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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Chirp and SwathPlus data of field activity S-8-08-SC in Goleta to Gaviota, California from 07/08/2008 to 07/23/2008
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Pete Dartnell. Chirp and SwathPlus data (SwathPlus, Chirp) of field activity S-8-08-SC in Goleta to Gaviota, California from 07/08/2008 to 07/23/2008, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s808sc/html/s-8-08-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
SwathPlus
Chirp
Notes -
files on /imgarc2/S-8-08-SC
Publications -
Dartnell, Pete, Finlayson, David, Conrad, Jamie, Cochrane, Guy, Johnson,
Samuel, 2009, Bathymetry and acoustic backscatter; northern Santa
Barbara Channel, southern California: U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 2009-1289. URL:
<a href ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1289/>" targt ="OF"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1289/>

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
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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, Chirp and SwathPlus data of field activity S-8-08-SC in Goleta to Gaviota, California from 07/08/2008 to 07/23/2008: 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: -120.20643
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.62923
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.47130
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.32139

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s808sc/html/s-8-08-sc.nav.gif> (GIF)
    Trackline map of S-8-08-SC

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

    Beginning_Date: 08-Jul-2008
    Ending_Date: 23-Jul-2008
    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: Goleta to Gaviota, 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 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 Dartnell (chief scientist); Jamie Conrad (chief scientist); David Finlayson (info specialist); Jamie Grover (skipper); Tom Reiss (GPS ); George Tate (ET); Gerry Hatcher (ET); Jackson Currie (ET)

  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: 08-Aug-2008 (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:
    Dartnell, Pete, Finlayson, David, Conrad, Jamie, Cochrane, Guy, Johnson, Samuel, 2009, Bathymetry and acoustic backscatter; northern Santa Barbara Channel, southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1289. URL: <a href ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1289/>" targt ="OF"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1289/>



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-8-08-sc.061 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200807081845580    200807081951250
    200807081957080    200807082105170
    200807082133480    200807090041290
    200807091344220    200807092206200
    200807092215150    200807092244200
    200807092250210    200807100132570
    200807101323260    200807101323260
    200807101331220    200807101335000
    200807101341170    200807101523410
    200807101529400    200807102151120
    200807102157310    200807110102390
    200807111320390    200807120021560
    200807121415150    200807130028290
    200807130034340    200807130034340
    200807130040400    200807130155460
    200807131324040    200807140029490
    200807141315390    200807141811250
    200807141821190    200807150312470
    200807151451250    200807160027500
    200807160033060    200807160033060
    200807160039220    200807160041220
    200807160047160    200807160102460
    200807161324270    200807162327110
    200807171318570    200807180222500
    200807181428030    200807190050000
    200807191430430    200807200047550
    200807201434440    200807210006580
    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-8-08-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s808sc/html/s-8-08-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: 4.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s808sc/html/s-8-08-sc.nav.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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