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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Data of field activity W-5-71-NP in Northern Pacific from 05/15/1971 to 05/17/1971
Abstract:
Chief Scientists: B.C. Heezen, J.L. Matthews. Data (bathymetry, magnetics, meters, navigation) of field activity W-5-71-NP in Northern Pacific from 05/15/1971 to 05/17/1971, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w571np/html/w-5-71-np.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
bathymetry data directory exists
magnetics data directory exists
meters data directory exists
navigation data directory exists
Notes -
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
<http://www.sio.ucsd.edu/>

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.).
  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 of field activity W-5-71-NP in Northern Pacific from 05/15/1971 to 05/17/1971: 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: 174.67010
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.99730
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.00000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.07500

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 15-May-1971
    Ending_Date: 17-May-1971
    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 Pacific
      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 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.4.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.98.

      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:
    Bathymetry with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/bath.html>
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Magnetics with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/mag.html>
    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?

    B.C. Heezen (Chief Scientist, Scripps); J.L. Matthews (Chief Scientist, Scripps)

  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: 15-Dec-1995 (process 1 of 3)
    Navigation Data
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    

    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>

    Date: 20-Jun-2012 (process 2 of 3)
    Magnetics Data
    06/20/2012 carolyn w-5-71-np.220_050
    
    Reprocessed using subroutines from Susan Macmillan's
    IGRF SYNTHESIS PROGRAM <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/IAGA/vmod/igrf11.f>
    with IGRF-11 coeffiecients integrated into the source code.
    /infobank/programs/mag/magred11/magred11.for
    Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod)
    with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level).
    
    Input was...
    10/31/1998  /tiger/w/w571np/mag/w-5-71-np.200_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[<cruise_id>.M]<cruise_id>.200;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
    extracted by Clint from data acquired from NGDC
    
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    time, lat, long, time(sec) to nearest nav fix, data values
    

    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>

    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 3 of 3)
    Bathymetry Data
    10/31/1998  /tiger/w/w571np/bath/w-5-71-np.325_050
    /bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 BECKIE DRS$DATA:[<cruise_id>.B]<cruise_id>.325;
    DRB0:[DRS.NGDC]UNREFNGDC.EXE;5
    NGDC files sometimes have only 2_way_travel_time in
    which case the format is the same but without corr_depth.
    This file was extracted by C. Steele from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    Input was...
    Converted to time format with year at start.
    
    03/03/86 KAYE DUA0:[DATA.<cruise_id>.N]<cruise_id>.050;
    DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;5
     Extracted from data acquired from NGDC.
    
    time, lat, long, time(sec) to nearest nav fix, data values
    

    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:


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-5-71-np.050 [SINS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197105150050000    197105160510000
    197105160516000    197105160550000
    197105160600000    197105160600000
    197105160928000    197105160928000
    197105160959000    197105160959000
    197105161029000    197105161029000
    197105161100000    197105161100000
    197105161115000    197105161115000
    197105161130000    197105161130000
    197105161145000    197105161145000
    197105161200000    197105161200000
    197105161300000    197105161334000
    197105161355000    197105170105000
    197105170200000    197105170205000
    197105170225000    197105170229000
    197105170245000    197105170245000
    197105170255000    197105170300000
    197105170315000    197105170339000
    197105170345000    197105170400000
    197105170420000    197105170434000
    197105170440000    197105170514000
    197105170520000    197105171245000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Magnetics Data (w-5-71-np.220_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197105150053000    197105150432000
    197105150438000    197105150528000
    197105150534000    197105150624000
    197105150630000    197105150715000
    197105150721000    197105150806000
    197105150812000    197105151321000
    197105151327000    197105151837000
    197105151843000    197105160044000
    197105160050000    197105160510000
    197105160516000    197105160525000
    197105161355000    197105162359000
    197105170005000    197105170055000
    197105170604000    197105170803000
    197105170809000    197105171242000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    Bathymetry Data (w-5-71-np.325_050)
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    197105150050000    197105150240000
    197105150250000    197105151915000
    197105151925000    197105152030000
    197105152040000    197105152200000
    197105152210000    197105160020000
    197105160030000    197105160145000
    197105160155000    197105160215000
    197105160225000    197105160410000
    197105160425000    197105160510000
    197105160520000    197105160550000
    197105160600000    197105160600000
    197105160928000    197105160928000
    197105160959000    197105160959000
    197105161029000    197105161029000
    197105161100000    197105161100000
    197105161115000    197105161115000
    197105161130000    197105161130000
    197105161145000    197105161145000
    197105161200000    197105161200000
    197105161300000    197105161334000
    197105161355000    197105162310000
    197105162320000    197105170105000
    197105170200000    197105170205000
    197105170225000    197105170229000
    197105170245000    197105170245000
    197105170255000    197105170300000
    197105170315000    197105170339000
    197105170345000    197105170400000
    197105170420000    197105170434000
    197105170440000    197105170514000
    197105170520000    197105170600000
    197105170610000    197105171245000
    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-5-71-NP data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w571np/html/w-5-71-np.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: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w571np/html/w-5-71-np.nav.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w571np/html/w-5-71-np.mag.html>

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.0
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/w/w571np/html/w-5-71-np.bath.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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