From: Three-dimensional space use during the bottom phase of southern elephant seal dives
Variable name | Brief description |
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Mean depth | Average depth in the bottom phase. |
Total dispersion | Sum of the eigenvalues: λ _{1}+λ _{2}+λ _{3} |
First main component dispersion | Defined as \(\frac {\lambda _{1}}{\lambda _{1} + \lambda _{2} + \lambda _{3}}\) |
Vertical and horizontal extent of first main component | These two variables describe the extent of SES exploration along the path of the first main component. See details in text. |
Vertical and horizontal width | These variables quantify the vertical and horizontal spread of the deviations from the first main component path. See details in text. |
Swimming speed variability | Standard deviation of SES swimming |
speed. See details in text. |