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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Collect beach topography and nearshore bathymetry data at the Elwha River delta data of field activity W-01-13-PS in Elwha River delta from 03/04/2013 to 03/08/2013
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center,Washington State Department of Ecology,Washington Sea Grant. Chief Scientists: Guy Gelfenbaum, Jon Warrick. Collect beach topography and nearshore bathymetry data at the Elwha River delta data of field activity W-01-13-PS in Elwha River delta from 03/04/2013 to 03/08/2013, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0113ps/html/w-01-13-ps.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Notes -
Associated activities:
L-01-13-PS
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S-04-13-PS
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  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, Collect beach topography and nearshore bathymetry data at the Elwha River delta data of field activity W-01-13-PS in Elwha River delta from 03/04/2013 to 03/08/2013: 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: -123.58117
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.53544
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.15085
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.13724

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0113ps/html/w-01-13-ps.nav.gif> (GIF)
    Trackline map of W-01-13-PS
    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0113ps/html/w-01-13-ps.samp.gif> (GIF)
    Sampling locations map of W-01-13-PS

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

    Beginning_Date: 04-Mar-2013
    Ending_Date: 08-Mar-2013
    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: Elwha River delta
      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 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257.

      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:
    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?

    Guy Gelfenbaum (Chief Scientist, USGS PCMSC); Andrew Stevens (Oceanographer, USGS PCMSC); Jackson Currie (Physical Scientist, USGS PCMSC); Josh Logan (Geographer, USGS PCMSC); Melissa Foley (Research Ecologist, USGS PCMSC); Heather Baron (Coastal Scientist, Wash. State Dept. of Ecology); Rebecca Sexton (Field Technician, Wash. State Dept. of Ecology); Ian Miller (Coastal Scientist, Wash. State Sea Grant); Kevin Simans (Volunteer, University of Washington)

  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: 22-Mar-2013 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    03/22/2013 carolyn w-01-13-ps.060_baron
    
    "time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs"
    "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Latitude, Longitude)  [DAPS]"
    "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Hundredths, Latitude, Longitude) [DAPX]"
    "(i4.4, i3.3, 3i2.2, i1.1, t16, f9.5, t26, f10.5)  [DAPS]"
    Reformatted from /we/astevens/W-01-13-PS/topo/H_Baron.txt
    
    

    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 (w-01-13-ps.060_baron)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201303051147490    201303051228570
    201303051235560    201303051337160
    201303051400310    201303051455020
    201303051509160    201303051512080
    201303051526210    201303051545270
    201303051550500    201303051741260
    201303051747240    201303051759150
    201303061342540    201303061534330
    201303061539430    201303061618080
    201303061705080    201303061738580
    201303071424560    201303071638110
    Navigation Data (w-01-13-ps.060_foley)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201303051107110    201303051107110
    201303051147110    201303051339270
    201303051422340    201303051437430
    201303051453500    201303051552490
    201303061345460    201303061351410
    201303061401080    201303061428090
    201303061433520    201303061445590
    201303061453480    201303061505200
    201303061525490    201303061608400
    201303061616200    201303061618320
    201303061708350    201303061739000
    201303071425480    201303071637510
    Navigation Data (w-01-13-ps.060_sexton)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201303051146260    201303051336580
    201303051453500    201303051653290
    201303051702460    201303051748540
    201303061345250    201303061508040
    201303061514490    201303061522290
    201303061539080    201303061618320
    201303071424560    201303071640360
    Navigation Data (w-01-13-ps.060_stevens)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201303071019220    201303071021520
    201303071034260    201303071053200
    201303071058390    201303071107070
    201303071134120    201303071316230
    Navigation Data (w-01-13-ps.063_duke)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201303060810483    201303060856238
    201303060913390    201303061053030
    201303061059411    201303061115419
    201303070815057    201303070902115
    201303070915414    201303071002482
    201303071008306    201303071102469
    201303071121156    201303071232100
    201303071243408    201303071309044
    201303080816459    201303080839349
    201303080850447    201303080856377
    201303080902457    201303080925504
    201303080931472    201303081020305
    201303081028418    201303081052036
    201303081059513    201303081122031
    Navigation Data (w-01-13-ps.063_eddie)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201303060816558    201303060858592
    201303060927105    201303061114168
    201303070819524    201303071108027
    201303071128040    201303071237013
    201303071249580    201303071306383
    201303080828515    201303080851284
    201303080856417    201303081020173
    201303081026103    201303081044349
    201303081053291    201303081118130
    201303081123231    201303081124191
    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 W-01-13-PS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0113ps/html/w-01-13-ps.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: 2.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0113ps/html/w-01-13-ps.nav.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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