Variable Terrestrial GPS Telemetry Detection Rates: Parts 1 - 7Data

  • Kirsten E. Ironside (Creator)
  • David J. Mattson (Creator)
  • David Choate (Creator)
  • David Stoner (Creator)
  • Terence Arundel (Creator)
  • Jered Hansen (Creator)
  • Tad Theimer (Creator)
  • Brandon Holton (Creator)
  • Brian Jansen (Creator)
  • Joseph O. Sexton (Creator)
  • Kathleen Longshore (Creator)
  • Thomas C. Edwards (Creator)
  • Michael Peters (Creator)



These data were used to explore environmental effects on fix success rates (FSR) across a wide range of environmental conditions, desert to alpine biomes, and cover the full range of potential data loss (0-100% FSR) for global positioning system (GPS) bias correction of terrestrial GPS-derived, large mammal habitat use. Also, these data were subsequently used to evaluate patterns in missing data that relate to potential animal activities that change the orientation of the antennae and characterize GPS detection rates for 4 focal species; cougars, desert bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain elk, and mule deer. Two models are included; a model for cougars, predicting fix success by time of day that is likely due to circadian changes in collar orientation, and a model predicting the probability of GPS fix acquisitions given environmental conditions. The geographic extent of these data include portions of Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah.
Date made available2015
PublisherU.S. Geological Survey
Date of data productionJan 1 2002 - Jan 1 2016

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