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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Submetrix Swath Bathymetric and Video data of field activity Z-2-06-SC in Santa Barbara Channel from 07/06/2006 to 07/26/2006
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Guy Cochrane, Pete Dartnell, Amy Draut. Submetrix Swath Bathymetric and Video data (submetrix, video) of field activity Z-2-06-SC in Santa Barbara Channel from 07/06/2006 to 07/26/2006, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/z/z206sc/html/z-2-06-sc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
submetrix
video
Notes -
Cochrane, Guy, Mapping the Sea Floor Off Santa Barbara, California, Sept 2006 Sound Waves, <A HREF=" <http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/09/fieldwork2.html>"><http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/09/fieldwork2.html><BR>
files on /imgarc2/Z-2-06-SC
Publications -
Lorenson, T.D, Hostettler, F.D., Rosenbauer, R.J., Peters, K.E., Kvenvolden,
K.A., Dougherty, J.A., Gutmacher, C.E., Wong, F.L., and Normark, W.R., 2009,
Natural offshore seepage and related tarball accumulation on the California
coastline; Santa Barbara Channel and the southern Santa Maria Basin; source
identification and inventory: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1225
and MMS report 2009-030, 116 p. and spreadsheets. URL:
<A HREF ="
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1225/>" target ="OF"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1225/>

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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, Submetrix Swath Bathymetric and Video data of field activity Z-2-06-SC in Santa Barbara Channel from 07/06/2006 to 07/26/2006: 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: -119.92137
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.26310
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.47285
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.21149

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 06-Jul-2006
    Ending_Date: 26-Jul-2006
    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: Santa Barbara Channel
      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?

    Guy Cochrane (chief scientist); Pete Dartnell (chief scientist); Amy Draut (geologist); Mike Boyle (electronics technician); Gerry Hatcher (electronics technician); Andy Stevenson (sonar specialist); Jamie Conrad (information specialist); Neomi Mustain (watchstander); David Finlayson (sonar specialist); Donna Schroeder (biologist); Scott Cross (ship captain); Brayton Pointner (ship captain)

  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: 23-Jan-2007 (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:
    Lorenson, T.D, Hostettler, F.D., Rosenbauer, R.J., Peters, K.E., Kvenvolden, K.A., Dougherty, J.A., Gutmacher, C.E., Wong, F.L., and Normark, W.R., 2009, Natural offshore seepage and related tarball accumulation on the California coastline; Santa Barbara Channel and the southern Santa Maria Basin; source identification and inventory: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1225 and MMS report 2009-030, 116 p. and spreadsheets. URL: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1225/>" target ="OF"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1225/>



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 (z-2-06-sc.064 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200607060044060    200607060044060
    200607060050110    200607060050480
    200607060057080    200607060101340
    200607060107450    200607060119020
    200607060127230    200607060128180
    200607061540070    200607061544200
    200607061551080    200607061619250
    200607061624490    200607061737090
    200607071723100    200607072214490
    200607072236170    200607072258290
    200607072303300    200607072303300
    200607081457480    200607090148580
    200607091337220    200607100029090
    200607100044240    200607100052010
    200607101345440    200607110036420
    200607111405070    200607111419150
    200607111427300    200607111430500
    200607111436040    200607120112110
    200607121358230    200607130040140
    200607131340560    200607131343160
    200607131349170    200607132014520
    200607132023330    200607132038380
    200607132044170    200607132212270
    200607141354430    200607142322080
    200607142328010    200607142350570
    200607151335370    200607151344010
    200607151350260    200607152315340
    200607161359430    200607162302470
    200607171414190    200607180004450
    200607181456250    200607190057310
    200607191449080    200607200019170
    200607201413490    200607201414260
    200607201422380    200607201422460
    200607201430270    200607210010390
    200607210023140    200607210107430
    200607211416190    200607212210170
    200607212218300    200607212222130
    200607212230380    200607220021110
    200607221424380    200607221424380
    200607221430560    200607221935280
    200607231447040    200607231455260
    200607231501360    200607232154080
    200607241416110    200607250017340
    200607251420380    200607252258250
    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 Z-2-06-SC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/z/z206sc/html/z-2-06-sc.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: 2.3
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/z/z206sc/html/z-2-06-sc.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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