GPS Location Data from Female Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) Instrumented in the Southern Beaufort Sea with Video Camera Collars equipped with Satellite-linked GPS Receivers by the USGS in April 2014-2016

Metadata:

Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Pagano, Anthony M. (ORCID:0000-0003-2176-0909)
Publication_Date: 2018
Title:
GPS Location Data from Female Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) Instrumented in the Southern Beaufort Sea with Video Camera Collars equipped with Satellite-linked GPS Receivers by the USGS in April 2014-2016
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Anchorage, AK
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Suggested citation: Pagano, Anthony M., 2018, GPS Location Data from Female Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) Instrumented in the Southern Beaufort Sea with Video Camera Collars equipped with Satellite-linked Transmitters by the USGS in April 2014-2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7XW4H0P.
Online_Linkage: http://doi.org/10.5066/F7XW4H0P
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS Alaska Science Center, Polar Bear Research Program
Publication_Date: 2013
Title:
Changing Arctic Ecosystems: The effects of declining sea ice on polar bear behaviors and energetic rates
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: website
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Anchorage, AK
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
Online_Linkage: https://alaska.usgs.gov/portal/project.php?project_id=379
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset contains GPS locations collected by satellite-linked GPS receivers on collars attached to 9 female polar bears that were instrumented in the southern Beaufort Sea in April 2014-2016.
Purpose:
These data were collected to gain insights into the spring movement patterns of female polar bears without dependent young in the southern Beaufort Sea.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20140407
Ending_Date: 20160421
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: southern Beaufort Sea
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -151.95
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -143
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.65
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.37
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: USGS:ASC154
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Biocomplexity Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Animals
Theme_Keyword: Marine mammals
Theme_Keyword: Locations
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: mammals
Theme_Keyword: vertebrates
Theme_Keyword: telemetry
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA GCMD Earth Science Keywords Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Theme_Keyword: Ursus maritimus
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Place_Keyword: southern Beaufort Sea
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: single species
Taxonomic_Keywords: animals
Taxonomic_Keywords: vertebrates
Taxonomic_Keywords: mammals
Taxonomic_System:
Classification_System/Authority:
Classification_System_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Alfred L. Gardner
Originator: W. Christopher Wozencraft
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: profile
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Integrated Taxonomic Classification System
Issue_Identification: 180542
Online_Linkage:
Taxonomic_Procedures: none
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Chordata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Mammalia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Carnivora
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ursidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ursus
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ursus maritimus
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
For purposes of publication or dissemination, citations or credit should be given to the author and the U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate limitations, restrictions or intended use.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Pagano, Anthony M.
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical
Address: 4210 University Drive
City: Anchorage
State_or_Province: AK
Postal_Code: 99508
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907-786-7000
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Pagano, Anthony M.
Originator: Durner, George M.
Originator: Rode, Karyn D.
Originator: Atwood, Todd C.
Originator: Atkinson, Stephen N.
Originator: Peacock, Elizabeth
Originator: Costa, Daniel P.
Originator: Owen, Megan A.
Originator: Williams, Terrie M.
Publication_Date: 2018
Title:
High-energy, high-fat lifestyle challenges an Arctic apex predator, the polar bear
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: journal article
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: Science
Other_Citation_Details:
Science 02 Feb 2018: Vol. 359, Issue 6375, pp. 568-572
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aan8677
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: No formal attribute accuracy tests were conducted.
Logical_Consistency_Report: Not applicable.
Completeness_Report:
Data set is considered complete for the information presented. Instances in which the GPS failed to record a fix are denoted by N/A.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Transmitter locations were determined by the processing of the global positioning system onboard the transmitter with accuracy of < 30 m.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Not applicable.
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
Receivers recorded global positioning system (GPS) location fixes every 5, 10, or 30 minutes and stored locations into internal memory before being uploaded upon collar recovery.
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tomkiewicz, S., M.R. Fuller, J.G. Kie, and K.K. Bates
Publication_Date: 2010
Title:
Global positioning system and associated technologies in animal behaviour and ecological research
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: journal article
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: London, England
Publisher: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
Other_Citation_Details: 365:2163-2176
Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2010.0090
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
We collected GPS satellite telemetry locations from 9 female polar bears without dependent young in April 2014-2016.
Process_Date: Unknown
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: southern Beaufort Sea
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: World Geodetic System of 1984
Ellipsoid_Name: World Geodetic System of 1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: PolarBear_GPS_data_southernBeaufortSea_2014_2016
Entity_Type_Definition:
GPS locations of 9 female polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea in April 2014-2016
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Bear
Attribute_Definition: Sample identifier.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Date
Attribute_Definition:
The date (dd.mm.yyyy) the GPS location was obtained in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 07.04.2014
Range_Domain_Maximum: 21.04.2016
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Time
Attribute_Definition:
The time (hh:mm:ss) the GPS location was obtained in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 00:00:01
Range_Domain_Maximum: 23:55:24
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Latitude
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude measurement from a satellite-linked GPS receiver. N/A indicates the GPS failed to record a latitudinal fix.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 70.37
Range_Domain_Maximum: 71.65
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Longitude
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude measurement from a satellite-linked GPS receiver. N/A indicates the GPS failed to record a longitudinal fix.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -151.95
Range_Domain_Maximum: -143.00
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical
Address: 4210 University Drive
City: Anchorage
State_or_Province: AK
Postal_Code: 99508
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907-786-7000
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ascweb@usgs.gov
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Although used by the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the U.S. government as to the accuracy of the data nor shall the fact of distribution constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in connection therewith. It is strongly recommended that the data described or contained herein be acquired directly from the U. S. Geological Survey and not indirectly through some other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Any use of trade, firm or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data, and aggregate use with other data. These data files and any derived products are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20201125
Metadata_Contact:
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Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Science Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 4210 University Drive
City: Anchorage
State_or_Province: AK
Postal_Code: 99508
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