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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity V-5-59-IN in Cape Town, South Africa--> Port Louis, Mauritius from 12/27/1959 to 01/22/1960
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: C. Fray. Data (bathymetry, meters, navigation) of field activity V-5-59-IN in Cape Town, South Africa--> Port Louis, Mauritius from 12/27/1959 to 01/22/1960, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v559in/html/v-5-59-in.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry 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-5-59-IN in Cape Town, South Africa--> Port Louis, Mauritius from 12/27/1959 to 01/22/1960: 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: 18.16666
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 57.44166
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -20.12833
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -50.06333

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 27-Dec-1959
    Ending_Date: 22-Jan-1960
    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: Cape Town, South Africa--> Port Louis, Mauritius
      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:
    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?

    C. Fray (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 2)
    Navigation Data
    01/30/1998 clint v-5-59-in.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: 21-Nov-2000 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    11/21/2000 clint 052
    /infobank/bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    Integrated navigation (SINS) data
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint v-5-59-in.320
    /bear/programs/ngdc/unrefngdc/unrefngdc
    Edited bathymetry data with corrected depths
    
    Input was...
    01/30/1998 clint v-5-59-in.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-5-59-in.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    195912271320000    195912271320000
    195912271326000    195912280000000
    195912280015000    195912281304000
    195912281410000    195912282355000
    195912290025000    195912290404000
    195912290520000    195912291604000
    195912291916000    195912292350000
    195912300005000    195912302010000
    195912302221000    195912302355000
    195912310007000    195912310934000
    195912311217000    195912311217000
    195912311434000    195912322359599
    196001010000001    196001010000000
    196001010010000    196001010443000
    196001010515000    196001011508000
    196001011530000    196001011530000
    196001011553000    196001012105000
    196001020735000    196001022155000
    196001022203000    196001022203000
    196001030325000    196001030325000
    196001030400000    196001040953000
    196001041000000    196001041000000
    196001041150000    196001041150000
    196001041700000    196001042305000
    196001050405000    196001052220000
    196001060239000    196001060239000
    196001060625000    196001061115000
    196001061318000    196001062155000
    196001062201000    196001062201000
    196001070616000    196001072218000
    196001080242000    196001081205000
    196001081240000    196001081440000
    196001081551000    196001081700000
    196001081733000    196001082355000
    196001090010000    196001091030000
    196001091522000    196001092355000
    196001100002000    196001102355000
    196001110003000    196001110925000
    196001111204000    196001111204000
    196001111800000    196001112355000
    196001120008000    196001122355000
    196001130005000    196001131430000
    196001132218000    196001132355000
    196001140006000    196001141227000
    196001141903000    196001142350000
    196001150007000    196001150325000
    196001150427000    196001152355000
    196001160015000    196001160328000
    196001160359000    196001160844000
    196001161227000    196001161227000
    196001161903000    196001162355000
    196001170002000    196001171337000
    196001171907000    196001172355000
    196001180006000    196001181430000
    196001181915000    196001182355000
    196001190005000    196001191350000
    196001191530000    196001191530000
    196001200918000    196001200918000
    196001201025000    196001201025000
    196001201125000    196001201125000
    196001201610000    196001202350000
    196001210000000    196001210000000
    196001210006000    196001210205000
    196001210237000    196001210948000
    196001211225000    196001211225000
    196001211534000    196001212355000
    196001220003000    196001220900000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (v-5-59-in.320_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    195912271326000    195912272355000
    195912280015000    195912281300000
    195912281410000    195912282355000
    195912290025000    195912290404000
    195912290521000    195912291604000
    195912291916000    195912292350000
    195912300005000    195912302010000
    195912302221000    195912302355000
    195912310007000    195912310934000
    195912311434000    195912322359599
    196001010000001    196001010443000
    196001010515000    196001011508000
    196001011553000    196001012100000
    196001020736000    196001022155000
    196001030400000    196001032355000
    196001040003000    196001040953000
    196001041700000    196001042305000
    196001050405000    196001052215000
    196001060625000    196001061115000
    196001061318000    196001062155000
    196001070617000    196001072215000
    196001080242000    196001081205000
    196001081240000    196001081440000
    196001081551000    196001081700000
    196001081733000    196001082355000
    196001090010000    196001091030000
    196001091526000    196001092355000
    196001100002000    196001102355000
    196001110003000    196001110925000
    196001111800000    196001112355000
    196001120008000    196001122355000
    196001130005000    196001131430000
    196001132218000    196001132355000
    196001140006000    196001141227000
    196001141903000    196001142350000
    196001150007000    196001150325000
    196001150429000    196001152355000
    196001160015000    196001160328000
    196001160359000    196001160842000
    196001161903000    196001162355000
    196001170002000    196001171337000
    196001171907000    196001172355000
    196001180006000    196001181430000
    196001181915000    196001182355000
    196001190005000    196001191350000
    196001201610000    196001202350000
    196001210006000    196001210205000
    196001210237000    196001210945000
    196001211534000    196001212355000
    196001220003000    196001220858000
    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-5-59-IN data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v559in/html/v-5-59-in.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/v559in/html/v-5-59-in.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.6
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v559in/html/v-5-59-in.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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