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|Title:||Marine bird sighting and other data from platform from Kotzebue Sound as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 10 July 1976 to 10 September 1977 (NODC Accession 7900079)|
|Abstract:||Marine bird sighting and other data were collected from a platform in the Kotzebue Sound from 10 July 1976 to 10 September 1977. Data were collected by the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP). Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard F034 Marine Bird Land format. Full format description is available from NODC at www.nodc.noaa.gov/. An analog file for this accession is available from NODC user services.
The F034 format contains data from field observations of marine birds made along land survey tracks. These data are collected to provide information on population density and distribution and breeding locales. The contents and structure of data type file are similar to Marine Bird Sighting, Aircraft Census (F033), although the transect distance of land surveys will normally be shorter than that of ship and aircraft surveys. In this data type the investigator defines the lateral dimension of survey distance unit (a specified number of whole meters). Start and end position, date and elapsed time, and number of distance units are reported for each survey. Environmental information may include meteorological and adjacent sea surface conditions, distance to nearest shoreline, ice characteristics, and debris, including oil slicks. Species data may include age, sex, color, plumage, number of individuals, flight direction, behavior, and food source association. Any number of species may be reported within one observation time span.
|Seanames:||Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea|
|Instrument types:||visual analysis|
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|Supplementary information:||Note: Metadata for this accession were extracted from a legacy database
maintained by the U.S. National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). The
design of the database did not exactly reflect the FGDC Content
Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM).
Principal Investigator (PI) and organization contact information
accurately represents all available information from the legacy database
at the time that this description was created. However, proper
attribution of a PI to a specific institution or the role (submitting or
collecting) taken by an institution may not be correct due to inexact
mapping between fields in the legacy database and the CSDGM. Due to this
uncertainty, the contact information was initially recorded in the
Supplemental Information element of the CSDGM description.
To develop more accurate metadata, the NODC reviews metadata for all
accessions on an ongoing basis.
Points of contact for this data set include:
Agency: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - FAIRBANKS; INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE
address: ROOM 111 O'NEAL BUILDING
country: UNITED STATES
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
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