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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-8A-79-WG in Kodiak Island, Western Gulf of Alaska from 07/29/1979 to 08/05/1979
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Arnold Bouma, Monty Hampton. Geological and Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 12khz, uniboom, sidescansonar, gravitycore, underwatertelevision, Hydroproducts, vibratingcore, Soutargrab) of field activity S-8A-79-WG in Kodiak Island, Western Gulf of Alaska from 07/29/1979 to 08/05/1979, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s8a79wg/html/s-8a-79-wg.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
uniboom
sidescansonar
gravitycore
underwatertelevision
Hydroproducts
vibratingcore
Soutargrab
Publications -
Hampton, M.A., 1981, Grain Size and Composition of Seafloor Sediment, Kodiak
Shelf, Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-659: URL:
<A HREF = "<http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0605/06055002/usgs_ofr81-659_06055002.pdf>" target = "OF"><http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0605/06055002/usgs_ofr81-659_06055002.pdf>
<br>
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>
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>
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-8A-79-WG in Kodiak Island, Western Gulf of Alaska from 07/29/1979 to 08/05/1979: 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: -153.24834
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -151.40735
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.64751
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 58.77632

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 29-Jul-1979
    Ending_Date: 05-Aug-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: Kodiak Island, 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:
    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?

    Paul Bates (Chief Mate, USGS Western Region); Arnold Bouma (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Ed Clukey (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Scott Conard (Chief Engineer, USGS Western Region); Jon Erickson (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Rich Garlow (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Monty Hampton (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Kaye Kinoshita (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Jim Nicholson (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Bob Orlando (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Vern Pilgrim (Ship Captain); Scott Rainsford (Mechanical Technician); Mel Rappeport (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Ron Schmitz (Electronics Technician); Phyllis Swenson (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Mike Torresan (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Mike Underwood (Geologist, USGS Western Region); John Whitney (Geologist); 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 1)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/06/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S879WG.N]S8A79WG.051;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename s879wg.drmrf1._.
    
    

    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:
    Hampton, M.A., 1981, Grain Size and Composition of Seafloor Sediment, Kodiak Shelf, Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-659: URL: <A HREF = "<http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0605/06055002/usgs_ofr81-659_06055002.pdf>" target = "OF"><http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/0605/06055002/usgs_ofr81-659_06055002.pdf> <br> 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. Hampton, M.A., 1982, Synthesis report; environmental geology of lower Cook Inlet, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-0197, 55 p. 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-8a-79-wg.051 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197907291720070    197907300249040
    197907300302040    197907301629040
    197907301639370    197907301723050
    197907301733060    197907301836060
    197907301849060    197907310025040
    197907310037040    197907310229410
    197907310242410    197907311413450
    197907311426460    197907311502470
    197907311513470    197907311654470
    197907311708470    197907312118540
    197907312144540    197907312201540
    197907312308540    197907312351540
    197908010049540    197908010154540
    197908010208540    197908010457550
    197908010516550    197908010834560
    197908010846550    197908011627590
    197908011639040    197908011803040
    197908011814040    197908020357010
    197908020409010    197908020637010
    197908020648040    197908020805020
    197908020815040    197908021303040
    197908021316040    197908021555040
    197908021607040    197908021614040
    197908021626040    197908030228050
    197908030241070    197908030549050
    197908030559070    197908030813060
    197908030826040    197908030828060
    197908030843040    197908030945070
    197908030956060    197908031001060
    197908031013060    197908032232140
    197908032245140    197908040107150
    197908040118150    197908040205150
    197908040217150    197908040559150
    197908040612150    197908041107040
    197908041119040    197908051508060
    197908051606040    197908052031070
    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-8A-79-WG data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s8a79wg/html/s-8a-79-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: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s8a79wg/html/s-8a-79-wg.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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