02031 - Geophysical Surveys of Bear Lake, Utah-Idaho, September, 2002 - Bathymetry Tracklines (BATHY_TRK)

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
02031 - Geophysical Surveys of Bear Lake, Utah-Idaho, September, 2002 - Bathymetry Tracklines (BATHY_TRK)
Abstract:
Bear Lake is a tectonic lake that has existed for at least several hundred thousand years. The lake basin is a relatively simple half graben, a spoon-shaped depression tilted toward the main fault on the east side of the lake. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with researchers from several universities, has been studying the sediments of Bear Lake since 1996. The general purpose of this effort is to reconstruct past limnological conditions and regional climate on a range of timescales, from hundreds of years to hundreds of thousands of years. This research relates to a variety of human concerns, including water usage in the Bear River basin. Past work has included several coring operations, a seismic-reflection survey, sediment-trap deployments, a barge-mounted drilling operation with the GLAD800 drill rig, and a variety of other studies. The objectives of the September, 2002 operations, preliminarily reported here, were (1) to compile a detailed bathymetric map of the lake using swath-mapping techniques, in order to provide baseline data for a variety of applications and studies, and (2) to complete a sidescan-sonar survey of the lake, providing a nearly complete acoustic image of the lake floor. Limited amounts of subbottom acoustic-reflection data (chrip) were also collected, along with samples of lake-floor sediments representative of different kinds of backscatter patterns. These surveys followed an earlier subbottom acoustic-reflection survey (1997), using boomer and 3.5 kHz systems (S. M. Colman, unpublished data).
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2003, 02031 - Geophysical Surveys of Bear Lake, Utah-Idaho, September, 2002 - Bathymetry Tracklines (BATHY_TRK):.

    Online Links:

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Denny, J.F., and Colman, S.M., 2003, Geophysical survey of Bear Lake, Utah-Idaho, September 2002: Open-File Report 03-150, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.5
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.17
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.2
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.08
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 04-Sep-2002
    Ending_Date: 16-Sep-2002
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector Data
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • String (39)
    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 0.000089992. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.000089992. Latitude and longitude values are specified in decimal degrees. The horizontal datum used is D_WGS_1984.
      The ellipsoid used is WGS_1984.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257224.
      Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
      Altitude_System_Definition:
      Altitude_Datum_Name: Lake Level Datum
      Altitude_Resolution: 1
      Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
      Altitude_Encoding_Method: implicit coordinate
      Depth_System_Definition:
      Depth_Datum_Name: Local Surface
      Depth_Resolution: 1
      Depth_Distance_Units: meters
      Depth_Encoding_Method: Attribute Values
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    shapefile
    ESRI ArcView 3.2 shapefile (Source: ESRI)
    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI) Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
    Shape
    Feature Geometry (Source: ESRI)
    ValueDefinition
    pointfeature geometry name
    LENGTH
    Information unavailable from original metadata. (Source: Information unavailable from original metadata.) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    ID
    line identification (Source: USGS)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:39
    LINE
    Information unavailable from original metadata. (Source: Information unavailable from original metadata.) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    Line
    Line Name (Source: USGS) Line Number

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, MA
    USA

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

Why was the data set created?

The bathymetric contours will be used as a reference for depth information within Bear Lake, Utah-Idaho. No bathymetric surveys have been conducted in the Lake since the 1970's. This dataset represents the most up-to-date bathymetric information for the area.

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: 16-Sep-2002 (process 1 of 5)
    Bathymetric data were corrected for variations in the speed of sound throughout the water column; sound velocity profiles were acquired at locations throughout the lake and throughout the survey period. Attitude sensor and compass information were incorporated into the header of the bathymetric data files using the SEA RTS2000 acquiistion and processing system. The resultant data files were imported into SEA GRID2000 program and gridded to a 10 meter grid cell size. The bathymetry navigation are received by the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) GPS network, and recorded within Coastal Oceanographics Inc., Hypack navigation acquisition software and within the header of each file. The navigation reformatted into a comma-delimited ArcView Ungenerate text format. The file is then imported into ArcView, and a vector line shapefile is generated. The line numbers for each trackline are stored in an ASCII file listing unique track ID and line number. This file is imported into ArcView 3.2 as a table. The file is then joined to the line shapefile by the unique track ID. The table for the trackline file is the editted, a new field created, the line number information written to this new field, the join removed, and the file saved. This permantely saves the line number with the corresponding trackline. Person who carried out this activity:
    Jane F. Denny
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    (508) 548-8700 x2311 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    jdenny@usgs.gov
    Date: 13-Jul-2016 (process 2 of 5)
    Edits to the metadata were made to fix any errors that MP v 2.9.32 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.). The link to the data in the Distribution_Information section had to be added. Other distribution information had to be added to meet the standard. Minor fixes to the attribute format for some attributes were needed. 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. Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: VeeAnn A. Cross
    Marine Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Rd.
    Woods Hole, MA

    508-548-8700 x2251 (voice)
    508-457-2310 (FAX)
    vatnipp@usgs.gov
    Date: 20-Jul-2018 (process 3 of 5)
    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: 18-Nov-2019 (process 4 of 5)
    Crossref DOI link was added as the first link in the metadata. 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 5 of 5)
    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?

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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
    These data are internally consistent; all data were acquired with an SEA 2000 Series Submetrix interferometric sonar.
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    All navigation data were acquired using the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), a GPS-based navigation and landing system providing precision guidance to aircraft. Horizontal accuracy of the WAAS network is assumed to be accurate < 3 meters.
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
    Vertical accuracy is dependant on the navigation system. All navigation data were acquired using the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), a GPS-based navigation and landing system providing precision guidance to aircraft. The Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) is assumed to have a vertical accuracy of +/- 5 meters. All ship motion was recorded by a TSS DMS 2-05 Attitude Sensor.
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    These data are complete.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    These data are were checked for consistency by plotting the point data with the contoured surface and eliminating suprious and anomolous soundings.

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:
Bathymetry is not to be used for navigational purposees. The USGS asks to be referenced in any use of these data.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    Jane F. Denny
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA
    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? Bathymetric Tracklines
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    Altough this data set and its lineage have been used by the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the data and/or it's related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no resposibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related items. Users must assume resposibility for the proper use of this data. This data should not be used at resolutions for which it is not intended. This data has no been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards, or the North American Strigraphic code. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the US Government.
  4. How can I download or order the data?

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, MA
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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