White-fronted Goose Telementry, 1998-2000 [ds330]

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Tags
Anser albifrons, California, biota, Central Valley, telemetry, greater white-fronted geese


Summary

The purpose of this data set is to improve understanding of the ecology of greater white-fronted geese in California and serve as baseline data on which to impacts on white-fronted goose ecology of changes in the Central Valley landscape. These and earlier data are compared in Ackerman et al. 2006.

Description

Using radio-telemetry, greater white-fronted geese (Anser albifrons frontalis) distribution and movements during winter in Central California were determined during 1998-99 and 1999-2000. Accuracy of individual data fields has been reviewed. Data collection for 1998-2000 is complete although additional years may be added.

Credits

Use limitations

If the information is used, credit should be given to the U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Dixon Field Station.

Extent

West -122.258407 East -121.397822
North 39.616873 South 37.944803

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource biota


* Content type Downloadable Data


Place keywords California, Central Valley

Theme keywords biota

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Theme keywords Anser albifrons, telemetry, greater white-fronted geese

Citation

* Title DS0330_20071023
Publication date 1998-20-00


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name US Geological Survey
Contact's role originator


Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)


Status completed
Spatial representation type * vector


Supplemental information
METHODS: The study was organized and conducted by staff from the U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center. Geese were captured on the central Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in Alaska during late summer by herding molting geese into corral traps. Age and sex of geese was determined and adult females were radiomarked with 30-g solar transmitters attached to numbered neck collars. Geese were released at the capture site. Using telemetry systems mounted in vehicles or aircraft, the northern Central Valley was monitored for arrival of radiotagged geese. The status (location, alive, or dead) of each goose in the northern Central Valley was determined daily by truck from 1 November to 15 March and monthly by aircraft from 1 November to 15 April each year. Two bearings from known locations were obtained using a truck-mounted dual-Yagi null-peak telemetry system to minimize time between bearings and because preliminary tests showed more bearings did not increase accuracy in our flat, open study areas. Goose locations were calculated using a modified version of XYLOG and UTMTEL (Dodge and Steiner 1986). White-fronted geese generally fly from roosting to feeding sites each morning and evening to feed in agricultural fields, and based on our field observations, we classified locations collected during morning (0531-1030 hours) and evening (1531-2230 hours) as feeding sites and midday (1031-1530 hours) and night-time (2231-0530 hours) as roosting sites. We verified feeding and roosting locations with direct observations whenever possible. REFERENCES: Ackerman, J., J. Y. Takekawa, D. L. Orthmeyer, J. P. Fleskes, J. L Yee, and K. L. Kruse. 2006. Spatial use by wintering greater white-fronted geese relative to a decade of habitat change in Californias Central Valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 70(4):965-976. ( http://www.werc.usgs.gov/dixon/pdfs/Ackerman%202006%20JWM%20WFG%20CVJV.pdf) . Dodge, W. E., and A. J. Steiner. 1986. XYLOG: a computer program for field processing locations of radio-tagged wildlife. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service Technical Report 4, Washington, D.C., USA. Dodge, W. E., D. S. Wilkie, and A. J. Steiner. 1986. UTMTEL: a laptop computer program for location of telemetry finds using Loran-C. Massachusetts Cooperative Research Unit Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0330_20071023
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Description
ground condition
Temporal extent
Beginning date 1998-01-01
Ending date 2000-01-01

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -122.258407
* East longitude -121.397822
* North latitude 39.616873
* South latitude 37.944803
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13609743.566400
* East longitude -13513943.736500
* South latitude 4571631.315800
* North latitude 4810422.462300
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Joseph P. Fleskes
Organization's name Western Ecological Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Contact's position Research Wildlife Biologist
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 530-669-5060

Address
Type both
Delivery point 6924 Tremont Road
City Dixon
Administrative area Ca
Postal code 95620
e-mail address joe_fleskes@usgs.gov

Hours of service
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency not planned


Resource Constraints

Constraints
Limitations of use
If the information is used, credit should be given to the U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Dixon Field Station.

Spatial Reference

ArcGIS coordinate system
* Type Projected
* Geographic coordinate reference GCS_WGS_1984
* Projection WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere
* Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 102100
X origin -20037700
Y origin -30241100
XY scale 10000
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 2
M tolerance 2
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 3857
Well-known text PROJCS["WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",0.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",0.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",0.0],PARAMETER["Auxiliary_Sphere_Type",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",3857]]

Reference system identifier
* Value 3857
* Codespace EPSG
* Version 7.11.2


Spatial Data Properties

Vector
* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name DS0330_20071023
* Object type point
* Object count 1662



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0330_20071023
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Point
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 1662
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality

Scope of quality information
Resource level dataset




Data quality report - Conceptual consistency
Measure description
Locations complete for all verifiable telemetry fixes.




Data quality report - Completeness omission
Measure description
Single azimuth telemetry locations, anecdotal sightings, and incomplete spatial data are not included.




Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy
Measure description
Attributes assigned by field personnel, accuracy of attribute information subject to error in data entry or interpretation. Incidence and degree of errors presumed to be small.




Data quality report - Absolute external positional accuracy
Dimension horizontal


Measure description
Telemetry location determined through intersection of signal bearings. Effect of error in intersection determined in part by distance to bird and angle of bearing intersection. Errors in positional locations minor but may exceed 100 meters.




Lineage

Process step
When the process occurred 2007-10-23
Description
Edited original metadata by adding ISO keywords.


Process contact
Individual's name Kristina White
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Game
Contact's role processor


Contact information




Geoprocessing history

Process
Process name Project_1
Date 2007-08-0210:37:19
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2011-07-2108:50:50
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-06-2114:44:08
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
Location http://bios.dfg.ca.gov/

Online source
Location ftp://ftp.dfg.ca.gov/BDB/GIS/BIOS/Public_Datasets/300_399/ds330.zip

Fields

Details for object DS0330_20071023
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 1662


Field OBJECTID
* Alias OBJECTID
* Data type OID
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
* Field description
Internal feature number.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field FREQID
* Alias FREQID
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique radio frequency id.
Description source
USGS


Field DATE_OBS
* Alias DATE_OBS
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Date the bird was tracked
Description source
USGS


Field MONTH
* Alias MONTH
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Month the bird was tracked
Description source
USGS


Field DAY
* Alias DAY
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Day of the month the bird was tracked.
Description source
USGS


Field YEAR
* Alias YEAR
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Year the bird was tracked.
Description source
USGS


Field TIME
* Alias TIME
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Time the bird was tracked.
Description source
USGS


Field SHAPE
* Alias Shape
* Data type Geometry
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
* Field description
Feature geometry.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.






Metadata Details

Metadata language English(UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Scope of the data described by the metadata dataset
Scope name * dataset


* Last update 2014-04-28


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS1.0
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-03-0616:02:33
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-2810:08:20


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-04-2810:08:20


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name William Perry
Organization's name US Geological Survey
Contact's position IT/GIS Specialist
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 530-669-5060

Address
Type both
Delivery point 6924 Tremont Road
City Dixon
Administrative area Ca
Postal code 95620
e-mail address william_perry@usgs.gov

Hours of service
8:00 am. - 4:30 pm


Thumbnail and Enclosures

Thumbnail

Enclosure
Enclosure type File
Description of enclosure original metadata
Original metadata document, which was translated yes
Source metadata format fgdc