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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-7-78-WG in Western Gulf of Alaska from 07/24/1978 to 07/31/1978
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Dave Cacchione, Dave Drake. Geological and Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 12khz, sparker, sidescansonar, transmissometer, tempsalinometer, Geoprobe, underwatertelevision, core, underwatercamera, CTDmeter, Hydroproducts, gravitycore, Soutargrab, VanVeengrab, VanDornbottle, uniboom, airgun) of field activity S-7-78-WG in Western Gulf of Alaska from 07/24/1978 to 07/31/1978, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s778wg/html/s-7-78-wg.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
sparker 120 kj sparker
sidescansonar
transmissometer
tempsalinometer thermo-salinity meter
Geoprobe
underwatertelevision video camera
core corer
underwatercamera
CTDmeter
Hydroproducts
gravitycore
Soutargrab
VanVeengrab
VanDornbottle
uniboom
airgun
Publications -
Bouma, A.H., and Hampton, M.A., 1978, High resolution seismic profiles, side scan sonar
records, and sampling locations from lower Cook Inlet and Kodiak Shelf, R/V SEA SOUNDER
cruise S7-77-WG, September-October 1977: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
78-727, 25 p.<BR>
<HR>
Magoon, L.B., Bouma, A.H., Fisher, M.A., Hampton, M.A., Scott, E.W., and Wilson, C.L., 1979,
Resource report for proposed OCS sale no. 60, lower Cook Inlet-Shelikof Strait, Alaska: U.S.
Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-600, 38 p.<BR>
<HR>
Whitney, J.W., Noonan, W.G., Thurston, D., Bouma, A.H., and Hampton, M.A., 1979, Lower Cook Inlet,
Alaska; do those large sand waves migrate?: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, no. 11,
v. 2, p. 1071-1082. <BR>
<HR>
Bouma, A.H., Rappeport, M.L., Orlando, R.C., Cacchione, D.A., Drake, D.E., Garrison, L.E.,
and Hampton, M.A., 1979, Bedform characteristics and sand transport in a region of large
sand waves, lower Cook Inlet, Alaska: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, no. 11,
v. 2, p. 1083-1094.<BR>
<HR>
Bouma, A.H., and Hampton, M.A., 1979, Movement of bedforms in the lower Cook Inlet, Alaska: U.S.
Geological Survey Professional Paper 1150, p. 152.<BR>
<HR>
Nio, S.D., van den Berg, J.H., Goesten, M., and Smulders, F., 1980, Dynamics and sequential
analysis of a mesotidal shoal and intershoal channel complex in the eastern Scheldt
(southwestern Netherlands), in Bouma, A.H., Gorsline, D.S., Monty, C., and Allen, G.P., eds.,
Shallow marine processes and products: Sedimentary Geology, v. 26, no. 1-3, p. 263-279.<BR>
<HR>
Molnia, B.F., Hampton, M.A., Bouma, A.H., Cacchione, D.A., and Drake, D.E., 1980, Alaskan
Continental Shelf sediment dynamics: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1175,
p. 156-157.<BR>
<HR>
Molnia, B.F., Hampton, M.A., Bouma, A.H., Nelson, C.H., Thor, D.R., Kvenvolden, K.A., and
Redden, G.D., 1980, Gas-charged sediments and associated features of the Alaskan Continental
Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1175, p. 157-158.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, M.A., 1982, Synthesis report; environmental geology of lower Cook Inlet, Alaska:
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-0197, 55 p.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, Monty A., 1982, Lower Cook Inlet environmental geology, in Bruns, T. R., ed.,
Hydrocarbon resource report for proposed OCS lease sale 88; southeastern Alaska, northern Gulf
of Alaska, Cook Inlet, and Shelikof Strait, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
82-0928, p. 95-105.<BR>
<HR>
Bouma, Arnold H., and Hampton, Monty A., 1986, Environmental geology, in Magoon, Leslie B., ed.,
Geologic studies of the lower Cook Inlet COST no. 1 well, Alaska outer continental shelf: U.S.
Geological Survey Bulletin 1596, p. 11-15.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, Monty A., Carlson, Paul R., Lee, Homa J., and Feely, Richard A., 1986, Geomorphology,
sediment, and sedimentary processes, Hood, Donald W., and Zimmerman, Steven T., eds., The Gulf
of Alaska; physical environment and biological resources: Seattle, WA, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration.<BR>

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  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-7-78-WG in Western Gulf of Alaska from 07/24/1978 to 07/31/1978: 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: -152.79384
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -149.37936
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.11875
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 58.65558

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 24-Jul-1978
    Ending_Date: 31-Jul-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: Western Gulf of 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?

    Arnold Bouma (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Dave Cacchione (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Ed Clukey (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Dave Drake (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Jim Gardner (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Monty Hampton (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Carol Madison (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Jim Nicholson (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Bob Patrick (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Mel Rappeport (Navigator); Bill Schwab (Watchstander, USGS Woods Hole); George Tate (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Chuck Totman (Watchstander); Pat Wiberg (Dafe Curator); 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: 06-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/17/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S778WG.N]S778WG.010;
    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/s778wg/bath/s-7-78-wg.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]S778WG.330;1
    DUA0:[DRS.BAT]BATRED.EXE;2
    Edited bathymetry data
    using velocity of sound = 1463.0 m/sec for MGD-77 format
    
    02/10/86 BECKIE DISK$USERDISK:[CLINT.BECKIE]S778WG.301;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    This file is digitrack bathy desampled to 2 minutes.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/17/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S778WG.N]S778WG.010;
    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:
    Bouma, A.H., and Hampton, M.A., 1978, High resolution seismic profiles, side scan sonar records, and sampling locations from lower Cook Inlet and Kodiak Shelf, R/V SEA SOUNDER cruise S7-77-WG, September-October 1977: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-727, 25 p. Magoon, L.B., Bouma, A.H., Fisher, M.A., Hampton, M.A., Scott, E.W., and Wilson, C.L., 1979, Resource report for proposed OCS sale no. 60, lower Cook Inlet-Shelikof Strait, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-600, 38 p. Whitney, J.W., Noonan, W.G., Thurston, D., Bouma, A.H., and Hampton, M.A., 1979, Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska; do those large sand waves migrate?: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, no. 11, v. 2, p. 1071-1082. Bouma, A.H., Rappeport, M.L., Orlando, R.C., Cacchione, D.A., Drake, D.E., Garrison, L.E., and Hampton, M.A., 1979, Bedform characteristics and sand transport in a region of large sand waves, lower Cook Inlet, Alaska: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, no. 11, v. 2, p. 1083-1094. Bouma, A.H., and Hampton, M.A., 1979, Movement of bedforms in the lower Cook Inlet, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1150, p. 152. Nio, S.D., van den Berg, J.H., Goesten, M., and Smulders, F., 1980, Dynamics and sequential analysis of a mesotidal shoal and intershoal channel complex in the eastern Scheldt (southwestern Netherlands), in Bouma, A.H., Gorsline, D.S., Monty, C., and Allen, G.P., eds., Shallow marine processes and products: Sedimentary Geology, v. 26, no. 1-3, p. 263-279. Molnia, B.F., Hampton, M.A., Bouma, A.H., Cacchione, D.A., and Drake, D.E., 1980, Alaskan Continental Shelf sediment dynamics: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1175, p. 156-157. Molnia, B.F., Hampton, M.A., Bouma, A.H., Nelson, C.H., Thor, D.R., Kvenvolden, K.A., and Redden, G.D., 1980, Gas-charged sediments and associated features of the Alaskan Continental Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1175, p. 157-158. Hampton, M.A., 1982, Synthesis report; environmental geology of lower Cook Inlet, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-0197, 55 p. Hampton, Monty A., 1982, Lower Cook Inlet environmental geology, in Bruns, T. R., ed., Hydrocarbon resource report for proposed OCS lease sale 88; southeastern Alaska, northern Gulf of Alaska, Cook Inlet, and Shelikof Strait, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-0928, p. 95-105. Bouma, Arnold H., and Hampton, Monty A., 1986, Environmental geology, in Magoon, Leslie B., ed., Geologic studies of the lower Cook Inlet COST no. 1 well, Alaska outer continental shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1596, p. 11-15. Hampton, Monty A., Carlson, Paul R., Lee, Homa J., and Feely, Richard A., 1986, Geomorphology, sediment, and sedimentary processes, Hood, Donald W., and Zimmerman, Steven T., eds., The Gulf of Alaska; physical environment and biological resources: Seattle, WA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.



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-7-78-wg.010 [DRS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197807241839020    197807242037080
    197807242045080    197807242227080
    197807242233070    197807260408090
    197807260414110    197807260726090
    197807260747090    197807261159120
    197807261205120    197807271539010
    197807271550120    197807281519260
    197807281528200    197807291720390
    197807291746030    197807310038060
    197807310048060    197807311808540
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (s-7-78-wg.330_010)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197807270729580    197807270814080
    197807270842450    197807270916510
    197807281330020    197807281416560
    197807281545040    197807281619380
    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-7-78-WG data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s778wg/html/s-7-78-wg.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/s778wg/html/s-7-78-wg.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s778wg/html/s-7-78-wg.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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