p192sc.m77t and p192sc.h77t: MGD77T data and header files for single-beam bathymetry data for field activity P-1-92-SC in Santa Monica Basin, Southern California from 01/30/1992 to 02/04/1992

Online link https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/catalog/spcmsc/DS757_p192sc.faq.html
Description Single-beam bathymetry data along with Loran-C and GPS navigation data was collected as part of the U.S. Geological Survey cruise P-1-92-SC. The cruise was conducted in Santa Monica Basin, Southern California from January 30 to February 4, 1992. The chief scientist was Bill Normark from the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology office in Menlo Park, CA and Dave Piper from the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC). The purpose of this cruise was to define the growth pattern of Navy Fan (offshore from San Diego in the California Continental Borderland) over the past few hundred thousand years. Specifically, the goals were to better understand the processes that lead to the formation of sandy submarine fans and the role of sea level changes in their formation. .The geophysical source was a Raytheon 12 kilohertz (kHz) PTR echosounder and ORE 3.5 kHz echosounder. These data are reformatted from space-delimited ASCII text files located in the Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) InfoBank field activity catalog at http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p/p192sc/html/p-1-92-sc.meta.html into MGD77T format provided by the NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center(NGDC). The MGD77T format includes a header (documentation) file (.h77t) and a data file (.m77t). More information regarding this format can be found in the publication listed in the Cross_reference section of this metadata file. [More]
Originators U.S. Geological Survey; Coastal and Marine Geology Program; Schreppel, Heather A.; Degnan, Carolyn H.; Metzger, Dan R.; and Dadisman, Shawn V.
Field activities P192SC

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