This dataset was collected in order to identify shallow geohazards, benthic habitats, and thereby the potential for alternative energy infrastructure (namely floating wind turbines) offshore south-central California due to its proximity to power grid infrastructure associated with the Morro Bay power plant.
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Use_Constraints:USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain from the U.S. Government and are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize and acknowledge the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the originator of the dataset and in products derived from these data.
Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by 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.
|Data format:||Multi-sensor core logging (MSCL) data are packaged per core or core segment as identified in the folder file name. Within each folder are .cal, .dat, .out, .raw, and .csv files. in format various delimited text files (version NA) Size: 144.7|
Users will need WinZip, pkUnzip, or similar software to unzip the data package. Within the unzipped folder, data are presented per core. Each sub-folder contains GeoTek proprietary .cal, .dat, .out, and .raw files. Excel or any text-reading software can be used to read the .csv file.