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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data Collection data of field activity W-5-10-WO in Southwest Washington from 12/05/2010 to 12/05/2010
Abstract:
Washington State Department of Ecology,Oregon State University. Data Collection data of field activity W-5-10-WO in Southwest Washington from 12/05/2010 to 12/05/2010, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w510wo/html/w-5-10-wo.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Notes -
rawdata exists on squid/rawdata/2010.
Publications -
Stevens, A.W., Gelfenbaum, G., Ruggiero, P., and Kaminsky, G.M, 2012, Southwest Washington littoral drift restoration-Beach and nearshore morphological monitoring: US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1175, 67 p. URL:
<A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1175/>" target ="OFR"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1175/>

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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, Data Collection data of field activity W-5-10-WO in Southwest Washington from 12/05/2010 to 12/05/2010: 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: -124.08149
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.07364
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.29680
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.26910

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w510wo/html/w-5-10-wo.nav.gif> (GIF)
    Trackline map of W-5-10-WO

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

    Beginning_Date: 05-Dec-2010
    Ending_Date: 05-Dec-2010
    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: Southwest Washington
      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?

    Peter Ruggiero (Chief Scientist, Oregon State University); George Kaminsky (Chief Scientist, Wash. State Dept. of Ecology); Andrew Schwartz (Coastal Scientist, Wash. State Dept. of Ecology); Gabrielle Stillwater (Field Technician, Wash. State Dept. of Ecology); Diana McCandless (Coastal Scientist, Wash. State Dept. of Ecology); Andrew Stevens (Oceanographer, USGS PCMSC)

  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: 12-Dec-2011 (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:
    Stevens, A.W., Gelfenbaum, G., Ruggiero, P., and Kaminsky, G.M, 2012, Southwest Washington littoral drift restoration-Beach and nearshore morphological monitoring: US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1175, 67 p. URL: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1175/>" target ="OFR"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1175/>



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-5-10-wo.061_kaminsky)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201012051741400    201012051749190
    201012051756390    201012051938000
    201012052004180    201012052027250
    201012052035130    201012052047450
    201012052055230    201012052102300
    201012052110240    201012052140210
    Navigation Data (w-5-10-wo.061_mccandlis)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201012051727390    201012052027260
    201012052037130    201012052046530
    Navigation Data (w-5-10-wo.061_ranger)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201012051039350    201012051041060
    201012051053210    201012051055090
    201012051401290    201012051418300
    201012051425090    201012051425320
    201012051432450    201012051500400
    201012051746270    201012051752420
    201012051800580    201012052034540
    Navigation Data (w-5-10-wo.061_stillwater)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201012051036130    201012051406580
    Navigation Data (w-5-10-wo.063_guns)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201012041302298    201012041359459
    201012041414239    201012041432571
    201012041438271    201012041500418
    201012041519025    201012041525300
    201012041533482    201012041549306
    Navigation Data (w-5-10-wo.063_red)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201012032148085    201012032159405
    201012032205240    201012032226450
    201012032240544    201012032308086
    201012032317032    201012040048422
    201012040054259    201012040105491
    201012040123142    201012040133402
    201012040142173    201012040154183
    201012040200448    201012040221306
    201012040228467    201012040235227
    Navigation Data (w-5-10-wo.064_black)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    201012041300000    201012041517163
    201012041523292    201012041610167
    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-5-10-WO data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w510wo/html/w-5-10-wo.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: 0.7
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w510wo/html/w-5-10-wo.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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