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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity V-14-75-SP in South Pacific Ocean from 09/28/1975 to 10/08/1975
Abstract:
Data (bathymetry, gravity, magnetics, navigation) of field activity V-14-75-SP in South Pacific Ocean from 09/28/1975 to 10/08/1975, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v1475sp/html/v-14-75-sp.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry data directory exists
gravity data directory exists
magnetics data directory exists
navigation data directory exists
Notes -
Lamont-Doherty
<http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/>

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/>, 20131030, Data of field activity V-14-75-SP in South Pacific Ocean from 09/28/1975 to 10/08/1975: 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: 152.98930
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 168.12280
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.99990
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 0.00430

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 28-Sep-1975
    Ending_Date: 08-Oct-1975
    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: South Pacific Ocean
      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:
    Bathymetry with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/bath.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Gravity with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/grav.html>
    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?

  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 4)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    

    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 4)
    Gravity Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/v/v1475sp/grav/v-14-75-sp.160_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    02/20/86 BARB DUA0:[DATA.<CRUISE_ID>.G]<CRUISE_ID>.160;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    
    extracted from data acquired from NGDC
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    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>

    Date: 20-Jun-2012 (process 3 of 4)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn v-14-75-sp.220_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/v/v1475sp/mag/v-14-75-sp.200_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[<cruise_id>.M]<cruise_id>.200;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    extracted by Clint from data acquired from NGDC
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 4 of 4)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/v/v1475sp/bath/v-14-75-sp.325_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 BECKIE DRS$DATA:[<cruise_id>.B]<cruise_id>.325;
    DRB0:[DRS.NGDC]UNREFNGDC.EXE;5
    NGDC files sometimes have only 2_way_travel_time in
    which case the format is the same but without corr_depth.
    This file was extracted by C. Steele from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    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:


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-14-75-sp.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197509280930000    197509290142000
    197509290240000    197509291518000
    197509291536000    197509291536000
    197509291632000    197509291632000
    197509291809000    197510011230000
    197510011242000    197510011242000
    197510011312000    197510011312000
    197510011529000    197510050142000
    197510050246000    197510071243000
    197510071434000    197510071434000
    197510071448000    197510080542000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (v-14-75-sp.160_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197509280930000    197509280930000
    197509280950000    197509281140000
    197509281210000    197509281420000
    197509281440000    197509281600000
    197509281620000    197509281700000
    197509281750000    197509281940000
    197509282010000    197509282130000
    197509282200000    197509282200000
    197509282230000    197509290020000
    197509290050000    197509290100000
    197509290120000    197509290140000
    197509290240000    197509290430000
    197509290450000    197509290540000
    197509290600000    197509290750000
    197509290840000    197509290930000
    197509290950000    197509291040000
    197509291120000    197509291330000
    197509291400000    197509291410000
    197509291440000    197509291510000
    197509291920000    197509292040000
    197509292110000    197509292150000
    197509292220000    197509292230000
    197509292300000    197509292330000
    197509292350000    197509300210000
    197509300240000    197509300300000
    197509300320000    197509300440000
    197509300510000    197509300600000
    197509300630000    197509300650000
    197509300710000    197509300810000
    197509300830000    197509300830000
    197509300850000    197509300910000
    197509300930000    197509301030000
    197509301050000    197509301110000
    197509301130000    197509301240000
    197509301320000    197509301400000
    197509301420000    197509301510000
    197509301530000    197509301700000
    197509301720000    197510010040000
    197510010100000    197510010430000
    197510010450000    197510010500000
    197510010520000    197510011220000
    197510011620000    197510020940000
    197510021000000    197510030020000
    197510030040000    197510030800000
    197510030820000    197510030840000
    197510030900000    197510031020000
    197510031040000    197510031630000
    197510031700000    197510031840000
    197510031900000    197510040310000
    197510040330000    197510040430000
    197510040450000    197510040450000
    197510040530000    197510040540000
    197510040600000    197510040630000
    197510040650000    197510040650000
    197510040720000    197510040720000
    197510040740000    197510040800000
    197510040820000    197510040830000
    197510040850000    197510041630000
    197510041650000    197510042330000
    197510042350000    197510050040000
    197510050100000    197510050140000
    197510050250000    197510050600000
    197510050620000    197510051110000
    197510051140000    197510052230000
    197510052250000    197510052340000
    197510060000000    197510060010000
    197510060040000    197510060810000
    197510060830000    197510060850000
    197510060910000    197510070310000
    197510070340000    197510070900000
    197510070930000    197510071220000
    197510071500000    197510072000000
    197510072030000    197510072140000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (v-14-75-sp.220_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197509280930000    197509290142000
    197509290242000    197509291518000
    197509291854000    197509301030000
    197509301130000    197510010830000
    197510010906000    197510011230000
    197510011530000    197510011848000
    197510011900000    197510030606000
    197510030618000    197510032100000
    197510032118000    197510050142000
    197510050248000    197510071230000
    197510071454000    197510080542000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (v-14-75-sp.325_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197509280930000    197509290142000
    197509290242000    197509291518000
    197509291812000    197510011230000
    197510011530000    197510050142000
    197510050248000    197510071242000
    197510071448000    197510080542000
    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-14-75-SP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v1475sp/html/v-14-75-sp.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/v/v1475sp/html/v-14-75-sp.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v1475sp/html/v-14-75-sp.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v1475sp/html/v-14-75-sp.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v1475sp/html/v-14-75-sp.bath.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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