Shot points at 500 shot intervals for chirp seismic-reflection data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, LA, 2006 (seismic_sht_06015.shp, points)

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Shot points at 500 shot intervals for chirp seismic-reflection data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, LA, 2006 (seismic_sht_06015.shp, points)
Abstract:
In 2006 and 2007, the U.S. Geological Survey, in partnership with Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and the University of New Orleans, conducted geologic mapping to characterize the sea floor and shallow subsurface stratigraphy offshore of the Chandeleur Islands in Eastern Louisiana. The mapping was carried out during two cruises on the R/V Acadiana. Data were acquired with the following equipment: an SEA Ltd SwathPlus interferometric sonar (234 kHz), Klein 3000 dual frequency sidescan sonar, and an Edgetech 512i chirp subbottom profiling system. The long-term goal of this mapping effort is to produce high-quality geologic maps and geophysical interpretations that can be utilized to investigate the impact of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and to identify sand resources within the region.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2009, Shot points at 500 shot intervals for chirp seismic-reflection data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, LA, 2006 (seismic_sht_06015.shp, points): Open-File Report 2008-1195, U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA.

    Online Links:

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Baldwin, Wayne E., Pendleton, Elizabeth A., and Twichell, David C., 2009, Geophysical Data from offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, Eastern Mississippi Delta: Open-File Report 2008-1195, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.899534
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.751098
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.118149
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.704002
  3. What does it look like?
    http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1195/images/chirp_sht500.jpg (JPEG)
    EdgeTech 512i seismic shotpoints (500 shot intervals) offshore of the Chandeleur Isands, LA
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 08-Jul-2006
    Ending_Date: 19-Jul-2006
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital 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):
      • Entity point (6710)
    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 0.000001. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.000001. 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.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    seismic_sht_06015
    ESRI point shapefile (Source: ESRI)
    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI) Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI) Coordinates defining the features.
    EAST
    Easting coordinate in UTM Zone 16 meters (Source: U.S. Geological Survey) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    NORTH
    Northing coordinate in UTM Zone 16 meters (Source: U.S. Geological Survey) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    LON
    Longitude coordinate in decimal degrees (Source: U.S. Geological Survey) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    LAT
    Latitude coordinate in decimal degrees (Source: U.S. Geological Survey) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    FILENAME
    Name of the seismic line file (Source: U.S. Geological Survey) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    IMAGENAME
    Name of the seismic line image (Source: U.S. Geological Survey) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    SHOTNUM
    Number corresponding to sequential, along-profile seismic shots (Source: U.S. Geological Survey) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    YEAR
    Calendar Year data were collected in. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    JULDAY
    Julian day data were collected. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey) Information unavailable from original metadata.
    TIME
    UTC time of seismic shot (HH:MM:SS) (Source: U.S. Geological Survey) Information unavailable from original metadata.

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?
    David C. Twichell
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Oceanographer
    384 Woods Hole Rd.
    Woods Hole, MA

    (508) 548-8700x2266 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    dtwichell@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

This data set contains seismic shot locations at 500 shot intervals for approximately 1900 km of EdgeTech 512i chirp seismic-reflection data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey during a 2006 geophysical cruise offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, LA.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
    raw seismic data (source 1 of 1)
    U.S. Geological Survey, Unpublished material, Seismic data collection.

    Type_of_Source_Media: disc
    Source_Contribution:
    Trackline acquisition at sea (2006): Chirp seismic data were collected using an EdgeTech Geo-Star FSSB sub-bottom profiling system and an SB-0512i towfish (0.5-12 kHz) on the R/V Acadiana of Loreauville, LA. SB-Logger acquisition software (Triton Imaging Inc. http://www.tritonimaginginc.com/site/content/products/sblogger/index.htm) was used to control the Geo-Star topside unit and digitally log trace data in the SEG-Y rev. 1 standard format. Data were acquired using a 0.25-s fire rate, a 20-ms pulse length, and a 0.7 to 12 kHz sweep (swept frequency). Tracklines are spaced 100 to 125 m apart in the shore parallel direction and about 1 km apart in the shore perpendicular direction.
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 2006 (process 1 of 8)
    A script was run that used SIOSEIS (version 96.4) to strip the single, chirp-processed, envelope trace from the three trace SEG-Y file (real, imaginary, and envelope) recorded by SB-Logger (no version). A new file containing only the envelope trace was saved. Person who carried out this activity:
    Wayne E. Baldwin
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Rd.
    Woods Hole, MA

    (508) 548-8700x2226 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    wbaldwin@usgs.gov
    Date: 2006 (process 2 of 8)
    A script was run that used Seismic Unix (version 4.1) to read the SEG-Y files, write a Seismic Unix file, and extract SEG-Y trace header information, which included shot number, longitude, latitude, year, day, and time of day. Geographic coordinates were converted to UTM zone 16 coordinates using PROJ (version 4.6.0). Before saving the header information to a text file, the data were filtered using AWK (no version) to save only unique shot point locations. In addition, a separate text file containing even 500 shot intervals was saved. The 500 shot text file maintains the start and end shots, which may not necessarily by unique fixes. A 500 shot interval was chosen because it corresponds to the annotaion interval provided along the top of the seismic-reflection profile JPEG images, which are included in the "Seisimage" folder of the "GIS_Catalog". Person who carried out this activity:
    Wayne E. Baldwin
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Rd.
    Woods Hole, MA

    (508) 548-8700x2226 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    wbaldwin@usgs.gov
    Date: 2006 (process 3 of 8)
    Text files for each seismic line were concatenated into two comma-delimited text files, one containing unique shot point positions ('seismic_shtunique_06015.csv', which is provided in the zip-compressed package of this shapefile), and another containing the 500 shot intervals. Person who carried out this activity:
    Wayne E. Baldwin
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Rd.
    Woods Hole, MA

    (508) 548-8700x2226 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    wbaldwin@usgs.gov
    Date: 2006 (process 4 of 8)
    Both concatenated, comma-delimited text files were imported into ArcMap (version 9.2) and saved as points in the ESRI shapefile format. Person who carried out this activity:
    Wayne E. Baldwin
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Rd.
    Woods Hole, MA

    (508) 548-8700x2226 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    wbaldwin@usgs.gov
    Date: 03-Nov-2016 (process 5 of 8)
    Edits to the metadata were made to fix any errors that MP v 2.9.34 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 source information was incomplete and had to be modified to meet the standard. Formatting of the cross-references was fixed to meet the metadata standard. Minor fixes to the attribute format for some attributes were needed. The distribution format name was modified in an attempt to be more consistent with other metadata files of the same data format. 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 Road
    Woods Hole, MA

    508-548-8700 x2251 (voice)
    508-457-2310 (FAX)
    vatnipp@usgs.gov
    Date: 20-Jul-2018 (process 6 of 8)
    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 7 of 8)
    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 8 of 8)
    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?
    Stockwell, John, 2008, CWP/SU: Seismic Uni*x: Center for Wave Phenomena - Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.

    Online Links:

    Henkart, Paul, 2007, SIOSEIS: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California - San Diego, LaJolla, CA.

    Online Links:

    Michael W. Norris and Alan K. Faichney, 2002, SEGY Rev.1 Data Exchange Format1: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK.

    Online Links:


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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
    All attributes were checked in a consistent manner.
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    The SB-0512i was towed approximately 6 m astern and approximately 1.5 m below the sea surface. DGPS navigation (assumed to be accurate within 1-2 m) was obtained from the receiver mounted above the interferometric sonar head, but towfish layback was not accounted for. The layback of the towfish adds additional uncertainty due to changes in angle and scope of the tow cable in response to sea state and vessel speed. Based on horizontal offsets between the fish and GPS receiver, and fish motion behind the vessel, the resulting horizontal accuracy is assumed to be +/- 20 m.
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    All navigation from seismic-reflection data collected during cruise ACAD06015 was used to generate this shapefile.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    Any spurious data points were removed during processing.

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.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    Wayne E. Baldwin
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    384 Woods Hole Rd.
    Woods Hole, MA

    (508) 548-8700x2226 (voice)
    (508) 457-2310 (FAX)
    wbaldwin@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? Downloadable Data
  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?
    • Availability in digital form:
      Data format: This WinZip (version 9.0) file contains a shapefile of 512i seismic-reflection profile shot points at even 500 shot intervals (including first and last shots) collected during cruise ACAD06015 offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, LA, and the associated metadata. It also contains a comma-separated text file (seismic_shtunique_06015.csv), which contains every unique shot point for the same survey. in format Shapefile (version ArcGIS 9.2) Size: 14.518
      Network links: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1195/GIS_catalog/Tracklines/seismic_sht_06015.zip
      Media you can order: DVD-ROM (Density 4.75 Gbytes) (format UDF)
    • Cost to order the data: None

  5. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?
    This zip file contains data available in Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) point shapefile format. The user must have ArcGIS or ArcView 3.0 or greater software to read and process the data file. In lieu of ArcView or ArcGIS, the user may utilize another GIS application package capable of importing the data. A free data viewer, ArcExplorer, capable of displaying the data is available from ESRI at www.esri.com.

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 08-Sep-2020
Metadata author:
Wayne E. Baldwin
U.S. Geological Survey
Geologist
384 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA

(508) 548-8700x2226 (voice)
(508) 457-2310 (FAX)
wbaldwin@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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