Graphical representations of data from sediment cores collected in 2009 offshore from Palos Verdes, California

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Title:
Graphical representations of data from sediment cores collected in 2009 offshore from Palos Verdes, California
Abstract:
This part of the data release includes graphical representation (figures) of data from sediment cores collected in 2009 offshore of Palos Verdes, California. This file graphically presents combined data for each core (one core per page). Data on each figure are continuous core photograph, CT scan (where available), graphic diagram core description (graphic legend included at right; visual grain size scale of clay, silt, very fine sand [vf], fine sand [f], medium sand [med], coarse sand [c], and very coarse sand [vc]), multi-sensor core logger (MSCL) p-wave velocity (meters per second) and gamma-ray density (grams per cc), radiocarbon age (calibrated years before present) with analytical error (years), and pie charts that present grain-size data as percent sand (white), silt (light gray), and clay (dark gray). This is one of seven files included in this U.S. Geological Survey data release that include data from a set of sediment cores acquired from the continental slope, offshore Los Angeles and the Palos Verdes Peninsula, adjacent to the Palos Verdes Fault. Gravity cores were collected by the USGS in 2009 (cruise ID S-I2-09-SC; http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=SI209SC), and vibracores were collected with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Doc Ricketts in 2010 (cruise ID W-1-10-SC; http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=W110SC). One spreadsheet (PalosVerdesCores_Info.xlsx) contains core name, location, and length. One spreadsheet (PalosVerdesCores_MSCLdata.xlsx) contains Multi-Sensor Core Logger P-wave velocity, gamma-ray density, and magnetic susceptibility whole-core logs. One zipped folder of .bmp files (PalosVerdesCores_Photos.zip) contains continuous core photographs of the archive half of each core. One spreadsheet (PalosVerdesCores_GrainSize.xlsx) contains laser particle grain size sample information and analytical results. One spreadsheet (PalosVerdesCores_Radiocarbon.xlsx) contains radiocarbon sample information, results, and calibrated ages. One zipped folder of DICOM files (PalosVerdesCores_CT.zip) contains raw computed tomography (CT) image files. One .pdf file (PalosVerdesCores_Figures.pdf) contains combined displays of data for each core, including graphic diagram descriptive logs. This particular metadata file describes the information contained in the file PalosVerdesCores_Figures.pdf. All cores are archived by the U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Maier, Katherine L., Paull, Charles K., McGann, Mary, and Conrad, James E., 2016, Graphical representations of data from sediment cores collected in 2009 offshore from Palos Verdes, California: data release DOI:10.5066/F7G44NB6, U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, California.

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    This is part of the following larger work.

    Maier, Katherine L., Paull, Charles K., McGann, Mary, and Conrad, James E., 2016, Sediment core data from offshore Palos Verdes, California: data release DOI:10.5066/F7G44NB6, U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, 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: -118.15795898325
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.99316406138
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.593666691854
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.355402040003
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 2009
    Ending_Date: 2010
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition at the time the cores were collected
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: PDF file
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      Indirect_Spatial_Reference: none
      This is a Point data set.
    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 0.001. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.001. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees. The horizontal datum used is WGS 84.
      The ellipsoid used is WGS 84.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257223563.
      Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
      Depth_System_Definition:
      Depth_Datum_Name: water depth (depth below sea level)
      Depth_Resolution: 0.1
      Depth_Distance_Units: meters below sea level
      Depth_Encoding_Method: Explicit depth coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    This file graphically presents combined data for each core (one core per page). Data displayed (from left to right) are continuous core photograph, CT scan (where available), graphic diagram core description (graphic legend included at right; visual grain size scale of clay, silt, very fine sand [vf], fine sand [f], medium sand [med], coarse sand [c], and very coarse sand [vc]), multi-sensor core logger (MSCL) p-wave velocity (meters per second) and gamma-ray density (grams per cc), radiocarbon age (calibrated years before present) with analytical error (years), and pie charts that present grain-size data as percent sand (white), silt (light gray), and clay (dark gray).
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    Sediment-core graphic data presentation figures are available in file PalosVerdesCores_Figures.pdf at:http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7G44NB6

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • Katherine L. Maier
    • Charles K. Paull
    • Mary McGann
    • James E. Conrad
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
    U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    Katherine L. Maier
    U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
    2885 Mission Street
    Santa Cruz, CA
    USA

    831-460-7461 (voice)
    kcoble@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

The sediment cores and subsequent core data were collected to investigate the Palos Verdes Fault and continental slope sedimentation.

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: 2015 (process 1 of 1)
    The USGS recovered gravity cores with the R/V Robert Gordon Sproul in 2009 from six sites flanking the Palos Verdes Fault on the continental slope northwest of San Gabriel Canyon (see cruise ID S-I2-09-SC (http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=SI209SC) for additional information), and in 2010, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) collected vibracores along transects in the same area using their remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Doc Ricketts aboard the R/V Western Flyer (see cruise ID W-1-10-SC (http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=W110SC) for additional information). Data from the multi-sensor core logger (MSCL) logging, continuous core photographs, CT scans, radiocarbon analyses, and grain size analyses (all data where available; see other files in this data release) were combined with graphic diagram core descriptions in figures in this pdf (one core per page).
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?
    Brothers, D.S., Conrad, J.E., Maier, K.L., Paull, C.K., McGann, M., and Caress, D.W., 2015, The Palos Verdes Fault offshore southern California: Late Pleistocene to Present tectonic geomorphology, seascape evolution and slip-rate estimate based on AUV and ROV surveys.

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    Maier, K.L., Brothers, D.S., Paull, C.K., McGann, M., Caress, D.W., and Conrad, J.E., 2016, Records of continental slope sediment flow morphodynamic responses to gradient and active faulting from integrated AUV and ROV data, offshore Palos Verdes, southern California Borderland.

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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
    No formal attribute accuracy tests were conducted
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    No formal positional accuracy tests were conducted
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
    No formal positional accuracy tests were conducted
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    Data set 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
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 and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute as the originator(s) of the dataset and in products derived from these data.
  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)
    sciencebase@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?
  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.
  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 07-Mar-2017
Metadata author:
Katherine L. Maier
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Research Geologist
2995 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
USA

831-460-7461 (voice)
kcoble@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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