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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geological and Geophysical data of field activity T-1-67-BS in Bering Sea, Alaska from 07/16/1967 to 07/21/1967
Abstract:
University of Washington,United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Dave Scholl. Geological and Geophysical data (magnetics, chaindredge, seismic, Shipekgrab, VanVeengrab, LoranA, radar) of field activity T-1-67-BS in Bering Sea, Alaska from 07/16/1967 to 07/21/1967, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/t/t167bs/html/t-1-67-bs.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
magnetics magnetometer
chaindredge
seismic deep-penetration
Shipekgrab
VanVeengrab
LoranA
radar
Publications -
Nelson, C.H., Hopkins, D.M., 1972, Sedimentary processes and distribution of par
ticulate gold in the
northern Bering Sea, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 689, see scanned
materials:
<a HREF = "<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o168ns/meta/o-1-68-ns.pp_689Cite.pdf>" target = "new"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o168ns/meta/o-1-68-ns.pp_689Cite.pdf>
<HR>
Nelson, C.H., Pierce, D.E., Leong, K.W., and Wang, F.F.H., 1972, Mercury
distribution in Ancient and Modern Sediment of Northeastern Bering Sea,
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 72-0268; URL:
<A HREF="
<http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/webpubs/usgs/of/text/of72-0268.PDF>" target ="OF"><http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/webpubs/usgs/of/text/of72-0268.PDF>
Additional publication information at:
<A HREF ="
<http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/id/10778>" target ="new"><http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/id/10778>
<BR>
Scholl, D.W. and Hopkins, D.M., 1968, Bering Sea shelf seismic reflection
records 1967 R/VThomas G. Thompson, 3 p., 30 sheets. U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 68-238, URL:
<A HREF ="
<http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr68238>" target ="OF"><http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr68238>
<HR>
Scholl, D.W., Buffington, E.C., and Hopkins, D.M., 1968. Geologic history of the continental margin of North America in the Bering Sea. Marine Geology, 6, . 297-330.
<HR>
Scholl, D.W., Hopkins, D.M., Greene, H.G., and Buffington, E.C., 1968. New petroleum prospects, shallow and deep Bering Sea (abstract). 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Bakersfield, California, p. 10.
<HR>
Scholl, D.W., Hopkins, David M., Buffington, E.C., and Greene, H.G., 1968, New petroleum
prospects, shallow and deep Bering sea: Alaska Division of Mines Minerals Report, 1967, 56 p.<BR>
<HR>
Nelson, C.H., Hopkins, D.M., 1972, Sedimentary processes and distribution of par
ticulate gold in the
northern Bering Sea, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 689, see scanned
materials:
<a HREF = "
<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o168ns/meta/o-1-68-ns.pp_689Cite.pdf>" target = "new"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o168ns/meta/o-1-68-ns>.
pp_689Cite.pdf</A>

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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 T-1-67-BS in Bering Sea, Alaska from 07/16/1967 to 07/21/1967: 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: -170.25830
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -165.55670
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 64.44670
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 54.07000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 16-Jul-1967
    Ending_Date: 21-Jul-1967
    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: Bering Sea, 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:
    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>


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?

    Dave Scholl (Chief Scientist, 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: 15-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 2)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/21/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[T167BS.M]T167BS.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.][CAROLYN.JON]FMTA.EXE;
    
    Input was...
    REDUCED MAGNETICS  BERING SEA  THOMPSON-67-BS               LINES 1 - 8
    DATA: ID,LINE,JD,IH,AM,OBS,REG,RES,LAT,LONG,CSE,SPD
    FORMAT(I2,2X,I1,I3,I2,I2,T15,I5,T25,F6.0,T33,F6.0,T39,F8.4,T49,F9.4,T60,F5.1,T69,F4.1)
    
    

    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 t-1-67-bs.221_050
    
    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/t/t167bs/mag/t-1-67-bs.201_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/21/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[T167BS.M]T167BS.050;
    DUA0:[DATA.][CAROLYN.JON]FMTA.EXE;
    
    REDUCED MAGNETICS  BERING SEA  THOMPSON-67-BS               LINES 1 - 8
    DATA: ID,LINE,JD,IH,AM,OBS,REG,RES,LAT,LONG,CSE,SPD
    FORMAT(I2,2X,I1,I3,I2,I2,T15,I5,T25,F6.0,T33,F6.0,T39,F8.4,T49,F9.4,T60,F5.1,T69,F4.1)
    
    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:
    Nelson, C.H., Hopkins, D.M., 1972, Sedimentary processes and distribution of par ticulate gold in the northern Bering Sea, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 689, see scanned materials: <a HREF = "<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o168ns/meta/o-1-68-ns.pp_689Cite.pdf>" target = "new"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o168ns/meta/o-1-68-ns.pp_689Cite.pdf> Nelson, C.H., Pierce, D.E., Leong, K.W., and Wang, F.F.H., 1972, Mercury distribution in Ancient and Modern Sediment of Northeastern Bering Sea, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 72-0268; URL: <A HREF="<http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/webpubs/usgs/of/text/of72-0268.PDF>" target ="OF"><http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/webpubs/usgs/of/text/of72-0268.PDF> Additional publication information at: <A HREF ="<http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/id/10778>" target ="new"><http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/id/10778>
    Scholl, D.W. and Hopkins, D.M., 1968, Bering Sea shelf seismic reflection records 1967 R/VThomas G. Thompson, 3 p., 30 sheets. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 68-238, URL: <A HREF ="
    <http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr68238>" target ="OF"><http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr68238> Scholl, D.W., Buffington, E.C., and Hopkins, D.M., 1968. Geologic history of the continental margin of North America in the Bering Sea. Marine Geology, 6, . 297-330. Scholl, D.W., Hopkins, D.M., Greene, H.G., and Buffington, E.C., 1968. New petroleum prospects, shallow and deep Bering Sea (abstract). 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Bakersfield, California, p. 10. Scholl, D.W., Hopkins, David M., Buffington, E.C., and Greene, H.G., 1968, New petroleum prospects, shallow and deep Bering sea: Alaska Division of Mines Minerals Report, 1967, 56 p. Nelson, C.H., Hopkins, D.M., 1972, Sedimentary processes and distribution of par ticulate gold in the northern Bering Sea, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 689, see scanned materials: <a HREF = "<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o168ns/meta/o-1-68-ns.pp_689Cite.pdf>" target = "new"><http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/o/o168ns/meta/o-1-68-ns>. pp_689Cite.pdf</A>



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 (t-1-67-bs.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196707161824000    196707180154000
    196707182000000    196707190354000
    196707190412000    196707192306000
    196707192318000    196707192348000
    196707200007000    196707200118000
    196707200136000    196707210112000
    196707210124000    196707210206000
    196707210236000    196707210418000
    196707210448000    196707211306000
    196707211318000    196707211430000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (t-1-67-bs.221_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196707161824000    196707162306000
    196707162318000    196707180154000
    196707182000000    196707190354000
    196707190412000    196707192306000
    196707192318000    196707192348000
    196707200007000    196707200118000
    196707200136000    196707210112000
    196707210124000    196707210206000
    196707210242000    196707210418000
    196707210454000    196707211306000
    196707211318000    196707211424000
    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 T-1-67-BS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/t/t167bs/html/t-1-67-bs.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: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/t/t167bs/html/t-1-67-bs.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/t/t167bs/html/t-1-67-bs.mag.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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