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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geophysical data of field activity W-2-95-NC in Northern California from 09/01/1995 to 09/15/1995
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Mike Field. Geophysical data (Huntec, sidescansonar, mudseis, SIS1000, YoNav) of field activity W-2-95-NC in Northern California from 09/01/1995 to 09/15/1995, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w295nc/html/w-2-95-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
Huntec high resolution single channel (0.5-3.5kHz)
sidescansonar
mudseis
SIS1000 ISIS SIS-1000
YoNav
Notes -
Associated cruises:
<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w295nc/html/w-2-95-nc.meta.html>">W-2-95-NC</A>
&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w196nc/html/w-1-96-nc.meta.html>">W-1-96-NC</A>
<HR>For raw and intermediate data sets, contact
<a href="<http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/staff2html/staff/Rani_Nandiwada.html>">Rani Nandiwada</a>
Publications -
Borgeld, J. C., Hughes-Clarke, J. E., Goff, J. A., Mayer, L. A., and Curtis,
J. A, 1999, Acoustic backscatter of the 1995 flood deposit on the Eel shelf,
in Nittrouer, C.A., ed., The Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine
Geology, v. 154, p. 197-210. Retrieved from
<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00253227>


Cacchione, D., Wiberg, P., Lynch, J., Irish, J., and Traykovski, P, 1999,
Estimates of suspended-sediment flux and bedform activity on the inner portion
of the Eel continental shelf, in Nittrouer, C.A., ed., The Formation of
Continental-Margin Strata: Marine Geology, v. 154, p. 83-97.


Drake, D. E, 1999, Temporal and spatial variability of the sediment grain-size
distribution on the Eel shelf; the flood layer of 1995, in Nittrouer, C.A.,
ed., The Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine Geology, v. 154,
p. 169-182.


Field, M. E., Gardner, J. V., and Prior, D. B, 1999, Geometry and significance
of stacked gullies on the northern California slope, in Nittrouer, C.A., ed.,
The Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine Geology, v. 154, p. 271-286.


Gardner, J. V., Prior, D. B., and Field, M. E, 1999, Humboldt slide; a large
shear-dominated retrogressive slope failure, in Nittrouer, C.A., ed., The
Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine Geology, v. 154, p. 323-338.


Goff, J. A., Orange, D. L., Mayer, L. A., and Hughes-Clarke, J. E, 1999,
Detailed investigation of continental shelf morphology using a high-resolution
swath sonar survey; the Eel margin, northern California, in Nittrouer, C.A.,
ed., The Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine Geology, v. 154, p.
255-269. Retrieved from <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00253227>


Lee, H., Locat, J., Dartnell, P., Israel, K., and Wong, F. L, 1999, Regional
variability of slope stability; application to the Eel margin, California, in
Nittrouer, C.A., ed., The Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine
Geology, v. 154, p. 305-321.


Nittrouer, Charles A., editor, 1999, The Formation of Continental-Margin
Strata: Marine Geology v. 154, p. 1-420, <http://www.sciencedirect.com/>.
[book volume]


Mayer, Larry, Fonseca, Luciano, Pacheco, Miguel, Galway, Sean, Vicente Martinez,
Jose, Hou, Tianhang, Orange, Dan, Gulick, Sean, Yun, Janet, Gardner, James V.,
Dartnell, Pete, Lee, Homa, and Cutter, Randy, 200?, The STRATAFORM GIS:
University of New Brunswick, Office of Naval Research.

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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-2-95-NC in Northern California from 09/01/1995 to 09/15/1995: 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: -125.08788
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.04286
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.62695
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.52999

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Sep-1995
    Ending_Date: 15-Sep-1995
    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: Northern California
      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:
    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?

    Mike Field (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Jim Gardner (Co-chief Scientist, USGS Western Region); Mike Boyle (Electrical Technician, USGS Western Region); Larry Kooker (Electrical Technician, USGS Western Region); John Gann (Electrical Technician, USGS Western Region); Kevin O'Toole (Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region); Pete Galanis (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Stuart Sides (Watchstander, USGS Western Region); Jeff Anderson (Watchstander); Dan Orange (Watchstander)

  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: 10-Nov-1998 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    10/11/95 CLINT MOG$DUB1:[ARCHIVE.W.W295NC.NAV]W295NC.063;1
    MOG$DUB0:[PROGRAMS.DSMPL]DESAMTIME.EXE;1
    Global positioning system (GPS) data
    
    

    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:
    Borgeld, J. C., Hughes-Clarke, J. E., Goff, J. A., Mayer, L. A., and Curtis, J. A, 1999, Acoustic backscatter of the 1995 flood deposit on the Eel shelf, in Nittrouer, C.A., ed., The Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine Geology, v. 154, p. 197-210. Retrieved from <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00253227>
    Cacchione, D., Wiberg, P., Lynch, J., Irish, J., and Traykovski, P, 1999, Estimates of suspended-sediment flux and bedform activity on the inner portion of the Eel continental shelf, in Nittrouer, C.A., ed., The Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine Geology, v. 154, p. 83-97.
    Drake, D. E, 1999, Temporal and spatial variability of the sediment grain-size distribution on the Eel shelf; the flood layer of 1995, in Nittrouer, C.A., ed., The Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine Geology, v. 154, p. 169-182.
    Field, M. E., Gardner, J. V., and Prior, D. B, 1999, Geometry and significance of stacked gullies on the northern California slope, in Nittrouer, C.A., ed., The Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine Geology, v. 154, p. 271-286.
    Gardner, J. V., Prior, D. B., and Field, M. E, 1999, Humboldt slide; a large shear-dominated retrogressive slope failure, in Nittrouer, C.A., ed., The Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine Geology, v. 154, p. 323-338.
    Goff, J. A., Orange, D. L., Mayer, L. A., and Hughes-Clarke, J. E, 1999, Detailed investigation of continental shelf morphology using a high-resolution swath sonar survey; the Eel margin, northern California, in Nittrouer, C.A., ed., The Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine Geology, v. 154, p. 255-269. Retrieved from <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00253227>
    Lee, H., Locat, J., Dartnell, P., Israel, K., and Wong, F. L, 1999, Regional variability of slope stability; application to the Eel margin, California, in Nittrouer, C.A., ed., The Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine Geology, v. 154, p. 305-321.
    Nittrouer, Charles A., editor, 1999, The Formation of Continental-Margin Strata: Marine Geology v. 154, p. 1-420, <http://www.sciencedirect.com/>. [book volume]
    Mayer, Larry, Fonseca, Luciano, Pacheco, Miguel, Galway, Sean, Vicente Martinez, Jose, Hou, Tianhang, Orange, Dan, Gulick, Sean, Yun, Janet, Gardner, James V., Dartnell, Pete, Lee, Homa, and Cutter, Randy, 200?, The STRATAFORM GIS: University of New Brunswick, Office of Naval Research.



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-2-95-nc.064 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199509070001020    199509071445560
    199509071628080    199509071923240
    199509071942090    199509071945410
    199509072008040    199509072334040
    199509080212270    199509080224410
    199509080231390    199509080233390
    199509080246520    199509080351150
    199509080357030    199509080358030
    199509080405500    199509081439030
    199509081459210    199509082355300
    199509090018510    199509110653010
    199509110703390    199509121652009
    199509121705096    199509140544443
    199509140614493    199509140907283
    199509140918383    199509160703020
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Seismic Shots Data (w-2-95-nc.410_064)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199509090151000    199509090250590
    199509090350000    199509090450580
    199509090550000    199509090630590
    199509090900000    199509091020580
    199509091120000    199509091244580
    199509091324000    199512322359599
    199501010000001    199509091500590
    199409091600010    199412322359599
    199501010000001    199509091710590
    199509091940010    199509092252150
    199509092316000    199509100020580
    199509100120000    199509100226590
    199509100326010    199509100420590
    199509101220010    199509101340580
    199509101440000    199509101547330
    199509101630200    199509101740590
    199509101840010    199509102020590
    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-2-95-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w295nc/html/w-2-95-nc.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: 0.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w295nc/html/w-2-95-nc.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 2.8
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w295nc/html/w-2-95-nc.seis.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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