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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity V-1-09-CA in Mono Lake from 08/28/2009 to 09/05/2009
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientists: Pat Hart, Angela Jayko. Geophysical data of field activity V-1-09-CA in Mono Lake from 08/28/2009 to 09/05/2009, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v109ca/html/v-1-09-ca.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Publications -
Jayko, A.S., Hart, P.E., Childs, J.R., Cormier, M.H., Ponce, D.A., Athens,
N.A., and McClain, J.S., 2013, Methods and spatial extent of geophysical
Investigations, Mono Lake, California, 2009 to 2011; U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 2013-1113, 18 p.;URL:
<A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1113/>" target ="OF"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1113/>

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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/>, 20131030, Geophysical data of field activity V-1-09-CA in Mono Lake from 08/28/2009 to 09/05/2009: 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: -119.14467
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.92832
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.07129
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.94674

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 28-Aug-2009
    Ending_Date: 05-Sep-2009
    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: Mono Lake
      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>
    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?

    Pat Hart); Angela Jayko); Jim McLain); Jon Childs)

  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: 19-Oct-2009 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data Unknown

    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:
    Jayko, A.S., Hart, P.E., Childs, J.R., Cormier, M.H., Ponce, D.A., Athens, N.A., and McClain, J.S., 2013, Methods and spatial extent of geophysical Investigations, Mono Lake, California, 2009 to 2011; U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1113, 18 p.;URL: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1113/>" target ="OF"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1113/>



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 (v-1-09-ca.061 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200908281557560    200908281557560
    200908281605440    200908281607060
    200908281749240    200908282054320
    200908292321070    200908292321070
    200908301424560    200908301732300
    200908301836270    200908301920060
    200908311356320    200908311400110
    200908311419260    200908311424020
    200908311527450    200908311901190
    200908311921300    200908312235250
    200909011441530    200909011845440
    200909011907380    200909012212540
    200909021453140    200909021806000
    200909021817230    200909022205430
    200909031435310    200909031834240
    200909031846490    200909032206230
    200909032321300    200909032331390
    200909041510320    200909041759430
    200909041812130    200909042124120
    200909050001220    200909050009480
    200909051411160    200909051831020
    200909051840460    200909052053360
    200909061728440    200909061733390
    200909061802000    200909061809520
    200909061823140    200909061829080
    200909070142240    200909070157040
    200909070208570    200909070209360
    200909070219320    200909070241360
    200909071542420    200909072012040
    200909072210200    200909072301090
    200909081506180    200909082050140
    200909091605380    200909091627340
    200909091633250    200909092228440
    200909101442510    200909101444070
    200909101449210    200909102103310
    200909111619170    200909112155230
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (v-1-09-ca.410_sparker)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200908301514310    200908301723160
    200908301849080    200908301912360
    200908311540230    200908311644110
    200908311653290    200908311900280
    200908311933280    200908312138240
    200909011502210    200909011606040
    200909011615330    200909011712140
    200909011718280    200909011845140
    200909011917260    200909011945420
    200909011950470    200909012157140
    200909021513370    200909021618330
    200909021632390    200909021639330
    200909021645490    200909021803400
    200909021819200    200909021903340
    200909021917470    200909022158260
    200909031522440    200909031713170
    200909031720140    200909031833570
    200909031849420    200909031941530
    200909031949300    200909032108500
    200909032115320    200909032204290
    200909041519070    200909041627240
    200909041637440    200909041705530
    200909041710560    200909041726540
    200909041732090    200909041743490
    200909041748500    200909041758430
    200909041819370    200909041849080
    200909041855000    200909041925150
    200909041934500    200909041953380
    200909042004480    200909042034360
    200909042043470    200909042102040
    200909051640140    200909051716000
    200909051721220    200909051831020
    200909051849490    200909052004190
    200909052011250    200909052046500
    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 V-1-09-CA data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v109ca/html/v-1-09-ca.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: 2.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v109ca/html/v-1-09-ca.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 9.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v109ca/html/v-1-09-ca.seis.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 30-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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