Acquisition and processing logs maintained by Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., during U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-072-FA offshore of southern Long Island, NY in 2014, as part of a collaborative U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and U.S. Geological Survey mapping effort (Excel spreadsheet, PDF, and Microsoft word formats)

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Acquisition and processing logs maintained by Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., during U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-072-FA offshore of southern Long Island, NY in 2014, as part of a collaborative U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and U.S. Geological Survey mapping effort (Excel spreadsheet, PDF, and Microsoft word formats)
Abstract:
Hurricane Sandy, the largest storm of historical record in the Atlantic basin, severely impacted southern Long Island, New York in October 2012. In 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), conducted a high-resolution multibeam echosounder survey with Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., offshore of Fire Island and western Long Island, New York to document the post-storm conditions of the inner continental shelf. The objectives of the survey were to determine the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the inner continental shelf morphology and modern sediment distribution, and provide additional geospatial data for sediment transport studies and coastal change model development. For more information about the WHCMSC Field Activity, see https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2014-072-FA.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2015, Acquisition and processing logs maintained by Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., during U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-072-FA offshore of southern Long Island, NY in 2014, as part of a collaborative U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and U.S. Geological Survey mapping effort (Excel spreadsheet, PDF, and Microsoft word formats): data release DOI:10.5066/F7C827BX, U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

    Online Links:

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Denny, J.F., Danforth, W.W., Couch, S., and Schwab, W.C., 2015, Swath bathymetry collected offshore of Fire Island and western Long Island, New York in 2014, U.S. Geological Field Activity 2014-072-FA: data release DOI:10.5066/F7C827BX, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.390517
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.361103
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.728543
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.710999
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 09-Jan-2014
    Ending_Date: 25-Feb-2014
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition during 20150109 - 20150111, 20150114 - 20150117, 20150121, 20150222, 20150128, 20150129, 20150201, 20150202 - 20150208, 20150208 - 20150212, 20150216 - 20150218, 20150223 - 20150225
  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:
    Log files are contained in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Adobe PDF formats. All information and descriptions pertinent to data acquisition, survey plan, and data processing are contained in the log files.
    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?
    Jane F. Denny
    U. S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, Massachusetts
    USA

    508-548-8700 x2311 (voice)
    508-457-2310 (FAX)
    jdenny@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

To provide the data acquisition logs in PDF and Microsoft word formats and Excel spreadsheet logs. These logs contain descriptive information about multibeam echosounder data acquisition, navigation, system and shipboard setup, and processing routines. These files are needed to address problems and/or questions related to U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-072-FA.

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: 2014 (process 1 of 4)
    The logbooks were maintained by Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., during U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-072-FA.
    1714.MBECalibration1.doc, Microsoft word document, lists the calibration for Patch Test Calibration 1.
    1714.MBECalibration2.doc, Microsoft Word document, lists the calibration for Patch Test Calibration 2.
    1714.MBEProcessing.FI.xls, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, lists the processing information such as file names, dates, output formats, resolution, number of lines collected, line distance, number of soundings, file preparation, and a log of files processed for the Fire Island (FI) survey area.
    1714.MBEProcessing.NYB.xls, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, lists the processing information such as file names, dates, output formats, resolution, number of lines collected, line distance, number of soundings, file preparation, and a log of files processed for the New York Block (NYB - The Rockaways to Jones Inlet) survey area.
    1714.MBEProcessing.OFI.xls, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, lists the processing information such as file names, dates, output formats, resolution, number of lines collected, line distance, number of soundings, file preparation, and a log of files processed for the optional Fire Island (OFI - offshore Fire Island Inlet to Watch Hill) survey area.
    1714.MBEProcessing.OWH.xls, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, lists the processing information such as file names, dates, output formats, resolution, number of lines collected, line distance, number of soundings, file preparation, and a log of files processed for the optional Watch Hill (OWH - inshore and offshore Watch Hill to Moriches) survey area.
    1714.Offset_Form.pdf - Adobe PDF format, lists the configuration and offsets of the sensors and navigation antenna on the RV Shearwater.
    1714_USGS_SOP.pdf - Adobe PDF format, lists the Standard Operating Procedure for Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc.
    1714MBEProcessing_HOWTO.docx - Microsoft Word document, lists the processing flow for processing bathymetric data in CARIS, Surfer, and ArcGIS. Person who carried out this activity:
    Jane F. Denny
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, Massachusetts
    USA

    508-548-8700 x2311 (voice)
    508-457-2310 (FAX)
    jdenny@usgs.gov
    Date: 19-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?
    Schwab, William C., Baldwin, Wayne E., Hapke, Cheryl J., Lentz, Erika E., Gayes, Paul T., Denny, Jane F., List, Jeffrey H., and Warner, John C., 2013, Geologic Evidence for Onshore Sediment Transport from the Inner Continental Shelf: Fire Island, New York: Journal of Coastal Research Volume 29, Issue 3, pp. 526-544., Coastal Education and Research Foundation, Inc., Florida, USA.

    Online Links:

    Foster, David S., Swift, Ann B., and Schwab, William C., 1999, Stratigraphic Framework Maps of the nearshore area of southern Long Island from Fire Island to Montauk Point, NY: Open-File Report 99-559, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

    Schwab, William C., Thieler, E. Robert, Denny, Jane F., Danforth, William W., and Hill, Jenna C., 2000, Seafloor sediment distribution off southern Long Island, New York: Open-File Report 00-243, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

    Schwab, W.C., Denny, J.F., and Baldwin, W.E., 2014, Maps Showing Bathymetry and Modern Sediment Thickness on the Inner Continental Shelf Offshore of Fire Island, New York, Pre-Hurricane Sandy: Open File Report 2014-1203, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    This publication contains the backscatter image generated from data collected during WHCMSC field activity 2011-005-FA.
    Schwab, W.C., Baldwin, W.E., and Denny, J.F., 2014, Maps Showing the Change in Modern Sediment Thickness on the Inner Continental Shelf Offshore of Fire Island, New York, Between 1996-97 and 2011: Open File Report 2014-1238, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

    Schwab, William C., Baldwin, Wayne E., Denny, Jane F., Hapke, Cheryl J., Gayes, Paul T., List, Jeffrey H., and Warner, John C., 2014, Modification of the Quaternary stratigraphic framework of the inner-continental shelf by Holocene marine transgression: An example offshore of Fire Island, New York: Marine Geology Volume 355, Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Online Links:

    Goff, J.A., Flood, R.D., Austin, J.A., Schwab, W.C., Christensen, B., Browne, C.M., Denny, J.F., and Baldwin, W.E., 2015, The impact of Hurricane Sandy on the shoreface and inner shelf of Fire Island, New York: Large bedform migration and limited erosion: Continental Shelf Research v. 98, pp. 13-25, Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Online Links:

    Denny, J.F., Schwab, W.C., Baldwin, W.E., Bergeron, E., and Moore, E., 2015, High-resolution geophysical data collected offshore of Fire Island, New York in 2011, USGS Field Activity 2011-005-FA: data release DOI:10.5066/F75X2704, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:


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 and processing logs maintained on the cruise.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    These are the logbooks maintained by Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., during data acquisition and data processing on U.S. Geological Survey cruise 2014-072-FA.

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)
    Jane F. Denny
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, Massachusetts
    USA

    508-548-8700 x2311 (voice)
    508-457-2310 (FAX)
    jdenny@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? The 2014-072-FA_Alpine_logs.zip file contains 10 files: 1714.MBECalibration1.doc, 1714.MBECalibration2.doc, 1714.MBEProcessing.FI.xls, 1714,MBEProcessing.NYB.xls, 1714.MBEProcessing.OFI.xls, 1714.MBEProcessing.OWH.xls, 1714.Offset_Form.pdf, 1714_USGS_SOP.pdf, and 1714.MBEPRocessing_HOWTO.docx. In addition to the log files, the zip file also contains FGDC 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. Is there some other way to get the data?
    none
  6. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?
    This WinZip file contains the PDF and Microsoft Word logbooks and Excel spreadsheet of the data acquisition and processing flows, along with the associated metadata files. To utilize these data, the user must have software capable of viewing the PDF, MS Word files and Excel spreadsheet.

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 08-Sep-2020
Metadata author:
Jane F. Denny
U.S. Geological Survey
Geologist
384 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
USA

508-548-8700 x2311 (voice)
508-457-2310 (FAX)
jdenny@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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