Chirp Seismic Survey Tracklines - Lake Mead 1999

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: David C. Twichell
Originator: VeeAnn A. Cross
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: Chirp Seismic Survey Tracklines - Lake Mead 1999
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 03-320
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/ofr03320
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-320/htmldocs/datacatalog.htm
Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: David C. Twichell
Originator: VeeAnn A. Cross
Originator: Stephen D. Belew
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Mapping the floor of Lake Mead (Nevada and Arizona): Preliminary discussion and GIS data release
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 03-320
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-320/
Description:
Abstract:
Lake Mead is a large interstate reservoir located in the Mojave Desert of southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. It was impounded in 1935 by the construction of Hoover Dam and is one of a series of multi-purpose reservoirs on the Colorado River. The lake extends 183 km from the mouth of the Grand Canyon to Black Canyon, the site of Hoover Dam, and provides water for residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, and other non-agricultural users in communities across the southwestern United States. Extensive research has been conducted on Lake Mead, but a majority of the studies have involved determining levels of anthropogenic contaminants such as synthetic organic compounds, heavy metals and dissolved ions, furans/dioxins, and nutrient loading in lake water, sediment, and biota (Preissler, et al., 1998; Bevans et al, 1996; Bevans et al., 1998; Covay and Leiker, 1998; LaBounty and Horn, 1997; Paulson, 1981). By contrast, little work has focused on the sediments in the lake and the processes of deposition (Gould, 1951). To address these questions, sidescan-sonar imagery and high-resolution seismic-reflection profiles were collected throughout Lake Mead by the USGS in cooperation with researchers from University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). These data allow a detailed mapping of the surficial geology and the distribution and thickness of sediment that has accumulated in the lake since the completion of Hoover Dam. Results indicate that the accumulation of post-impoundment sediment is primarily restricted to former river and stream beds that are now submerged below the lake while the margins of the lake appear to be devoid of post-impoundment sediment. The sediment cover along the original Colorado River bed is continuous and is typically greater than 10 m thick through much of its length. Sediment thickness in some areas exceeds 35 m while the smaller tributary valleys typically are filled with less than 4 m of sediment. Away from the river beds that are now covered with post-impoundment sediment, pre-impoundment alluvial deposits and rock outcrops are still exposed on the lake floor.
Purpose:
This GIS overlay indicates the tracklines along which chirp seismic-reflection profiles were collected during the 1999 survey.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19990514
Ending_Date: 19990525
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -114.857591
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -114.589473
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.145382
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.018801
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: USGS:97bcaf50-eb03-4969-be52-56a964fcb7cb
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: seismic
Theme_Keyword: navigation
Theme_Keyword: polyline
Theme_Keyword: chirp
Theme_Keyword: subbottom
Theme_Keyword: SIS-1000
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Field Center
Theme_Keyword: Open-File Report
Theme_Keyword: OFR03-320
Theme_Keyword: cruise serial number 99014
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: location
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: navigational data
Theme_Keyword: geophysics
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Nevada
Place_Keyword: Lake Mead
Place_Keyword: Hoover Dam
Place_Keyword: Boulder Basin
Place_Keyword: Mojave Desert
Place_Keyword: North America
Place_Keyword: United States
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
The U.S. 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: David C. Twichell
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Oceanographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2266
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dtwichell@usgs.gov
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Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: H.E. Bevans
Originator: S.L. Goodbred
Originator: J.F. Miesner
Originator: S.A. Watkins
Originator: T.S. Gross
Originator: N.D. Denslow
Originator: T. Choeb
Publication_Date: 1996
Title:
Synthetic organic compounds and carp endrocrinology and histology, Las Vegas Wash and Las Vegas and Callville bays of Lake Mead Nevada
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Water-Resources Investigations
Issue_Identification: 96-4266
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: H.E. Bevans
Originator: M.S. Lico
Originator: S.J. Lawrence
Publication_Date: 1998
Title:
Water quality in the Las Vegas Valley area and the Carson and Truckee River basins, Nevada and California, 1992-1996
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Circular
Issue_Identification: 1170
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: K.J. Couvay
Originator: T.J. Leiker
Publication_Date: 1998
Title:
Synthetic organic compounds in water and bottom sediment from streams, detention basins, and sewage-treatment plant outfalls in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, 1997
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 98-633
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: V.A. Cross
Originator: D.C. Twichell
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Archive of Seismic-Reflection Data Collected During USGS Cruise Lake Mead 99014 in Lake Mead - Nevada and Arizona, 14-25May, 1999
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 03-003
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: H.R. Gould
Publication_Date: 1951
Title: Some quantitative aspects of Lake Mead turbidity currents
Series_Information:
Series_Name: SEPM Special Publication
Issue_Identification: No. 2
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tulsa, OK
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: J.F. LaBounty
Originator: M.J. Horn
Publication_Date: 1997
Title:
The influence of drainage from the Las Vegas Valley on the limnology of Boulder Basin, Lake Mead, Arizona-Nevada
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Journal of Lake and Reservoir Management
Issue_Identification: v. 13
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: L.J. Paulson
Publication_Date: 1981
Title:
Nutrient management with hydroelectric dams on the Colorado River
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Technical Report
Issue_Identification: #8
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
Publisher: Lake Mead Limnological Research Center
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: A.M. Preissler
Originator: G.A. Roach
Originator: K.A. Thomas
Originator: J.W. Wilson
Publication_Date: 1998
Title: Water resources data, Nevada, water year 1998
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Water Resources Data Nevada
Issue_Identification: NV-98-1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
These data have been checked to remove obviously erroneous data points.
Completeness_Report:
These data represent the navigation for all the chirp seismic lines collected on this cruise.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Navigation was acquired and stored with the SIS-1000 chirp subbottom system. The navigation was corrected for instrument layback relative to the navigation antenna within the Hypack navigation system. A unique navigation point was sent to the acquisition system approximately every 10 seconds. These original navigation points are stored in the seismic data as UTM, Zone 11, NAD83 coordinates. These navigation positions reflect the best known position of the acquisition system. In other words, the layback of the instrument is taken into account for the positional fix.
Process_Date: unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This seismic navigation was then extracted from each individual trackline and projected into the geographic coordinate system using PROJ.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Evenden, 1990, Cartographic Projection Procedures for the UNIX Environment -- A User's Manual: Open-file Report 90-284
Process_Date: unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This file was then formatted to represent an Arc/Info generate format so that the lines could be imported into ArcView.
Process_Date: unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Within ArcView, additional attribute information describing each trackline was added.
Process_Date: unknown
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.). Added online links to the data in the identification section and the distribution section and also a link to the larger work citation. Added ISO 19115 Topic Category keywords. The standard order process section in the Distribution section was incomplete and had to be modified to meet the standard. 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.
Process_Date: 20170330
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Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
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Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
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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
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Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
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Latitude_Resolution: 0.0002
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0002
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Kenneth F. Parolski
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The rate at which the transducer "fired" or emitted the sonar pulse.
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The total swath (in meters) that was covered by the sidescan portion of the instrument. Related to firerate.
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Distribution_Liability:
These data were 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 for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any 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 in this report 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.
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