Argos Satellite Tracking Data for Pelagic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) - Raw Data

Metadata:

Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Hatch, S.A. (ORCID: 0000-0002-0064-8187)
Originator: Gill, V.A. (ORCID: 0000-0001-7289-1752)
Originator: Mulcahy, D.M
Originator: Douglas, D.C. (ORCID: 0000-0003-0186-1104)
Publication_Date: 20200814
Title:
Argos Satellite Tracking Data for Pelagic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) - Raw Data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data; ASCII text file
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Tracking Data for Pelagic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)
Issue_Identification: ver 1.0, August 2020
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Anchorage, Alaska
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Suggested Citation: Hatch, S.A., Gill, V.A., Mulcahy, D.M., Douglas, D.C., 2020, Tracking data for Pelagic cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (ver 1.0, August 2020): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9Y5PQY3
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9Y5PQY3
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
Publication_Date: 2019
Title: USGS Alaska Science Center Wildlife Tracking Data Collection
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: website
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Anchorage, Alaska (USA)
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
Other_Citation_Details:
This is a link to the publicly released wildlife tracking data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Alaska Science Center. Users will find links to tracking data from other wildlife species.
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VYSWEH
Description:
Abstract:
This metadata document describes the data contained in the "rawData" folder of this data package. This data package contains all data collected by the Argos System from 8 satellite transmitters attached to Pelagic cormorants on Middleton and Attu Islands, Alaska, 2000-2006. Five data files are included in the "rawData" folder of this data package. Two data files (with identical content) contain the raw Argos DIAG (Diagnostic) data, one in the legacy verbose ASCII format and one in a tabular Comma Separate Value (CSV) format. Two other data files (with identical content) contain the raw Argos DS (Dispose) data, one in the legacy verbose ASCII format and one in a tabular CSV format. The fifth file, "deploymentAttributes", contains one record for each transmitter deployment in a CSV formatted table. The deployment attributes file contains information such as when the transmitter was attached to the animal, when tracking of a live animal ended, and a variety of variables describing the animal and transmitter. This table is identical to the "deploymentAttributes" table in the "processedData" folder of this data package.
Purpose:
These data were collected to better understand the timing and patterns of migratory movement of Pelagic cormorants between between breeding and wintering areas.
Supplemental_Information:
These raw data are provided with this data package for completeness of the archive. Quality-controlled, processed data are included in the "processedData" folder with this data package. Those data are better suited for most analytical purposes.
Data users are advised to review the README and metadata documents to ensure proper use of the 'Deployment_Fate' and 'Tracking_Status' variables. Misuse or disregard of these variables could result in location data from dead animals or detached transmitters being incorrectly analyzed as data representing a live animal. Also note that, outlier values are not uncommon in the sensor data due to transmission parity errors introduced during satellite communications and no checksum values were embedded in the sensor messages to help screen for parity errors.
The deployment attributes and processed tracking data in this data package are also publicly available in Movebank (www.movebank.org) under a study entitled: "pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos".
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000718
Ending_Date: 20060531
Currentness_Reference: observed
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Gulf of Alaska
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 173.084
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -130.264
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 59.593
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 52.784
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Biota
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA GCMD Earth Science Keywords Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Animals/Vertebrates
Theme_Keyword: Birds
Theme_Keyword: Pelicans and Allies
Theme_Keyword: Migratory rates/routes
Theme_Keyword: Species life history
Theme_Keyword: Telemetry
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Biocomplexity Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Migratory birds
Theme_Keyword: Seasonal distribution
Theme_Keyword: Seasonal movement
Theme_Keyword: Overwintering
Theme_Keyword: Breeding sites
Theme_Keyword: Capture-recapture studies
Theme_Keyword: Tracking equipment
Theme_Keyword: Tagging devices
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Wildlife
Theme_Keyword: Ornithology
Theme_Keyword: Migratory species
Theme_Keyword: Coastal ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: Marine ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: Animal tracking
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Satellite transmitter
Theme_Keyword: Platform Transmitter Terminal
Theme_Keyword: PTT
Theme_Keyword: Argos
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Pelagic cormorant
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Alaska
Place_Keyword: Middleton Island
Place_Keyword: Attu Island
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: Animals
Taxonomic_Keywords: Vertebrates
Taxonomic_Keywords: Birds
Taxonomic_Keywords: Seabirds
Taxonomic_Keywords: Pelagic cormorant
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: 174725
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: ITIS-North America
Other_Citation_Details:
Taxonomic details for Pelagic cormorants were retrieved August 3, 2020; from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System online database https://www.itis.gov
Online_Linkage: https://www.itis.gov
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: Suliformes
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Phalacrocoracidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Phalacrocorax
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Applicable_Common_Name: Pelagic cormorant
Applicable_Common_Name: TSN: 174725
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.
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
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (907)786-7000
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ascweb@usgs.gov
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Hatch, S.A.
Originator: Gill, V.A.
Originator: Mulcahy, D.M
Publication_Date: 2011
Title:
Migration and wintering sites of Pelagic Cormorants determined by satellite telemetry
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: journal article
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Journal of Field Ornithology
Issue_Identification: 82(3):269-278
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc
Other_Citation_Details:
Hatch, S.A., Gill, V.A. Mulcahy, D.M. 2011. Migration and wintering sites of Pelagic Cormorants determined by satellite telemetry. Journal of Field Ornithology, 82(3):269-278 doi:10.1111/j.1557-9263.2011.00330.x
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1557-9263.2011.00330.x
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All location and raw (coded) sensor data are exactly as disseminated by Service Argos. Transmission parity errors (misrepresentations of 1's and 0's introduced during earth-to-satellite communication) occur and should be expected when analyzing sensor data. No checksum values were embedded in the sensor messages to help screen for parity errors. Deployment attribute data have been cross-checked with original deployment records for accuracy.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All values are consistent with animal tracking data obtained by the Argos System. Files included in this data package may contain data obtained post-mortality or post-detachment. For analyses of live free-ranging animals, care must be exercised to use only those data records collected on or before the deployment end time stamp (provided in the "deploymentAttributes" table included with the data package). Data users are additionally advised that outlier values are not uncommon in decoded sensor data due to transmission parity errors introduced during satellite communications. Blank cells indicate attributes that were not collected or not determined.
Completeness_Report:
These data comprise the complete set of transmissions collected by the Argos satellite system from satellite transmitters described in the "deploymentAttributes" table. Temporal gaps in the tracking data time series are intrinsic to the Argos System due to the intermittent coverage of orbiting satellites. Additional temporal gaps are often intentionally introduced by transmitting intermittently to conserve power (i.e., duty cycles). Unintentional data gaps can be introduced by many factors such as insufficient power, antenna damage, or animal behavior and habitat.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The raw DIAG data from the Argos System provides two location estimates ('primary' and 'alternate'). The 1-sigma (68% of locations) accuracy range is 250-1500 m for 'primary' locations and is unspecified for 'alternate' locations (see Argos Manuals - included with this data package; Douglas et al 2012 and references therein). However, in approximately 1-3% of Argos location estimates, the 'alternate' location better reflects the actual PTT location. Note that for the processed DIAG data file (included with this data release), an algorithm has been applied that rectifies incorrect choices between the 'primary' and 'alternate' location estimate.
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Lab
Methodology_Description:
Transmissions from satellite transmitters were received by the Argos satellite system and relayed to ground based processing centers. Location estimates were derived by Argos based on Doppler principles. Final data were disseminated to the U.S. Geological Survey as text files containing location and raw (coded) sensor data.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: CLS America
Publication_Date: 1988
Title: Argos User’s Manual
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: CLS America
Other_Citation_Details:
CLS America. 1988. Argos user’s manual. *note: as a courtesy to users (in agreement with CLS America), this manual is included in this data package and can be accessed from: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VYSWEH
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VYSWEH
Type_of_Source_Media: document
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1988
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Argos Manual 1988
Source_Contribution: User manual and definitions of Argos Satellite System.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: CLS America
Publication_Date: 2008
Title: Argos User’s Manual
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: CLS America
Other_Citation_Details:
CLS America. 2008. Argos user’s manual. *note: as a courtesy to users (in agreement with CLS America), this manual is included in this data package and can be accessed from: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VYSWEH
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VYSWEH
Type_of_Source_Media: document
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2008
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Argos Manuals
Source_Contribution: User manual and definitions of Argos Satellite System.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Microwave Telemetry, Inc
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Microwave Telemetry: Battery Powered PTT-100 Field Manual
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Columbia, Maryland, USA
Publisher: Microwave Telemetry, Inc.
Other_Citation_Details:
Microwave Telemetry: Battery Powered PTT-100 Field Manual. *note: as a courtesy to users (in agreement with Microwave Telemetry, Inc.), this manual is included in this data package and can be accessed from: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VYSWEH
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VYSWEH
Type_of_Source_Media: document
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: MTI Battery PTT-100 Manual
Source_Contribution:
User manual and definitions for Microwave Telemetry Li battery PTT-100 satellite transmitters.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Douglas, D.C.
Originator: Weinzierl, R.
Originator: Davidson, S.C.
Originator: Kays, R.
Originator: Wikelski, M.
Originator: Bohrer, G.
Publication_Date: 2012
Title: Moderating Argos location errors in animal tracking data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: journal article
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Issue_Identification: 3(6):999-1007
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Other_Citation_Details:
Douglas, D.C., Weinzierl, R., Davidson, S.C., Kays, R., Wikelski, M., Bohrer, G. 2012. Moderating Argos location errors in animal tracking data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3(6):999-1007 doi:10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00245.x
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00245.x
Type_of_Source_Media: journal article
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2012
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Douglas et al 2012
Source_Contribution:
Describes the use of the "Douglas Argos Filter" (DAF) for flagging implausible Argos locations.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data Collection. Argos raw data in both "DS" and "DIAG" legacy formats were extracted from monthly datasets provided by Service Argos (a.k.a. CLS America or Woods Hole Group) on CD-ROM. Beginning in July 2009, both DS and DIAG data were obtained from Service Argos on CD-ROM in tabular format as Comma Separated Value (CSV) files. The tabular files contain all information reported in the Argos legacy file formats. The tabular DIAG files also include variables describing the Argos error ellipse (beginning in July 2009). Tabular DIAG data files before July 2009 (if applicable) were reformatted directly from the legacy DIAG files, and hence do not contain the error ellipse variables.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data Flattening. The raw Argos tabular files have had additional attributes appended by the authors to each record (including 'Animal_ID', 'Animal_Species' and 'Tracking_Status').
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Determination of Deployment Fate and Tracking Status. Location and sensor data were examined for each record to assign the value of the 'Deployment_Fate' and 'Tracking_Status' variables. Details are described in the attribute definitions, below.
Process_Date: Unknown
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Deployment location site names are derived from geographic names in the USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) or the NGIA GeoNames System. They represent discrete capture areas.
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: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_deploymentAttributes
Entity_Type_Definition:
Table containing details about each satellite transmitter (PTT - Platform Transmitter Terminal) and its deployment. PTT data include manufacturer, model, and PTT ID. Animal data include: animal ID, deployment dates, and attributes of the animal if recorded (e.g., sex, age, weight, etc). Presented in a Comma Separated Value (CSV) formatted table. A copy of the "deploymentAttributes" table is also included in the "processedData" folder with this data package.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Data_Release_DOI
Attribute_Definition:
Unique 'Digital Object Identifier' (DOI) that provides a permanent link to this data package and its metadata.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10.5066/P9Y5PQY3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The DOI that links uniquely to this data package.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Data_Release_Version
Attribute_Definition:
The data package version that was current at the time each record was released. The structure of this data package can accommodate future versions that add additional tracking data for existing or newly tracked individuals of the same species. See version history file included with this data package for additional details.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: v01
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Version 1.0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Animal_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Unique identifier for each individual tracked with a satellite transmitter (PTT).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Unique identifier for each individual tracked with a satellite transmitter (PTT). A concatenation of a four letter species code, sequential numbering, year, capture location, and PTT_ID.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Animal_Species
Attribute_Definition:
Scientific name of the species of animal tracked with a satellite transmitter (PTT).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Scientific name for Pelagic cormorant
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_ID
Attribute_Definition:
PTT (Platform Transmitter Terminal) ID number from Argos to uniquely identify a satellite transmitter during deployment.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique numeric identifier of the satellite transmitter.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Deployment_Start_Timestamp_UTC
Attribute_Definition:
The timestamp (date and time) when the satellite transmitter (PTT) deployment started.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2000/07/18 01:00:00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2006/05/31 12:35:00
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: YYYY/MM/DD HH:mm:ss (UTC)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Deployment_End_Timestamp_UTC
Attribute_Definition:
The timestamp (date and time) when the satellite transmitter (PTT) deployment ended.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2001/07/04 21:38:35
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2006/12/03 03:50:40
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: YYYY/MM/DD HH:mm:ss (UTC)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Deployment_Fate
Attribute_Definition:
Deduced final status of the animal and satellite transmitter (PTT) at the time tracking of the live free-ranging animal ended (i.e., animal died, transmitter failed/detached, or tracking of a live animal was otherwise terminated). Determined by assessment of sensor and movement data. For example, activity sensor values that remain constant, temperature sensor values that emulate ambient conditions, and/or lack of expected movement.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: alive
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded if there was no evidence or knowledge that the animal died or the satellite transmitter was shed. The 'Deployment_End_Timestamp_UTC' was set to the date/time of the last obtained transmission from the PTT or shortly thereafter.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: shed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded only if the animal was later re-observed alive without an attached satellite transmitter. The 'Deployment_End_Timestamp_UTC' was set to the date/time of the most recently obtained transmitter data indicative of attachment to the live free-ranging animal. Raw Argos data are included (if available) for up to 6 months beyond that date to preserve any information after the shed event (i.e., 'Deployment_End_Timestamp_UTC').
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: dead
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded only if: 1) a carcass was observed or reported (e.g., harvested), 2) an implanted satellite transmitter showed an implausible temperature for a warm-blooded animal, or 3) an externally attached satellite transmitter with an attachment method that was very unlikely to fail/shed showed stationary movement data. The 'Deployment_End_Timestamp_UTC' was set to the date/time of the most recently obtained transmitter data indicative of attachment to the live free-ranging animal. Raw Argos data are included (if available) for up to 6 months beyond that date to preserve any information after the dead event (i.e., 'Deployment_End_Timestamp_UTC').
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: shed/dead
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded if there was evidence that the animal died or the satellite transmitter was shed, but distinction was ambiguous. The 'Deployment_End_Timestamp_UTC' was set to the date/time of the most recently obtained transmitter data indicative of attachment to the live free-ranging animal. Raw Argos data are included (if available) for up to 6 months beyond that date to preserve any information after the shed/dead event (i.e., 'Deployment_End_Timestamp_UTC').
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: undetermined
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded if there was no assessment of mortality or satellite transmitter detachment. Data users will have to make their own assessments.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Deployment_End_Type
Attribute_Definition:
A deduced reason for the satellite transmitter (PTT) deployment termination.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: temperature drops
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
For implanted satellite transmitters; a distinct drop in the transmitter's temperature sensor data documenting mortality of warm-blooded animals carrying a transmitter that was implanted in its body cavity. This classification implies animal mortality with high certainty.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: activity flatlines
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Activity sensor value remained near constant for an extended period of time. This classification implies animal mortality or satellite transmitter detachment.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: movements_failed-sensors
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Temperature and activity sensors failed. Thus, only movement data was available to deduce the reason for the end of deployment.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: data stops
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Data collection stopped without evidence of battery failure, mortality, or satellite transmitter detachment. Owing to the absence of any evidence to the contrary, this classification implies that the animal was alive at the time data collections stopped.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Deployment_Start_Latitude
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude of the deployment site where the animal was released.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 52.836
Range_Domain_Maximum: 59.437
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Deployment_Start_Longitude
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude of the deployment site where the animal was released.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -146.328
Range_Domain_Maximum: 173.191
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Deployment_Start_Locale
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the deployment site where the animal fitted with the satellite transmitter (PTT) was released, for example a field station or colony.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Middleton Is., AK
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Name used for capture site in Alaska (approximately 59.43 N, 146.33 W)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Attu Is., AK
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Name used for capture site in Alaska (approximately 52.83 N, 173.19 E)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Animal_BandID
Attribute_Definition:
Unique field identification code, used to mark individual birds in the field. Such as a coded plastic neck collar, tarsal flag, or the final 5 digits of the metal leg band issued by the USGS Bird Banding Lab.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique field identifier
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Animal_Sex
Attribute_Definition:
The sex of the animal determined by size and plumage characteristics in the field.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: F
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Female
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: M
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Male
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: U
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sex unknown
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not provided
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Animal_LifeStage
Attribute_Definition:
The age class or life stage of the animal at the start of the deployment.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: adult
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: A bird in adult plumage; year of hatch otherwise unknown.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: juvenile
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A bird known to have hatched the year of satellite transmitter deployment.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Animal_ReproCondition
Attribute_Definition:
The reproductive condition of the animal at the start of the satellite transmitter deployment.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not determined
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Animal_Mass
Attribute_Definition:
The mass of the animal at the time of the satellite transmitter attachment.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1160
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1870
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mass not recorded in the field.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Animal_MortalityType
Attribute_Definition:
If deployment ended because of animal mortality; the cause of mortality if known or confidently suspected.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mortality type not determined.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_Manufacturer
Attribute_Definition:
The company or person that produced the satellite transmitter (PTT).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Microwave Telemetry Inc.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Microwave Telemetry, Inc., Columbia, MD, USA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_Model
Attribute_Definition:
The manufacturer's model number of the satellite transmitter (PTT).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PTT-100
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Microwave Telemetry model: "Battery Powered PTT-100".
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Microwave Telemetry, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_Mass
Attribute_Definition: The mass of the satellite transmitter (PTT).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 40
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The mass of the transmitter in grams.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 60
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The mass of the transmitter in grams.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not provided
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_Attachment
Attribute_Definition:
The method used to attach the satellite transmitter (PTT) to the animal.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: implant
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: PTT was surgically implanted in the bird's abdominal cavity.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_PowerOutput
Attribute_Definition:
The amount of power dedicated by the satellite transmitter (PTT) to each transmission.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Power output not provided.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_PowerSource
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates whether the satellite transmitter (PTT) was powered by Li batteries or solar rechargeable Li batteries.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Battery
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Satellite transmitter (PTT) was powered by Li batteries.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_RepetitionPeriod
Attribute_Definition: Nominal interval between PTT transmissions.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not provided
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_DutyCycle
Attribute_Definition:
Remarks describing the satellite transmitter (PTT) schedule and duration of transmission and non-transmission periods.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: PTT transmission schedule.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_ReadoutMethod
Attribute_Definition:
The method by which the data are received from the satellite transmitter (PTT).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Argos System
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Data received by Argos
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_LocationAlgorithm
Attribute_Definition:
The method by which Argos calculated location of the satellite transmitter (PTT).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: least squares
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Least squares regression fit of a Doppler curve obtained from the perceived (shifted) frequencies of transmissions obtained as the satellite flew over the satellite transmitter (i.e., approaching, then retreating).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_diagLegacy
Entity_Type_Definition:
This ASCII text file contains all Diagnostic (DIAG) data exactly as disseminated by Service Argos, in the "DIAG" legacy format. The Argos DIAG format contains information about the estimated location and the transmissions collected during each satellite overpass. Data from each overpass include the primary location estimate (Solution 1), the alternate location estimate (Solution 2), and several other variables such as the location class (accuracy), signal strength, and a single 'example' record of sensor data from an arbitrarily determined transmission. DIAG is the most appropriate data format for analyses of location.
All DIAG legacy format data are, also, presented in tabular format in the file "pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_diagTabular.csv" included with this data package. For details about Argos DIAG attributes, see the attribute definitions for the "diagTabular" file and Argos Manuals.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_diagTabular
Entity_Type_Definition:
This file contains the same data found in the file: "pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_diagLegacy.txt" included with this data package. However, all the variables are reported in a Comma Separated Value (CSV) table with each record containing the data obtained during one satellite overpass. Beginning in July 2009, the "diagTabular" format additionally includes variables describing the Argos error ellipse. We have appended identifying variables to each record, such as 'Animal_ID' and 'Tracking_Status'. This file format is provided to facilitate reading by software that readily ingest tabular records.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Data_Release_DOI
Attribute_Definition:
Unique 'Digital Object Identifier' (DOI) that provides a permanent link to this data package and its metadata.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10.5066/P9Y5PQY3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The DOI that links uniquely to this data package.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Data_Release_Version
Attribute_Definition:
The data package version that was current at the time each record was released. The structure of this data package can accommodate future versions that add additional tracking data for existing or newly tracked individuals of the same species. See version history file included with this data package for additional details.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: v01
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Version 1.0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Animal_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Unique identifier for each individual tracked with a satellite transmitter (PTT).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Unique identifier for each individual tracked with a satellite transmitter (PTT). A concatenation of a four letter species code, sequential numbering, year, capture location, and PTT_ID.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Animal_Species
Attribute_Definition:
Scientific name of the species of animal tracked with a satellite transmitter (PTT).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Scientific name for Pelagic cormorant
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Tracking_Status
Attribute_Definition:
Deduced status of the animal and satellite transmitter (PTT) at the time of the respective data record. Determined by assessment of sensor and movement data. For example, activity sensor values that remain constant, temperature sensor values that emulate ambient conditions, and/or lack of expected movement.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: alive
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded if there was no evidence or knowledge that the animal died or the satellite transmitter was shed.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: shed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded only if the animal was later re-observed alive without an attached satellite transmitter.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: dead
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded only if: 1) a carcass was observed or reported (e.g., harvested), 2) an implanted satellite transmitter showed an implausible temperature for a warm-blooded animal, or 3) an externally attached satellite transmitter with an attachment method that was very unlikely to fail/shed showed stationary movement data.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: shed/dead
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded if there was evidence that the animal died or the satellite transmitter was shed, but distinction was ambiguous.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: undetermined
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded if there was no assessment of mortality or satellite transmitter detachment. Data users will have to make their own assessments.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_Program
Attribute_Definition: Argos Program identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Unique 3-5 digit identifier of the particular Argos programs used.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_ID
Attribute_Definition:
PTT (Platform Transmitter Terminal) ID number from Argos to uniquely identify a satellite transmitter during deployment.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique numeric identifier of the satellite transmitter.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_Timestamp_UTC
Attribute_Definition:
The UTC timestamp (date and time) of the satellite transmitter (PTT) location estimate.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2000/07/18 01:11:14
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2006/12/03 03:49:12
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: YYYY/MM/DD HH:mm:ss (UTC)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No location was estimated for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_Lat_Solution_1
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude of the satellite transmitter (PTT) location estimate (Argos Solution 1).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 36.585
Range_Domain_Maximum: 76.501
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No location was estimated for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_Lon_Solution_1
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude of the satellite transmitter (PTT) location estimate (Argos Solution 1).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -174.860
Range_Domain_Maximum: 178.683
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No location was estimated for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_Lat_Solution_2
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude of the alternate satellite transmitter (PTT) location estimate (Argos Solution 2).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -3.485
Range_Domain_Maximum: 79.789
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No location was estimated for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_Lon_Solution_2
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude of the alternate satellite transmitter (PTT) location estimate (Argos Solution 2).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -179.916
Range_Domain_Maximum: 179.828
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No location was estimated for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_Class
Attribute_Definition:
Index of the accuracy of the location estimate; in decreasing order: 3,2,1,0,A,B,Z. The raw DIAG data from the Argos System provides two location estimates ('primary' and 'alternate'). Different algorithms have been used to estimate location. The Least Squares algorithm provides two different locations, with the 'primary' assumed to better reflect the actual PTT location. However, in approximately 1-3% of cases, the 'alternate' location is more accurate. The Kalman Filter provides two identical location estimates. Note that the algorithm used for each PTT deployment is recorded in the "deploymentAttributes" table included with this data package.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1-sigma location error <250 meters.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1-sigma location error between 250 meters and 500 meters.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1-sigma location error between 500 meters and 1500 meters.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1-sigma location error >1500 meters
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No accuracy estimation; 3 messages received per satellite pass.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
No accuracy estimation; 1 or 2 messages received per satellite pass.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Z
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No accuracy estimation; invalid location.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_NOPC
Attribute_Definition:
Number of Plausibility Checks that gave a positive result. Plausibility checks are conducted by Argos when the satellite transmitter location is estimated and are used by the algorithm when classifying the location accuracy in the Location_Class attribute.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: count
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_ErrorRadius
Attribute_Definition:
Estimated radius of the error-ellipse around the satellite transmitter's location. The error-ellipse defines a region within which the transmitter’s true location would have a 63.3% probability of occurrence (drawn from a bivariate normal distribution to lie within its SQRT(2)sigma ellipse). Calculated as: SQRT(Semimajor_Axis x Semiminor_Axis). Not available for data before July 2009. Values of zero (0) should be treated as missing data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_ErrorSemimajor
Attribute_Definition:
Half the length of the longest axis of the estimated error-ellipse of the satellite transmitter location. Not available for data before July 2009. Values of zero (0) should be treated as missing data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_ErrorSemiminor
Attribute_Definition:
Half the length of the shortest axis of the estimated error-ellipse of the satellite transmitter location. Not available for data before July 2009. Values of zero (0) should be treated as missing data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_ErrorOrientation
Attribute_Definition:
Geographic orientation of the major axis of the estimated error-ellipse of the satellite transmitter location. Not available for data before July 2009.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_ErrorGDOP
Attribute_Definition:
Geometric Dilution of Precision. A measure of the effect of the geometry of the satellite transmitter's configuration on the accuracy of the location estimate. The actual location accuracy depends on both the GDOP value and the quality of the transmitter’s frequency stability. Generally, a smaller GDOP value yields a more accurate position. Values of zero (0) should be treated as missing data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_IndexQuality
Attribute_Definition:
A "Quality Indicator" from Argos. A composite of two single digits, each of which denotes a categorical variable describing parameters that Argos considers when assigning the Location_Class to the location estimate. The parameters describe long-, mid-, and short-term frequency shifts in the received transmissions. The first digit indicates the residual error on the frequency calculation. The second digit indicates transmitter oscillator frequency drift between two satellite overpasses. Single digit values imply a zero for the first digit.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 68
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: coded index
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_LI_Index
Attribute_Definition:
A legacy variant of the 'Location_IndexQuality' attribute used from July 1989 to mid-June 1993 (when IndexQuality, IQ, was introduced).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_QQ_Index
Attribute_Definition:
A legacy variant of the 'Location_IndexQuality' attribute used from February 1988 to June 1989.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_AssumedAltitude
Attribute_Definition:
Assumed altitude of the satellite transmitter (PTT). Used for estimating the location.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4.163
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: kilometers
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pass_Satellite_ID
Attribute_Definition:
The satellite identifier (A2, MA, MB, MC, NH, ND, NJ, NK, NL, NM, NN, NP, SR).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Japanese satellite: ADEOS-II
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: MetOp satellite: METOP-A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MB
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: MetOp satellite: METOP-B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: MetOp satellite: METOP-C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NH
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-11
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-12
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NJ
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-14
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NK
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-15
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-16
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NM
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-17
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-18
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NP
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-19
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SR
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: ISRO CNES satellite: SARAL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pass_Messages_N
Attribute_Definition:
The number of messages from the transmitter (PTT) received by the respective satellite during its overpass.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 13
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: count
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pass_Messages_gt120dB
Attribute_Definition:
The number of messages from the transmitter (PTT) received by the respective satellite during its overpass with a signal strength (at the satellite) greater than -120 decibels.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: count
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pass_Messages_BestLeveldB
Attribute_Definition:
Strength (at the satellite) of the strongest transmission from the transmitter (PTT) collected during the respective satellite’s overpass.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -140
Range_Domain_Maximum: -120
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: decibels
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pass_Duration
Attribute_Definition:
Time elapsed between the first and last message from the transmitter (PTT) received by the respective satellite during its overpass. A value of zero implies only one message was received during the overpass.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 842
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: seconds
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pass_EstimatedFrequency
Attribute_Definition:
Estimate of the satellite transmitter's true transmission (oscillator) frequency that strives to account for long-term frequency drift during the course of the transmitter’s deployment that is apparent to the Argos System.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Range_Domain_Minimum: 401649289.8
Range_Domain_Maximum: 401678167.8
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Hertz
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sensor_Timestamp_UTC
Attribute_Definition:
The UTC timestamp (date and time) of one arbitrary message received by the respective satellite during its overpass.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2000/07/18 01:10:12
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2006/12/03 03:47:44
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: YYYY/MM/DD HH:mm:ss (UTC)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sensor_CompressionIndex
Attribute_Definition:
Number of consecutive messages from the satellite transmitter (PTT), received during a satellite overpass that had identical sensor data values.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: count
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sensor_1 through Sensor_32
Attribute_Definition:
The Sensor_1 through Sensor_32 variables are included here in the "diagTabular" file only for complete reporting of all transmitted data as received. The Argos DIAG format includes raw sensor data values obtained from just one arbitrary transmission per satellite overpass and serves simply as raw sensor "examples". There are no robust analytical reasons to use this one arbitrary transmission of sensor data. Any data user interested in analyzing or interrogating decoded sensor data should use the decoded sensor data file in the "processedData" folder of this data package. Any data user interested in analyzing or interrogating the raw sensor data should use the Argos DS data which contains a complete record of all sensor data obtained from all transmissions collected during each and every satellite overpass.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MTI Battery PTT-100 Manual, Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coded raw sensor data
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No sensor data transmitted
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_dsLegacy
Entity_Type_Definition:
This ASCII text file contains all transmissions of the raw (coded) sensor data exactly as disseminated by Service Argos, in the "DS" legacy format. The Argos DS (Dispose) format contains all sensor message transmissions collected during each satellite overpass. Messages received during a satellite overpass are reported on multiple lines beginning with a header and followed by a variable number of records reporting the raw (coded) sensor data carried by each transmission. The header includes information such as PTT ID, satellite ID, and metrics about message reception (see Argos Manuals). DS is the most appropriate data format for analyses of sensor data.
All DS legacy format data are, also, presented in tabular form in the file "pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_dsTabular.csv" included with this data package. For details about Argos DS attributes, see the attribute definitions for the "dsTabular" file and Argos Manuals.
**NOTE** Argos-certified PTTs are required to transmit a minimum number of data bits, commonly used to communicate sensor data. Raw sensor values are disseminated as either decimal or hexadecimal values and require decoding to convert them to meaningful data. Proprietary software from the PTT manufacturer may be necessary to decode raw sensor data.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_dsTabular
Entity_Type_Definition:
This file contains the same transmissions and raw (coded) sensor data found in the file: "pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_dsLegacy.txt" included with this package. All the variables are reported in a Comma Separated Value (CSV) table, with each record containing the data from one PTT transmission. We have appended identifying variables to each record, such as 'Animal_ID' and 'Tracking_Status'. This file format is provided to facilitate reading by software that readily ingest tabular records.
**NOTE** Argos-certified PTTs are required to transmit a minimum number of data bits, commonly used to communicate sensor data. Raw sensor values are disseminated as either decimal or hexadecimal values and require decoding to convert them to meaningful data. Proprietary software from the PTT manufacturer may be necessary to decode raw sensor data.
'Sensor_1' through 'Sensor_32' values are raw (coded) sensor data, included for completeness. Decoded values are provided in the "processedData" folder of this data package. Filename:"pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_decodedSensor.csv"
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Data_Release_DOI
Attribute_Definition:
Unique 'Digital Object Identifier' (DOI) that provides a permanent link to this data package and its metadata.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10.5066/P9Y5PQY3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The DOI that links uniquely to this data package.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Data_Release_Version
Attribute_Definition:
The data package version that was current at the time each record was released. The structure of this data package can accommodate future versions that add additional tracking data for existing or newly tracked individuals of the same species. See version history file included with this data package for additional details.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: v01
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Version 1.0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Animal_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Unique identifier for each individual tracked with a satellite transmitter (PTT).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Unique identifier for each individual tracked with a satellite transmitter (PTT). A concatenation of a four letter species code, sequential numbering, year, capture location, and PTT_ID.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Animal_Species
Attribute_Definition:
Scientific name of the species of animal tracked with a satellite transmitter (PTT).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Scientific name for Pelagic cormorant
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Tracking_Status
Attribute_Definition:
Deduced status of the animal and satellite transmitter (PTT) at the time of the respective data record. Determined by assessment of sensor and movement data. For example, activity sensor values that remain constant, temperature sensor values that emulate ambient conditions, and/or lack of expected movement.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: alive
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded if there was no evidence or knowledge that the animal died or the satellite transmitter was shed.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: shed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded only if the animal was later re-observed alive without an attached satellite transmitter.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: dead
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded only if: 1) a carcass was observed or reported (e.g., harvested), 2) an implanted satellite transmitter showed an implausible temperature for a warm-blooded animal, or 3) an externally attached satellite transmitter with an attachment method that was very unlikely to fail/shed showed stationary movement data.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: shed/dead
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded if there was evidence that the animal died or the satellite transmitter was shed, but distinction was ambiguous.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: undetermined
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coded if there was no assessment of mortality or satellite transmitter detachment. Data users will have to make their own assessments.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_Program
Attribute_Definition: Argos Program identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Unique 3-5 digit identifier of the particular Argos programs used.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTT_ID
Attribute_Definition:
PTT (Platform Transmitter Terminal) ID number from Argos to uniquely identify a satellite transmitter during deployment.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique numeric identifier of the satellite transmitter.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_Timestamp_UTC
Attribute_Definition:
The UTC timestamp (date and time) of the satellite transmitter (PTT) location estimate.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2000/07/18 01:11:14
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2006/12/03 03:49:12
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: YYYY/MM/DD HH:mm:ss (UTC)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No location was estimated for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_Lat_Solution_1
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude of the satellite transmitter (PTT) location estimate (Argos Solution 1). (*note: the most complete location data are recorded in the Argos DIAG data included with this package. Users interested in location data should use the DIAG dataset.)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 52.744
Range_Domain_Maximum: 59.938
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No location was estimated for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_Lon_Solution_1
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude of the satellite transmitter (PTT) location estimate (Argos Solution 1). (*note: the most complete location data are recorded in the Argos DIAG data included with this package. Users interested in location data should use the DIAG dataset.)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -148.980
Range_Domain_Maximum: 173.469
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No location was estimated for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_Class
Attribute_Definition:
Index of the accuracy of the location estimate. In decreasing order: 3,2,1,0,A,B,Z
Attribute_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1-sigma location error <250 meters.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1-sigma location error between 250 meters and 500 meters.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1-sigma location error between 500 meters and 1500 meters.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1-sigma location error >1500 meters
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No accuracy estimation; 3 messages received per satellite pass.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
No accuracy estimation; 1 or 2 messages received per satellite pass.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Z
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No accuracy estimation; invalid location.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Attribute value not provided for this record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pass_Satellite_ID
Attribute_Definition:
The satellite identifier (2, A, B, C, H, D, J, K, L, M, N, P, R).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Japanese satellite: ADEOS-II
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: MetOp satellite: METOP-A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: MetOp satellite: METOP-B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: MetOp satellite: METOP-C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: H
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-11
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: D
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-12
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: J
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-14
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: K
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-15
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: L
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-16
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: M
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-17
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: N
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-18
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: P
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NOAA satellite: NOAA-19
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: R
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: ISRO CNES satellite: SARAL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sensor_Timestamp_UTC
Attribute_Definition:
The timestamp (date and time) of each message from each satellite transmitter (PTT), corresponding to the time when the temperature, voltage, and activity sensors were interrogated.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2000/07/18 01:10:12
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2006/12/03 03:50:40
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: YYYY/MM/DD HH:mm:ss (UTC)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sensor_CompressionIndex
Attribute_Definition:
The number of consecutive messages from the satellite transmitter (PTT), received during a satellite overpass that had identical sensor data values.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 3
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: count
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sensor_1 through Sensor_32
Attribute_Definition:
The Sensor_1 through Sensor_32 values are raw (coded) sensor data as received from Service Argos. They are included only for completeness. Users interested in details about coding/decoding are encouraged to examine materials from the transmitter manufacturers.
We provide decoded values in this data package: folder:"processedData", file:"pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_decodedSensor.csv"
Attribute_Definition_Source: MTI Battery PTT-100 Manual, Argos Manuals
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coded raw sensor data
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No Sensor data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The rawData package includes 5 data files:
Two data files (with identical content) contain the raw Argos DIAG (Diagnostic) data, one in the legacy verbose ASCII format and one in a tabular Comma Separate Value (CSV) format: (1) "pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_diagLegacy.txt" and (2) "pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_diagTabular.csv"
Two data files (with identical content) contain the raw Argos DS (Dispose) data, one in the legacy verbose ASCII format and one in a tabular CSV format: (3) "pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_dsLegacy.txt" and (4) "pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_dsTabular.csv"
(5) "pelagicCormorant_USGS_ASC_argos_deploymentAttributes.csv" contains one record for each transmitter deployment. The deployment attributes table contains information such as when the transmitter was attached to the animal, when tracking of a live animal ended, and variables describing the animal and transmitter.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: Author defined
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:
The USGS Alaska Science Center is the authoritative source and distributor of these 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, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes or on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: CSV
Format_Information_Content:
Data are distributed in a Zip package containing data in CSV and ASCII text file formats and FGDC metadata in XML and HTML formats.
File_Decompression_Technique:
Compression applied by the 7-Zip utility using default compression (5). The Zip package can be decompressed and unpacked by open source or commercially available unzip tools.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9Y5PQY3
Fees: None
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20200814
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
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999

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