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Identification_Information:

  Citation:
    Citation_Information:
      Originator: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) 
      Publication_Date: 20131030
      Title:
        Geological data of field activity W-3-09-MB in Monterey Bay,
        California from 06/15/2009 to 06/20/2009
      Publication_Information:
        Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) 
        Publication_Place: Menlo Park, CA
      Online_Linkage: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/gos/w-3-09-mb.fmeta.xml
      Online_Linkage: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w309mb/html/w-3-09-mb.meta.html

  Description:
    Abstract:
      Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute,United States
      Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist:
      Charlie Paull (MBARI). Geological data of
      field activity W-3-09-MB in Monterey Bay, California from
      06/15/2009 to 06/20/2009,
      http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w309mb/html/w-3-09-mb.meta.html.

    Purpose:
      These data and information are intended for science
      researchers, students from elementary through
      college, policy makers, and general public.

    Supplemental_Information:

      Notes -

      1). We will conduct a novel sampling effort for Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) studies. Our goal is to learn how long it takes for sand to move through the canyon system out onto Monterey Fan. We have shown that the last major sand-carrying event to move quartz sand within the channel of Monterey Fan occurred about 100 years ago and that this sand is compositionally indistinguishable from beach sand at the canyon head. However, these observations do not distinguish whether the sand moves from near the shoreline out onto the fan in a single event or whether the sand moves incrementally down-canyon. We are going to apply luminescence-dating techniques to resolve this question.

      OSL is an established technique for determining how long quartz sands have been buried (e.g., removed from sunlight). The principle is that natural gamma radiation damages quartz crystals (http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndsu/klepper/BreifOSL.html) and these imperfections anneal only when the samples are exposed to sunlight. In the process of annealing a small, but measurable amount of photons are given off. If the amount of gamma radiation produced in the surrounding sediments is measured, the age (or time since last exposure to sunlight) can be calculated with some accuracy. This has never been done for deep-marine sand, but OSL has promise for determining when quartz sands left the nearshore environment. The critical step is to sub-sample cores in the dark without any exposure to stray ambient light. We have tested our techniques in a darkroom with a red safelight using beach sand and sand from Ventana-collected vibracores from the upper canyon and feel comfortable with the sub-sampling procedure. We propose to collect cores from the Monterey Fan Channel in areas where we already know appropriate stratigraphies exist. OSL measurements will be made by Dr. Thomas Stevens now at the University of London.

      2). We will be recovering the battery powered instrument node from Shepard Meander. This was deployed on September 6, 2007 on Tiburon dive 1127.  It is marked with Homer #80 and caries ADCP3 (sn5997), Seacat 16+ (sn 4190) Wetlabs (sn 0310010) OBS (sn 10025), HS-2 (sn H2oo31007) and ACM 10.

      3). We will continue sample for organic carbon, DDTr, and infauna as well as collecting video transects.

      Operations plan:

      We are going to work primarily in areas where we have dove before.  As many of the sites are well off-shore our schedule will be adjusted as by the weather. Getting the existing instruments back from Shepard Meander and getting the cores for ~3600 m are the highest priorities. June 15, 1600 - As this is a late start we will dive within the upper canyon to test the new vibracoring system on Doc Ricketts.


      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.).

  Time_Period_of_Content:
    Time_Period_Information:
      Range_of_Dates/Times:
        Beginning_Date: 20090615
        Ending_Date: 20090620

    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  Status:
    Progress: Complete
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed

  Spatial_Domain:
    Bounding_Coordinates:
      West_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.24153
      East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.95623
      North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.77762
      South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.08000

  Keywords:
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
      Theme_Keyword: geoscientificinformation
      Theme_Keyword: oceans
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD)
      Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS CMG InfoBank
      Theme_Keyword: Marine Geology

    Place:
      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS CMG InfoBank
      Place_Keyword:
      Place_Keyword: CA
      Place_Keyword: Monterey Bay
      Place_Keyword: Monterey Bay, CA
      Place_Keyword: Monterey Bay, California
      Place_Keyword: North Pacific Ocean
      Place_Keyword: Northern California
      Place_Keyword: Northern Pacific Ocean
      Place_Keyword: Pacific Northwest, Oregon to Canadian border: Hydrate Ridge, Barkley Canyon,
      Place_Keyword: USA
      Place_Keyword: eye Vent


  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.

  Point_of_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) 
        Contact_Person: Clint Steele 

      Contact_Position: InfoBank Group Leader 

      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: USGS, MailStop 999, 345 Middlefield Road
        City: Menlo Park
        State_or_Province: CA
        Postal_Code: 94025-3561
        Country: USA

      Contact_Voice_Telephone: (650) 329-5055
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (650) 329-5190

      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov 


  Data_Set_Credit:
    Charlie Paull ((MBARI));
    Lonny Lundsten ((MBARI));
    Patrick Whaling ((MBARI));
    Kurt Buck ((MBARI));
    Thomas Stevens ((Royal Holloway, University of London));
    Mary McGann ((USGS))

  Native_Data_Set_Environment: Digital, ASCII
  Cross_Reference:
    Citation_Information:
      Originator: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) 
      Publication_Date: Unknown
      Title: USGS/CMG Information Bank 
      Publication_Information:
        Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)  Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) 
        Publication_Place: Menlo Park, CA
      Online_Linkage: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/



Data_Quality_Information:

  Attribute_Accuracy:
    Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Identified as best available version.

  Logical_Consistency_Report: Unspecified

  Completeness_Report:
    Start and end date/times of data
    >Navigation Data (w-3-09-mb.060 [GPS])
    >YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    >200906171623000    200906171623000
    >200906171656000    200906171656000
    >200906171728000    200906171728000
    >200906171752000    200906171752000
    >200906171817000    200906171817000
    >200906172053000    200906172053000
    >200906172107000    200906172109000
    >200906191551000    200906191551000
    >200906191718000    200906191718000
    >200906200024000    200906200024000
    >200906202357000    200906202357000
    >YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST

  Positional_Accuracy:
    Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
      Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Unspecified

    Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
      Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Unspecified

  Lineage:

    Process_Step:
      Process_Description:
        Navigation Data
        >/infobank/w/w309mb/nav/w-3-09-mb.060
        >time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
        >temporal-spatial data
        >
        >Input was...
        >/infobank/w/w309mb/samp/w-3-09-mb.onoff.vibratingcore
        >ime/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
        >temporal domain
        >Reformatted from Mary McGann's Excel spreadsheet, DR38-DR41.xls, that has these columns:
        >Dive_and_Core, Dive, Core, Date, Time_GMT, Depth_m, Longitude, Latitude, FACS_ID, Length_cm, WaypointName, Comment
        >First two samples not included below because they have no times or positions:
        >2009167                             W309MB  VIBRATINGCORE                      VC-1      UNIQUE, DR38 VC-1 , 6/16/,     , Check position in VARS
        >2009167                             W309MB  VIBRATINGCORE                      VC-2      UNIQUE, DR38 VC-2 , 6/16/,     , Check position in VARS
        >       1         2         3
        >345678901234567890123456789012345
        >
      Process_Date: 20091016

      Process_Contact:
        Contact_Information:
          Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) 
            Contact_Person: Clint Steele 

          Contact_Position: InfoBank Group Leader 

          Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing and physical address
            Address: USGS, MailStop 999, 345 Middlefield Road
            City: Menlo Park
            State_or_Province: CA
            Postal_Code: 94025-3561
            Country: USA

          Contact_Voice_Telephone: (650) 329-5055
          Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (650) 329-5190

          Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov 


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

  Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Monterey Bay, California
  Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point

  Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
    SDTS_Terms_Description:
      SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point


Spatial_Reference_Information:

  Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
    Geographic:
      Latitude_Resolution: 0.00001
      Longitude_Resolution: 0.00001
      Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

    Geodetic_Model:
      Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
      Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
      Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
      Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 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


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:

  Overview_Description:
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: Navigation with Time Stamp 


Distribution_Information:

  Distributor:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) 
        Contact_Person: Clint Steele 

      Contact_Position: InfoBank Group Leader 

      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: USGS, MailStop 999, 345 Middlefield Road
        City: Menlo Park
        State_or_Province: CA
        Postal_Code: 94025-3561
        Country: USA

      Contact_Voice_Telephone: (650) 329-5055
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (650) 329-5190

      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov 

  Resource_Description: Downloadable Data W-3-09-MB data set 

  Distribution_Liability:
    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.

  Standard_Order_Process:
    Digital_Form:
      Digital_Transfer_Information:
        Format_Name: ASCII
        File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
        Transfer_Size: 0.1

      Digital_Transfer_Option:
        Online_Option:
          Computer_Contact_Information:
            Network_Address:
              Network_Resource_Name: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w309mb/html/w-3-09-mb.nav.html

    Fees: None


Metadata_Reference_Information:

  Metadata_Date: 20131030

  Metadata_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) 
        Contact_Person: Clint Steele 

      Contact_Position: InfoBank Group Leader 

      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: USGS, MailStop 999, 345 Middlefield Road
        City: Menlo Park
        State_or_Province: CA
        Postal_Code: 94025-3561
        Country: USA

      Contact_Voice_Telephone: (650) 329-5055
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (650) 329-5190

      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov 

  Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata 

  Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998 

  Metadata_Time_Convention: universal time
  Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
  Metadata_Use_Constraints: none



      
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