Product: 406cac5a-1e01-45db-9f7d-546b19f27bd6

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Product Title
SnowDens-3D User Documentation
Description
User Guide for running the SnowDens-3D polar bear snowdrift denning habitat mapping tool in a decision-support framework, available to end-users interested in polar bear management activities.
Project ID
0d43484d-4cb9-4996-88ff-12813cdd4fb0
Project Title
Operational Polar Bear Den Mapping
Point of Contact(s)
LCC Network Data Steward
LCC Network Data Manager
lccdatasteward@fws.gov
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7863532
staff@arcticlcc.org
http://arcticlcc.org
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7863532
staff@arcticlcc.org
http://arcticlcc.org
Glen Liston, PhD
Senior Scientist
interworksconsulting@msn.com

Product Abstract

Historically, available den habitat models have been based primarily on the presence of topographic features capable of capturing drifting snow. In any given season, however, the availability and precise location of snowdrifts of sufficient size to accommodate a bear den depends on the antecedent snowfall and wind conditions, and these vary from one year to the next. Thus, suitable topography is a necessary pre-condition, but is not sufficient to accurately predict potential den sites in a given year. To satisfy the requirements of agency and industry managers what is needed is a user-friendly decision-support tool that takes into account the current fall and early-winter meteorological conditions, and provides den habitat information that can be used to guide polar bear management and avoidance decisions for the rest of that winter after the bears have entered their dens.

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Product Keywords

  • ISO 19115 Topic Category (isoTopicCategory):
    • biota,
    • environment,
    • geoscientificInformation
  • Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords (theme):
    • WIND SPEED/WIND DIRECTION,
    • SNOW,
    • SNOW DEPTH,
    • MAMMALS
  • Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords (project):
    • SNOW DEPTH,
    • BEARS,
    • SNOW COVER
  • End User Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC End User Type):
    • State agencies,
    • Federal resource managers,
    • Academics & scientific researchers

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