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OAS accession Detail for 7601354
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|Title:||Marine animal sighting and census data from aircraft and other platforms as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 1975-05-12 to 1975-08-22 (NODC Accession 7601354)|
|Abstract:||Marine animal sighting and census data were collected from aircraft and other platforms from 12 May 1975 to 22 August 1975. Data were collected by the Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) as part of Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP). Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard F127 Marine Animal and Census format. Full format description is available from NODC at www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f127.html. An analog file for this accession is available from NODC user services.|
The F127 format is used for data from field observations of marine animals. Data may be reported either for individual, random sightings or for sightings made as part of systematic ship or aircraft surveys along specified tracks. These data provide information on animal population densities and distributions, activities, migratory routes and breeding locales. Cruise or survey information, start and end positions, start and end times, and platform speed, direction, and altitude are reported for each observation or series of observations. Position, date and time are reported for each sighting location, along with a code indicating presence or absence of animals and, if present, their distance to the observer, shoreline, and ice edge and heading direction. For each sighting location, animal sighting data are reported by species for all observed species. Species identification, total number of individuals, and counts by age group (adults, subadults, juveniles, unknown) may be reported in summary for all animals sighted or by subgroups distinguished by sex, behavior, markings, or other characteristics. A text record is available for comments.
|Instrument types:||biota surveys, meteorological sensors, photograph, salinometer, thermometer, visual estimate, visual observation|
|Datatypes:||AIR TEMPERATURE, ANIMALS - GROUP - BEHAVIOR, ANIMALS - GROUP - NUMBER IN GROUP, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - AGE, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - BEHAVIOR, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - CAUSE OF DEATH, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - COUNTS, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - DIVE TIMES, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - MARKS OR TAGS, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - RELATIVE POSITION, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - STOMACH CONTENTS, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL, DEBRIS, GLARE - DIRECTION, GLARE - TYPE, GLARE, HABITAT, HUMAN ACTIVITY, ICE - CHARACTERISTICS, ICE - COVERAGE, ICE - DEFORMATION, ICE - TYPE, ICE, SEA STATE, SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - LIFE STAGE, SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - SEX, TAXONOMIC CODE, TIDE STAGE, VISIBILITY, WATER COLOR, WEATHER, WIND DIRECTION, WIND SPEED, cloud amount/frequency, cloud types, water depth|
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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