Argos Satellite Tracking Data for Surf Scoters (Melanitta perspicillata) - Raw Data

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This metadata document describes the data contained in the "rawData" folder of this data package. This data package contains all data collected by the Argos System from 25 satellite transmitters attached to Surf Scoters on their winter ranges in southeast Alaska and Baja California, Mexico, 2005-2008. Five data files are included in the "rawData" folder of this data package. Two data files (with identical content) contain the raw Argos DIAG (Diagnostic) data, one in the legacy verbose ASCII format and one in a tabular Comma Separate Value (CSV) format. Two other data files (with identical content) contain the raw Argos DS (Dispose) data, one in the legacy verbose ASCII format and one in a tabular CSV format. The fifth file, "deploymentAttributes", contains one record for each transmitter deployment in a CSV formatted table. The deployment attributes file contains information such as when the transmitter was attached to the animal, when tracking of a live animal ended, and a variety of variables describing the animal and transmitter. This table is identical to the "deploymentAttributes" table in the "processedData" folder of this data package.

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Metadata Date March 17, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) March 17, 2020 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 17, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) March 17, 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 referenced to this dataset., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -112.369
Bbox North Lat 70.584
Bbox South Lat 27.875
Bbox West Long -164.342
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 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.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2005-02-19
Temporal Extent End 2010-12-26

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