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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2023: AFSC/ABL: Yukon Chinook Salmon Swimming Depth and Water Temperature 2002-2004,

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/ABL: Yukon Chinook Salmon Swimming Depth and Water Temperature 2002-2004
Short Name: AFSC/ABL: Yukon Chinook Salmon Swimming Depth and Water Temperature 2002-2004
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2022
Publication Date: 2022

Swimming depth and water temperature were recorded every 3 minutes during the 2002-2004 spawning migration for Yukon River Chinook salmon tagged with radio-archival tags. Telemetry data, obtained using remote tracking stations and aerial surveys, were used to determine the upriver movements of the fish. Ninety-five tags were recovered, including 35 tags returned by fishermen and 60 tags retrieved during spawning ground surveys.


This dataset contains upriver movements, swimming depth, and temperature data for Yukon River Chinook, 2002-2004.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None Chinook salmon
None climate change
None radio-archival tags
None spawning migration
None Swimming depth
None telemetry
None water temperature
None Yukon River

Physical Location

Organization: Auke Bay Laboratories
City: Juneau
State/Province: AK
Country: US

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Database
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

includes upriver movements, swimming depth, and temperature data

Distribution Liability:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1177795
Date Effective From: 2022
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Eiler, John
Email Address:


CC ID: 1177796
Date Effective From: 2022
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Eiler, John
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

Yukon river

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1177798
W° Bound: -165.9
E° Bound: -130.2
N° Bound: 68.5
S° Bound: 60.19

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1177815
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002-06-17
End: 2004-09-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:


Data Access Constraints:

There are no legal restrictions on access to the data. They reside in public domain and can be freely distributed.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Data should not be used beyond the limits of the source scale. Acknowledgement of NOAA, as the source from which these data were obtained, in any publications and/or other representations of these data is suggested.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1177835
Download URL:

Dataset within the AFSC Google Cloud Platform bucket offered through NOAA Open Data Dissemination.

Two files (data 2002-2003, and data 2004) are available, which together comprise the whole dataset. The dataset was split to be compatible with Microsoft Excel file size limits.

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)
File Size: 150MB
Compression: Uncompressed
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

Data Quality

Conceptual Consistency:

All data were QA/QC after entry. Reviewed and error checked multiple times. Additional opportunistic error and assumption checking performed by AFSC data management coordinator.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Contact the dataset POC for full QA/QC methodology

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: Yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 365
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

No Delay

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

NOAA google cite currently being utilized

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

IT Security and contingency Plan for the system establishes procedures and applies to the functions, operations, and resources necessary to recover and restore data as hosted in the Western Regional Support Center in Seattle, Washington, following a disruption.

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 67520
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:67520
Metadata Record Created By: Emily A Fergusson
Metadata Record Created: 2022-07-08 19:55+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Daniel Woodrich
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-12-30 17:30+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-07-11
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-07-11
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-07-11