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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Tripod Deployment and Recovery data of field activity T-1-99-WO in Grays Harbor, Washington from 10/01/1999 to 12/29/1999
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Guy Gelfenbaum. Tripod Deployment and Recovery data (opticalbackscattersensor, ADV, ADP, pressuresensor, tidemeter, VanVeengrab, CTDmeter, GPS, tripod) of field activity T-1-99-WO in Grays Harbor, Washington from 10/01/1999 to 12/29/1999, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/t/t199wo/html/t-1-99-wo.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
opticalbackscattersensor obs (optical backscatter sensor)
ADV Sontek current meters (advocmeters)
ADP Sontek profiling current meter
pressuresensor Paros pressure sensor
tidemeter Sea-bird Electronics Inc. SBE 26-03 seaguage wave and tide recorder
VanVeengrab
CTDmeter Sontek CTD (conductivity-temperature-depth recorder)
GPS PLGR navigation and DGPS
tripod
Notes -
Interim trips:
Nov 2, 1999 left from and returned to Grays Harbor, WA
Nov 5, 1999 left from and returned to Grays Harbor, WA
Nov 27, 1999 left from and returned from Grays Harbor, WA
Tricia Rae - all legs of deployment and retrieval were performed on
this fishing vessel

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, Tripod Deployment and Recovery data of field activity T-1-99-WO in Grays Harbor, Washington from 10/01/1999 to 12/29/1999: 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: -124.79633
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.16550
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.01415
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.87342

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Oct-1999
    Ending_Date: 29-Dec-1999
    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: Grays Harbor, Washington
      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?

    Guy Gelfenbaum (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Laura Kerr (Facs Curator, Sampling, Mech Tech, Navigation, USGS Western Region); Meg Palmsten (Sampling, Mechanical Technician, USF ); Chris Sherwood (Observer, USGS Western Region); Keith Kurrus (Oceanographer, Evans Hamilton Inc. ); Justin Brodersen (Mechanical Technician, Evans Hamilton Inc. ); Eric Noah (Navigation/mechanical Technician, Evans Hamilton Inc. ); Terry Larson (Captain, Tricia Rae ); George Kaminsky (Observer, WA Dept. of Ecology )

  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: 13-Jul-2000 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps
    temporal-spatial data
    data acquisition systems
    
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    

    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:


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-1-99-wo.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199910010130000    199910010130000
    199910011900000    199910011900000
    199910011914000    199910011914000
    199910011937000    199910011940000
    199910011953000    199910011953000
    199910012006000    199910012015000
    199910012057000    199910012057000
    199910012110000    199910012110000
    199910012310000    199910012310000
    199910012332000    199910012332000
    199910020300000    199910020300000
    199910020330000    199910020330000
    199910021909000    199910021919000
    199910021958000    199910021958000
    199910022040000    199910022041000
    199910022055000    199910022129000
    199910022145000    199910022145000
    199910022202000    199910022202000
    199910022229000    199910022229000
    199911022220000    199911022229000
    199911022302000    199911022310000
    199911022326000    199911022332000
    199911050145000    199911050145000
    199911050210000    199911050210000
    199911050250000    199911050250000
    199911051700000    199911051700000
    199911051740000    199911051740000
    199911051757000    199911051757000
    199911270130000    199911270139000
    199911270300000    199911270309000
    199911270330000    199911270342000
    199911270706000    199911270706000
    199911270724000    199911270724000
    199911271840000    199911271840000
    199911271855000    199911271855000
    199911271925000    199911271925000
    199911272010000    199911272010000
    199912290706000    199912290706000
    199912290724000    199912290724000
    199912291700000    199912291700000
    199912291740000    199912291740000
    199912291757000    199912291757000
    199912291840000    199912291840000
    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-1-99-WO data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/t/t199wo/html/t-1-99-wo.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/t/t199wo/html/t-1-99-wo.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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