The value of using measurements of geomagnetic field in addition to irradiance and sea surface temperature to estimate geolocations of tagged aquatic animals

A. Peter Klimley, Marco Flagg, Neil Hammerschlag, Alex Hearn

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

In this commentary, we describe how geomagnetic intensity can be used to estimate latitude, discuss its strengths and weaknesses, and argue for its potential use along with irradiance measurements for estimating the latitude of a migratory fish carrying an archival tag. We conclude this commentary by suggesting that researchers and tag manufacturers estimate positions using as many inputs as possible, environmental irradiance, sea surface temperature, and geomagnetic field. Each environmental property will provide a better estimate of position at different times of the year and locations on earth. We contend that one geolocation estimation approach is not better than another, as each functions optimally under different circumstances and thus should be used accordingly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number19
JournalAnimal Biotelemetry
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 2017

Fingerprint

sea surface temperature
geomagnetism
irradiance
Fish
surface temperature
animals
Animals
Earth (planet)
estimates
researchers
fishes
Temperature
temperature distribution
estimating
fish

Keywords

  • Archival tags
  • Geolocation
  • Geomagnetic intensity
  • Irradiance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation

Cite this

The value of using measurements of geomagnetic field in addition to irradiance and sea surface temperature to estimate geolocations of tagged aquatic animals. / Klimley, A. Peter; Flagg, Marco; Hammerschlag, Neil; Hearn, Alex.

In: Animal Biotelemetry, Vol. 5, No. 1, 19, 02.09.2017.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

@article{b366ef04200746748bc3ca2b919cdf96,
title = "The value of using measurements of geomagnetic field in addition to irradiance and sea surface temperature to estimate geolocations of tagged aquatic animals",
abstract = "In this commentary, we describe how geomagnetic intensity can be used to estimate latitude, discuss its strengths and weaknesses, and argue for its potential use along with irradiance measurements for estimating the latitude of a migratory fish carrying an archival tag. We conclude this commentary by suggesting that researchers and tag manufacturers estimate positions using as many inputs as possible, environmental irradiance, sea surface temperature, and geomagnetic field. Each environmental property will provide a better estimate of position at different times of the year and locations on earth. We contend that one geolocation estimation approach is not better than another, as each functions optimally under different circumstances and thus should be used accordingly.",
keywords = "Archival tags, Geolocation, Geomagnetic intensity, Irradiance",
author = "Klimley, {A. Peter} and Marco Flagg and Neil Hammerschlag and Alex Hearn",
year = "2017",
month = "9",
day = "2",
doi = "10.1186/s40317-017-0134-y",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "5",
journal = "Animal Biotelemetry",
issn = "2050-3385",
publisher = "BioMed Central",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The value of using measurements of geomagnetic field in addition to irradiance and sea surface temperature to estimate geolocations of tagged aquatic animals

AU - Klimley, A. Peter

AU - Flagg, Marco

AU - Hammerschlag, Neil

AU - Hearn, Alex

PY - 2017/9/2

Y1 - 2017/9/2

N2 - In this commentary, we describe how geomagnetic intensity can be used to estimate latitude, discuss its strengths and weaknesses, and argue for its potential use along with irradiance measurements for estimating the latitude of a migratory fish carrying an archival tag. We conclude this commentary by suggesting that researchers and tag manufacturers estimate positions using as many inputs as possible, environmental irradiance, sea surface temperature, and geomagnetic field. Each environmental property will provide a better estimate of position at different times of the year and locations on earth. We contend that one geolocation estimation approach is not better than another, as each functions optimally under different circumstances and thus should be used accordingly.

AB - In this commentary, we describe how geomagnetic intensity can be used to estimate latitude, discuss its strengths and weaknesses, and argue for its potential use along with irradiance measurements for estimating the latitude of a migratory fish carrying an archival tag. We conclude this commentary by suggesting that researchers and tag manufacturers estimate positions using as many inputs as possible, environmental irradiance, sea surface temperature, and geomagnetic field. Each environmental property will provide a better estimate of position at different times of the year and locations on earth. We contend that one geolocation estimation approach is not better than another, as each functions optimally under different circumstances and thus should be used accordingly.

KW - Archival tags

KW - Geolocation

KW - Geomagnetic intensity

KW - Irradiance

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85028649449&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85028649449&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1186/s40317-017-0134-y

DO - 10.1186/s40317-017-0134-y

M3 - Comment/debate

AN - SCOPUS:85028649449

VL - 5

JO - Animal Biotelemetry

JF - Animal Biotelemetry

SN - 2050-3385

IS - 1

M1 - 19

ER -