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Variability of mercury concentrations among whole bird feathers, feather homogenates, and feather components quantified in California in 2017-2018

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Publication Date
Start Date
2017-11-29
End Date
2018-01-20

Citation

Peterson, S.H., and Ackerman, J.T., 2019, Variability of mercury concentrations among whole bird feathers, feather homogenates, and feather components quantified in California in 2017-2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9GBDP8C.

Summary

These data are the raw total mercury (THg) concentrations in whole feathers, feather homogenates, and feather components (i.e., rachis, vane, calamus) that are presented in the Journal Article "Mercury concentrations vary within and among individual bird feathers: A critical evaluation and guidelines for feather use in mercury monitoring programs" in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry by Peterson et al.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Josh T Ackerman
Originator :
Sarah H Peterson, Josh T Ackerman
Metadata Contact :
Sarah H Peterson
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Western Ecological Research Center
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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Purpose

These data were obtained in order to assess the variability among whole bird feathers from the same individual bird and develop a tool and guidelines for using bird feathers for mercury studies.

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The authors of these data require that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9GBDP8C

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