Accelerometer Data from Collared Female Polar Bears in the Beaufort Sea, 2009-2016

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This dataset includes accelerometer data collected on collars deployed on female polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea from 2009-2016. The accelerometer was built in to collars by Telonics, Inc. and provides a single activity value of the number of seconds active per time interval of data collection. Data were collected every 15-30 minutes. GPS and ARGOs locations collected via collars were used to generate a CRAWL model, as referenced within the data set, of estimated locations that match the time frame of activity sensor data collection and are provided with this dataset. CRAWL data were also used to determine the habitat (land or sea ice) occupied by the bear at the end of the interval of activity data collection. Temperature data were used to identify denning behavior and activity during denning has been removed from this data set.

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Metadata Date January 23, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 23, 2020 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 23, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 23, 2020 (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 that reference this dataset., Access Constraints: none
Bbox East Long -111.09
Bbox North Lat 82.5
Bbox South Lat 67.6
Bbox West Long 171.93
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2009-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2016-01-01

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