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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity W-2-09-PS in Puget Sound from 09/14/2009 to 09/19/2009
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Pacific Science Center. Chief Scientists: Guy Gelfenbaum, USGS, Jon Warrick, USGS. Data of field activity W-2-09-PS in Puget Sound from 09/14/2009 to 09/19/2009, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w209ps/html/w-2-09-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/>, 20131030, Data of field activity W-2-09-PS in Puget Sound from 09/14/2009 to 09/19/2009: 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: -123.58668
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.53020
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.15743
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.13659

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 14-Sep-2009
    Ending_Date: 19-Sep-2009
    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); Heather Baron (Graduate Research Assistant, Oregon State University); Andrew Stevens (Technician, USGS); Andrew Schwartz (Technician, WA State Dept. of Ecology); Caitlan Guthrie (Field Technician, WA State Dept. of Ecology); Ian Miller (PhD Candidate, UC Santa Cruz)

  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-Nov-2009 (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:


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-2-09-ps.063_USGSred)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200909141225021    200909141236254
    200909141241414    200909141305261
    200909141320484    200909141413550
    200909141428559    200909141516487
    200909141524399    200909141525493
    200909151301204    200909151521129
    200909151526463    200909151646190
    200909161228068    200909161321559
    200909161329234    200909161609345
    200909161617426    200909161634219
    Navigation Data (w-2-09-ps.063_OSUroses)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200909141226256    200909141231325
    200909141241350    200909141305145
    200909141329411    200909141414440
    200909141429555    200909141453207
    200909141459475    200909141500543
    200909142054515    200909142057577
    200909142118521    200909142256259
    200909142303325    200909150030049
    200909150752003    200909150850093
    200909150855257    200909150918348
    200909150928036    200909150939198
    200909150944425    200909151144220
    Navigation Data (w-2-09-ps.061_guthrie)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200909140639090    200909140800040
    200909140807320    200909140810250
    200909140827530    200909140828480
    200909140840520    200909140843380
    200909140849580    200909140937420
    200909150728480    200909151057410
    200909160720510    200909160750450
    200909160756390    200909160800320
    200909160807590    200909160824170
    200909160832340    200909160926170
    200909160939550    200909161009470
    Navigation Data (w-2-09-ps.061_miller)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200909142228330    200909142228350
    200909142234380    200909142333210
    200909142347540    200909150003030
    Navigation Data (w-2-09-ps.061_schwartz)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200909140706430    200909140736350
    200909140807210    200909140907470
    200909140914230    200909140938030
    200909140951330    200909141003300
    200909150916450    200909150953540
    200909151018110    200909151039270
    200909160818010    200909160917540
    200909160939180    200909161009350
    Navigation Data (w-2-09-ps.061_stevens)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200909150708440    200909150742140
    200909150749150    200909150804540
    200909150831250    200909151102560
    200909160735110    200909160922340
    200909160938550    200909161009370
    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-2-09-PS data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w209ps/html/w-2-09-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: 3.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w209ps/html/w-2-09-ps.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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