Tectonic Map of Solomon Islands Region

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Tectonic Map of Solomon Islands Region
Abstract:
Figure displays bathymetry location of April 2007 earthquake and other geographic boundaries.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG), Prima, 20070406, Tectonic Map of Solomon Islands Region.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: 151.0000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 160.0000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -3.0000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -10.0000

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/tsunami/solomon07/images/tectonic_small.gif> (GIF)
    Figure displays schematic fault traces.

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

    Calendar_Date: 06-Apr-2007
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  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?

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?


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?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG)
    c/o Eric L. Geist
    Geophysicist
    U.S. Geological Survey, MailStop 999
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
    USA

    (650) 329-5457 (voice)
    (650) 329-5411 (FAX)
    egeist@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?

    ETOPO2 (source 1 of 3)
    U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis, 2001, 2-Minute Gridded Global Relief Data (ETOPO2).

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: online
    Source_Contribution:
    The 2-Minute Gridded Global Relief Data provided the bathymetry information.

    WVS (source 2 of 3)
    U.S. Defense Mapping Agency, 1990, World Vector Shoreline.

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: online
    Source_Contribution:
    The World Vector Shoreline provided the coastline information.

    plates (source 3 of 3)
    Peter Bird, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Un, 20030314, An updated digital model of plate boundaries.

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    The paper provided the plate boundaries.

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 2007 (process 1 of 3)
    The relief data were plotted with GMT4.1.1. Additional annotations were added using Adobe Illustrator 10.0.3.

    Date: 2007 (process 2 of 3)
    The shoreline data were plotted with GMT4.1.1.

    Date: 2007 (process 3 of 3)
    The plate boundaries were added using Adobe Illustrator 10.0.3.

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

    U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology, 2007, InfoBank.

    Online Links:


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    (information about omissions, selection criteria, generalization, definitions used, and other rules used to derive the data set.)

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    (an explanation of the fidelity of relationships in the data set and tests used.)


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints:
Figure is available over the internet in the "Tsunamis & Earthquakes (USGS)" web site at: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/tsunami/solomon07/>

Use_Constraints:
Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information.

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.


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 06-Apr-2007
Metadata author:
U.S. Geological Survey
c/o Eric L. Geist
Geophysicist
U.S. Geological Survey, MailStop 999
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
USA

(650) 329-5457 (voice)
(650) 329-5411 (FAX)
egeist@usgs.gov

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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