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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity V-9-67-SP in Townsville, Australia--> Darwin, Australia from 08/16/1967 to 08/17/1967
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: T. Aitken. Data (bathymetry, gravity, magnetics, meters, navigation) of field activity V-9-67-SP in Townsville, Australia--> Darwin, Australia from 08/16/1967 to 08/17/1967, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v967sp/html/v-9-67-sp.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.
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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-9-67-SP in Townsville, Australia--> Darwin, Australia from 08/16/1967 to 08/17/1967: 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: 143.03419
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 145.11011
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -9.20780
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -9.99740

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 16-Aug-1967
    Ending_Date: 17-Aug-1967
    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: Townsville, Australia--> Darwin, Australia
      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?

    T. Aitken (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: 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/v967sp/grav/v-9-67-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-9-67-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/v967sp/mag/v-9-67-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/v967sp/bath/v-9-67-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-9-67-sp.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196708161330000    196708170540000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Gravity Data (v-9-67-sp.160_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196708161330000    196708161330000
    196708161345000    196708161345000
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    196708161700000    196708161700000
    196708161715000    196708161715000
    196708161730000    196708161730000
    196708161817000    196708161817000
    196708161830000    196708161830000
    196708161845000    196708161845000
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    196708170000000    196708170000000
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    196708170030000    196708170030000
    196708170042000    196708170042000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (v-9-67-sp.220_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196708161330000    196708161330000
    196708161340000    196708161340000
    196708161350000    196708161350000
    196708161400000    196708161400000
    196708161410000    196708161410000
    196708161420000    196708161420000
    196708161430000    196708161430000
    196708161440000    196708161440000
    196708161450000    196708161450000
    196708161500000    196708161500000
    196708161510000    196708161510000
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    196708161530000    196708161530000
    196708161540000    196708161540000
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    196708161640000    196708161640000
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    196708161700000    196708161700000
    196708161710000    196708161710000
    196708161720000    196708161720000
    196708161730000    196708161730000
    196708161740000    196708161740000
    196708161750000    196708161750000
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    196708161810000    196708161810000
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    196708161830000    196708161830000
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    196708161910000    196708161910000
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    196708170530000    196708170530000
    196708170540000    196708170540000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (v-9-67-sp.325_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196708161330000    196708161330000
    196708161345000    196708161345000
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    196708161830000    196708161830000
    196708161845000    196708161845000
    196708161900000    196708161900000
    196708161915000    196708161915000
    196708161930000    196708161930000
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    196708162245000    196708162245000
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    196708162315000    196708162315000
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    196708170515000    196708170515000
    196708170530000    196708170530000
    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-9-67-SP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v967sp/html/v-9-67-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/v967sp/html/v-9-67-sp.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v967sp/html/v-9-67-sp.grav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v967sp/html/v-9-67-sp.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/v/v967sp/html/v-9-67-sp.bath.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 30-Oct-2013
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