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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Topographic and Bathymetric Data Collection data of field activity W-07-11-WO in Southwest Washington, Washington-Oregon from 05/18/2011 to 05/19/2011
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center,Oregon State University,Washington State Department of Ecology. Chief Scientist: Guy Gelfenbaum. Topographic and Bathymetric Data Collection data of field activity W-07-11-WO in Southwest Washington, Washington-Oregon from 05/18/2011 to 05/19/2011, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0711wo/html/w-07-11-wo.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Notes -
rawdata exists on squid/rawdata/2011.
Publications -
Stevens, A.W., Gelfenbaum, G., Ruggiero, P., and Kaminsky, G.M, 2012, Southwest Washington littoral drift restoration-Beach and nearshore morphological monitoring: US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1175, 67 p. URL:
<A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1175/>" target ="OFR"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1175/>

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
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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, Topographic and Bathymetric Data Collection data of field activity W-07-11-WO in Southwest Washington, Washington-Oregon from 05/18/2011 to 05/19/2011: 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: -132.75000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.25000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.75000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.25000

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0711wo/html/w-07-11-wo.nav.gif> (GIF)
    Trackline map of W-07-11-WO

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

    Beginning_Date: 18-May-2011
    Ending_Date: 19-May-2011
    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: Southwest Washington, Washington-Oregon
      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?

    George Kaminsky (Chief Scientist, Wash. State Dept. of Ecology); Diana McCandless (Coastal Scientist, Wash. State Dept. of Ecology); Andrew Schwartz (Coastal Scientist, Wash. State Dept. of Ecology); Andrew Ryan (Field Technician, Wash. State Dept. of Ecology); Andrew Stevens (Oceanographer, USGS PCMSC)

  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: 14-Dec-2011 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data Unknown

    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:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Stevens, A.W., Gelfenbaum, G., Ruggiero, P., and Kaminsky, G.M, 2012, Southwest Washington littoral drift restoration-Beach and nearshore morphological monitoring: US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1175, 67 p. URL: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1175/>" target ="OFR"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1175/>



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-07-11-wo.061_kaminsky)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201105190650420    201105190849110
    201105190856390    201105191228310
    Navigation Data (w-07-11-wo.061_mccandless)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201105181441340    201105181548200
    201105181554440    201105181628310
    201105181634440    201105181641090
    201105181646310    201105181707090
    201105181716270    201105181818240
    201105181826530    201105181918060
    201105191244190    201105191337450
    Navigation Data (w-07-11-wo.061_ranger)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201105190708570    201105190758160
    201105190806150    201105190957180
    201105191004510    201105191014160
    201105191030000    201105191037530
    201105191046470    201105191057350
    201105191109150    201105191133170
    201105191147540    201105191206240
    201105191213380    201105191218340
    201105191236550    201105191246550
    Navigation Data (w-07-11-wo.062_red)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201105181400000    201105181424069
    Navigation Data (w-07-11-wo.061_schwartz)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201105190703290    201105190727340
    201105190735120    201105190958000
    201105191047510    201105191217330
    201105191253490    201105191341230
    201105191349320    201105191355310
    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-07-11-WO data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0711wo/html/w-07-11-wo.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: 1.2
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0711wo/html/w-07-11-wo.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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