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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Mooring and Sampling data of field activity W-3-95-NC in Eel River Margin, Northern California from 09/16/1995 to 09/24/1995
Abstract:
Chief Scientist: Homa Lee. Mooring and Sampling data (boxcore, pistoncore, CTDmeter, Kastencore, watersamples) of field activity W-3-95-NC in Eel River Margin, Northern California from 09/16/1995 to 09/24/1995, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w395nc/html/w-3-95-nc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
boxcore box core and susampler
pistoncore
CTDmeter CTD cast
Kastencore
watersamples
Publications -
Minasian, Diane L., Lee, Homa J., Locat, Jaques, Orzech, Kevin M., Martz,
Gregory R., and Israel, Kenneth, 2001, The STRATAFORM Project: U.S. Geological
Survey Geotechnical Studies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-190:
<A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-190/of01-190/>">
geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-190/of01-190/</A><BR>

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.
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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/>, 20131030, Mooring and Sampling data of field activity W-3-95-NC in Eel River Margin, Northern California from 09/16/1995 to 09/24/1995: 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: -124.66303
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.19700
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.13328
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.54547

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 16-Sep-1995
    Ending_Date: 24-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: Eel River Margin, 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>


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?

    Homa Lee (Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region)

  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: 04-Sep-2002 (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:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Minasian, Diane L., Lee, Homa J., Locat, Jaques, Orzech, Kevin M., Martz, Gregory R., and Israel, Kenneth, 2001, The STRATAFORM Project: U.S. Geological Survey Geotechnical Studies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-190: <A HREF="<http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-190/of01-190/>"> geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-190/of01-190/</A>



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-3-95-nc.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    199509170518000    199509170815000
    199509170946000    199509170946000
    199509171107000    199509171107000
    199509171312000    199509171638000
    199509171900000    199509172304000
    199509180105000    199509180105000
    199509180249000    199509180249000
    199509180432000    199509180432000
    199509180554000    199509180711000
    199509180835000    199509181320000
    199509181451000    199509181645000
    199509181955000    199509182330000
    199509190208000    199509190208000
    199509190830000    199509190830000
    199509191024000    199509191024000
    199509191149000    199509191334000
    199509191500000    199509191746000
    199509192031000    199509200518000
    199509200834000    199509200944000
    199509201145000    199509201352000
    199509201555000    199509202233000
    199509210056000    199509210539000
    199509210828000    199509211809000
    199509211949000    199509212141000
    199509212323000    199509220211000
    199509220336000    199509220412000
    199509220541000    199509220823000
    199509221050000    199509221332000
    199509221500000    199509230223000
    199509230421000    199509230459000
    199509230645000    199509230726000
    199509230941000    199509231014000
    199509231159000    199509231718000
    199509231844000    199509232236000
    199509240026000    199509240512000
    199509240648000    199509240834000
    199509241052000    199509241512000
    199509241645000    199509241822000
    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-3-95-NC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w395nc/html/w-3-95-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: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w395nc/html/w-3-95-nc.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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