Argos Satellite Tracking Data for Northern Pintails (Anas acuta) - Processed Data

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

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 129 satellite transmitters attached to Northern Pintail ducks on their winter range in Japan, 2007-2009. 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.

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Metadata Date September 18, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) September 18, 2019 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 18, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) September 18, 2019 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: It is requested that the authors and the USGS Alaska Science Center be cited for any subsequent publications referenced to this dataset., Access Constraints: None.
Bbox East Long -179.83
Bbox North Lat 71.19
Bbox South Lat 35.10
Bbox West Long 129.89
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Licence 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 on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The U.S. Geological Survey, 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 U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center is not responsible for any problems associated with the accuracy, maintenance, or integrity of the Movebank version of these data.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2007-02-11
Temporal Extent End 2010-08-05

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