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Identification_Information:

Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov/>, Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) <http://marine.usgs.gov/>
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) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
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 (&#77;&#66;&#65;&#82;&#73;). 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.

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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) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
Contact_Person: Clint Steele <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>

Contact_Position:
InfoBank Group Leader <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>

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 <mailto: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) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: USGS/CMG Information Bank <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/>
Publication_Information:
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov> Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
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])
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Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
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Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Unspecified

Lineage:

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Navigation Data
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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) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
Contact_Person: Clint Steele <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>

Contact_Position:
InfoBank Group Leader <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>

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 <mailto:infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov>



Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Monterey Bay, California
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point

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SDTS_Terms_Description:
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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:

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Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Navigation with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/nav.html>



Distribution_Information:

Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
Contact_Person: Clint Steele <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>

Contact_Position:
InfoBank Group Leader <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>

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 <mailto:infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov>

Resource_Description:
Downloadable Data W-3-09-MB data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w309mb/html/w-3-09-mb.meta.html>

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.
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Network_Address:
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Fees: None



Metadata_Reference_Information:

Metadata_Date: 20131030

Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
Contact_Person: Clint Steele <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>

Contact_Position:
InfoBank Group Leader <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>

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 <mailto:infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov>

Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata <http://www.fgdc.gov/>

Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998 <http://www.its.nbs.gov/nbs/meta/meta.html>

Metadata_Time_Convention: universal time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints: none


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