Chirp and minisparker seismic-reflection data of field activity F-02-07-NC collected offshore San Mateo County, California, from 2007-03-22 to 2007-04-06

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Chirp and minisparker seismic-reflection data of field activity F-02-07-NC collected offshore San Mateo County, California, from 2007-03-22 to 2007-04-06
Abstract:
High-resolution single-channel Chirp and minisparker seismic-reflection data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in March and April 2007, offshore San Mateo County, California. Data were collected aboard the R/V Fulmar during field activity F-02-07-NC. Chirp data were collected using an EdgeTech 512 chirp subbottom system and were recorded with a Triton SB-Logger. Minisparker data were collected using a SIG 2-mille minisparker sound source combined with a single-channel streamer, and both were recorded with a Triton SB-Logger.
Supplemental_Information:
Additional information about the field activities from which these data were derived is available online at:
http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=F207NC
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?
    Ross, Stephanie L., Chin, Jonathan L., Johnson, Samuel Y., and Sliter, Ray W., 20191127, Chirp and minisparker seismic-reflection data of field activity F-02-07-NC collected offshore San Mateo County, California, from 2007-03-22 to 2007-04-06: data release DOI:10.5066/P980S50B, U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, California.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.7990
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.4103
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.7595
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.2638
  3. What does it look like?
    https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/file/get/5cd312dce4b09b8c0b7a5d05?name=F0207NC_all_nav.jpg&allowOpen=true (JPEG)
    Map of all tracklines
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 22-Mar-2007
    Ending_Date: 06-Apr-2007
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition at time data were collected
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: seismic-reflection data in SEG-Y format
  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)
    • Stephanie L. Ross
    • Jonathan L. Chin
    • Samuel Y. Johnson
    • Ray W. Sliter
  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: PCMSC Science Data Coordinator
    2885 Mission Street
    Santa Cruz, CA

    831-427-4747 (voice)
    pcmsc_data@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

This work was funded by the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program’s Marine Geohazards project. The high-resolution seismic-reflection profiles provide fault geometry information of the San Gregorio, San Andreas, and Golden Gate faults to be used to update the USGS Quaternary fault database and to use in shaking-hazard models developed by the Working Group for California Earthquake probabilities. Other objectives of the mission were to determine the thickness of Holocene sediments and to verify surficial mapping. 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: 19-Oct-2020 (process 1 of 1)
    Edited metadata to add keywords section with USGS persistent identifier as theme keyword. No data were changed. Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: VeeAnn A. Cross
    Marine Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA

    508-548-8700 x2251 (voice)
    508-457-2310 (FAX)
    vatnipp@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?
  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?
    not applicable for this overview metadata file
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    not applicable for this overview metadata file

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Access_Constraints: None
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 as the originator of the dataset and in products derived from these data. This information is not intended for navigation purposes.
  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

    1-888-275-8747 (voice)
    sciencebase@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? Chirp and minisparker data are available in SEG-Y format.
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by 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.
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Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 19-Oct-2020
Metadata author:
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Attn: PCMSC Science Data Coordinator
2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA

831-427-4747 (voice)
pcmsc_data@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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