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Sidescan Sonar Data From USGS Cruises

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1997
Title: Sidescan Sonar Data From USGS Cruises
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Reports and Imagery
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Reports
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Description:
Abstract:
Data collected by SOund NAvigation and Ranging systems, commonly called sonar data, are probably best known by the general public for their use in detection of enemy vessels during wartime. However, the use of sonar data in the marine realm has expanded to a great extent over the past few decades to include data collected by side-looking sonar systems. Because sound travels in the underwater environment better than visible light or other electromagnetic energy, sidescan sonar systems are excellent tools for examining the sea floor and for providing information on its composition and character. Sidescan sonar data are compilations of reflections off submerged surfaces. A beam of sound is projected into the underwater environment and the returning or backscattered echoes help to create a very accurate image of the sea floor. Using a variety of sonar collection systems, data collection activities have occurred in coastal ocean and deep water regions worldwide. This documentation focuses on a specific collection of post-1989, shallow-water, high-resolution sidescan sonar data. Sidescan sonar data collected by the USGS are distributed in raw format. Raw sidescan sonar data are defined as data in an archive that exactly represent the data as originally collected in the field. The digital data format is consistent for single-beam sidescan sonar data collected since 1989 by USGS Coastal and Marine Geology program personnel at the Woods Hole Field Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Bemis, B.L., Schwab, W.C., and Paskevich, V.F., 1997, Archive of the ISIS sidescan sonar and navigation field data collected on USGS cruise 97009: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-485 [variously paged].
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19970224
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BARRIER ISLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BEACHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > DELTAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > EROSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > INLETS
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: SIDE-SCAN SONAR
Theme_Keyword: SONAR > SOUND NAVIGATION AND RANGING
Theme_Keyword: Cruises
Theme_Keyword: Usgs/eros
Theme_Keyword: Imagery
Theme_Keyword: Open-file Reports
Theme_Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme_Keyword: Sidescan
Theme_Keyword: Sonar
Theme_Keyword: Usgs
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MASSACHUSETTS
Access_Constraints: None. In derived products, please credit the U.S. Geological Survey's Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Use_Constraints:
There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: WILLIAM W. DANFORTH
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: USGS Woods Hole Field Center
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-457-2274
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bwd@boomer.er.usgs.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/EROS > Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: EROS CENTER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: LTA Customer Services
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: EROS Center
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6151
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-252-4547
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605-594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lta@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: SIDESCAN
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://eros.usgs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
Query and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products through the U.S. Geological Survey. Log in as a guest or as a registered user. Registered users have access to more features than guests do. If you plan on using EarthExplorer frequently, you may wish to register. Please note that this site uses Session Cookies and Java applets.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov
Access_Instructions:
The USGS Woods Hole Field Center, on the Quissett Campus of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is headquarters for the northeastern section of the USGS' Coastal and Marine Geology Program. Examples of projects in the Program include fundamental studies of the Earth's crustal structure beneath the continental margins and studies of coastal changes along the east coast of the United States.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20051208
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130524
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Information Systems Management
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: EROS Data Center
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6594
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605-594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: custserv@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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