Contours--Hueneme Canyon and Vicinity, California

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Title: Contours--Hueneme Canyon and Vicinity, California
Abstract:
This part of DS 781 presents data for the bathymetric contours of the Hueneme Canyon and Vicinity map area, California. The vector data file is included in "Contours_HuenemeCanyon.zip," which is accessible from https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/781/HuenemeCanyon/data_catalog_HuenemeCanyon.html. These data accompany the pamphlet and map sheets of Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Cochrane, G.R., Golden, N.E., Phillips, E.L., Ritchie, A.C., Kvitek, R.G., Greene, H.G., Krigsman, L.M., Endris, C.A., Clahan, K.B., Sliter, R.W., Wong, F.L., Yoklavich, M.M., and Normark, W.R. (S.Y. Johnson, ed.), 2012, California State Waters Map Series—-Hueneme Canyon and Vicinity, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3225, 41 p., 12 sheets, scale 1:24,000, https://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3225/.
The bathymetry map of Hueneme Canyon and Vicinity map area in southern California was generated from bathymetry data collected by California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and by Fugro Pelagos for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Joint Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise. Most of the offshore area was mapped by CSUMB in the summers of 2006 and 2007, using a 244-kHz Reson 8101 multibeam echosounder. The far-northern part of the offshore area was mapped by the USGS in 2006, using a 117-kHz SEA (AP) Ltd. SWATHplus-M phase-differencing sidescan sonar. The nearshore bathymetry and coastal topography were mapped for USACE by Fugro Pelagos in 2009, using the SHOALS-1000T bathymetric-lidar and Leica ALS60 topographic-lidar systems. All these mapping missions combined to collect bathymetry from the 0-m isobath to beyond the 3-nautical-mile limit of California's State Waters. To generate contours, a smooth arithmetic mean convolution function was applied to the bathymetry. Following smoothing, contour lines were generated at 10-meter intervals from -10 m to -100 m and at 50-meter intervals from -100 m to -400 m.
Supplemental_Information:
Additional information about the field activities from which these data were derived is available online at:
https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=Z206SC
Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Although this Federal Geographic Data Committee-compliant metadata file is intended to document the data set in nonproprietary form, as well as in Esri format, this metadata file may include some Esri-specific terminology.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Dartnell, Peter, Phillips, Eleyne L., Ritchie, Andrew C., Kvitek, Rikk G., and Johnson, Samuel Y., 2012, Contours--Hueneme Canyon and Vicinity, California: Data Series DS 781, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

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    This is part of the following larger work.

    Golden, Nadine E., 2013, California State Waters Map Series Data Catalog: Data Series DS 781, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.320048
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.13989
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.058606
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.222955
  3. What does it look like?
    https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/781/HuenemeCanyon/images/Contours_HuenemeCanyon.jpg (JPEG)
    Bathymetric contours of Hueneme Canyon and Vicinity
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 2006
    Ending_Date: 2009
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      This is a Raster data set. It contains the following raster data types:
      • Dimensions, type Grid Cell
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
      Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
      Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
      UTM_Zone_Number: 11
      Transverse_Mercator:
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -117.00000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.00000
      False_Easting: 500000.0
      False_Northing: 0.00
      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 2.0
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 2.0
      Planar coordinates are specified in Meters
      The horizontal datum used is WGS84.
      The ellipsoid used is NAVD88.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.00.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257223563.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    Contours_HuenemeCanyon.shp
    The shapefile attributes include FID - Internal Feature Number, SHAPE - feature geometry, VALUE - code for the seafloor character classes, ID - feature ID, and CONTOUR - contour depth value. The shapefile can be added to any Esri ArcMap project. (Source: Esri)
    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: Esri) Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
    SHAPE
    Feature geometry (Source: Esri) Polyline
    ID
    Unique identifier for each contour line. Value of 0 means the line segment has been generated during the smoothing process. (Source: Esri)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:145
    Units:Double
    CONTOUR
    Contours are lines that connect points of equal depth based on the bathymetry grid. The contour values indicate the depth value the line represents. This makes it easier to identifier features on the seafloor. After smoothing of the bathymetry grid, contour lines were generated at 10-meter intervals from -10 m to -100 m and at 50-meter intervals from -100 m to -350 m (the maximum depth in the grid is -398.65 m). Values are negative to indicate depth below sea level. The value of 0 represents a line segment created during the smoothing process. (Source: USGS)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:-350
    Units:Integer values representing depth as described above.

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • Peter Dartnell
    • Eleyne L. Phillips
    • Andrew C. Ritchie
    • Rikk G. Kvitek
    • Samuel Y. Johnson
  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
    US

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

Why was the data set created?

These data are intended for science researchers, students, policy makers, and the general public. These data can be used with geographic information systems or other software to identify bathymetric features.

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: 2010 (process 1 of 2)
    The bathymetry map of Hueneme Canyon and vicinity in southern California was generated from data collected by California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and by Fugro Pelagos for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Joint Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise. All these mapping missions combined to collect bathymetry from the 0-m isobath to beyond the 3-nautical-mile limit of California's State Waters. Final XYZ soundings and bathymetric-surface models were referenced to the World Geodetic System of 1984 (WGS 1984) relative to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 1988). Once all the bathymetric-surface models were transformed to a common projection and datum, the files were merged into one overall 2-m-resolution bathymetric-surface model. Bathymetry data for the Santa Barbara Channel out to the 3-nautical-mile limit were mosaicked using the mosaic function in ArcGIS 10, with the FIRST operator. Data were merged in the following order (source in parentheses): sbc_a(CSUMB), sbc_b(CSUMB), sbc_c(CSUMB), sbc_d(CSUMB), sbc_e(CSUMB), sbc_f(CSUMB), sbc_g(CSUMB), sbc_h(CSUMB), S-8-08-SC(USGS), S-1-05-SC(USGS), Z-1-07-SC(USGS), Z-2-06-SC(USGS), H11950_2mbthy(Fugro via CSUMB), H11950_5mbthy(Fugro via CSUMB), H11951_2mbthy(Fugro via CSUMB), H11951_5m_MLLW_6of7(Fugro via FGDC), H11952_2mbthy(Fugro via CSUMB), H11953_2mbthy(Fugro via CSUMB). After merging, data were exported at 10-m resolution in WGS84 UTM 11N and clipped to the the Hueneme Canyon and Vicinity, California, map boundary. A smooth arithmetic mean convolution function applying a weight of one-ninth to each cell in a 3-pixel by 3-pixel matrix was then applied iteratively to the grid ten times. Following smoothing, contour lines were generated at 10-meter intervals from -10 m to -100 m and at 50-meter intervals from -100 m to -350 m (the maximum depth in the grid is -398.65 m). Small gaps in contours were connected while leaving the CONTOUR fields blank to facilitate identification.
    Date: 26-Sep-2018 (process 2 of 2)
    Metadata was modified to bring up to current USGS PCMSC standards. Information for accompanying Scientific Investigations Report added to Abstract and Cross Reference sections. Point of Contact information was updated. USGS Thesaurus and keywords were added, and details about different Network Resource Name links was given in the Access Instructions section. Phone number for Metadata Contact was corrected. Minor typos were corrected. No data information was changed. Person who carried out this activity:
    Susan A Cochran
    U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
    2885 Mission St.
    Santa Cruz, CA
    United States

    831-460-7545 (voice)
    scochran@usgs.gov
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?
    Johnson, Samuel Y., Dartnell, Peter, Cochrane, Guy R., Golden, Nadine E., Phillips, Eleyne L., Ritchie, Andrew C., Kvitek, Rikk G., Greeene, H. Gary, Krigsman, Lisa M., Endris, Charles A., Clahan, Kevin B., Sliter, Ray W., Wong, Florence L., Yoklavich, Mary M., and Normark, William R., 2012, California State Waters Map Series--Hueneme Canyon and Vicinity, California: Scientific Investigations Map 3225, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
    Not applicable for raster data.
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    2 meters
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
    0.05 percent of the water depth.
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    Complete
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    Unspecified

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(s) 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
    345 Middlefield Rd
    Menlo Park, CA
    USA

    (650) 329-4309 (voice)
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? These data are available in shapefile format (Contours_HuenemeCanyon.shp and associated files) contained in a single zip file (Contours_HuenemeCanyon.zip), which also includes CSDGM FGDC-compliant metadata for the bathymetric contour data layer in the Hueneme Canyon and Vicinity region of California..
  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?
  5. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?
    The downloadable data file has been compressed with the "zip" command and can be unzipped with Winzip (or other tool) on Windows systems. To utilize these data, the user must have software capable of uncompressing the WinZip file and importing and viewing an Esri ArcMap TIFF. Users should download the ArcGIS Project File, HuenemeCanyonGIS.mxd.zip, a compressed (with the "zip" command) version of the ArcMap document (.mxd) that has all the data layers loaded in the table of contents for "Hueneme Canyon and Vicinity" and has all the data symbolized as on the map sheets. Download and save this ArcGIS project file, including all data layers, to the directory the user has created for this GIS.

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 26-Sep-2018
Metadata author:
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Attn: PCMSC Science Data Coordinator
2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
US

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

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