Argos Satellite Tracking Data for Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) - Processed Data

Metadata:

Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ramey, A.M. (ORCID: 0000-0002-3601-8400)
Originator: Soos, C.
Originator: Link, P.
Originator: Walther, P.
Originator: Tibbitts, T.L. (ORCID: 0000-0002-0290-7592)
Originator: Douglas, D.C. (ORCID: 0000-0003-0186-1104)
Publication_Date: 20190918
Title:
Argos Satellite Tracking Data for Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) - Processed Data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Tracking Data for Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Issue_Identification: ver 1.0, September 2019
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Anchorage, Alaska
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Suggested Citation: Ramey, A.M., Soos, C., Link, P., Walther, P., Tibbitts, T.L., Douglas, D.C., 2019, Tracking data for Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)(ver 1.0, September 2019): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9Z9BA9F
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9Z9BA9F
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 "processedData" folder of this data package. This data package contains all data collected by the Argos System from 42 satellite transmitters attached to Blue-winged Teal ducks on their breeding range in Saskatchewan and Alberta (August 2013) and spring staging areas in Texas and Louisiana (March 2015). The raw data were processed to accomplish two goals: flag implausible location estimates and decode raw sensor data. Three Comma Separate Value (CSV) tables are included in the "processedData" folder of this data package: 1) the "diag_filteredLocations" table contains one record for every location estimate collected, accompanied by a binary flag that denotes an algorithm's plausibility check. Each record also includes a 'Tracking_Status' variable that denotes whether the location was collected from a live animal, a dead animal, or shed transmitter, 2) the "decodedSensor" table contains decoded sensor data such as a transmitter's temperature, battery voltage, and motion (activity), and 3) the "deploymentAttributes" table 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 "rawData" folder of this data package.
Purpose:
These data were collected to better understand the timing and patterns of migratory movements of Blue-winged Teal as part of a project on the dispersal of avian influenza and other pathogens between North America and the Neotropics by this species.
Supplemental_Information:
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: "blueWingedTeal_USGS_ASC_argos".
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20130811
Ending_Date: 20170228
Currentness_Reference: observed
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Central flyway of North America and coastal areas around the Gulf of Mexico
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -112.310
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.426
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.730
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 53.590
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: Biological Classification
Theme_Keyword: Animals/Vertebrates
Theme_Keyword: Birds
Theme_Keyword: Ducks/Geese/Swans
Theme_Keyword: Ecological Dynamics
Theme_Keyword: Species Migration
Theme_Keyword: Species Life History
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Biocomplexity Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Distribution
Theme_Keyword: Migration (organisms)
Theme_Keyword: Migratory birds
Theme_Keyword: Seasonal distribution
Theme_Keyword: Seasonal movement
Theme_Keyword: Overwintering
Theme_Keyword: Breeding sites
Theme_Keyword: Tracking equipment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Wildlife biology
Theme_Keyword: Ornithology
Theme_Keyword: Field methods
Theme_Keyword: Field sampling
Theme_Keyword: Animal tracking
Theme_Keyword: Telemetry
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Migration
Theme_Keyword: Migration pathway
Theme_Keyword: Migratory strategies
Theme_Keyword: Wintering area
Theme_Keyword: Breeding area
Theme_Keyword: Central flyway
Theme_Keyword: Satellite transmitter
Theme_Keyword: Platform Transmitter Terminal
Theme_Keyword: PTT
Theme_Keyword: Argos
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Place_Keyword: Texas
Place_Keyword: Beaumont
Place_Keyword: Galveston Bay
Place_Keyword: Louisiana
Place_Keyword: Livonia
Place_Keyword: Port Barre
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NGIA GeoNames
Place_Keyword: Canada
Place_Keyword: Alberta
Place_Keyword: Brooks
Place_Keyword: Saskatchewan
Place_Keyword: Vanscoy
Place_Keyword: Mexico
Place_Keyword: Cuba
Place_Keyword: Bahamas
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: Single species
Taxonomic_Keywords: Animals
Taxonomic_Keywords: Vertebrates
Taxonomic_Keywords: Birds
Taxonomic_Keywords: Waterfowl
Taxonomic_Keywords: Blue-winged Teal
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: 175086
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: ITIS-North America
Other_Citation_Details:
Taxonomic details for Blue-winged Teal were retrieved 10 Sep 2019; 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: Anseriformes
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Anatidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Anatinae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Anas
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Anas discors
Applicable_Common_Name: Blue-winged Teal
Applicable_Common_Name: TSN: 175086
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: Ramey, A.M. (ORCID: 0000-0002-3601-8400)
Originator: Reed, J.A. (ORCID: 0000-0002-3239-6909)
Originator: Walther, P.
Originator: Link, P.
Originator: Schmutz, J.A. (ORCID: 0000-0002-6516-0836)
Originator: Douglas, D.C. (ORCID: 0000-0003-0186-1104)
Originator: Stallknecht, D.E.
Originator: Soos, C.
Publication_Date: 2016
Title:
Evidence for the exchange of blood parasites between North America and the Neotropics in blue-winged teal (Anas discors)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: journal article
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Parasitology Research
Issue_Identification: 115(10):3923-3939
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: Springer Nature
Other_Citation_Details:
Ramey, A.M., Reed, J.A., Walther, P., Link, P., Schmutz, J.A., Douglas, D.C., Stallknecht, D.E., Soos, C. 2016. Evidence for the exchange of blood parasites between North America and the Neotropics in blue-winged teal (Anas discors). Parasitology Research 115(10):3923-3939 doi:10.1007/s00436-016-5159-2
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-016-5159-2
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Humphreys, J.M.
Originator: Ramey, A.M. (ORCID: 0000-0002-3601-8400)
Originator: Douglas, D.C. (ORCID: 0000-0003-0186-1104)
Originator: Mullinax, J.M.
Originator: Soos, C.
Originator: Link, P.
Originator: Walther, P.
Originator: Prosser, D.J.
Publication_Date: 2020
Title:
Waterfowl occurrence and residence time as indicators of H5 and H7 avian influenza in North American Poultry
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: journal article
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Scientific Reports
Issue_Identification: 10:2592
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: Springer Nature
Other_Citation_Details:
Humphreys, J.M., Ramey, A.M., Douglas, D.C., Mullinax, J.M., Soos, C., Link, P., Walther, P., Prosser, D.J. 2020. Waterfowl occurrence and residence time as indicators of H5 and H7 avian influenza in North American Poultry. Scientific Reports 10:2592 doi:10.1038/s41598-020-59077-1
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-59077-1
Analytical_Tool:
Analytical_Tool_Description:
Implausible location estimates were flagged using the Douglas Argos-filter (DAF). DAF is an ad-hoc algorithm that identifies implausible Argos location estimates based on user-defined thresholds which allows the algorithm's performance to be tuned to species' movement, behaviors, and study objectives. Key thresholds define: 1) the distance within which sequential location estimates are retained by virtue of self-validating spatial redundancy, 2) a maximum rate of movement, and 3) the acuity of tight turning angles which are characteristically created by location estimates with large errors. The actual thresholds that were applied are detailed in the "Douglas-Argos Filter" Process Step of this metadata record and in the README file included with the data package.
Tool_Access_Information:
Online_Linkage: https://www.movebank.org/node/7226
Tool_Access_Instructions: https://www.movebank.org/node/38
Tool_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: 3:999-1007
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 3:999-1007. doi:10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00245.x
Online_Linkage: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00245.x
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Most attributes associated with the location data were acquired directly from the Argos System. Accuracy of the location filtering flag ('Location_DAF_Filter') is vulnerable to omission/commission errors as described in Douglas et al 2012. Accuracy of the 'Deployment_Fate' and 'Tracking_Status' variables is sensitive to the type of data available; for example, temperature data from implanted transmitters provide a definitive measure of animal mortality, while an integrated interpretation of sensor and movement data is required to determine whether externally attached transmitters show evidence of mortality or transmitter detachment. 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. Users are advised to interpret just the dominant patterns among the sensor data values and be skeptical of any values that appear to be outliers.
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. The filtering of implausible location estimates also contributes to temporal gaps.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Location estimates determined by the Argos System have a 1-sigma (68% of locations) accuracy range of 250-1500 m (see Argos Manual 2011 - included with this data package; Douglas et al 2012 and references therein).
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: Ramey, A.M. (ORCID: 0000-0002-3601-8400)
Originator: Soos, C.
Originator: Link, P.
Originator: Walther, P.
Originator: Tibbitts, T.L. (ORCID: 0000-0002-0290-7592)
Originator: Douglas, D.C. (ORCID: 0000-0003-0186-1104)
Publication_Date: 2019
Title:
Argos Satellite Tracking Data for Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) - Raw Data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data; ASCII text file
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Tracking Data for Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Issue_Identification: ver 1.0, September 2019
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Anchorage, Alaska
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Ramey, A.M., Soos, C., Link, P., Walther, P., Tibbitts, T.L., Douglas, D.C., 2019, Tracking data for Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)(ver 1.0, September 2019): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9Z9BA9F
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9Z9BA9F
Type_of_Source_Media: document
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2019
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Ramey et al 2019
Source_Contribution:
Raw satellite telemetry data as received from Argos. Available in the rawData folder included with this data package.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: CLS America
Publication_Date: 2011
Title: Argos User’s Manual
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: CLS America
Other_Citation_Details:
CLS America. 2011. 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: 2011
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Argos Manual 2011
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: Solar 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: Solar 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 Solar PTT-100 Manual
Source_Contribution:
User manual and definitions for Microwave Telemetry Solar 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: 3:999-1007
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 3:999-1007 doi:10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00245.x
Online_Linkage: https://dx.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 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 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
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Douglas Argos-Filter. Implausible location estimates were flagged using the Douglas Argos-filter (DAF) as implemented in Movebank. DAF is an ad-hoc algorithm that identifies implausible Argos location estimates based on user-defined thresholds which allows the algorithm's performance to be tuned to species' movement, behaviors, and study objectives. Key thresholds define: 1) the distance within which sequential location estimates are retained by virtue of self-validating spatial redundancy, 2) a maximum rate of movement, and 3) the acuity of tight turning angles which are characteristically created by location estimates with large errors.
Definitions of the DAF parameters can be found in the filtering help pages at Movebank.com and Douglas et al 2012. The user-defined DAF parameters applied to these data were:
Filter Method = Best Hybrid; keep_lc=1; maxredun=10; offset by one second=True; keeplast=disabled; skiploc=disabled; minrate=120; r_only=disabled; ratecoef=25; xmigrate=2; xoverrun=1.5; xdirect=20; xangle=150; xpercent=20; testp_0a=2; testp_bz=3; Best of Day filter=disabled; pickday=disabled
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Raw sensor data are encoded for transmission. The specifics of encoding vary with transmitter manufacturer and model. We decoded raw (coded) sensor values, received from Service Argos, following procedures prescribed by transmitter manufactures.
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: blueWingedTeal_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 "rawData" 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/P9Z9BA9F
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, year of capture, 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: Anas dicors
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Scientific name for Blue-winged Teal
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: 2013/08/11 16:00:00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2015/03/22 16:05:00
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: 2013/10/17 15:51:54
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2016/12/23 12:52:31
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: acute temperature drop
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
For exterior satellite transmitter attachments; a distinct drop in the transmitter's temperature sensor data suggesting the animal's body temperature is no longer contributing to elevating temperature above ambient conditions (unreliable in warm climates). For externally attached transmitters, this classification implies either animal mortality or detachment in a relatively cool or cold environment where a distinct temperature drop can be realized between the warmer than ambient temperatures that typically recorded from live animals because their body heat is partially conducted into the transmitter.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: implant temperature drop
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: voltage drop
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A drop in voltage sensor data indicative of forthcoming battery exhaustion. This classification implies normal satellite transmitter failure while the animal remained alive.
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: data acquisitions stop
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_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: known mortality
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: A carcass was observed or reported (e.g., harvested).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No deployment end type information provided.
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: 29.613
Range_Domain_Maximum: 52.045
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: -112.119
Range_Domain_Maximum: -91.578
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: Beaumont, Texas
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Name used for capture site.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Galveston Bay, Texas
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Name used for capture site.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Livonia, Louisiana
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Name used for capture site.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Port Barre, Louisiana
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Name used for capture site.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Brooks, Alberta, Canada
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Name used for capture site.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Name used for capture site.
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_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No marker information provided.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
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:
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: AHY
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
After Hatch Year. A bird known to have hatched before the year of satellite transmitter deployment; year of hatch otherwise unknown.
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: Reproductive condition not provided.
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:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: >380
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mass greater than 380g.
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: hunting
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Reported as shot by hunter.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_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: "Solar PTT-100" or "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:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 9.5
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9.5
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams
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: harness
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Custom made and individually fit at the time of the satellite transmitter deployment.
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:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 200
Range_Domain_Maximum: 200
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: milliwatt (mW)
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: Solar
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Satellite transmitter (PTT) was powered by solar rechargeable 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:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 60
Range_Domain_Maximum: 60
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: seconds
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:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10 h on 48 h off
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
PTT transmitted for 10 hours followed by 48 hours of not transmitting.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
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 Manual 2011
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 Manual 2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kalman filter
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
In 2011, Argos (CLS) introduced a location processing algorithm that takes into account platform dynamics and the use of a bank of Kalman filters to calculate positions. The applied Kalman filtering is a 2-step process: 1) the filter predicts the next position and its estimated error based on the previous position and its estimated error with a movement model; and 2) the filter calculates the new position and its estimated error by updating the predicted position using frequency measurements acquired during the satellite pass. Locations estimated by the Kalman filter method are also accompanied by metrics describing an estimated error ellipse.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manual 2011
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: blueWingedTeal_USGS_ASC_argos_diag_filteredLocations
Entity_Type_Definition:
This table contains all records from the raw Argos DIAG tabular data included with this package, except that records with missing locations have been removed. Additionally, three variables were added after processing with the Douglas Argos Filter (DAF) algorithm (Douglas et al 2012). The three variables are: 1 & 2) 'Latitude' & 'Longitude', the algorithm's choice between the primary and alternate latitudes and longitudes (Argos Solution 1 and Solution 2) based on minimizing the animal's cumulative distance moved, and 3) 'Location_DAF_Filter', a binary flag indicating whether the location is plausible (=0)or implausible (=1). For records dated after the 'Deployment_End_Timestamp' (i.e., locations after an animal has died or a transmitter has been shed), location coordinates are presented in the 'Lat_ShedDead' and 'Lon_ShedDead' columns and no values are provided for 'Latitude' and 'Longitude'. All data are presented in a Comma Separated Value (CSV) formatted table.
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/P9Z9BA9F
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, year of capture, 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: Anas dicors
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Scientific name for Blue-winged Teal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
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: 2013/08/11 20:22:49
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2017/02/28 17:39:07
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: YYYY/MM/DD HH:mm:ss (UTC)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Latitude
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude of the satellite transmitter (PTT) location estimate. Chosen by the Douglas Argos Filter (DAF) from the primary and alternate latitudes ('Location_Lat_Solution_1' vs 'Location_Lat_Solution_2'). See the Douglas Argos Filter process step.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Douglas et al 2012
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 14.158
Range_Domain_Maximum: 58.712
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A 'Blank Cell' indicates a satellite transmitter (PTT) was no longer deployed on a live free-ranging animal (i.e., 'Tracking_Status' is 'shed', 'dead', or 'shed/dead'). Note that when this occurs, the latitude of the location estimate is recorded in the 'Lat_ShedDead' variable.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Longitude
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude of the satellite transmitter (PTT) location estimate. Chosen by the Douglas Argos Filter (DAF) from the primary and alternate longitudes ('Location_Lon_Solution_1' vs 'Location_Lon_Solution_2'). See the Douglas Argos Filter process step.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Douglas et al 2012
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -135.143
Range_Domain_Maximum: -55.691
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A 'Blank Cell' indicates a satellite transmitter (PTT) was no longer deployed on a live free-ranging animal (i.e., 'Tracking_Status' is 'shed', 'dead', or 'shed/dead'). Note that when this occurs, the longitude of the location estimate is recorded in the 'Lon_ShedDead' variable.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location_DAF_Filter
Attribute_Definition:
Result of the Douglas Argos filter (DAF) algorithm plausibility check. The binary variable indicates a plausible (=0) or implausible (=1) satellite transmitter (PTT) location estimate based on user-defined thresholds pertaining to distance, movement rate, and turn angle. See the Douglas Argos Filter process step.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Douglas et al 2012
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Implausible location estimate
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Douglas et al 2012
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Plausible location estimate
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Douglas et al 2012
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. For these processed data the DAF algorithm has been applied to rectify incorrect choices between the 'primary' and 'alternate' location estimate. 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 Manual 2011
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 Manual 2011
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 Manual 2011
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 Manual 2011
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 Manual 2011
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 Manual 2011
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 Manual 2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Z
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No accuracy estimation; invalid location.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Argos Manual 2011
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 Manual 2011
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 Manual 2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 872216
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
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 Manual 2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 982953
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
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 Manual 2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 12
Range_Domain_Maximum: 614830
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
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 Manual 2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 180
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: degrees
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 Manual 2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 92
Range_Domain_Maximum: 56748
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters/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: 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 Manual 2011
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: Author defined
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: Author defined
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 Manual 2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -0.036
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2.391
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: 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: -7.118
Range_Domain_Maximum: 58.712
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
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: -156.540
Range_Domain_Maximum: -60.373
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
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: -66.072
Range_Domain_Maximum: 85.568
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
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: -177.310
Range_Domain_Maximum: 160.816
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
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: PTT_Program
Attribute_Definition: Argos Program identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Unique 4 digit identifier of the particular Argos programs used.
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: Lat_ShedDead
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude of a satellite transmitter (PTT) that is no longer deployed on a live free-ranging animal (i.e., 'Tracking_Status' is 'shed', 'dead', or 'shed/dead'). Chosen by the Douglas Argos Filter (DAF) from the primary and alternate latitudes ('Location_Lat_Solution_1' vs 'Location_Lat_Solution_2').
Attribute_Definition_Source: Douglas et al 2012
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 18.338
Range_Domain_Maximum: 53.269
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The satellite transmitter (PTT) is deployed on a live free-ranging animal (i.e., 'Tracking_Status' is 'alive'). The latitude of the location estimate can be found in the 'Latitude' column.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Author defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lon_ShedDead
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude of a satellite transmitter (PTT) that is no longer deployed on a live free-ranging animal (i.e., 'Tracking_Status' is 'shed', 'dead', or 'shed/dead'). Chosen by the Douglas Argos Filter (DAF) from the primary and alternate longitudes ('Location_Lon_Solution_1' vs 'Location_Lon_Solution_2').
Attribute_Definition_Source: Douglas et al 2012
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -111.998
Range_Domain_Maximum: -77.463
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees (WGS84)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Blank Cell
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The satellite transmitter (PTT) is deployed on a live free-ranging animal (i.e., 'Tracking_Status' is 'alive'). The longitude of the location estimate can be found in the 'Longitude' column.
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 Manual 2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 16
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 Manual 2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 7
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 Manual 2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -140
Range_Domain_Maximum: -112
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 Manual 2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 999
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 Manual 2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 401642927.4
Range_Domain_Maximum: 401681351.7
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
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: blueWingedTeal_USGS_ASC_argos_decodedSensor
Entity_Type_Definition:
This file contains all decoded sensor data derived from the raw Argos DS data included with this package. Each record contains three decoded variables (temperature, voltage, and activity) as well as identifying attributes of the satellite transmitter (PTT) and animal. To minimize decoding diagnostic messages that were embedded into every 4th transmission from the Microwave Telemetry PTTs used in this study, decoded values were calculated from raw data and written to this file only if 'Sensor_1' > 24 and 'Sensor_2' > 66 and 'Sensor_3' not = 0. Presented in a Comma Separated Value (CSV) formatted table.
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/P9Z9BA9F
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, year of capture, 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: Anas dicors
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Scientific name for Blue-winged Teal
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_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: PTT_Program
Attribute_Definition: Argos Program identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: Provided by Argos
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Unique 6 digit identifier of the particular Argos programs used.
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: 2013/08/11 20:20:49
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2017/02/28 17:40:07
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: YYYY/MM/DD HH:mm:ss (UTC)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sensor_Temperature_C
Attribute_Definition:
The internal temperature of the satellite transmitter (PTT) measured just prior to transmission.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MTI Solar PTT-100 Manual
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -19.66
Range_Domain_Maximum: 63.35
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Degrees Celsius
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sensor_Voltage
Attribute_Definition:
The battery voltage of the satellite transmitter (PTT) just prior to signal transmission.
Attribute_Definition_Source: MTI Solar PTT-100 Manual
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 3.173
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4.423
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Volts
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sensor_Activity
Attribute_Definition:
The activity assessed by a revolving counter that increments with changes in satellite transmitter (PTT) orientation. The value itself does not have meaning, rather, it is the change in value (or lack thereof) that indicates animal (transmitter) movement (or not).
Attribute_Definition_Source: MTI Solar PTT-100 Manual
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: count
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The processData package includes 3 Comma Separate Value (CSV) formatted tables:
(1) "blueWingedTeal_USGS_ASC_argos_diag_filteredLocations.csv" contains one record for every location estimate collected, accompanied by a binary flag that denotes an algorithm's plausibility check. Each record also includes a 'Tracking_Status' variable that denotes whether the location was collected from a live animal, a dead animal, or shed transmitter.
(2) "blueWingedTeal_USGS_ASC_argos_decodedSensor.csv" contains decoded sensor data such as a transmitter's temperature, battery voltage, and motion (activity).
(3) "blueWingedTeal_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: Argos Manual 2011
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: Zip
Format_Version_Number: 19.0
Format_Information_Content:
Zip file containing the data in CSV and ASCII text file formats 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/P9Z9BA9F
Fees: None
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Movebank
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Address: Schloßallee 2
City: Radolfzell
State_or_Province: Baden-Württemberg
Postal_Code: 78315
Country: Germany
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 49(0)7732 1501-1
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@orn.mpg.de
Resource_Description:
Movebank is an alternative distributor of the processed tracking data.
Distribution_Liability:
The USGS Alaska Science Center is the authoritative source and distributor of these data. To facilitate discovery and access to these data, a copy of the deployment attributes and processed tracking data is also made available through Movebank. The USGS Alaska Science Center is not responsible for any problems associated with the accuracy, maintenance, or integrity of the Movebank version of these data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: CSV
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: https://www.movebank.org/
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions:
Publicly available as Tracking Data from www.movebank.org, in the study entitled: "blueWingedTeal_USGS_ASC_argos"
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20190918
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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