Acquisition logs maintained on U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2000-005-FA in the Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (PDF and Excel spreadsheet formats)

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Acquisition logs maintained on U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2000-005-FA in the Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (PDF and Excel spreadsheet formats)
Abstract:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mapped approximately 22 square miles of the Madison Swanson Marine Protected Area (MPA) and Steamboat Lumps MPA, which are located on the Florida shelf edge in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico in 2000 using sidescan sonar and high-resolution chirp seismic-reflection systems. This survey was conducted as part of a larger study of the effectiveness of no-fishing reserves in protecting grouper spawning aggregations. Field activity information for this cruise is available on-line through the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geoscience Data System at https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fa=2000-005-FA.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Acquisition logs maintained on U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2000-005-FA in the Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (PDF and Excel spreadsheet formats): data release DOI:10.5066/F7JD4TVC, U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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    This is part of the following larger work.

    Scanlon, Kathryn M., and Buczkowski, Brian J., 2016, High-resolution geophysical data collected in the Madison Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas, Gulf of Mexico in 2000, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2000-005-FA: data release DOI:10.5066/F7JD4TVC, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -85.846575
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.597457
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.283575
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.047345
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 15-Feb-2000
    Ending_Date: 02-Mar-2000
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition during 20000215 - 20000302
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: documents
  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?
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    In the Excel spreadsheet, there is a column for System that contains a numeric value. Although the spreadsheet itself does not define the systems those numbers correspond to, the assumption is the relationship is as follows: System 1 = ISIS logging system; System 2 = boomer seismic system; System 3 = navigation logging system; System 4 = gear in the water.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: U.S. Geological Survey

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • U.S. Geological Survey
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: Kathryn M. Scanlon
    Research Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, Massachusetts
    USA

    508-548-8700 x 2323 (voice)
    508-457-2310 (FAX)
    kscanlon@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

To provide the data acquisition logs in PDF format and Excel spreadsheet logs. These logs can be invaluable in sorting out issues and questions with regards to data collection. The logs contain information about navigation, seismic acquisition, and sidescan sonar acquisition.

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: 2000 (process 1 of 4)
    The logbooks were maintained during the survey by the acquisition technical staff. The 2000-005-FA_isi.pdf contains the notes and information pertaining to the ISIS acquisition system, which records the data from the SIS1000 towfish. The SIS1000 system acquires sidescan sonar data and Chirp seismic-reflection data. The 2000-005-FA_nav.pdf contains the notes and information associated with the navigation system. The 2000-005-FA_seis.pdf contains the notes and information associated with the boomer seismic system. This system was only used briefly, and the data were not saved due to the poor quality of the data. Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: VeeAnn A. Cross
    Marine Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, Massachusetts
    USA

    508-548-8700 x2251 (voice)
    508-457-2310 (FAX)
    vatnipp@usgs.gov
    Date: 06-Apr-2017 (process 2 of 4)
    The online links to the data were updated to reflect the new server hosting the data. Additionally, other small edits could be made to the metadata, such as modifying http to https where appropriate. The metadata date (but not the metadata creator) was edited to reflect the date of these changes. 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
    Date: 20-Jul-2018 (process 3 of 4)
    USGS Thesaurus keywords added to the keyword section. 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
    Date: 08-Sep-2020 (process 4 of 4)
    Added keywords section with USGS persistent identifier as theme keyword. 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?
    Capone, Mark, Scanlon, Kathryn M., and Swift, B. Ann, 2002, Archive of Chirp Subbottom Data Collected During USGS Cruise ORGN00005, Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, 15 February - 2 March, 2000: Open-File Report 2002-045, 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?
  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?
    These files represent all the acquisition logs maintained on the cruise.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    These are the logbooks maintained during data acquisition on U.S. Geological Survey cruise 2000-005-FA. The only change to the logs was to the Excel spreadsheet to rename the individual tabs and remove some cartoon pictures that had been inserted into the spreadsheet pages.

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:
Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator of the dataset. These data are not to be used for navigation.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    Brian J. Buczkowski
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Physical Scientist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, Massachusetts
    USA

    508-548-8700 x2361 (voice)
    508-457-2310 (FAX)
    bbuczkowski@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? The 2000-005-FA_logbooks.zip file contains 4 files: 2000-005-FA_isi.pdf, 2000-005-FA_nav.pdf, 2000-005-FA_sei.pdf and 2000-005-FA_log.xls. In addition to the log files, the zip file also contains the FGDC CSDGM metadata in the following formats: XML, HTML, and text.
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
  4. How can I download or order the data?
  5. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?
    This WinZip file contains the PDF logbooks and Excel spreadsheet of the data acquisition, along with the associated metadata files. To utilize these data, the user must have software capable of viewing the PDF files and Excel spreadsheet.

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 08-Sep-2020
Metadata author:
Brian J. Buczkowski
U.S. Geological Survey
Physical Scientist
384 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
USA

508-548-8700 x2361 (voice)
508-457-2310 (FAX)
bbuczkowski@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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