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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Bathymetric and Geological data of field activity W-1-05-PS in Elwha River, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington from 03/14/2005 to 03/17/2005
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,Washington State Department of Ecology. Chief Scientist: Guy Gelfenbaum, Chief Scientist. Bathymetric and Geological data (echosounder, GPS) of field activity W-1-05-PS in Elwha River, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington from 03/14/2005 to 03/17/2005, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w105ps/html/w-1-05-ps.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
echosounder
GPS
Notes -
Waverunner Elwha River, Straight of Juan de Fuca, Washington Puget Sound Project,
Elwha Task
Publications -
Warrick, J.A., George, D.A., Stevens, A.W., Eshleman, Jodi, Gelfenbaum, Guy,
Kaminsky, G.M., Schwartz, A.K., and Beirne, Matt, 2007, Beach Morphology
Monitoring in the Elwha River Littoral Cell, 2004-2006, USGS Data Series 288,
available on line at:
<A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/288/ds288.pdf>" target ="DS"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/288/ds288.pdf>
<BR>
Draut, Amy, 2006,
Studying the Elwha River, Washington, in Preparation for Dam Removal:
Sound Waves, November/December 2006, <BR>
<A HREF="
<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/11/fieldwork3.html>"><http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/11/fieldwork3.html/><BR>
<HR>


Warrick, Jonathan, 2005,
Dam Removal on the Elwha River in Washington - Nearshore Impacts of Released Sediment:
Sound Waves, February 2005, <BR>
<A HREF="
<http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2005/02/research.html>"><http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2005/02/research.html/><BR>
<HR>

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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, Bathymetric and Geological data of field activity W-1-05-PS in Elwha River, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington from 03/14/2005 to 03/17/2005: 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: -123.58567
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.53186
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.15535
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.13649

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 14-Mar-2005
    Ending_Date: 17-Mar-2005
    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, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington
      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:
    Bathymetry with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/bath.html>
    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); Jodi Eshelman (support USGS); Etienne Kingsley (support Contractor); Laura Bauleke (support WA DOE); Blythe Mackey (support WA DOE)

  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: 26-Feb-2010 (process 1 of 2)
    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>

    Date: 22-Feb-2010 (process 2 of 2)
    Bathymetry Data
    02/22/2010 clint w-1-05-ps.060_bath
    
    
    

    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:
    Warrick, J.A., George, D.A., Stevens, A.W., Eshleman, Jodi, Gelfenbaum, Guy, Kaminsky, G.M., Schwartz, A.K., and Beirne, Matt, 2007, Beach Morphology Monitoring in the Elwha River Littoral Cell, 2004-2006, USGS Data Series 288, available on line at: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/288/ds288.pdf>" target ="DS"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/288/ds288.pdf>
    Draut, Amy, 2006, Studying the Elwha River, Washington, in Preparation for Dam Removal: Sound Waves, November/December 2006, <A HREF="
    <http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/11/fieldwork3.html>"><http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/11/fieldwork3.html/>
    Warrick, Jonathan, 2005, Dam Removal on the Elwha River in Washington - Nearshore Impacts of Released Sediment: Sound Waves, February 2005, <A HREF="
    <http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2005/02/research.html>"><http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2005/02/research.html/>



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-1-05-ps.061_bath)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200503140000002    200503140003201
    200503140003203    200503140007008
    200503140007010    200503140009442
    200503140009443    200503140012216
    200503140012218    200503140014546
    200503140014547    200503140019074
    200503140019075    200503140023030
    200503140023032    200503140027098
    200503140027100    200503140030161
    200503140030163    200503140033332
    200503140033333    200503140037006
    200503140037008    200503140039432
    200503140039433    200503140041392
    200503140041393    200503140044260
    200503140044261    200503140046067
    200503140046070    200503140048537
    200503140048540    200503140051121
    200503140051124    200503140053586
    200503140053587    200503140057460
    200503140057462    200503140100503
    200503140100506    200503140103462
    200503140103463    200503140106547
    200503140106550    200503140109453
    200503140109456    200503140113266
    200503140113268    200503140116080
    200503140116081    200503140119101
    200503140119104    200503140121332
    200503140121333    200503140124576
    200503140124577    200503140127291
    200503140127293    200503140129196
    200503140129198    200503140132480
    200503140132482    200503140136218
    200503140136220    200503140139118
    200503140139120    200503140143198
    200503140143200    200503140144306
    200503140144308    200503140147373
    200503140147376    200503140151477
    200503140151480    200503140155148
    200503140155150    200503140158320
    200503140158322    200503140201327
    200503140201330    200503140204516
    200503140204517    200503140208206
    200503140208208    200503140212592
    200503140212593    200503140217352
    200503140217353    200503140221547
    200503140221550    200503140226536
    200503140226537    200503140231250
    200503140231251    200503140235318
    200503140235320    200503140239570
    200503140239572    200503140245337
    200503140245340    200503140251052
    200503140251054    200503140256250
    200503140256251    200503140257476
    200503140257477    200503140303300
    200503140303301    200503140308322
    200503140308323    200503140312291
    200503140312293    200503140316183
    200503140316186    200503140320173
    200503140320176    200503140324342
    200503140324343    200503140328500
    200503140328502    200503140332510
    200503140332512    200503140337300
    200503140337301    200503140342373
    200503140342376    200503140347390
    200503140347392    200503140353050
    200503140353052    200503140358266
    200503140358268    200503140403452
    200503140403453    200503140410270
    200503140410271    200503140417042
    200503140417044    200503140424118
    200503140424120    200503140429476
    200503140429477    200503140437403
    200503140437406    200503140443290
    200503140443291    200503140520587
    200503140520590    200503140600010
    Navigation Data (w-1-05-ps.061_topo)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200503150000010    200503150000220
    200503150000230    200503150000510
    200503150000520    200503150001160
    200503150001170    200503150001440
    200503150001450    200503150002090
    200503150002100    200503150002440
    200503150002450    200503150003060
    200503150003070    200503150003350
    200503150003360    200503150003590
    200503150004000    200503150004310
    200503150004320    200503150004570
    200503150004580    200503150005300
    200503150005310    200503150005530
    200503150005540    200503150006290
    200503150006300    200503150006510
    200503150006520    200503150007380
    200503150007390    200503150008040
    200503150008050    200503150008390
    200503150008400    200503150009110
    200503150009120    200503150010040
    200503150010050    200503150011140
    200503150011150    200503150012380
    200503150012390    200503150014070
    200503150014080    200503150016520
    200503150016530    200503150019560
    200503150019570    200503150022250
    200503150022260    200503150023540
    200503150023550    200503150025570
    200503150025580    200503150027330
    200503150027340    200503150028400
    200503150028410    200503150029420
    200503150029430    200503150030460
    200503150030470    200503150031550
    200503150031560    200503150033090
    200503150033100    200503150034120
    200503150034130    200503150035130
    200503150035140    200503150036110
    200503150036120    200503150037200
    200503150037210    200503150038280
    200503150038290    200503150039360
    200503150039370    200503150040350
    200503150040360    200503150041380
    200503150041390    200503150042280
    200503150042290    200503150043190
    200503150043200    200503150044090
    200503150044100    200503150045110
    200503150045120    200503150046140
    200503150046150    200503150047150
    200503150047160    200503150048110
    200503150048120    200503150049040
    200503150049050    200503150050010
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    200503150051060    200503150051280
    200503150051290    200503150052020
    200503150052030    200503150052270
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    200503150053060    200503150053480
    200503150053490    200503150054190
    200503150054200    200503150054540
    200503150054550    200503150055340
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (w-1-05-ps.060_bath)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200503140000002    200503140600010
    Bathymetry Data (w-1-05-ps.060_topo)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200503150000010    200503150055340
    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-1-05-PS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w105ps/html/w-1-05-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: 5.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w105ps/html/w-1-05-ps.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 1.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w105ps/html/w-1-05-ps.bath.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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