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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity W-25-80-AR in Beaufort Sea Shallow Water from 01/01/1980 to 03/12/1980
Abstract:
WesternGeco. Geophysical data (navigation, seismic) of field activity W-25-80-AR in Beaufort Sea Shallow Water from 01/01/1980 to 03/12/1980, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w2580ar/html/w-25-80-ar.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
navigation data directory exists
seismic data directory exists
Notes -
Description of Survey Area 00025: Beaufort Sea Shallow Water 1980<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 5<br>
Grid Units Meters<br>
Central Meridian 153 0 0.000W<br>
Grid Origin 0 0 0.000N153 0 0.000W<br>
Grid Coordinates at Origin 500000.00E 0.00N<br>
Scale Factor 0.9996000000<br>
Scale Factor Defined at 0 0 0.000N153 0 0.000W<br>
<p>

Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities.
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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/>, 20131101, Geophysical data of field activity W-25-80-AR in Beaufort Sea Shallow Water from 01/01/1980 to 03/12/1980: 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: -153.22977
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -148.96976
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.08464
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.49612

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Jan-1980
    Ending_Date: 12-Mar-1980
    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: Beaufort Sea 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: 08-Jul-2004 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    07/08/2004 mosier name change to w-25-80-ar.051
    
    03/05/2004 clint w-25-80-ar.062
    /infobank/programs/time/lines2times/l2t
    Global positioning system (GPS) data
    Times are faked.
    
    Input was...
    02/02/2004 clint /infobank/w/w2580ar/nav/w-25-80-ar.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-25-80-ar.051 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198001010000001    198001010000046
    198001020000001    198001020000026
    198001030000001    198001030000022
    198001040000001    198001040000022
    198001050000001    198001050000044
    198001060000001    198001060000021
    198001070000001    198001070000042
    198001080000001    198001140000074
    198001150000001    198001150000039
    198001160000001    198001180000240
    198001190000001    198001190000057
    198001200000001    198001240000146
    198001250000001    198001250000068
    198001260000001    198001260000062
    198001270000001    198001270000122
    198001280000001    198002030000031
    198002040000001    198002040000138
    198002050000001    198002070000058
    198002080000001    198002120000041
    198002130000001    198002200000045
    198002210000001    198002250000045
    198002260000001    198002260000085
    198002270000001    198002270000063
    198002280000001    198003010000037
    198003020000001    198003020000080
    198003030000001    198003030000077
    198003040000001    198003040000038
    198003050000001    198003050000041
    198003060000001    198003060000051
    198003070000001    198003070000038
    198003080000001    198003080000051
    198003090000001    198003090000039
    198003100000001    198003100000032
    198003110000001    198003110000057
    198003120000001    198003120000057
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (w-25-80-ar.420_051)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    198001010000001    198001010000046
    198001020000001    198001020000026
    198001030000001    198001030000022
    198001040000001    198001040000022
    198001050000001    198001050000044
    198001060000001    198001060000021
    198001070000001    198001070000042
    198001080000001    198001140000074
    198001150000001    198001150000039
    198001160000001    198001180000240
    198001190000001    198001190000057
    198001200000001    198001240000146
    198001250000001    198001250000068
    198001260000001    198001260000062
    198001270000001    198001270000122
    198001280000001    198002030000031
    198002040000001    198002040000138
    198002050000001    198002070000058
    198002080000001    198002120000041
    198002130000001    198002200000045
    198002210000001    198002250000045
    198002260000001    198002260000085
    198002270000001    198002270000063
    198002280000001    198003010000037
    198003020000001    198003020000080
    198003030000001    198003030000077
    198003040000001    198003040000038
    198003050000001    198003050000041
    198003060000001    198003060000051
    198003070000001    198003070000038
    198003080000001    198003080000051
    198003090000001    198003090000039
    198003100000001    198003100000032
    198003110000001    198003110000057
    198003120000001    198003120000057
    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-25-80-AR data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w2580ar/html/w-25-80-ar.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: 0.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w2580ar/html/w-25-80-ar.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.4
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w2580ar/html/w-25-80-ar.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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