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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity W-1-68-MX in Baja, Mexico from 05/03/1968 to 11/15/1968
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: Bill Normark, Fred Spiess. Geophysical data (4khz, airgun, 12khz) of field activity W-1-68-MX in Baja, Mexico from 05/03/1968 to 11/15/1968, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w168mx/html/w-1-68-mx.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
4khz p system, up and p bathymetry
airgun
12khz EDO bathymetry
Publications -
Normark, William R., and Curray, Joseph R., 1968, Geology and structure of the
tip of Baja California, Mexico: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 79, no. 11, p. 1589-1600.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., Loughridge, Michael S., and Spiess, F.N., 1968, Detailed channel
morphology of the La Jolla submarine fan valley: American Geophysical Union
Transactions, v. 49, no. 1, p. 212.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., and Piper, D.J.W., 1969, Deep-sea fan valleys, past and present:
Geological Society of America Abstracts Cordilleran Section, v. pt. 3, p. 49.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., 1969, Erosional deep sea fan valleys: Geological Society of
America Abstracts Rocky Mountain Section, v. pt. 5, p. 59.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., Allison, E.C., and Curray, J.R., 1969, The geology of the Pacific
continental margin of the peninsula of Baja California: Geological Society of
America Abstracts, Annual Meeting, v. pt. 7, p. 163.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., and Spiess, F.N., 1969, Active channel system of the San Lucas submarine fan at the tip of Baja California: Geological Society of America Special Paper, p. 220-221.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William Raymond, 1970, Growth patterns of deep sea fans: Ann Arbor, MI,
Dissertation Abstracts International, Section B: The Sciences and Engineering,
v. 30, no. 11, p. 5169B.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., 1970, Growth patterns of deep-sea fans: The American
Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 54, no. 11, p. 2170-2195.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., 1970, Growth patterns of deep-sea fans: The American
Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 54, no. 11, p. 2170-2195.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., 1971, Transfer of lower Baja California, Mexico, from North
American to Pacific lithospheric plates: Geological Society of America Abstracts
with Programs, v. 3, no. 2, p. 172.<BR>
<HR>
Mudie, John D., Normark, William R., and Klitgord, Kim D., 1971, Some more
magnetic lineations observed near the ocean floor in the northeast Pacific and
possible implications on Gilbert geomagnetic chronology: American Geophysical
Union Eos, Transactions, v. 52, no. 4, p. 194.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., 1969, Growth patterns of deep-sea fans: San Diego, La
Jolla, CA, University of California, dissertation.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., 1970, Growth Patterns of Deep-Sea Fans: San Diego, CA,
University of California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Contributions, v.
40, pt. 2, no. 2, p. 1488-1513.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., 1971, Mini-topography of deep-sea fans; geometric
considerations for facies interpretations in turbidites, in Geologic guide
book--Newport Lagoon to San Clemente, Orange County, California: Tulsa, OK,
Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Pacific Section.<BR>
<HR>
Klitgord, Kim D., Mudie, John D., and Normark, William R., 1972, Magnetic
Lineations Observed Near the Ocean Floor and Possible Implications on the
Geomagnetic Chronology of the Gilbert Epoch: The Geophysical Journal of the
Royal Astronomical Society, v. 28, no. 1, p. 35-48.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., 1972, Submarine canyons and fan-valleys; factors affecting
growth processes of deep-sea fans (abst.), in A conference on modern and ancient
geosynclinal sedimentation: Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin National
Science Foundation.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., 1974, Ranger Submarine Slide, Northern Sebastian Vizcaino
Bay, Baja California, Mexico: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 85, no.
5, p. 781-784.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., 1974, Submarine canyons and fan valleys; factors affecting
growth patterns of deep-sea fans, in Modern and Ancient Geosynclinal
Sedimentation; Submarine canyon and fan deposits: Society of Economic
Paleontologists and Mineralogists Special Publication, v. 19, p. 56-68. <BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., 1976, Growth patterns of deep-sea fans, in Whitaker, J.H., ed.,
Submarine canyons and deep-sea fans; modern and ancient: Stroudsburg, Pa.,
Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Inc.<BR>
<HR>
Chase, T.E., Normark, W.R., and Wilde, P., 1976, Compilations of marine geologic
and oceanographic data off the West Coast of the United States: Geological
Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 8, no. 6, p. 809.<BR>
<HR>
Chase, T.E., Holmes, M.L., Wilde, P., and Normark, W.R., 1977, Compilation of
marine geologic and oceanographic data off the western United States; Cascadia
Sheet: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 9, no. 7, p. 926.<BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., 1977, Neogene basins and transform motion within the Pacific
continental margin of Baja California: Offshore Technology Conference, no. 9, v.
3, Preprints, p. 93-100. <BR>
<HR>
Normark, W.R., Hess, G.R., and Spiess, F.N., 1978, Mapping of small scale
(outcrop-size) sedimentological features on modern submarine fans: Offshore
Technology Conference Proceedings, no. 10, v. 1, p. 593-598. <BR>
<HR>
Spencer, J.E., and Normark, W.R., 1979, The Neogene Tosco-Abreojos strike-slip
fault within the Pacific margin of southern Baja California, Mexico: Geological
Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 11, no. 3, p. 129. <BR>
<HR>
Spencer, J.E., and Normark, W.R., 1979, Tosco-Abreojos fault zone; a Neogene
transform plate boundary within the Pacific margin of southern Baja California,
Mexico: Boulder, CO, Geology, v. 7, no. 11, p. 554-557.<BR>
<HR>
Chase, T.E., Normark, W.R., Thomas, J.A., Holmes, M.L., and Wilde, P., 1979,
Compilation of marine geologic and oceanographic data off the western United
States; southern California continental borderland: Geological Society of
America Abstracts with Programs, v. 11, no. 7, p. 400.<BR>
<HR>
Hess, G.R., and Normark, W.R., 1980, Possible geometries of sandstone bodies as
reflected by geomorphic features on modern submarine fans: American Association
of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 64, no. 5, p. 722-723. <BR>
<HR>
Normark, William R., Spencer, Jon E., and Ingle, James C., Jr., 1987, Geology
and Neogene history of the Pacific continental margin of Baja California Sur,
Mexico, in Scholl, David W., Grantz, Arthur, and Vedder, John G., eds., Geology
and resource potential of the continental margin of western North America and
adjacent ocean basins, Beaufort Sea to Baja California: Circum-Pacific Council
for Energy and Mineral Resources, Earth Science Series, v. 6, p. 449-472.<BR>

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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, Geophysical data of field activity W-1-68-MX in Baja, Mexico from 05/03/1968 to 11/15/1968: 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: -117.75000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -98.25000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.75000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 15.25000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 03-May-1968
    Ending_Date: 15-Nov-1968
    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: Baja, Mexico
      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>


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?

    Bill Normark (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Fred Spiess (Chief Scientist)

  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: 13-Jan-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:
    Normark, William R., and Curray, Joseph R., 1968, Geology and structure of the tip of Baja California, Mexico: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 79, no. 11, p. 1589-1600. Normark, W.R., Loughridge, Michael S., and Spiess, F.N., 1968, Detailed channel morphology of the La Jolla submarine fan valley: American Geophysical Union Transactions, v. 49, no. 1, p. 212. Normark, W.R., and Piper, D.J.W., 1969, Deep-sea fan valleys, past and present: Geological Society of America Abstracts Cordilleran Section, v. pt. 3, p. 49. Normark, William R., 1969, Erosional deep sea fan valleys: Geological Society of America Abstracts Rocky Mountain Section, v. pt. 5, p. 59. Normark, W.R., Allison, E.C., and Curray, J.R., 1969, The geology of the Pacific continental margin of the peninsula of Baja California: Geological Society of America Abstracts, Annual Meeting, v. pt. 7, p. 163. Normark, W.R., and Spiess, F.N., 1969, Active channel system of the San Lucas submarine fan at the tip of Baja California: Geological Society of America Special Paper, p. 220-221. Normark, William Raymond, 1970, Growth patterns of deep sea fans: Ann Arbor, MI, Dissertation Abstracts International, Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, v. 30, no. 11, p. 5169B. Normark, William R., 1970, Growth patterns of deep-sea fans: The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 54, no. 11, p. 2170-2195. Normark, William R., 1970, Growth patterns of deep-sea fans: The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 54, no. 11, p. 2170-2195. Normark, W.R., 1971, Transfer of lower Baja California, Mexico, from North American to Pacific lithospheric plates: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 3, no. 2, p. 172. Mudie, John D., Normark, William R., and Klitgord, Kim D., 1971, Some more magnetic lineations observed near the ocean floor in the northeast Pacific and possible implications on Gilbert geomagnetic chronology: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 52, no. 4, p. 194. Normark, William R., 1969, Growth patterns of deep-sea fans: San Diego, La Jolla, CA, University of California, dissertation. Normark, William R., 1970, Growth Patterns of Deep-Sea Fans: San Diego, CA, University of California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Contributions, v. 40, pt. 2, no. 2, p. 1488-1513. Normark, William R., 1971, Mini-topography of deep-sea fans; geometric considerations for facies interpretations in turbidites, in Geologic guide book--Newport Lagoon to San Clemente, Orange County, California: Tulsa, OK, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Pacific Section. Klitgord, Kim D., Mudie, John D., and Normark, William R., 1972, Magnetic Lineations Observed Near the Ocean Floor and Possible Implications on the Geomagnetic Chronology of the Gilbert Epoch: The Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 28, no. 1, p. 35-48. Normark, William R., 1972, Submarine canyons and fan-valleys; factors affecting growth processes of deep-sea fans (abst.), in A conference on modern and ancient geosynclinal sedimentation: Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin National Science Foundation. Normark, William R., 1974, Ranger Submarine Slide, Northern Sebastian Vizcaino Bay, Baja California, Mexico: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 85, no. 5, p. 781-784. Normark, William R., 1974, Submarine canyons and fan valleys; factors affecting growth patterns of deep-sea fans, in Modern and Ancient Geosynclinal Sedimentation; Submarine canyon and fan deposits: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Special Publication, v. 19, p. 56-68. Normark, W.R., 1976, Growth patterns of deep-sea fans, in Whitaker, J.H., ed., Submarine canyons and deep-sea fans; modern and ancient: Stroudsburg, Pa., Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Inc. Chase, T.E., Normark, W.R., and Wilde, P., 1976, Compilations of marine geologic and oceanographic data off the West Coast of the United States: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 8, no. 6, p. 809. Chase, T.E., Holmes, M.L., Wilde, P., and Normark, W.R., 1977, Compilation of marine geologic and oceanographic data off the western United States; Cascadia Sheet: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 9, no. 7, p. 926. Normark, W.R., 1977, Neogene basins and transform motion within the Pacific continental margin of Baja California: Offshore Technology Conference, no. 9, v. 3, Preprints, p. 93-100. Normark, W.R., Hess, G.R., and Spiess, F.N., 1978, Mapping of small scale (outcrop-size) sedimentological features on modern submarine fans: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, no. 10, v. 1, p. 593-598. Spencer, J.E., and Normark, W.R., 1979, The Neogene Tosco-Abreojos strike-slip fault within the Pacific margin of southern Baja California, Mexico: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 11, no. 3, p. 129. Spencer, J.E., and Normark, W.R., 1979, Tosco-Abreojos fault zone; a Neogene transform plate boundary within the Pacific margin of southern Baja California, Mexico: Boulder, CO, Geology, v. 7, no. 11, p. 554-557. Chase, T.E., Normark, W.R., Thomas, J.A., Holmes, M.L., and Wilde, P., 1979, Compilation of marine geologic and oceanographic data off the western United States; southern California continental borderland: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 11, no. 7, p. 400. Hess, G.R., and Normark, W.R., 1980, Possible geometries of sandstone bodies as reflected by geomorphic features on modern submarine fans: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 64, no. 5, p. 722-723. Normark, William R., Spencer, Jon E., and Ingle, James C., Jr., 1987, Geology and Neogene history of the Pacific continental margin of Baja California Sur, Mexico, in Scholl, David W., Grantz, Arthur, and Vedder, John G., eds., Geology and resource potential of the continental margin of western North America and adjacent ocean basins, Beaufort Sea to Baja California: Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources, Earth Science Series, v. 6, p. 449-472.



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-1-68-mx.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    196801010101000    196801050101000
    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-1-68-MX data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w168mx/html/w-1-68-mx.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/w168mx/html/w-1-68-mx.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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