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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Dive and Sampling data of field activity W-1-05-SC in Santa Monica Basin, California Continental Borderland from 02/09/2005 to 02/18/2005
Abstract:
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute,United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Charlie Paull. Dive and Sampling data (navigation) of field activity W-1-05-SC in Santa Monica Basin, California Continental Borderland from 02/09/2005 to 02/18/2005, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w105sc/html/w-1-05-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
navigation data directory exists
Notes -
(1) Station IDs reflect the Tiburon dive numbers set by MBARI.
(2) Sample numbers are generally not consecutive but reflect permanent labels
on coring and other devices that are randomly chosen before each dive, and
many of the push cores are reused in later dives. USGS sample protocol could
not used during dives except for the Activity ID (W-1-05-SC).
(3) Sample numbers recorded in FACS reflect only those samples that will be
brought to the USGS for logging, description, and, in most cases, archiving.
(4) Water samples collected by CTD/rosette sampler are generally not entered in FACS log because samples are processed on board for MBARI program and for Lorenson project.

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/>, 20131030, Dive and Sampling data of field activity W-1-05-SC in Santa Monica Basin, California Continental Borderland from 02/09/2005 to 02/18/2005: 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: -119.27467
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.49214
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.07751
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.75354

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 09-Feb-2005
    Ending_Date: 18-Feb-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: Santa Monica Basin, California Continental Borderland
      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>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Samples with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/samp.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    "time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs"
    Mnemonic:       "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Lat, Long, ActivityID, EquipmentType, Depth, DepthUnits, Line, Station, Roll, Comments)  [DAPS]"
    FORTRAN format: "(Year, DayOfYear, UTCHour, Min, Sec, Tenths, Hundredths, Lat, Long, ActivityID, EquipmentType, Depth, DepthUnits, Line, Station, Roll, Comments) [DAPX]"
    C format:       "(i4.4, i3.3, 3i2.2, i1.1, t16, f9.5, t26, f10.5, t37, a, t45, a24, t70, f6.1, t78, a1, t80, a9, t90, a9, t100, a9, t110, a)  [DAPS]"
    Naming:         .onoff.GRAV_EQUIPMENT_TYPE
    


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?

    Charlie Paull); Bill Ussler); Rendy Keaten); Patrick Mitts); Doug Conlin); Bill Normark); Jennifer Dougherty); Lori Hibbeler); Tzvetie Erohina); Husen Zhang); Billy Reynolds); Dave French); Randy Pricket); Brian Schaefer); Buzz Scott); Darrell Palmer); Patrick Duffy); Eric Thunstrom); Tim McLaughlin); Derek Greenwood); Lance Wardle); Jim Bombaci); Dan Chamberlin); Dan Camp); Dan Benvenuti)

  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: 16-Feb-2009 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    /infobank/w/w105sc/nav/w-1-05-sc.060
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/w/w105sc/samp/w-1-05-sc.onoff.vibratingcore
    
           1         2         3
    345678901234567890123456789012345
    
    

    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-1-05-sc.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200502101648040    200502101648040
    200502101730370    200502101730370
    200502101809210    200502101809210
    200502101836010    200502101836010
    200502102000020    200502102000020
    200502102025230    200502102025230
    200502102103430    200502102103430
    200502110224510    200502110224510
    200502110248320    200502110248320
    200502112020090    200502112020090
    200502112059410    200502112059410
    200502121508290    200502121508290
    200502121602510    200502121602510
    200502121929270    200502121929270
    200502122005340    200502122005340
    200502122358040    200502122358040
    200502130115010    200502130115010
    200502131537490    200502131537490
    200502131549350    200502131549350
    200502131807340    200502131807340
    200502131836370    200502131836370
    200502132119180    200502132119180
    200502132134360    200502132134360
    200502141702450    200502141702450
    200502142000000    200502142000000
    200502142158380    200502142158380
    200502142220170    200502142220170
    200502150123500    200502150123500
    200502151646040    200502151646040
    200502151807220    200502151807220
    200502152245020    200502152245020
    200502152332500    200502152332500
    200502161901540    200502161901540
    200502161922350    200502161922350
    200502162251580    200502162251580
    200502162316110    200502162316110
    200502170203550    200502170203550
    200502170224230    200502170224230
    200502171529320    200502171529320
    200502171558490    200502171558490
    200502171751570    200502171751570
    200502171830130    200502171830130
    200502171858470    200502171858470
    200502172010370    200502172010370
    200502172033480    200502172033480
    200502172305110    200502172305110
    200502172339230    200502172339230
    200502180231450    200502180231450
    200502180325190    200502180325190
    200502181558270    200502181558270
    200502181621520    200502181621520
    200502181835340    200502181835340
    200502181900490    200502181900490
    200502182102080    200502182102080
    200502182201060    200502182201060
    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-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w105sc/html/w-1-05-sc.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: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w105sc/html/w-1-05-sc.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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