ClusterExercise: Simulated minke whale data with cluster size

Description Format References

Description

Data simulated from models fitted to 1992/1993 Southern Hemisphere minke whale data collected by the International Whaling Commission. See Branch and Butterworth (2001) for survey details (survey design is shown in figure 1(e)). Data simulated by David Borchers.

Format

data.frame with 99 observations of 9 variables:

Region.Label stratum label ("North" or "South")
Area stratum area (square nautical mile)
Sample.Label transect identifier
Effort transect length (nautical mile)
distance observed distance (nautical mile)
Cluster.strat strata based on cluster size: 1, 2 and 3+
size cluster size
Study.Area name of study area

References

Branch, T.A. and D.S. Butterworth. (2001) Southern Hemisphere minke whales: standardised abundance estimates from the 1978/79 to 1997/98 IDCR-SOWER surveys. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 3(2): 143-174

Hedley, S.L., and S.T. Buckland. (2004) Spatial models for line transect sampling. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 9: 181-199. doi:10.1198/1085711043578.


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