Hein J.R., Mizell Kira, Barnard P.L., 2013, Sand sources and transport pathways for the San Francisco Bay coastal system, based on X-ray diffraction mineralogy, Marine Geology, Volume 345, 1 November 2013, Pages 154-169, ISSN 002 5-3227, URL: <A HREF ="<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025322713000339#>" target =NEW"><http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025322713000339#>



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-7-10-sf.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201001231839350    201001231839350
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    201001231932290    201001231932290
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    201001252149010    201001252149010
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    201001252255140    201001252255140
    201001252303560    201001252303560
    201001252319360    201001252319360
    201001252330470    201001252330470
    201001252339480    201001252339480
    201001260001030    201001260001030
    201001260022320    201001260022320
    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-7-10-SF data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s710sf/html/s-7-10-sf.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/s710sf/html/s-7-10-sf.nav.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 22-Jan-2014
    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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