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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity W-16-77-BS in Norton Sound Shallow Water from 01/01/1977 to 02/03/1977
Abstract:
WesternGeco. Geophysical data (navigation, seismic) of field activity W-16-77-BS in Norton Sound Shallow Water from 01/01/1977 to 02/03/1977, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w1677bs/html/w-16-77-bs.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
navigation data directory exists
seismic data directory exists
Notes -
Description of Survey Area 00016: Norton Sound Shallow Water 1977<br> <p>
Client Name WesternGeco Multiclient<br>
Coordinate Location Vessel Locations<br>
Spheroid Definition-Survey Clarke 1866 6378206.400 294.978698<br>
Spheroid Def. - Post Plot Clarke 1866 6378206.400 294.978698<br>
Geodetic Datum - Survey NAD 27<br>
Geodetic Datum - Post Plot NAD 27<br>
<p>
Datum Shifts<br>
Projection Type Transverse Mercator<br>
Grid System UTM Zone 3<br>
Grid Units Meters<br>
Central Meridian 165 0 0.000W<br>
Grid Origin 0 0 0.000N165 0 0.000W<br>
Grid Coordinates at Origin 500000.00E 0.00N<br>
Scale Factor 0.9996000000<br>
Scale Factor Defined at 0 0 0.000N165 0 0.000W<br>
<p>

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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/>, 20131101, Geophysical data of field activity W-16-77-BS in Norton Sound Shallow Water from 01/01/1977 to 02/03/1977: 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: -165.38620
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -163.06121
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 63.72629
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 62.97261

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Jan-1977
    Ending_Date: 03-Feb-1977
    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: Norton Sound Shallow Water
      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 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.4.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.98.

      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:
    Seismic Shots with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/seis.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?

  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: 07-Jul-2004 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    07/07/2004 mosier name change to w-16-77-bs.051
    
    03/05/2004 clint w-16-77-bs.062
    /infobank/programs/time/lines2times/l2t
    Global positioning system (GPS) data
    Times are faked.
    
    Input was...
    02/02/2004 clint /infobank/w/w1677bs/nav/w-16-77-bs.061
    /infobank/programs/time/lines2times/lines2times
    Global positioning system (GPS) data
    times are fake
    
    year,day,hr,min,sec,tenths,lat,long,line,shot,easting,northing,depth
    

    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-16-77-bs.051 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197701010000001    197701010000176
    197701020000001    197701020000204
    197701030000001    197701030000160
    197701040000001    197701040000230
    197701050000001    197701050000169
    197701060000001    197701060000368
    197701070000001    197701070000215
    197701080000001    197701080000404
    197701090000001    197701090000185
    197701100000001    197701100000126
    197701110000001    197701110000203
    197701120000001    197701120000174
    197701130000001    197701130000137
    197701140000001    197701140000371
    197701150000001    197701150000291
    197701160000001    197701160000181
    197701170000001    197701170000233
    197701180000001    197701180000419
    197701190000001    197701190000250
    197701200000001    197701200000356
    197701210000001    197701210000218
    197701220000001    197701220000201
    197701230000001    197701230000118
    197701240000001    197701240000048
    197701250000001    197701250000130
    197701260000001    197701260000165
    197701270000001    197701270000147
    197701280000001    197701280000111
    197701290000001    197701290000185
    197701300000001    197701300000201
    197701310000001    197701310000164
    197702010000001    197702010000150
    197702020000001    197702020000091
    197702030000001    197702030000020
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (w-16-77-bs.420_051)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197701010000001    197701010000176
    197701020000001    197701020000204
    197701030000001    197701030000160
    197701040000001    197701040000230
    197701050000001    197701050000169
    197701060000001    197701060000368
    197701070000001    197701070000215
    197701080000001    197701080000404
    197701090000001    197701090000185
    197701100000001    197701100000126
    197701110000001    197701110000203
    197701120000001    197701120000174
    197701130000001    197701130000137
    197701140000001    197701140000371
    197701150000001    197701150000291
    197701160000001    197701160000181
    197701170000001    197701170000233
    197701180000001    197701180000419
    197701190000001    197701190000250
    197701200000001    197701200000356
    197701210000001    197701210000218
    197701220000001    197701220000201
    197701230000001    197701230000118
    197701240000001    197701240000048
    197701250000001    197701250000130
    197701260000001    197701260000165
    197701270000001    197701270000147
    197701280000001    197701280000111
    197701290000001    197701290000185
    197701300000001    197701300000201
    197701310000001    197701310000164
    197702010000001    197702010000150
    197702020000001    197702020000091
    197702030000001    197702030000020
    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-16-77-BS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w1677bs/html/w-16-77-bs.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: 0.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w1677bs/html/w-16-77-bs.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.5
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w1677bs/html/w-16-77-bs.seis.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 01-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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