Navigation data for marine geophysical data collected collected between Fort Bragg and Point Arena (northern Califrnia) during field activity C-1-10-NC from 08/09/2010 to 08/15/2010

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Navigation data for marine geophysical data collected collected between Fort Bragg and Point Arena (northern Califrnia) during field activity C-1-10-NC from 08/09/2010 to 08/15/2010
Abstract:
This dataset includes navigation data for marine geophysical data jointly collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Oregon State University in 2010, between Fort Bragg and Point Arena in northern California.
Supplemental_Information:
Additional information about the field activity from which these data were derived is available online at: https://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/c/c110nc/html/c-1-10-nc.meta.html Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Beeson, Jeffrey W., Johnson, Samuel Y., Goldfinger, Chris, and Hartwell, Stephen R., 2016, Navigation data for marine geophysical data collected collected between Fort Bragg and Point Arena (northern Califrnia) during field activity C-1-10-NC from 08/09/2010 to 08/15/2010:.

    Online Links:

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Beeson, Jeffrey W., Johnson, Samuel Y., Goldfinger, Chris, and Hartwell, Stephen R., 2016, Marine geophysical data—Cape Mendocino to Point Arena, northern California: data release dx.doi:10.5066/F7GT5K8R, U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.96499
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.70200
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.56208
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.02353
  3. What does it look like?
    https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/imap/57058487e4b0d4e2b7572b50 (GIF)
    Trackline map of C-1-10-NC
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 09-Aug-2010
    Ending_Date: 15-Aug-2010
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition at the time the data were collected
  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?
      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • String
    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?
    Seismic navigation
    points representing each seismic trace (Source: This report)
    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI) Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI) Coordinates defining the features.
    Trace
    Survey trace identifier (Source: This report) text field containing the identifier for each survey trace
    Line
    Survey line identifier (Source: This report) text field containing the identifier for each survey line

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • Jeffrey W. Beeson
    • Samuel Y. Johnson
    • Chris Goldfinger
    • Stephen R. Hartwell
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
    Attn: Stephen Hartwell
    Geologist
    2885 Mission Street
    Santa Cruz, CA
    USA

    (831) 460-7814 (voice)
    (831) 427-4748 (FAX)
    shartwell@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

These data were collected as part of USGS efforts to better understand the northernmost section of the San Andreas Fault Zone. 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: 2012 (process 1 of 1)
    The latitute and longitude of each seismic trace were extracted from the original SEG-Y files, and concatenated to a single text file. The text file was then converted to polyline shapefile format. See http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7GT5K8R for original seismic SEG-Y data. Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG)
    Attn: Stephen R. Hartwell
    Geologist
    2885 Mission Street
    Santa Cruz, CA
    US

    831-460-7814 (voice)
    831-427-4748 (FAX)
    shartwell@usgs.gov
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

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?
    Dataset is considered complete for the information presented, as described in the abstract. Users are advised to read the rest of the metadata record carefully for additional details.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    No formal logical accuracy tests were conducted

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Access_Constraints:
None. USGS-authored or -produced data and information are in the public domain.
Use_Constraints:
The U.S. Geological Survey requests to be acknowledged as the originator of the data in future products or derivative research. Share data products developed using these data with the U.S. Geological Survey.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
    Denver Federal Center, Building 810, Mail Stop 302
    Denver, CO
    USA

    1-888-275-8747 (voice)
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? Downloadable Data C-1-10-NC data set
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    These data, identified as corrected, high-resolution seismic-reflection data, have been approved for release and publication by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although these data have been subjected to rigorous review and are substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, it is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The USGS or the U.S. Government shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.
  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 2016
Last Reviewed: 2016
Metadata author:
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Attn: Stephen R. Hartwell
2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
US

831-460-7814 (voice)
831-427-4748 (FAX)
shartwell@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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