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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Bathymetric and Topographic Data Collection data of field activity W-07-13-PS in Puget Sound from 09/15/2013 to 09/19/2013
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center,Washington State Department of Ecology,Washington Sea Grant. Chief Scientists: Jon Warrick, Guy Gelfenbaum. Bathymetric and Topographic Data Collection data of field activity W-07-13-PS in Puget Sound from 09/15/2013 to 09/19/2013, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0713ps/html/w-07-13-ps.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:


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.
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>
Primary access to the USGS/CMG Information Bank's digital data, analog data, and metadata is provided through... <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/>
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/>, 20131104, Bathymetric and Topographic Data Collection data of field activity W-07-13-PS in Puget Sound from 09/15/2013 to 09/19/2013: 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: -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/w0713ps/html/w-07-13-ps.nav.gif> (GIF)
    Trackline map of W-07-13-PS

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

    Beginning_Date: 15-Sep-2013
    Ending_Date: 19-Sep-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: Puget Sound
      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); Gerry Hatcher (Ocean Engineer, USGS PCMSC); Cindy Thatcher (Geographer, USGS EGSC); 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)

  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: 04-Nov-2013 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    11/04/2013 carolyn /infobank/w/w0713ps/nav/w-07-13-ps.063_duke
    Sorted records because negative time jumps occurred
    between lines when files, named for lines, were
    cat-ed together in alphabetical order.
    
    Input was...
    11/04/2013 carolyn /infobank/w/w0713ps/nav/raw/duke/w-07-13-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]"
    
    11/04/2013 carolyn /infobank/w/w0713ps/nav/raw/duke/w-07-13-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-07-13-ps.063_duke)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201309162020253    201309162051059
    201309162105329    201309162115304
    201309170000392    201309170040384
    201309171851254    201309172024116
    201309172048456    201309172109124
    201309172116218    201309172338060
    201309181950144    201309182029273
    201309182050001    201309182209345
    201309182215223    201309182219213
    201309182230326    201309182334406
    201309182344165    201309190027478
    Navigation Data (w-07-13-ps.063_eddie)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201309161309463    201309161359080
    201309161416515    201309161435332
    201309161629412    201309161738342
    201309171146193    201309171235554
    201309171242427    201309171327198
    201309171343562    201309171544352
    201309171553217    201309171640000
    201309181408250    201309181424308
    201309181435018    201309181509024
    201309181515076    201309181517456
    201309181535383    201309181634349
    201309181643076    201309181727594
    Navigation Data (w-07-13-ps.063_aws)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201309160633160    201309160907230
    201309160915300    201309161012440
    201309170631160    201309171002450
    201309180722230    201309180831490
    201309180916130    201309181024470
    Navigation Data (w-07-13-ps.063_cat)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201309160627360    201309160627360
    201309160641490    201309160802300
    201309160810300    201309161041360
    201309170634380    201309171003070
    201309180727440    201309180845100
    201309180914430    201309180916190
    201309180930140    201309181033400
    Navigation Data (w-07-13-ps.063_dmc)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201309160633550    201309160942260
    201309160952090    201309161020560
    201309161026360    201309161037210
    201309170631330    201309170829290
    201309170838170    201309170925030
    201309180733410    201309180820570
    201309180832270    201309180909460
    201309180932380    201309181030040
    Navigation Data (w-07-13-ps.063_hmb)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201309160642520    201309161041330
    201309170634330    201309171003250
    201309180727480    201309180911590
    201309180933430    201309180941590
    201309181008000    201309181032540
    Navigation Data (w-07-13-ps.063_rds)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201309160640240    201309160951520
    201309160958170    201309161033230
    201309170634480    201309170952050
    201309180730040    201309180913390
    201309180933020    201309181024220
    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-07-13-PS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0713ps/html/w-07-13-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: 2.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w0713ps/html/w-07-13-ps.nav.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 04-Nov-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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