Pelagic distribution and abundance of seabirds in the PROBES area

This data set includes data from the PROBES area, gathered by multiple observers in multiple projects, since 1975. The data were gathered in strip transects, generally 300 m wide and recorded in the data base as densities. Over that period, there has been a change in the method for recording flying birds. Before the year 2000, most, if not all, data on flying birds were recorded continuously, which can result in an inflated number of birds recorded per unit area. After 2000, most flying birds were recorded with the snap-shot method. The data in this dataset were retrieved from the USGS maintained North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database, version 2, which is expected to be on line by late 2014, which have not been adjusted for the change in recording methods. Such a calibration was made for the Hunt et al. in press paper listed below, and information on calibration methods are in that paper and in the Renner et al paper below in related links. This data set is part of the Bering Sea Ecosystem Study-Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BEST-BSIERP). BEST-BSIERP together are the Bering Sea project.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1975-03-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2012-12-31T00:00:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1975-03-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2012-12-31T00:00:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 58.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 54.00000
Bounding Box West Long -169.00000
Bounding Box East Long -158.00000
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Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : Seabirds_readme.pdf

245.B65-003 : is a companion to dataset 102.278

102.279 : is a companion to dataset 102.278

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Author George Hunt
Martin Renner
Kathy J. Kuletz
John Piatt
Gary Drew
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2013-12-11T19:25:18
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 102.278
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category biota
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:45:14Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::102.278
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation George Hunt, Martin Renner, Kathy J. Kuletz, John Piatt, Gary Drew. (2013). Pelagic distribution and abundance of seabirds in the PROBES area. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 29 February 2024.

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