Satellite Telemetry Data of Red-throated Loons (Gavia stellata) breeding on the Copper River Delta, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Seward Peninsula, and Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska, 2000-2011

Metadata:

Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Uher-Koch, Brian D. (ORCID: 0000-0002-1885-0260)
Publication_Date: 20171231
Title:
Satellite Telemetry Data of Red-throated Loons (Gavia stellata) breeding on the Copper River Delta, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Seward Peninsula, and Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska, 2000-2011
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: spreadsheet
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Anchorage, AK
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Uher-Koch, B.D., 2017, Satellite Telemetry Data of Red-throated Loons (Gavia stellata) breeding on the Copper River Delta, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Seward Peninsula, and Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska, 2000-2011: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TH8KVH.
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TH8KVH
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Uher-Koch, Brian D. (ORCID: 0000-0002-1885-0260)
Originator: Schmutz, Joel A. (ORCID: 0000-0002-6516-0836)
Publication_Date: 20171231
Title:
Reproductive Demographics: Use of Marine Habitats and Exposure to Contaminants of Red-throated Loons Breeding in Alaska
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: web site
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=80
Description:
Abstract:
This data release contains a spreadsheet with migration and wintering locations of Red-throated Loons marked with satellite transmitters from four breeding populations in Alaska, 2000-2011. Implanted internal platform terminal transmitters (PTT) were programmed to elicit signals for 8 hours followed by a quiescent period of 48 - 120 hours, depending on season and year of study. Location data were collected by the CLS Argos system.
Purpose:
These data were collected as part of a multi-year study to identify Red-throated Loon migration pathways and wintering areas.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200007
Ending_Date: 201109
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Encompasses the Copper River Delta, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Seward Peninsula, and Arctic Coastal Plain breeding populations of Red-throated Loons in Alaska as well as migratory pathways along the eastern coast of Asia and Pacific coast of North America.
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 124.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -109.7
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.6
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.1
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: Red-throated Loon
Theme_Keyword: migration
Theme_Keyword: migration pathway
Theme_Keyword: migratory strategies
Theme_Keyword: wintering area
Theme_Keyword: satellite transmitter
Theme_Keyword: PTT
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: location
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA GMCD Earth Science Keywords Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science
Theme_Keyword: Biological Classification
Theme_Keyword: Animals/Vertebrates
Theme_Keyword: Birds
Theme_Keyword: Loons
Theme_Keyword: Bioshpere
Theme_Keyword: Ecological Dynamics
Theme_Keyword: Biospheric Indicators
Theme_Keyword: Species Migration
Theme_Keyword: Species Life History
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Biocomplexity Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Animal migrations
Theme_Keyword: Migration (organisms)
Theme_Keyword: Overwintering
Theme_Keyword: Phenology
Theme_Keyword: Migratory birds
Theme_Keyword: Migratory species
Theme_Keyword: Migrants
Theme_Keyword: Seasonal distribution
Theme_Keyword: Seasonal movement
Theme_Keyword: Migratory behavior
Theme_Keyword: Biogeography
Theme_Keyword: Distribution
Theme_Keyword: Population distribution
Theme_Keyword: Spatial analysis
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Field methods
Theme_Keyword: Field inventory and monitoring
Theme_Keyword: Telemetry
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Place_Keyword: Arctic Coastal Plain
Place_Keyword: Colville River Delta
Place_Keyword: Seward Peninsula
Place_Keyword: Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
Place_Keyword: Yukon Delta
Place_Keyword: Manokinak River
Place_Keyword: Copper River Delta
Place_Keyword: Pacific Ocean
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NGIA GeoNames System
Place_Keyword: Sea of Japan
Place_Keyword: Kamchatka Peninsula
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: single species
Taxonomic_Keywords: animals
Taxonomic_Keywords: vertebrates
Taxonomic_Keywords: birds
Taxonomic_Keywords: Red-throated Loon
Taxonomic_System:
Classification_System/Authority:
Classification_System_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ITIS
Issue_Identification: TSN 174474
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: ITIS-North America
Other_Citation_Details:
Retrieved March 22, 2017; from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System online database http://www.itis.gov
Online_Linkage:
Identification_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer
Publication_Date: 2006
Title: National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America
Edition: 5
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: book
Taxonomic_Procedures:
Species were identified by skilled observers in the field based on general appearance of feathers and plumage, behavior, and vocalization.
Taxonomic_Completeness:
Taxonomy is completed for all samples. No voucher specimens were collected.
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subkingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Bilateria
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Infrakingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Deuterostomia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Chordata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subphylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Vertebrata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Infraphylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Gnathostomata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Superclass
Taxon_Rank_Value: Tetrapoda
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Aves
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Gaviiformes
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Gaviidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Gavia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Gavia stellata
Applicable_Common_Name: Red-throated Loon
Applicable_Common_Name: Red-throated Diver
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
It is requested that the authors and the USGS Alaska Science Center be cited for any subsequent publications referenced to this dataset. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate data set limitations, restrictions or intended use.
Point_of_Contact:
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: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99508
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (907) 786-7000
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ascweb@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
D. Douglas (USGS) and L. Tibbitts (USGS) assisted with the creation of the metadata and attribute definitions.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Sarah E. McCloskey
Originator: Brian D. Uher-Koch
Originator: Joel A. Schmutz
Originator: Thomas F. Fondell
Publication_Date: 20180110
Title:
International migration patterns of Red-throated Loons (Gavia stellata) from four breeding populations in Alaska
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: journal article
Series_Information:
Series_Name: PLoSONE
Issue_Identification: 13(1) e0189954
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Online
Publisher: PLoSONE
Other_Citation_Details:
McCloskey SE, Uher-Koch BD, Schmutz JA, Fondell TF (2018) International migration patterns of Red-throated Loons (Gavia stellata) from four breeding populations in Alaska. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0189954. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189954
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189954
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Accuracy of attributes was checked after data collection through Argos (www.argos-system.org) by using the Douglas filter, described here: Douglas, D. C., R. Weinzierl, S. C. Davidson, R. Kays, M. Wikelski, and G. Bohrer. 2012. Moderating Argos location errors in animal tracking data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3:999-1007. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00245.x
Logical_Consistency_Report: Not applicable since these are raw Argos data.
Completeness_Report:
Locations were filtered using the Douglas Argos-Filter Algorithm to exclude improbable locations based on user thresholds. Locations of high quality class (L1, L2 and L3) were always retained, whereas retention of locations of class L0, LA and LB were assessed by the Douglas Argos-Filter Algorithm. For our analysis, we applied a threshold of 110 km/hr maximum sustainable rate for the ‘distance angle rate’ filter and 10 km distance threshold for ‘maximum redundant distance’ filter.
Data are complete relative to completeness of Argos transmissions. Users are advised to read the rest of the metadata record carefully for additional details, particularly the Entity and Attribute definitions for specifics on each entity and data within those entities.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Locations were determined by the Argos System with accuracy from < 250 m to > 1500 m (see http://www.argos-system.org/manual/3-location/34_location_classes.htm)
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
Loons were captured and implanted with satellite transmitters. Measurements were collected. Capture and surgical procedures were approved by the U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center Animal Care and Use Committee.
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Brian D. Uher-Koch, Daniel J. Rizzolo, Kenneth G. Wright, and Joel A. Schmutz
Publication_Date: 201607
Title: A suspended dive net technique for catching territorial divers
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: journal article
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Ringing and Migration
Issue_Identification: 31:1
Other_Citation_Details:
Brian D. Uher-Koch, Daniel J. Rizzolo, Kenneth G. Wright & Joel A. Schmutz. 2016. A suspended dive-net technique for catching territorial divers, Ringing & Migration, 31:1, 19-22, DOI: 10.1080/03078698.2016.1190615
Online_Linkage: http://doi.org/10.1080/03078698.2016.1190615
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Carl E. Korschgen, Kevin P. Kenow, Annette Gendron-Fitzpatrick, William L. Green and F. Joshua Dein
Publication_Date: 1996
Title:
Implanting intra-abdominal radiotransmitters with external whip antennas in ducks
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: journal article
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Journal of Wildlife Management
Issue_Identification: 60
Other_Citation_Details:
Korschgen, D. E., K. P. Kenow, A. Gendron-Fitzpatrick, W. L. Green and F. J. Dein. 1996. Implanting intra-abdominal radiotransmitters with external whip antennas in ducks. Journal of Wildlife Management 60: 132-137. DOI: 10.2307/3802047
Online_Linkage: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3802047
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Daniel M. Mulcahy, and Daniel Esler
Publication_Date: 199909
Title:
Surgical and immediate postrelease mortality of harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus) implanted with abdominal radio transmitters with percutaneous antennae
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: journal article
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Issue_Identification: 30
Other_Citation_Details:
Mulcahy, D. M., and D. Esler. 1999. Surgical and Immediate Postrelease Mortality of Harlequin Ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus) Implanted with Abdominal Radio Transmitters with Percutaneous Antennae. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 30:397–401.
Online_Linkage: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20095884
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
PTTs deployed transmitted messages to the Argos System (www.argos-system.org) for 8 hours followed by a quiescent period of 48 to 120 hours.
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Lab
Methodology_Description:
This methodology contributed an Argos location filter. Moderating Argos location errors in animal tracking data.
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: D. C. Douglas
Originator: R. Weinzierl
Originator: S. C. Davidson
Originator: R. Kays
Originator: M. Wikelski
Originator: G. Bohrer
Publication_Date: 2012
Title: Moderating Argos location errors in animal tracking data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: journal article
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Publisher: British Ecological Society
Other_Citation_Details:
Douglas, D.C., R. Weinzierl, S. C. Davidson, R. Kays, M. Wikelski, G. Bohrer, 2012, Moderating Argos location errors in animal tracking data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3:999-1007
Online_Linkage: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00245.x
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Argos System
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Argos
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: website
Online_Linkage: www.argos-system.org
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2000
Ending_Date: 2011
Source_Currentness_Reference: observed
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Argos
Source_Contribution:
The Argos System (Argos, www.argos-system.org) is a global satellite-based data collection and location system operated by Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS)
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Locations were filtered using the Douglas Argos-Filter Algorithm to exclude improbable locations based on user thresholds. Locations of high quality class (L1, L2 and L3) were always retained, whereas retention of locations of class L0, LA and LB were assessed by the Douglas Argos-Filter Algorithm. For our analysis, we applied a threshold of 110 km/hr maximum sustainable rate for the ‘distance angle rate’ filter and 10 km distance threshold for ‘maximum redundant distance’ filter.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Douglas, D. C., R. Weinzierl, S. C. Davidson, R. Kays, M. Wikelski, and G. Bohrer. 2012. Moderating Argos location errors in animal tracking data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3:999-1007. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00245.x
Process_Date: Unknown
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Copper River Delta, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Seward Peninsula, Arctic Coastal Plain in Alaska. Pacific Ocean, Sea of Japan, Bering Sea.
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.001
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: 6378125
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: WGS 84 Elipsoid
Altitude_Resolution: 1.0
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Attribute values
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Red-throated Loon Satellite Telemetry Data
Entity_Type_Definition:
Migration and wintering locations of Red-throated Loons marked with satellite transmitters from four breeding populations in Alaska, 2000-2011
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: animal
Attribute_Definition:
This is an identifier unique to each individual. All identifiers begin with RT representing the species (Red-throated Loon) followed by an underscore and the satellite platform terminal transmitter number (PTT). For example, RT00_11000 was a Red-throated Loon that was implanted with the PTT number 11000 in the year 2000.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: RT00_11000
Range_Domain_Maximum: RT10_36403
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Bird
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ptt
Attribute_Definition:
Platform terminal transmitter (PTT) number. Individual identifier for the satellite transmitter.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Manufacturer defined.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 5875
Range_Domain_Maximum: 95295
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Transmitter number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: date
Attribute_Definition: Date of location transmission. Format is yyyy-mm-dd
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2001-07-30
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2011-08-07
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: latitude
Attribute_Definition: Chosen latitude in decimal degrees based on minimum distance
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 29.394
Range_Domain_Maximum: 71.777
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
Attribute_Value_Accuracy: 0.001
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Explanation: See location class attribute for accuracy estimation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: longitude
Attribute_Definition: Chosen longitude in decimal degrees based on minimum distance
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -179.853
Range_Domain_Maximum: 179.866
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
Attribute_Value_Accuracy: 0.001
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Explanation: See location class attribute for accuracy explanation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: location_class
Attribute_Definition:
Estimated error of location. The error is assumed to be isotropic and characterized by a single number called the radius of error. It corresponds to one standard deviation of the estimated location error. The location class is attributed based on the radius of error.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: L3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Estimated error < 250m
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: L2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Estimated error 250 - 500m
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: L1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Estimated error 500 - 1500m
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: L0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Estimated error > 1500m
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No accuracy estimation
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LB
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No accuracy estimation
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LZ
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Invalid location
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: nmess
Attribute_Definition: Number of messages received by satellite during overpass
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 14
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Message
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: pick
Attribute_Definition: Denotes the best location (LC94) within duty cycle
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: other location
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Best location within duty cycle
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: duty
Attribute_Definition: Unique number for all records within a duty cycle
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 152
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Record
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: dutylocs
Attribute_Definition: Total number of passes/locations within a duty cycle
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 31
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Number of passes/locations
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: deltahr
Attribute_Definition: Number of elapsed hours since previous pass of satellite
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4189.71
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Number of elapsed hours
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: nopc
Attribute_Definition:
Number of plausibility checks (nopc). This is the number of location plausible checks that gave a positive result.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Number plausible checks
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: iqx
Attribute_Definition:
A diagnostic quality indicator that gives information on the residual error on the frequency calculation
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
No calculation of residual frequency error (fewer than four messages received)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unsatisfactory convergence of calculation
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unsatisfactory convergence of calculation
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unsatisfactory convergence of calculation
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Residual frequency error > 1.5 Hz
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Residual frequency error 0.15 – 1.5 Hz
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Residual frequency error < 0.15 Hz
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: iqy
Attribute_Definition:
A diagnostic quality indicator that gives information on transmitter oscillator frequency drift between two satellite passes
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
No check on transmit frequency drift as the two results are more than 12 hours apart
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Frequency discrepancy > 400 Hz. Probably due to transmit frequency discrepancy, change of oscillator, etc.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Previous location is less than ½ hour old. Frequency discrepancy > 30 Hz, i.e. F/F (over 10 min) > 2.5 E-8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Frequency drift > 4 Hz/minute, i.e. F/F (10 min) > 1.10-7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Frequency drift < 4 Hz/minute, i.e. F/F (10 min) < 1.10-7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Frequency drift < 2 Hz/minute, i.e. F/F (10 min) < 5.10-8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Frequency drift < 1 Hz/minute, i.e. F/F (10 min) < 2.5-8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Frequency drift < 0.4 Hz/minute, i.e. F/F (10 min) < 1.10-8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: jday
Attribute_Definition: Julian day in DDD format
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 366
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Julian Day
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: lat_p
Attribute_Definition:
Primary latitude in decimal degrees. The Argos system calculates two locations for transmitters and supplies the more probably of the two.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 24.392
Range_Domain_Maximum: 89.536
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Degress latitude
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
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Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Explanation: Decimal degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: lon_p
Attribute_Definition:
Primary longitude in decimal degrees. The Argos system calculates two locations for transmitters and supplies the more probable of the two.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 789.866
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Degrees longitude
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
Attribute_Value_Accuracy: 0.001
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Explanation: Decimal degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: lat_a
Attribute_Definition:
Alternate latitude in decimal degrees. The other possible location or "mirror image solution". The Argos system calculates two locations for transmitters and supplies the more probable of the two.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 89.723
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Degrees latitude
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
Attribute_Value_Accuracy: 0.001
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Explanation: Decimal degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: lon_a
Attribute_Definition:
Alternate longitude in decimal degrees. The other possible location or "mirror image solution". The Argos system calculates two locations for transmitters and supplies the more probable of the two.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 179.993
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Degrees longitude
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
Attribute_Value_Accuracy: 0.001
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Explanation: Decimal degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: switch
Attribute_Definition: Location choice
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Primary location
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Alternate location
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: deployed
Attribute_Definition: Character date of deployment (yyyy-mm-dd)
Attribute_Definition_Source: user defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2000-07-26
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2010-07-08
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: apbest
Attribute_Definition:
Best signal strength during pass of satellite. Units are decibels (dB)
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -140.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: -115.00
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: dB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: apfreq
Attribute_Definition: Interpolated frequency at Doppler inflection
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 651417
Range_Domain_Maximum: 679614
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: gt120
Attribute_Definition:
Number of messages received by the satellite at a signal strength greater than -120 decibles (dB).
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 3
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: dur
Attribute_Definition: Duration between the first and last messages received.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 896.0
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Seconds
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: altitude
Attribute_Definition: Altitude used for location calculation
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2000
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
Attribute_Value_Accuracy: 1
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Explanation: Meters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: herd
Attribute_Definition:
General region where an individual loon was implanted with a satellite transmitter. Identifies one of four loon breeding populations.
Attribute_Definition_Source: user defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ACP
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Arctic Coastal Plain
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: user defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SP
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Seward Peninsula
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: user defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: YKD
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: user defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CRD
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Copper River Delta
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: user defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: hour
Attribute_Definition: Hour of overpass/location (GMT)
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 23
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Hour
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: minute
Attribute_Definition: Minute of overpass/location (GMT)
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 59
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Minute
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: second
Attribute_Definition: Second of overpass/location (GMT)
Attribute_Definition_Source: CLS Argos System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 59
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Second
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: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99508
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (907) 786-7000
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ascweb@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Authoritative source for access to data.
Distribution_Liability:
Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Format_Version_Number: 19.0
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Zip file containing the data in CSV file format and FGDC metadata in XML and HTML formats
File_Decompression_Technique: Winzip legacy compression applied
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TH8KVH
Fees: No fees
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20170921
Metadata_Review_Date: 20171211
Metadata_Contact:
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: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99508
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (907) 786-7000
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ascweb@usgs.gov
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FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
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