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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity V-3A-68-NA in Paramaribo, Surinam--> Manhattan, New York from 03/11/1968 to 04/02/1968
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: W. Pitman. Data (bathymetry, magnetics, meters, navigation) of field activity V-3A-68-NA in Paramaribo, Surinam--> Manhattan, New York from 03/11/1968 to 04/02/1968, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v3a68na/html/v-3a-68-na.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry 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-3A-68-NA in Paramaribo, Surinam--> Manhattan, New York from 03/11/1968 to 04/02/1968: 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: -64.58330
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -17.45000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.38330
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 14.51790

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 11-Mar-1968
    Ending_Date: 02-Apr-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: Paramaribo, Surinam--> Manhattan, New York
      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:
    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?

    W. Pitman (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 3)
    Navigation Data
    01/30/1998 clint v-3a-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: 20-Jun-2012 (process 2 of 3)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn v-3a-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/v3a68na/mag/v-3a-68-na.220_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    01/30/1998 clint v-3a-68-na.220
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Edited magnetics data
    
    01/30/1998 clint v-3a-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 3 of 3)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/v/v3a68na/bath/v-3a-68-na.320_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint v-3a-68-na.320
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Edited bathymetry data with corrected depths
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint v-3a-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-3a-68-na.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196809261320000    196810210608000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (v-3a-68-na.221_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196809261330000    196809270340000
    196809270353000    196809270645000
    196809270700000    196809281430000
    196809282030000    196809290230000
    196809290335000    196809301400000
    196809301903000    196810010243000
    196810010255000    196810021212000
    196810022330000    196810030445000
    196810030500000    196810031340000
    196810031354000    196810040506000
    196810040541000    196810040900000
    196810041024000    196810050040000
    196810050150000    196810051130000
    196810051658000    196810061330000
    196810061810000    196810071530000
    196810072045000    196810080418000
    196810080435000    196810080750000
    196810080820000    196810081430000
    196810081858000    196810090958000
    196810091415000    196810111206000
    196810112142000    196810120725000
    196810120830000    196810121200000
    196810121321000    196810122100000
    196810122115000    196810130035000
    196810130140000    196810130539000
    196810130550000    196810130715000
    196810130726000    196810140649000
    196810141230000    196810141445000
    196810141500000    196810141750000
    196810141801000    196810150923000
    196810151355000    196810151715000
    196810151730000    196810160008000
    196810160020000    196810161400000
    196810161940000    196810171230000
    196810171956000    196810181023000
    196810181547000    196810182143000
    196810182200000    196810191000000
    196810191406000    196810200325000
    196810200400000    196810201600000
    196810201653000    196810210608000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (v-3a-68-na.320_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196809261322000    196809281443000
    196809281603000    196809281630000
    196809281659000    196809281717000
    196809281824000    196809281843000
    196809281914000    196809281926000
    196809281950000    196809281950000
    196809282013000    196809290228000
    196809290331000    196809301437000
    196809301511000    196809301511000
    196809301543000    196809301543000
    196809301610000    196809301649000
    196809301711000    196809301729000
    196809301755000    196809301755000
    196809301838000    196810021507000
    196810021531000    196810021531000
    196810021553000    196810021553000
    196810021617000    196810021957000
    196810022019000    196810022104000
    196810022126000    196810022246000
    196810022307000    196810040900000
    196810041017000    196810050039000
    196810050143000    196810051330000
    196810051400000    196810051400000
    196810051430000    196810051430000
    196810051500000    196810051500000
    196810051531000    196810051531000
    196810051602000    196810061329000
    196810061803000    196810071652000
    196810071726000    196810071726000
    196810071759000    196810071811000
    196810071833000    196810071904000
    196810071928000    196810081511000
    196810081535000    196810081535000
    196810081607000    196810081607000
    196810081630000    196810081630000
    196810081653000    196810081653000
    196810081722000    196810081722000
    196810081753000    196810081828000
    196810081859000    196810091030000
    196810091055000    196810091055000
    196810091129000    196810091129000
    196810091153000    196810091153000
    196810091222000    196810091222000
    196810091256000    196810091345000
    196810091410000    196810111509000
    196810111530000    196810111530000
    196810111554000    196810111554000
    196810111616000    196810111720000
    196810111758000    196810111816000
    196810111847000    196810111847000
    196810111912000    196810111959000
    196810112021000    196810130035000
    196810130137000    196810140806000
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    196810140930000    196810140930000
    196810141028000    196810141028000
    196810141107000    196810141107000
    196810141152000    196810141223000
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    196810150444000    196810150948000
    196810151010000    196810151058000
    196810151123000    196810151123000
    196810151152000    196810151849000
    196810151910000    196810161418000
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    196810161557000    196810161557000
    196810161627000    196810161627000
    196810161657000    196810161657000
    196810161727000    196810161727000
    196810161757000    196810161757000
    196810161827000    196810161827000
    196810161900000    196810161900000
    196810161929000    196810171143000
    196810171205000    196810171305000
    196810171328000    196810171519000
    196810171540000    196810171540000
    196810171602000    196810171630000
    196810171654000    196810171654000
    196810171728000    196810171728000
    196810171757000    196810171757000
    196810171821000    196810171821000
    196810171847000    196810171847000
    196810171915000    196810181105000
    196810181126000    196810181126000
    196810181147000    196810181205000
    196810181235000    196810181235000
    196810181308000    196810181308000
    196810181330000    196810181330000
    196810181358000    196810181358000
    196810181428000    196810181428000
    196810181458000    196810181515000
    196810181544000    196810190008000
    196810190029000    196810191108000
    196810191134000    196810191945000
    196810192013000    196810210605000
    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-3A-68-NA data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v3a68na/html/v-3a-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: 0.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v3a68na/html/v-3a-68-na.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v3a68na/html/v-3a-68-na.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v3a68na/html/v-3a-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>

    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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