l582sp.m77t - MGD77 data file for Geophysical data from field activity L-5-82-SP in Tonga Ridge, Southern Pacific from 03/28/1982 to 04/25/1982

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Title:
l582sp.m77t - MGD77 data file for Geophysical data from field activity L-5-82-SP in Tonga Ridge, Southern Pacific from 03/28/1982 to 04/25/1982
Abstract:
Single-beam bathymetry, gravity, and magnetic data along with DGPS navigation data was collected as part of field activity L-5-82-SP in Tonga Ridge, Southern Pacific from 03/28/1982 to 04/25/1982, http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l582sp/html/l-5-82-sp.meta.html 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/l/l582sp/html/l-5-82-sp.bath.html, http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l582sp/html/l-5-82-sp.grav.html, and http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/l/l582sp/html/l-5-82-sp.mag.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.
Supplemental_Information:
The navigation data are digitally collected using a Satellite Integrated Navigation (SINS) system. The system is a space-based satellite navigation maintained by the United States government and is accessible using a satellite receiver. This system provides navigational accuracy of approximately 200 m.The Data Acquistion, Processing, and Storage (DAPS) group performs a number of processing steps to the navigation data once it is collected which can vary by cruise. These steps are outlined within the header information in each individual digital navigation (.05x) space-delimited ASCII data file. The header information rows are indicated by lines beginning with the character "!". There is no information on how the single-beam bathymetry, gravity, and magnetic data were collected. For each data gathering cruise leg, the available data in the following categories are forwarded to NGDC: navigation, gravity, magnetics, bathymetry, and seismic shot points. The available data for each cruise leg are re-formatted and combined into the Marine Geophysical Data Exchange Format (MGD77) and into the internal NGDC SEIS-NAV format by USGS using several USGS developed FORTRAN programs.The FORTRAN programs sample the navigation to every integer minute of the cruise. When necessary, the latitudes and longitudes are linearly interpolated. If the time between the actual navigation fixes exceeds five minutes, no data are included in the MGD77 file.To build the MGD77 file, gravity, magnetics, and bathymetry are added to this sampled navigation. When necessary, gravity, magnetics, and bathymetry data are linearly interpolated if the time between the actual data samples does not exceed five minutes. If a time gap exceeds this, the data are not reported.The navigation data are merged with the seismic shot point data in a SEIS- NAV format file. For this file, navigation data are interpolated for each shot point. Both types of files are written to magnetic tape and sent to NGDC.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    U.S. Geological Survey, and Coastal and Marine Geology Program, 2013, l582sp.m77t - MGD77 data file for Geophysical data from field activity L-5-82-SP in Tonga Ridge, Southern Pacific from 03/28/1982 to 04/25/1982: U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA.

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    This is part of the following larger work.

    Steele, Wm. Clinton, Degnan, Carolyn H., Deeter, Gary B., and Riordan, Jean A., 1980, DESCRIPTION OF MARINE GEOPHYSICAL DATA COLLECTED BY THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND HOW TO OBTAIN IT: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 167, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: 168.41679
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -170.74139
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.43070
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -23.47230
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 28-Mar-1982
    Ending_Date: 25-Apr-1982
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tab-delimited ASCII text files
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Tonga Ridge, Southern 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 0.000001. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.000001. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees. The horizontal datum used is D_WGS_1984.
      The ellipsoid used is WGS_1984.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.25722210100002.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    l582sp.m77t
    MGD77T single-beam bathymetry, gravity, and magnetics data file for L582SP (Source: NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center, See Hittelman and others (2010) Cross_Reference section above for details about the MGD77T format and citation information.)
    SURVEY_ID
    Survey identifier supplied by the contributing organization (Source: NGDC) This identifier varies in format and is supplied by the contributing organization
    TIMEZONE
    Time-zone correction (Source: NGDC) In our datasets, no correction was applied. All values equal 0.
    DATE
    YYYYMMDD (Source: NGDC)
    Range of values
    Minimum:19820328
    Maximum:19820425
    Units:Year, month, day
    TIME
    Time (Source: NGDC)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:2359.766
    Units:hours and decimal minutes
    LAT
    Latitude (Source: World Geodetic System 1984 Geographic Coordinate System)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-23.47611
    Maximum:-14.27442
    Units:decimal degrees
    LON
    Longitude (Source: World Geodetic System 1984 Geographic Coordinate System)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-179.99886
    Maximum:179.99877
    Units:decimal degrees
    POS_TYPE
    Indicates how lat/lon was obtained (Source: NGDC)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:3
    Units:1 = observed fix, 3 = interpolated fix, nil = unspecified
    BAT_TTIME
    Bathymetry, 2-way travel time (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.006
    Maximum:13.92
    Units:seconds
    CORR_DEPTH
    Bathymetry, corrected depth (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
    Range of values
    Minimum:4.5
    Maximum:10805
    Units:decimal meters
    BAT_CPCO
    Bathymetric Correction code - details the procedure used for determining the sound velocity correction to depth (Source: NGDC)
    Range of values
    Minimum:63
    Maximum:63
    Units:01-55 Matthews' Zones with zone , 59 Matthews' Zones, no zone specified, 60 S. Kuwahara Formula, 61 Wilson Formula, 62 Del Grosso Formula, 63 Carter's Tables, 88 Other (see Add. Doc.), 97 Computed using 1500 meters/sec, 98 Unknown if Corrected, 99 Unspecified
    BAT_TYPCO
    Bathymetry type code - indicates how the bathymetric value was obtained (Source: NGDC)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:3
    Units:1 - Observed, 3 - Interpolated (Header Seq. 12), 9 - Unspecified
    MAG_TOT
    Magnetics total field - 1st sensor (Source: NGDC)
    Range of values
    Minimum:40218
    Maximum:51193.8
    Units:gammas
    MAG_RES
    Magnetics residual field field (Source: NGDC)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-630.1
    Maximum:6832.1
    Units:gammas
    GRA_OBS
    Observed gravity (Source: NGDC)
    Range of values
    Minimum:978265.8
    Maximum:979057.6
    Units:milligals
    EOTVOS
    EOTVOS correction - E = 7.5 V cos(phi) * sin(alpha) + 0.0042 V*V (Source: NGDC)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-84.6
    Maximum:67.5
    Units:milligals
    FREEAIR
    Free-air Anomaly = G(observed) minus G(theoretical) (Source: NGDC)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-319.4
    Maximum:26.7
    Units:milligals
    LINEID
    LINE/TRACK/SEGMENT ID (Source: NGDC)
    Range of values
    Minimum:3
    Maximum:18
    Units:Used, for example, to cross reference with seismic data.
    POINTID
    SEISMIC SHOT-POINT NUMBER/POINT ID (Source: NGDC)
    Range of values
    Minimum:50
    Maximum:6590
    Units:Used, for example, to cross reference with seismic data.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Bathymetry, gravity, magnetic, and navigation data for U.S. Geological Survey bathymetry survey L582SP in MGD77T format.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    Attributes are obtained from MGD77T data files created from the navigation gravity, magnetic, and bathymetry best files. MGD77T is the standard, defined data format used for geophysical data in the National Geophysical Data Center. See Cross_Reference section above for citation details.

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • U.S. Geological Survey
    • Coastal and Marine Geology Program
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
    Dave Scholl (Chief Scientist, USGS)
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    Gregory K. Miller
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Physical Scientist
    600 4th Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL
    USA

    (727) 803-8747, ext. 3020 (voice)
    gmiller@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

These data and information are intended for science researchers,students, policy makers, and general public. These data are not to be used for navigation purposes. The data are reformatted into MGD77T standard format for inclusion into NOAA's NGDC geophysical database. From there the data will be made available to GeoMapApp ( http://www.geomapapp.org/ ) and Virtual Ocean ( http://www.virtualocean.org/ ) Earth-browsing software. Access to the data is also provided via the USGS Coastal and Marine Geoscience Data System ( http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/ ).

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: 19-Jan-1996 (process 1 of 6)
    Navigation Data >Converted to time format with year at start. > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.072; >DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;3 >Eotvos/course/speed/distance data >taking eotvos field from L582SP.GRVSH3 > >Input was... >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.071; >DUA0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;1 >Eotvos/course/speed/distance data > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.055; >DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE; >Integrated navigation (SINS) data > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.GRVSH3; >DUA0:[DRS.PLT.GRAPHED]GRAPHED.EXE; >SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data >hand edited out spikes in FAA field >original time/lat/lon/eot/obsgrv/theogrv/faa data from running >EOTCOR on DISCO::[JON.TAPE.LISTS]L582SP.GRVSH1 w/ EOTCOR.DAT > >Input was... >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.GRVSH3; >DUA0:[DRS.PLT.GRAPHED]GRAPHED.EXE; >SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data >hand edited out spikes in FAA field >original time/lat/lon/eot/obsgrv/theogrv/faa data from running >EOTCOR on DISCO::[JON.TAPE.LISTS]L582SP.GRVSH1 w/ EOTCOR.DAT > Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG)
    Attn: Carolyn H. Degnan
    Geophysicist
    USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center, 400 Natural Bridges Drive
    Santa Cruz, CA
    USA

    (831) 460-7452 (voice)
    (831) 427-4748 (FAX)
    infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov
    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 2 of 6)
    Gravity Data >10/31/1998 /tiger/l/l582sp/grav/l-5-82-sp.153_072 >/bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge > >Input was... >Converted to time format with year at start. > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.153; >DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE; >SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.GRVSH3; >DUA0:[DRS.PLT.GRAPHED]GRAPHED.EXE; >SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data >hand edited out spikes in FAA field >original time/lat/lon/eot/obsgrv/theogrv/faa data from running >EOTCOR on DISCO::[JON.TAPE.LISTS]L582SP.GRVSH1 w/ EOTCOR.DAT > >Input was... >Converted to time format with year at start. > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.072; >DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;3 >Eotvos/course/speed/distance data >taking eotvos field from L582SP.GRVSH3 > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.071; >DUA0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;1 >Eotvos/course/speed/distance data > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.055; >DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE; >Integrated navigation (SINS) data > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.GRVSH3; >DUA0:[DRS.PLT.GRAPHED]GRAPHED.EXE; >SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data >hand edited out spikes in FAA field >original time/lat/lon/eot/obsgrv/theogrv/faa data from running >EOTCOR on DISCO::[JON.TAPE.LISTS]L582SP.GRVSH1 w/ EOTCOR.DAT > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.GRVSH3; >DUA0:[DRS.PLT.GRAPHED]GRAPHED.EXE; >SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data >hand edited out spikes in FAA field >original time/lat/lon/eot/obsgrv/theogrv/faa data from running >EOTCOR on DISCO::[JON.TAPE.LISTS]L582SP.GRVSH1 w/ EOTCOR.DAT > >time, lat, long, time(sec) to nearest nav fix, data values Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG)
    Attn: Carolyn H. Degnan
    Geophysicist
    USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center, 400 Natural Bridges Drive
    Santa Cruz, CA
    USA

    (831) 460-7452 (voice)
    (831) 427-4748 (FAX)
    infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov
    Date: 20-Jun-2012 (process 3 of 6)
    Magnetics Data >06/20/2012 carolyn l-5-82-sp.223_072 > >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/magred1111/magred1111.for >Using geodetic coordinate system (Earth shape approximated by spheriod) >with altitude 0.0 km (for sea level). > >Input was... >10/31/1998 /tiger/l/l582sp/mag/l-5-82-sp.222_072 >/bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge > >Converted to time format with year at start. > >06/22/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.M]L582SP.222; >DUA0:[DRS.PLT]GRAPHED.EXE; >Edited magnetics data >edited out spikes by hand > >06/21/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.M]L582SP.221; >DUA0:[DRS.NGDC]DESPIKE.EXE; >Edited magnetics data >deleted recs w/ +/-3000.0 gamma residuals > >06/20/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.M]L582SP.220; >DUA0:[DRS.MAG]MAGRED.EXE;5 >Edited magnetics data > >12/04/85 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.M]L582SP220.200; >DRB0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4 >was L582SP._.MAGSB1 on TAM369 >was L582SP220.DAT on VAM369 > >10/20/86 BECKIE DUA0:[DATA.L384SP]L582SP.070; >DUA0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE; > >04/17/85 KAYE USR$DISK:[KAYE.MISCLEE]L582SP.050; >USR$DISK:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE;4 > Data adjusted in March 1985 to match 1984 data. > >Converted to time format with year at start. > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.072; >DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;3 >Eotvos/course/speed/distance data >taking eotvos field from L582SP.GRVSH3 > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.071; >DUA0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;1 >Eotvos/course/speed/distance data > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.055; >DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE; >Integrated navigation (SINS) data > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.GRVSH3; >DUA0:[DRS.PLT.GRAPHED]GRAPHED.EXE; >SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data >hand edited out spikes in FAA field >original time/lat/lon/eot/obsgrv/theogrv/faa data from running >EOTCOR on DISCO::[JON.TAPE.LISTS]L582SP.GRVSH1 w/ EOTCOR.DAT > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.GRVSH3; >DUA0:[DRS.PLT.GRAPHED]GRAPHED.EXE; >SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data >hand edited out spikes in FAA field >original time/lat/lon/eot/obsgrv/theogrv/faa data from running >EOTCOR on DISCO::[JON.TAPE.LISTS]L582SP.GRVSH1 w/ EOTCOR.DAT > >time, lat, long, time(sec) to nearest nav fix, data values Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG)
    Attn: Carolyn H. Degnan
    Geophysicist
    USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center, 400 Natural Bridges Drive
    Santa Cruz, CA
    USA

    (831) 460-7452 (voice)
    (831) 427-4748 (FAX)
    infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov
    Date: 31-Oct-1998 (process 4 of 6)
    Bathymetry Data >10/31/1998 /tiger/l/l582sp/bath/l-5-82-sp.331_072 >/bear/programs/edit/automerge/automerge > >Input was... >Converted to time format with year at start. > >06/23/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.B]L582SP.331; >DUA0:[DRS.PLT.GRAPHED]GRAPHED.EXE; >Edited bathymetry data > >06/12/85 BECKIE USR$DISK:[DRS.DATA.L582SP.B]L582SP.330; >DRA1:[DRS.BAT]BATRED.EXE;1 >This file is hand-digetized bathymetry in 2-way seconds. >Calculated depth assumes travel-time of sound in water >at 1500M/sec. > >Input was... >Converted to time format with year at start. > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.072; >DUA0:[DRS.EDIT]MERGEIT.EXE;3 >Eotvos/course/speed/distance data >taking eotvos field from L582SP.GRVSH3 > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.071; >DUA0:[DRS.NAV]EOTCSSP.EXE;1 >Eotvos/course/speed/distance data > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.055; >DUA0:[DRS.REFMT]REFORMAT.EXE; >Integrated navigation (SINS) data > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.GRVSH3; >DUA0:[DRS.PLT.GRAPHED]GRAPHED.EXE; >SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data >hand edited out spikes in FAA field >original time/lat/lon/eot/obsgrv/theogrv/faa data from running >EOTCOR on DISCO::[JON.TAPE.LISTS]L582SP.GRVSH1 w/ EOTCOR.DAT > >07/01/88 CAROLYN DRS$DATA:[L582SP.G]L582SP.GRVSH3; >DUA0:[DRS.PLT.GRAPHED]GRAPHED.EXE; >SKIPNSAVED Free Air Anomaly data >hand edited out spikes in FAA field >original time/lat/lon/eot/obsgrv/theogrv/faa data from running >EOTCOR on DISCO::[JON.TAPE.LISTS]L582SP.GRVSH1 w/ EOTCOR.DAT > >time, lat, long, time(sec) to nearest nav fix, data values Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG)
    Attn: Carolyn H. Degnan
    Geophysicist
    USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center, 400 Natural Bridges Drive
    Santa Cruz, CA
    USA

    (831) 460-7452 (voice)
    (831) 427-4748 (FAX)
    infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov
    Date: 20-Jun-2012 (process 5 of 6)
    MGD77 file creation - The available data for each cruise leg are re-formatted and combined into the Marine Geophysical Data Exchange Format (MGD77) and into the internal NGDC SEIS-NAV format by USGS using several USGS developed FORTRAN programs.The FORTRAN programs sample the navigation to every integer minute of the cruise. When necessary, the latitudes and longitudes are linearly interpolated. If the time between the actual navigation fixes exceeds five minutes, no data are included in the MGD77 file.To build the MGD77 file, gravity, magnetics, and bathymetry are added to this sampled navigation. When necessary, gravity, magnetics, and bathymetry data are linearly interpolated if the time between the actual data samples does not exceed five minutes. If a time gap exceeds this, the data are not reported.The navigation data are merged with the seismic shot point data in a SEIS- NAV format file. For this file, navigation data are interpolated for each shot point. Both types of files are written to magnetic tape and sent to NGDC. Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG)
    Attn: Carolyn H. Degnan
    Geophysicist
    USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center, 400 Natural Bridges Drive
    Santa Cruz, CA
    USA

    (831) 460-7452 (voice)
    (831) 427-4748 (FAX)
    infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov
    Date: 01-Feb-2017 (process 6 of 6)
    Keywords section of metadata optimized for discovery in USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Data Catalog. Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: Alan O. Allwardt
    Contractor -- Information Specialist
    2885 Mission Street
    Santa Cruz, CA

    831-460-7551 (voice)
    831-427-4748 (FAX)
    aallwardt@usgs.gov
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?
    Hittelman, Allen M., Groman, Robert C., Haworth, Richard T., Holcombe, Troy L., McHendrie, Graig, Smith, Stuart M., and Metzger, Dan R., 2010, The marine geophysical data exchange format - MGD77 / MGD77T: National Geophysical Data Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 25 p.

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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
    The validity or accuracy of bathymetry and navigation data is highly qualitative and depends on equipment and operating condition variables. Data quality is unknown, MGD77T files were formatted from InfoBank files 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 (l-5-82-sp.072) >YYYYMMDDHHMMSST YYYYMMDDHHMMSST >198203281231420 198204240129180 >198204240155240 198204241108540 >198204241134480 198204241610480 >198204241707480 198204242201240 >198204242316300 198204252032180 >YYYYMMDDHHMMSST YYYYMMDDHHMMSST >Gravity Data (l-5-82-sp.153_072) >YYYYMMDDHHMMSST YYYYMMDDHHMMSST >198203281231420 198203281928420 >198203281950420 198203282025000 >198203282048000 198203282106000 >198203282148000 198203290036300 >198203290136300 198203290242300 >198203290300300 198203291154300 >198203291215060 198203291525300 >198203291722420 198203300112420 >198203300432240 198203300700240 >198203300729300 198203301827180 >198203301847180 198203302132480 >198204020222000 198204020252000 >198204020335000 198204020535000 >198204020615000 198204022010540 >198204022042540 198204030000540 >198204030006180 198204030904240 >198204031029360 198204031300360 >198204031342360 198204031940180 >198204032013180 198204032153240 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  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    This data set is from one field activity with unknown instrument calibrations. Processed bathymetric depths were spot checked based on latitude and longitude against the Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) grid within GeoMapApp to ensure reasonable values.

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
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Use_Constraints:
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    U.S. Geological Survey
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    USA

    (650) 329-5078 (voice)
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  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? Downloadable Data
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 01-Feb-2017
Metadata author:
Gregory K. Miller
U.S. Geological Survey
Physical Scientist
U.S. Geological Survey, 600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
USA

(727) 803-8747, ext. 3020 (voice)
gmiller@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
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