Archive of Datasonics SIS-1000 Chirp Subbottom Data Collected During USGS Cruise SEAX 96004 New York Bight, 1 May - 9 June, 1996

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Jenna C. Hill
Originator: William C. Schwab
Originator: David S. Foster
Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Archive of Datasonics SIS-1000 Chirp Subbottom Data Collected During USGS Cruise SEAX 96004 New York Bight, 1 May - 9 June, 1996
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2001-096
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr0196
Online_Linkage: https://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/publications/of01-96/
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Jenna C. Hill
Originator: William C. Schwab
Originator: David S. Foster
Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Archive of Datasonics SIS-1000 Chirp Subbottom Data Collected During USGS Cruise SEAX 96004 New York Bight, 1 May - 9 June, 1996
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2001-096
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: This is a 3 DVD set.
Online_Linkage: https://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/publications/of01-96/
Description:
Abstract:
This DVD-ROM contains copies of the navigation and field chirp subbottom data collected aboard the R/V Seaward Explorer, from 1 May - 9 June, 1996. The coverage is in the New York Bight area. This DVD-ROM (Digital Versatile Disc-Read Only Memory) has been produced in accordance with the UDF (Universal Disc Format) DVD-ROM Standard (ISO 9660 equivalent) and is therefore capable of being read on any computing platform that has appropriate DVD-ROM driver software installed. Access to the data and information contained on this DVD-ROM was developed using the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) utilized by the World Wide Web (WWW) project. Development of the DVD-ROM documentation and user interface in HTML allows a user to access the information by using a variety of WWW information browsers (i.e. NCSA Mosaic, Netscape) to facilitate browsing and locating information and data. To access the information contained on this disk with a WWW client browser, open the file 'index.htm' at the top level directory of this DVD-ROM with your selected browser. The HTML documentation is written utilizing some HTML 4.0 enhancements. The disk should be viewable by all WWW browsers but may not properly format on some older WWW browsers. Also, some links to USGS collaborators and other agencies are available on this DVD-ROM. These links are only accessible if access to the Internet is available during browsing of the DVD-ROM. The archived Chirp subbottom data are in standard Society of Exploration Geologists (SEG) SEG-Y format (Barry and others, 1975) and may be downloaded for processing with software such as Seismic Unix or SIOSEIS. The subbottom data were recorded on the ISIS data acquisition system in QMIPS format. Chirp subbottom channel extracted from raw QMIPS format sonar files and converted to 16-bit Int. SEG-Y format using the program QMIPSTOSEGY. Even though the data are in SEG-Y format, it is not the conventional time series data (e.g. voltages or pressures), but rather instantaneous amplitude or envelope detected and therefore all of the amplitudes are positive (though not simply rectified). DOS and Microsoft Windows compatible software for plotting SEG-Y files (PLOTSEIS) and viewing SEG-Y headers (DUMPSEGY) is located in the PLOTSEIS directory. Processed chirp profiles (GIF images) may be viewed on this DVD-ROM with your WWW browser.
For more information on the seismic surveys see https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1996-004-FA
These data are also available via GeoMapApp (http://www.geomapapp.org/) and Virtual Ocean ( http://www.virtualocean.org/) earth science exploration and visualization applications.
Purpose:
Beginning in 1995, the USGS, in cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, began a program to generate reconnaissance maps of the sea floor offshore of the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area, one of the most populated coastal regions of the United States. The goal of this mapping program is to provide a regional synthesis of the sea-floor environment, including a description of sedimentary environments, sediment texture, seafloor morphology, and geologic history to aid in understanding the impacts of anthropogenic activities, such as ocean dumping. This mapping effort differs from previous studies of this area by obtaining digital, sidescan sonar images that cover 100 percent of the sea floor. This investigation was motivated by the need to develop an environmentally acceptable solution for the disposal of dredged material from the New York - New Jersey Port, by the need to identify potential sources of sand for renourishment of the southern shore of Long island, and by the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the transport and long-term fate of contaminants by investigations of the present distribution of materials discharged into the New York Bight over the last 100+ years (Schwab and others, 1997).
Supplemental_Information:
Seismic reflection profiles are acquired by means of an acoustic source (usually generated electromagnetically or with compressed air), and a hydrophone or hydrophone array. Both elements are typically towed in the water behind a survey vessel, or some cases, mounted on side of the hull. The sound source emits a short acoustic pulse, which propagates through the water and sediment columns. The acoustic energy is reflected at density boundaries (such as the seafloor or sediment layers beneath the seafloor), and detected at the hydrophone. As the vessel moves, this process is repeated at intervals ranging between 0.5 and 20 meters depending on the source type. In this way, a two-dimensional image of the geologic structure beneath the ship track is constructed. For more information concerning seismic reflection profiling at the USGS Woods Hole Field Center, see https://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/sfmapping/.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19960501
Ending_Date: 19960609
Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.84
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.03
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.67
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.35
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: USGS:c09aec35-6385-418d-a0be-197c707c9c0a
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: seismic reflection
Theme_Keyword: SEG-Y
Theme_Keyword: Chirp
Theme_Keyword: Datasonics SIS-1000
Theme_Keyword: high resolution
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: field activity 96004
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Data Categories for Marine Planning
Theme_Keyword: distributions
Theme_Keyword: substrate
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Marine Realms Information Bank (MRIB) Keywords
Theme_Keyword: seismic reflection profiling
Theme_Keyword: marine geophysics
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: seismic reflection methods
Theme_Keyword: sub-bottom profiling
Theme_Keyword: marine geophysics
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: New York Bight
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Long Island inner shelf
Place_Keyword: USGS
Place_Keyword: Woods Hole Field Center (WHFC)
Place_Keyword: Eastern Regional Center
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
The US Geological Survey must be referenced as the originator of the dataset in any future products or research derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Schwab, Bill
Contact_Organization: US Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Seafloor Mapping Project
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bschwab@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: images/fullext.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Map of SEAX 96004 Chirp Survey Area
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit: Hill, Jenna C., Schwab, William C., Foster, David S.
Native_Data_Set_Environment: SEG-Y
Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
This data set is from a single cruise and collection platform, therefore internally consistent.
Completeness_Report:
The following files do not exist: l2f1, l3f1, l4f1, l5f1, l6f1, l10f1, l11f1, l12f3, l94f1, l183f1
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: The ship was navigated with differential GPS
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 10
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation: DGPS is assumed to be accurate within 5-10 meters
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The vertical position was local sea level and there was no correction to a datum or tides.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The subbottom data were recorded on the ISIS data acquisition system in QMIPS format. Chirp subbottom channel extracted from raw QMIPS format sonar files and converted to 16-bit Int. SEG-Y format using the program QMIPSTOSEGY. The fish depth was recorded in two-way time (ms) in the delay field (byte 109) of the SEG-Y trace header.
Process_Date: 1996
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Foster, David S.
Contact_Organization: US Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Seafloor Mapping Project
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dfoster@usgs.gov
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Process_Date: 20111024
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
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Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: work
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Keywords section of metadata optimized for discovery in USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Data Catalog.
Process_Date: 20170124
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Alan O. Allwardt
Contact_Position: Contractor -- Information Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2885 Mission Street
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95060
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 831-460-7551
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 831-427-4748
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aallwardt@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Edits to the metadata were made to fix any errors that MP v 2.9.36 flagged. This is necessary to enable the metadata to be successfully harvested for various data catalogs. In some cases, this meant adding text "Information unavailable" or "Information unavailable from original metadata" for those required fields that were left blank. Other minor edits were probably performed (title, publisher, publication place, etc.). Attempted to modify http to https where appropriate. Added the Larger Work Citation. The metadata date (but not the metadata creator) was edited to reflect the date of these changes. The metadata available from a harvester may supersede metadata bundled within a download file. Compare the metadata dates to determine which metadata file is most recent. Additional edits were probably made to the original metadata by someone else who did not document what they changed.
Process_Date: 20171207
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
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City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
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Process_Date: 20191118
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Contact_Information:
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Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
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City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Added keywords section with USGS persistent identifier as theme keyword.
Process_Date: 20200908
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Horizontal X and Y UTM coordinates for each shot location are located in the SEG-Y trace headers, and are also provided in ASCII files extracted from the trace headers.
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: .9996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0
False_Easting: 500000
False_Northing: 0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 5
Ordinate_Resolution: 5
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: assumed sea level
Altitude_Resolution: 1
Altitude_Distance_Units: two-way travel time
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Attribute values
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: local surface (sea level)
Depth_Resolution: 1
Depth_Distance_Units: meters
Depth_Encoding_Method: Attribute values
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The data were acquired using a Datasonics SIS-1000 chirp subbottom and sidescan-sonar system. Subbottom data were logged digitally with the ISIS acquisition system in QMIPS format. SEG-Y data were checked for quality with SeismicUnix seismic processing software and are archived on this DVD- ROM. The SEG-Y format is described in detail by Barry and others (1975). The files are in standard 16-bit integer SEG-Y format.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Barry, K.M., Cavers, D.A., and Kneale, C.W., 1975, Recommended standards for digital tape formats, in Digital Tape Standards; Society of Exploration Geophysicists ["Recommended standards for digital tape formats" reprinted from Geophysics, v. 32, p. 1073 - 1084; v. 37, p. 36- 44; v. 40, p. 344 - 352.] p. 22 - 30.
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Soderberg, Nancy
Contact_Organization: US Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Data Librarian
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsoderberg@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: US Geological Survey Open-file Report 01-96 DVD-ROM
Distribution_Liability:
This Digital Versatile Disc-Read Only Memory (DVD-ROM) publication was prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data published on this DVD-ROM have been used by the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the data and related materials and/or the functioning of the software. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of this data, software, or related materials.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: SEG-Y
Format_Information_Content:
The SEG-Y standard format (Barry and others, 1975) consists of the following: A 3600-byte reel identification header with the first 3200 bytes consisting of a EBCDIC header block and a 400-byte binary header block. Both headers include information specific to line and reel number. The trace data block follows the reel identification header. The first 240 bytes of each trace block is the binary trace identification header. The seismic data samples follow the trace identification header.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information: Access_Instructions:
The online links give access to the folders containing the individual SEG-Y files. The fourth link is another source of the SEG-Y data and may not be exactly the same as the data available from the first three links.
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD-ROM
Recording_Format: UDF
Compatibility_Information: UNIX, DOS, MAC
Fees:
available from the Denver Open-File Sales department, price varies. No fee for online downloads.
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20200908
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Foster, David S.
Contact_Organization: US Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Seafloor Mapping Group
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dfoster@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: universal time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints: none

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