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Correlating seabird movements with ocean winds: linking satellite telemetry with ocean scatterometry.

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Correlating seabird movements with ocean winds: linking satellite telemetry with ocean scatterometry.; 2010; Article; Journal; Marine Biology; Adams, Josh ; Flora, Stephanie

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Satellite telemetry studies of the movements of seabirds are now common and have revealed impressive flight capabilities and extensive distributions among individuals and species at sea. Linking seabird movements with environmental conditions over vast expanses of the world's open ocean, however, remains difficult. Seabirds of the order Procellariiformes (e.g., petrels, albatrosses, and shearwaters) depend largely on wind and wave energy for efficient flight. We present a new method for quantifying the movements of far-ranging seabirds in relation to ocean winds measured by the SeaWinds scatterometer onboard the QuikSCAT satellite. We apply vector correlation (as defined by Crosby et al. in J Atm Ocean Tech 10:355-367, 1993) to evaluate [...]

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Josh Adams, Stephanie Flora
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