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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-9-77-NC in Northern California from 11/02/1977 to 11/22/1977
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Sam Clarke. Geological and Geophysical data (RhoRho, dopplersonar, transitsatellite, miniranger, LoranC, 3dot5khz, 12khz, magnetics, airgun, tempsalinometer, uniboom, sidescansonar, gravity, underwatercamera, underwatertelevision, dartcore, gravitycore, integratednavigation, radar) of field activity S-9-77-NC in Northern California from 11/02/1977 to 11/22/1977, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s977nc/html/s-9-77-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
RhoRho Loran-C Rho-Rho
dopplersonar
transitsatellite
miniranger
LoranC
3dot5khz 3.5 khz bathymetry
12khz 12 khz bathymetry
magnetics magnetometer
airgun single-channel airgun
tempsalinometer thermosalinograph
uniboom
sidescansonar
gravity shipboard gravity
underwatercamera
underwatertelevision
dartcore
gravitycore
integratednavigation
radar
Publications -
Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., Jenkins, C.J., Zimmermann, M., Williams, S.J., and
Field, M.E., 2006, usSEABED: Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington)
offshore surficial-sediment data release, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series
182, version 1.0. Online at:
<A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>">
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/><BR>
<HR>
Wong, Florence L., 1995, Sediment distribution on a stream-dominated continental margin,
Northern California; implications from heavy-mineral studies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File
Report 95-0614, 21 p.<BR>

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
If known, available are Activity-specific navigation, gravity, magnetics, bathymetry, seismic, and sampling data; track maps; and equipment information; as well as summary overviews, crew lists, and information about analog materials.
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>
Primary access to the USGS/CMG Information Bank's digital data, analog data, and metadata is provided through... <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/>
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, Geological and Geophysical data of field activity S-9-77-NC in Northern California from 11/02/1977 to 11/22/1977: 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: -125.50081
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.66253
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.25100
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.77735

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 02-Nov-1977
    Ending_Date: 22-Nov-1977
    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: Northern 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 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:
    Magnetics with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/mag.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Navigation with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/nav.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Seismic Shots with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/seis.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?

    Neal Barnes (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Sam Clarke (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Art Conradi (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Mike Field (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Jim Gardner (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Gary Greene (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Theresa Hallinan (Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region); Carol Hirozawa (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Ornulf Johannessen (Chief Mate); Jim Joyce (Geologist, USGS Western Region); Florence Wong (Navigator, USGS Western Region); Al McClenaghan (Ship Captain, USGS Western Region); Jackie Miller (Navigator); Bob Patrick (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Cheryl Price (Navigator); John Rapp (Unsp Investigatr, USGS Western Region); Bill Richmond (Geologist, USGS Western Region); John Saladin (Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region); Howard Sheppard (Chief Engineer); Steve Wallace (Mechanical Technician, 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.
    
    01/28/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S977NC.N]S977NC.011;
    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: 20-Jun-2012 (process 2 of 2)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn s-9-77-nc.220_011
    
    Reprocessed using subroutines from Susan Macmillan's
    IGRF SYNTHESIS PROGRAM <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/IAGA/vmod/igrf11.f>
    with IGRF-11 coeffiecients integrated into the source code.
    /infobank/programs/mag/magred11/magred11.for
    Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod)
    with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level).
    
    Input was...
    10/31/1998  /tiger/s/s977nc/mag/s-9-77-nc.200_011
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/27/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[S977NC.M]S977NC.200;
    DUA0:[DATA.][S977NC.M]TEMP.EXE;
    was S977NC._.MAGSX2 on TAM050
    was S977NC200.DAT   on VAM050
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    01/28/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.S977NC.N]S977NC.011;
    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:
    Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., Jenkins, C.J., Zimmermann, M., Williams, S.J., and Field, M.E., 2006, usSEABED: Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) offshore surficial-sediment data release, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 182, version 1.0. Online at: <A HREF="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/>"> <http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/> Wong, Florence L., 1995, Sediment distribution on a stream-dominated continental margin, Northern California; implications from heavy-mineral studies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-0614, 21 p.



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-9-77-nc.011 [DRS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197711022130270    197711182208550
    197711182250540    197711190840340
    197711191126350    197711201205370
    197711201246030    197711210252470
    197711210347020    197711210459110
    197711210540200    197711211219150
    197711212126490    197711212332470
    197711220021130    197711220541020
    197711220642000    197711221309080
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (s-9-77-nc.220_011)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197711200213450    197711200236090
    197711200241450    197711200304080
    197711200309450    197711200332080
    197711200337450    197711200400080
    197711200405450    197711200428080
    197711200433450    197711200456100
    197711200501480    197711200524120
    197711200529480    197711200552120
    197711200557480    197711200620110
    197711200625470    197711200648120
    197711200653480    197711200716120
    197711200721470    197711200744120
    197711200749500    197711200844110
    197711200849480    197711200944120
    197711200949500    197711201016070
    197711201021450    197711201116130
    197711201121510    197711201148080
    197711201153460    197711201316110
    197711201321490    197711201344210
    197711201349580    197711201928060
    197711201933430    197711201956080
    197711202001450    197711202024110
    197711202029470    197711202052110
    197711202057470    197711202120110
    197711202125470    197711202148120
    197711202153480    197711202216130
    197711202221490    197711202244130
    197711202249490    197711210012080
    197711210017460    197711210040150
    197711210045510    197711210140120
    197711210145480    197711210240090
    197711210245460    197711210308130
    197711210313490    197711210336130
    197711210341490    197711210408080
    197711210413450    197711210436080
    197711210441450    197711210504080
    197711210509450    197711210532070
    197711210537430    197711210600070
    197711210605430    197711210628080
    197711210633450    197711210656070
    197711210701430    197711210724070
    197711210729430    197711210752070
    197711210757430    197711210820070
    197711210825430    197711210848070
    197711210853430    197711210916070
    197711210921430    197711210944070
    197711210949430    197711211012070
    197711211017430    197711211040070
    197711211045430    197711212252070
    197711212257430    197711212320080
    197711212325450    197711212348110
    197711212353470    197711212357310
    197711220005030    197711221309070
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (s-9-77-nc.410_lines)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197711030140580    197711030922040
    197711030947180    197711030949180
    197711031030020    197711031100020
    197711031202370    197711031325030
    197711031347030    197711032034060
    197711032046080    197711032106080
    197711032118060    197711032210080
    197711032222070    197711032344060
    197711040008030    197711040045020
    197711040057030    197711040207010
    197711040219010    197711040616010
    197711040648540    197711041602080
    197711041614130    197711041934080
    197711042006030    197711042120100
    197711042141100    197711042321230
    197711042354230    197711042359350
    197711050018080    197711050129060
    197711050221480    197711050227480
    197711050249010    197711050249010
    197711050309110    197711050356530
    197711050421160    197711050421160
    197711050439010    197711050439010
    197711050450010    197711050520010
    197711050540030    197711050540030
    197711050554470    197711050624470
    197711050654020    197711050704020
    197711050714030    197711050754030
    197711050807290    197711050909020
    197711050939020    197711051009020
    197711051021040    197711051021040
    197711051051040    197711051051040
    197711051105490    197711051254070
    197711051309030    197711051349050
    197711051424220    197711051424220
    197711051434240    197711051434240
    197711051454020    197711051520230
    197711051530310    197711051539330
    197711051554030    197711051554030
    197711051609110    197711051609110
    197711051624020    197711051743560
    197711051755560    197711051804560
    197711051819230    197711051829230
    197711051841160    197711051841160
    197711051854040    197711051914040
    197711052019040    197711052039010
    197711052051160    197711052051160
    197711052103270    197711052119150
    197711052141300    197711052141300
    197711052152370    197711052152370
    197711052224590    197711052224590
    197711052239030    197711052239030
    197711052251030    197711052251030
    197711052301050    197711052311030
    197711060023250    197711060031090
    197711060133450    197711060143440
    197711060157440    197711060157440
    197711060210440    197711060210440
    197711060259350    197711060259350
    197711060330360    197711060346360
    197711060413300    197711060628210
    197711060658190    197711060710170
    197711060815040    197711060815040
    197711060830030    197711060830030
    197711060851080    197711061040330
    197711061243110    197711061348040
    197711061430080    197711061440140
    197711061541030    197711061543020
    197711061607010    197711061625020
    197711061637070    197711061821090
    197711061851140    197711062008570
    197711062041010    197711062128020
    197711062148040    197711062155320
    197711062226020    197711071201020
    197711071500020    197711071502020
    197711071534090    197711071606290
    197711071636050    197711071800200
    197711071820470    197711071820470
    197711072124180    197711072129020
    197711072140020    197711072309130
    197711072339100    197711072349100
    197711072359130    197711080049140
    197711080119110    197711080119110
    197711080322020    197711080322180
    197711080340490    197711080410480
    197711080432420    197711080442420
    197711080459320    197711080459320
    197711080509340    197711080509340
    197711080524540    197711080526390
    197711080539020    197711080549020
    197711080711470    197711080722580
    197711080739030    197711080749030
    197711080759050    197711080909030
    197711080919070    197711081129100
    197711081143520    197711081143520
    197711081154080    197711081204080
    197711081214100    197711081624120
    197711081634140    197711081634140
    197711081644180    197711081724150
    197711081739020    197711081808450
    197711081828440    197711081828440
    197711081841180    197711081841180
    197711081854020    197711081914020
    197711081924040    197711081934040
    197711081946360    197711081956420
    197711082009020    197711082049020
    197711082059060    197711082159060
    197711082215070    197711082225070
    197711082239020    197711082259020
    197711082311240    197711082311240
    197711082344510    197711090027410
    197711090047030    197711090055470
    197711090116110    197711090357330
    197711090418250    197711090458230
    197711090524230    197711090617020
    197711090627070    197711091713590
    197711091817030    197711091909130
    197711091929140    197711092056170
    197711092116170    197711100006180
    197711100026180    197711100148370
    197711100208360    197711100208360
    197711100224350    197711100250350
    197711100322390    197711101949050
    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-9-77-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s977nc/html/s-9-77-nc.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: 0.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s977nc/html/s-9-77-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s977nc/html/s-9-77-nc.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/s/s977nc/html/s-9-77-nc.seis.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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