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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-8B-79-WG in Kodiak Island, Western Gulf of Alaska from 08/06/1979 to 08/15/1979
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Arnold Bouma, Monty Hampton. Geological and Geophysical data (3dot5khz, 12khz, uniboom, sidescansonar, gravitycore, underwatercamera, underwatertelevision, expendablebatthermograph, LoranC, miniranger, transitsatellite, pistoncore, vibratingcore, Soutargrab, minisparker, airgun) of field activity S-8B-79-WG in Kodiak Island, Western Gulf of Alaska from 08/06/1979 to 08/15/1979, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s8b79wg/html/s-8b-79-wg.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
uniboom
sidescansonar
gravitycore
underwatercamera
underwatertelevision
expendablebatthermograph
LoranC
miniranger
transitsatellite
pistoncore
vibratingcore
Soutargrab
minisparker
airgun
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>
Redden, G.D., Weliky, K., Kvenvolden, K.A., and Hampton, M.A., 1980, Geochemistry of low
molecular weight hydrocarbons in sediment of the western Gulf of Alaska: Geological Society
of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 12, no. 3, p. 148.<BR>
<HR>
von Huene, Roland, Fisher, M.A., Hampton, M.A., and Lynch, Maurice, 1980, Petroleum potential,
environmental geology, and the technology for exploration and development of the Kodiak
lease sale area no. 61: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-1082, 102 p.<BR>
<HR>
von Huene, Roland, Hampton, M.A., Fischer, M.A., Varchol, D.J., and Cochrane, G.R., 1980, Map
showing near-surface geologic structures of Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1200, 1 sheet.<BR>
<HR>
Kennett, J.P., Houtz, R.E., Andrews, P.B., Edwards, A.R., Gostin, V.A., Hajos, M.,
Hampton, M., Jenkins, D.G., Margolis, S.V., Ovenshine, A.T., and Perch-Nielsen, Katharina,
1973, Pleistocene-Pliocene biostratigraphy, paleoclimatology and productivity; South Pacific
deep-sea drilling, subantarctic to tropics, in Ninth congress of the International Union for
Quaternary Research; abstracts: Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research,
no. 9, p. 184-185.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, Monty A., and Kvenvolden, Keith A., 1981, Geology and geochemistry of gas-charged
sediment on Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 1, no. 2, p. 141-147.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, M.A., 1982, Synthesis report; environmental geology of Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S.
Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-0059, 76 p.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, M.A., 1983, Geotechnical framework study of the Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S. Geological
Survey Open-File Report 83-0171, 87 p.<BR>
<HR>
Hampton, M.A., 1983, Geology of the Kodiak Shelf, Alaska; environmental considerations
for resource development: Continental Shelf Research, v. 1, no. 3, p. 253-281.<BR>
<HR>
von Huene, Roland, Hampton, M.A., Fisher, M.A., Varchol, D.J., and Cochrane, G.R.,
1980, Map showing near-surface geologic structures of Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S.
Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1200.<BR>
<HR>
Fisher, Michael A., von Huene, Roland, and Hampton, Monty A., 1984, Summary geologic
report for petroleum lease sale 0, Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File
Report 84-0024, 49 p.<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>
<HR>
Hampton, Monty A., 1989, Geotechnical properties of sediment on the Kodiak continental
shelf and upper slope, Gulf of Alaska: Marine Geotechnology, v. 8, no. 2, p. 159-180.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., Wilde, Pat, Campbell, J.F., Chase, T.E., and Tsutsui, Bruce, 1993,
Submarine slope failures initiated by Hurricane Iwa, Kahe Point, Oahu, Hawaii,
in Schwab, W.C., Lee, H.J., Twichell, D.C., eds., Submarine landslides; selected
studies in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2002,
p. 197-204.
<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-8B-79-WG in Kodiak Island, Western Gulf of Alaska from 08/06/1979 to 08/15/1979: 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: -155.35030
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -151.14880
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 59.60580
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 55.85282

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 06-Aug-1979
    Ending_Date: 15-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:
    Gravity with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/grav.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?

    Paul Bates (Chief Mate, USGS Western Region); Arnold Bouma (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Ed Clukey (Geophysicist, 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); George Redden (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Ron Schmitz (Electronics Technician); Mike Torresan (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Mike Underwood (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Karen Weliky (Geologist, 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: 06-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/06/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S879WG.N]S8B79WG.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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 2 of 2)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/s/s8b79wg/grav/s-8b-79-wg.111_051
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/09/86 BARB USR$DISK:[DATA.S879WG.G]S879WG.111
    USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/06/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S879WG.N]S8B79WG.051;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    Original filename s879wg.drmrf1._.
    
    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:
    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> Redden, G.D., Weliky, K., Kvenvolden, K.A., and Hampton, M.A., 1980, Geochemistry of low molecular weight hydrocarbons in sediment of the western Gulf of Alaska: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 12, no. 3, p. 148. von Huene, Roland, Fisher, M.A., Hampton, M.A., and Lynch, Maurice, 1980, Petroleum potential, environmental geology, and the technology for exploration and development of the Kodiak lease sale area no. 61: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-1082, 102 p. von Huene, Roland, Hampton, M.A., Fischer, M.A., Varchol, D.J., and Cochrane, G.R., 1980, Map showing near-surface geologic structures of Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1200, 1 sheet. Kennett, J.P., Houtz, R.E., Andrews, P.B., Edwards, A.R., Gostin, V.A., Hajos, M., Hampton, M., Jenkins, D.G., Margolis, S.V., Ovenshine, A.T., and Perch-Nielsen, Katharina, 1973, Pleistocene-Pliocene biostratigraphy, paleoclimatology and productivity; South Pacific deep-sea drilling, subantarctic to tropics, in Ninth congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research; abstracts: Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research, no. 9, p. 184-185. Hampton, Monty A., and Kvenvolden, Keith A., 1981, Geology and geochemistry of gas-charged sediment on Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 1, no. 2, p. 141-147. Hampton, M.A., 1982, Synthesis report; environmental geology of Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-0059, 76 p. Hampton, M.A., 1983, Geotechnical framework study of the Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-0171, 87 p. Hampton, M.A., 1983, Geology of the Kodiak Shelf, Alaska; environmental considerations for resource development: Continental Shelf Research, v. 1, no. 3, p. 253-281. von Huene, Roland, Hampton, M.A., Fisher, M.A., Varchol, D.J., and Cochrane, G.R., 1980, Map showing near-surface geologic structures of Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1200. Fisher, Michael A., von Huene, Roland, and Hampton, Monty A., 1984, Summary geologic report for petroleum lease sale 0, Kodiak Shelf, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-0024, 49 p. 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. Hampton, Monty A., 1989, Geotechnical properties of sediment on the Kodiak continental shelf and upper slope, Gulf of Alaska: Marine Geotechnology, v. 8, no. 2, p. 159-180. Normark, W.R., Wilde, Pat, Campbell, J.F., Chase, T.E., and Tsutsui, Bruce, 1993, Submarine slope failures initiated by Hurricane Iwa, Kahe Point, Oahu, Hawaii, in Schwab, W.C., Lee, H.J., Twichell, D.C., eds., Submarine landslides; selected studies in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2002, p. 197-204.




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-8b-79-wg.051 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197908061719080    197908062319250
    197908062333250    197908062333250
    197908070142170    197908070200040
    197908070213040    197908070213040
    197908070331060    197908070355060
    197908070406060    197908080742290
    197908080800050    197908081324050
    197908081348050    197908081504040
    197908081516040    197908081827040
    197908081848060    197908081911100
    197908081941040    197908090542040
    197908090554040    197908092128040
    197908092139040    197908110352040
    197908110422040    197908110458040
    197908110521040    197908110539040
    197908110557040    197908110621040
    197908110633040    197908110814040
    197908110827040    197908120940040
    197908121004040    197908122136040
    197908122147040    197908130455040
    197908130506040    197908130647040
    197908130659040    197908130711040
    197908130722040    197908130827070
    197908130839070    197908131156070
    197908131232070    197908132000130
    197908132023040    197908140003040
    197908140014040    197908151455040
    197908151525040    197908151601040
    197908151613040    197908151742040
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (s-8b-79-wg.111_051)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197908062300200    197908062323400
    197908070205000    197908151742000
    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-8B-79-WG data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s8b79wg/html/s-8b-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/s8b79wg/html/s-8b-79-wg.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 4.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s8b79wg/html/s-8b-79-wg.grav.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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