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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-03-12-PS in Puget Sound, WA from 05/18/2012 to 05/20/2012
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey,Washington State Department of Ecology. Collect beach topography and nearshore bathymetry data at the Elwha River delta data of field activity W-03-12-PS in Puget Sound, WA from 05/18/2012 to 05/20/2012, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0312ps/html/w-03-12-ps.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Notes -
data files exist at:
/rawdata1/2012/W-03-12-PS/bath/ew12_may_guns
/rawdata1/2012/W-03-12-PS/bath/ew12_may_roses
/rawdata1/2012/W-03-12-PS/topo

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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-03-12-PS in Puget Sound, WA from 05/18/2012 to 05/20/2012: 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: -125.75000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.25000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.75000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.25000

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0312ps/html/w-03-12-ps.nav.gif> (GIF)
    Trackline map of W-03-12-PS

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

    Beginning_Date: 18-May-2012
    Ending_Date: 20-May-2012
    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: Puget Sound, WA
      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); Jeff Wood (Faculty Research Assistant, Oregon State University); 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); Brittany Johnson (Volunteer, San Jose State University)

  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: 09-Oct-2012 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    10/09/2012 carolyn w-03-12-ps.062
    
    "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]"
    
    Input was...
    10/09/2012 carolyn w-03-12-ps.061
    
    "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]"
    
    

    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-03-12-ps.062_baron)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201205180723170    201205181043420
    201205190744310    201205190847160
    201205190852460    201205190857290
    201205190906000    201205190951520
    201205191000350    201205191149290
    201205200943040    201205201219450
    201205201513090    201205201617190
    201205201625330    201205201650400
    201205201701560    201205201811190
    Navigation Data (w-03-12-ps.062_gelfenbaum)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201205190744340    201205191140160
    Navigation Data (w-03-12-ps.062_johnson)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201205201511520    201205201648340
    201205201704190    201205201808470
    Navigation Data (w-03-12-ps.062_markos)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201205200943020    201205201131090
    201205201143280    201205201213160
    Navigation Data (w-03-12-ps.062_sexton)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201205180723150    201205181043450
    201205190745160    201205190937440
    201205190947250    201205191000030
    201205191005420    201205191045000
    201205191057580    201205191149380
    201205200929210    201205200929210
    201205200942450    201205201109060
    201205201118230    201205201233420
    201205201512280    201205201617070
    201205201627030    201205201650180
    201205201657490    201205201800390
    Navigation Data (w-03-12-ps.062_stevens)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201205180712270    201205180937260
    201205180943170    201205181046160
    201205190836450    201205190924000
    201205190929050    201205191010200
    201205191019190    201205191146310
    201205191518140    201205191605290
    201205191612410    201205191636560
    201205200938180    201205200941520
    201205200950460    201205201102270
    201205201108020    201205201217280
    201205201458340    201205201543590
    201205201557330    201205201645400
    201205201757530    201205201803550
    Navigation Data (w-03-12-ps.062_guns)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201205181513107    201205181558153
    201205181604135    201205181652189
    201205181700097    201205181719566
    201205181729375    201205181751065
    201205181757087    201205181824461
    201205191427520    201205191546229
    201205191553379    201205191619175
    201205191629093    201205191656003
    201205191814562    201205191817142
    201205201423007    201205201628051
    201205201635289    201205201652136
    201205201720044    201205201819309
    Navigation Data (w-03-12-ps.062_roses)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201205181513354    201205181525196
    201205181534435    201205181753364
    201205181804077    201205181830287
    201205191420266    201205191431273
    201205191437448    201205191655185
    201205191811444    201205191833577
    201205201423437    201205201527317
    201205201536062    201205201649475
    201205201721184    201205201821119
    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-03-12-PS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0312ps/html/w-03-12-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: 2.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0312ps/html/w-03-12-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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