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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-05-12-PS in Elwha River Delta from 08/28/2012 to 08/30/2012
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-05-12-PS in Elwha River Delta from 08/28/2012 to 08/30/2012, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0512ps/html/w-05-12-ps.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Notes -
rawdata exists offline at:
/rawdata1/2012/W-05-12-PS/bath/ew12_aug_frontier and
/rawdata1/2012/W-05-12-PS/bath/ew12_aug_sdo

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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-05-12-PS in Elwha River Delta from 08/28/2012 to 08/30/2012: 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/w0512ps/html/w-05-12-ps.nav.gif> (GIF)
    Trackline map of W-05-12-PS

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

    Beginning_Date: 28-Aug-2012
    Ending_Date: 30-Aug-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: 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); Heather Baron (Coastal Scientist, Wash. State Dept. of Ecology); Rebecca Sexton (Field Technician, Wash. State Dept. of Ecology); Diana McCandless (Coastal Scientist, Wash. State Dept. of Ecology); Ian Miller (Coastal Scientist, Wash. State Sea Grant); Julie Linn (Volunteer, )

  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-Oct-2012 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    10/15/2012 carolyn w-05-12-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...
    10/15/2012 carolyn w-05-12-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-05-12-ps.062_baron)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201208281304380    201208281428570
    201208290627570    201208290816120
    201208290829580    201208290852320
    201208290858590    201208290923580
    201208300911300    201208300950100
    201208301004330    201208301312330
    201208301330100    201208301442090
    Navigation Data (w-05-12-ps.062_linn)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201208280614400    201208280633060
    201208280642150    201208280752120
    201208280803040    201208280822000
    201208280827140    201208280854070
    201208290629320    201208290821290
    201208290828400    201208290916460
    201208300659490    201208300941220
    Navigation Data (w-05-12-ps.062_mccandless)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201208280615280    201208280707220
    201208280720120    201208280844280
    201208280850130    201208280925510
    201208290937560    201208291000500
    201208291011010    201208291058110
    201208300704080    201208300853340
    201208300900120    201208300933040
    201208300938480    201208300954270
    201208301000420    201208301002140
    201208301021500    201208301100370
    201208301112090    201208301157560
    201208301239380    201208301319180
    201208301326120    201208301416240
    201208301422420    201208301446090
    Navigation Data (w-05-12-ps.062_sexton)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201208280614380    201208280705320
    201208280715370    201208280756050
    201208280802320    201208280853130
    201208290626440    201208290822400
    201208290828340    201208290904210
    Navigation Data (w-05-12-ps.062_stevens)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201208290615070    201208290831100
    201208290836280    201208290854430
    201208300647270    201208300955240
    Navigation Data (w-05-12-ps.062_frontier)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201208291353533    201208291359303
    201208291412332    201208291613510
    201208291649047    201208291704099
    201208301404391    201208301430152
    Navigation Data (w-05-12-ps.062_seadoo)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201208281208118    201208281626420
    201208281638311    201208281716547
    201208291209082    201208291350459
    201208291357097    201208291456043
    201208291507403    201208291559080
    201208291608248    201208291653112
    201208291703271    201208291711363
    201208301217253    201208301459047
    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-05-12-PS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0512ps/html/w-05-12-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: 2.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0512ps/html/w-05-12-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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