Data for analyses
Cleaned dataset used for all analyses. The included variables and main sources of the data are listed below. See the paper and supplemental information for more details.
- Year - year of stranding
- Species - latin binomial with taxonomy corrected to Reid et al 2003
- Source - CSIP, IWDG or NHM. NA indicates there were no data for that species for that particular year. CSIP is the cetacean
- Total_strandings - Number of individuals stranded.
- Human_population - UK and Ireland yearly human population (millions of people). 1913-1922 are figures for England, Wales and Scotland; from 1922, onwards Northern Ireland is included. Office of National statistics (ONS).
- Storms - Storm events (count/year) over 50 knots. Source: Lamb and Frydendahl (1991), Met Office, UK.
- Max_K_index - Geomagnetic activity (K-index) . The K-index is used to characterise the magnitude of geomagnetic storms. The range is 0–9, with 1 being calm and 5 or more indicating a geomagnetic storm. Three-hourly readings obtained from: 1913 - 1925: Greenwich; 1926 - 1939: Abinger; 1940 - 1956: Abinger, Eskdalemuir and Lerwick; 1957 - 2015: Hartland, Eskdalemuir and Lerwick. A mean maximum yearly K-index reading was used in the model. Source: British Geological Survey.
- Max_SST - Maximum yearly sea surface temperature (°C) from 14 UK and Irish locations. A mean maximum yearly reading was used in the model. Source: Met Office: HadISST.
- NAO_index - North Atlantic Oscillation (mb). Yearly readings. The NAO is based on the difference of normalised sea level pressure (SLP) between Stykkisholmur/Reykjavik, Iceland, and Lisbon, Portugal. Source: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
- Fish_catch - UK and Irish fishing catch data (1000 tonnes per year). Yearly fishing catch data from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The dataset was compiled from 3 separate ICES datasets which contain data on catches of ~58 species; ICES Historical Landings: 1903 – 1949; Historical Nominal Catches: 1950 – 2010; Official Nominal Catches: 2006 – 2016
Cite this as
Ellen J Coombs; Rob Deaville; Richard C Sabin; Louise Allan et al. (2018). Data for analyses (from What can cetacean stranding records tell us? A study of UK and Irish cetacean diversity over the past 100 years) [Data set resource]. Natural History Museum. https://data.nhm.ac.uk/dataset/what-can-cetacean-stranding-records-tell-us/resource/3e7e6e9d-60bf-4dab-b7f7-92321077aed9
Retrieved: 01:07 25 Sep 2023 (UTC)
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