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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity V-2A-68-NA in Miami, Florida--> Paramaribo, Surinam from 02/08/1968 to 03/08/1968
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: M. Langseth. Data (bathymetry, gravity, magnetics, meters, navigation) of field activity V-2A-68-NA in Miami, Florida--> Paramaribo, Surinam from 02/08/1968 to 03/08/1968, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v2a68na/html/v-2a-68-na.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry data directory exists
gravity data directory exists
magnetics data directory exists
meters 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-2A-68-NA in Miami, Florida--> Paramaribo, Surinam from 02/08/1968 to 03/08/1968: 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: -59.60220
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -32.43780
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 13.12480
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -3.91300

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 08-Feb-1968
    Ending_Date: 08-Mar-1968
    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: Miami, Florida--> Paramaribo, Surinam
      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?

    M. Langseth (Chief Scientist, Lamont-Doherty)

  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: 30-Jan-1998 (process 1 of 4)
    Navigation Data
    01/30/1998 clint v-2a-68-na.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    

    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/v2a68na/grav/v-2a-68-na.160_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint v-2a-68-na.160
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Free Air Anomaly data
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint v-2a-68-na.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    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-2a-68-na.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/magred1111/magred1111.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/v2a68na/mag/v-2a-68-na.220_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    01/30/1998 clint v-2a-68-na.220
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Edited magnetics data
    
    01/30/1998 clint v-2a-68-na.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    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/v2a68na/bath/v-2a-68-na.320_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint v-2a-68-na.320
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Edited bathymetry data with corrected depths
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint v-2a-68-na.050
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    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-2a-68-na.050 [SINS])
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    196803050034000    196803050034000
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    196803060752000    196803062335000
    196803070119000    196803070145000
    196803070226000    196803070326000
    196803070450000    196803070548000
    196803070638000    196803080552000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (v-2a-68-na.160_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196802082330000    196802090500000
    196802090530000    196802091405000
    196802091430000    196802101128000
    196802101530000    196802110815000
    196802111315000    196802120445000
    196802120530000    196802120545000
    196802120930000    196802122345000
    196802130315000    196802130645000
    196802130710000    196802131615000
    196802131915000    196802140015000
    196802140130000    196802140415000
    196802140445000    196802141230000
    196802141455000    196802150945000
    196802151200000    196802152215000
    196802160245000    196802161315000
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    196802171155000    196802172315000
    196802180200000    196802181530000
    196802181900000    196802181900000
    196802182010000    196802191000000
    196802191310000    196802192200000
    196802200050000    196802202330000
    196802210130000    196802212045000
    196802212200000    196802220455000
    196802221130000    196802230750000
    196802231020000    196802231345000
    196802231515000    196802241210000
    196802241415000    196802250610000
    196802250825000    196802252335000
    196802260245000    196802261400000
    196802261610000    196802261715000
    196802261800000    196802270600000
    196802270815000    196802272045000
    196802280010000    196802281043000
    196802281110000    196802281340000
    196802281640000    196802281945000
    196802282030000    196802290500000
    196802290750000    196802291150000
    196802291215000    196802291315000
    196802291340000    196802292010000
    196802292300000    196803011400000
    196803011620000    196803012215000
    196803012255000    196803020050000
    196803020150000    196803022330000
    196803030037000    196803030214000
    196803030245000    196803031555000
    196803031810000    196803040625000
    196803040830000    196803042210000
    196803050230000    196803051050000
    196803051115000    196803051549000
    196803051835000    196803060115000
    196803060150000    196803060245000
    196803060315000    196803060610000
    196803060850000    196803062235000
    196803062300000    196803062330000
    196803070125000    196803070140000
    196803070305000    196803070320000
    196803070510000    196803070540000
    196803070710000    196803071750000
    196803071820000    196803072130000
    196803072200000    196803080040000
    196803080105000    196803080550000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (v-2a-68-na.221_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196802082330000    196802101130000
    196802101445000    196802110815000
    196802111315000    196802120545000
    196802120900000    196802122345000
    196802130230000    196802131615000
    196802131900000    196802140015000
    196802140130000    196802141230000
    196802141445000    196802150930000
    196802151200000    196802152130000
    196802160300000    196802161300000
    196802161545000    196802170800000
    196802171145000    196802172315000
    196802180200000    196802181530000
    196802181830000    196802190215000
    196802190345000    196802191020000
    196802191300000    196802192200000
    196802200030000    196802202330000
    196802210130000    196802220500000
    196802221130000    196802230750000
    196802231015000    196802231400000
    196802231515000    196802241215000
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    196802250815000    196802252345000
    196802260215000    196802261400000
    196802261600000    196802270545000
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    196802290645000    196802292015000
    196802292300000    196803011410000
    196803011615000    196803020030000
    196803020215000    196803022330000
    196803030045000    196803031545000
    196803031800000    196803032300000
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    196803040830000    196803042145000
    196803050145000    196803051540000
    196803051830000    196803060600000
    196803060845000    196803062245000
    196803070715000    196803070830000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (v-2a-68-na.320_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196802082328000    196802101140000
    196802101426000    196802110832000
    196802111330000    196802120600000
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    196802152200000    196802152200000
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    196802181830000    196802191030000
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    196803080530000    196803080530000
    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-2A-68-NA data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v2a68na/html/v-2a-68-na.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/v/v2a68na/html/v-2a-68-na.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v2a68na/html/v-2a-68-na.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v2a68na/html/v-2a-68-na.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v2a68na/html/v-2a-68-na.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>

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