Kendrick, P.; Barçante, L.; Beresford, N.A.; Gashchak, S.; Wood, M.D.

Bird Vocalisation Activity (BiVA) database: annotated soundscapes from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Data comprise audio files captured using a Wildlife Acoustics SM3 Songmeter located on an overgrown unpaved road close to several abandoned houses with deciduous trees (including fruit trees in former gardens) in the abandoned village of Buryakovka in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine. A single continuous recording of twelve hours of audio from midday until midnight on the 25th June 2015 was manually annotated by an expert (using Raven Pro interactive sound analysis software). The dataset comprises the resultant five wave files (stereo .wav sampled at 48 kHz) and five annotation files (text files with the same name as the associated wave file).

Publication date: 2018-09-10

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Format of the dataset : Waveform audio file

This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Kendrick, P.; Barçante, L.; Beresford, N.A.; Gashchak, S.; Wood, M.D. (2018). Bird Vocalisation Activity (BiVA) database: annotated soundscapes from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/be5639e9-75e9-4aa3-afdd-65ba80352591

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2015-06-25    to    2015-06-26

Supplemental information

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Provenance & quality

Audio was captured from the abandoned village of Buryakovka in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine; 51,382269, 29,924879 (WGS84). A single Wildlife Acoustics SM3 Songmeter was located on an overgrown unpaved road close to several abandoned houses with deciduous trees (including fruit trees in former gardens). A single continuous recording of 12 hours of audio was made using the SM3's built-in microphones on 25/06/2015 from midday until midnight. The audio was manually annotated by a single expert using Raven Pro. Files are stereo, wav files sampled at 48 kHz. Five wav files are included and tags are stored in five text files with the same name as the associated wave file. Annotations are only made on channel one.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Paul Kendrick
University of Salford
Newton Building
Salford
M5 4WT
UK
P.Kendrick@salford.ac.uk

Authors

Kendrick, P.
University of Salford
Barçante, L.
University of Salford
Beresford, N.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Gashchak, S.
Chornobyl Center for Nuclear Safety, Radioactive Waste and Radioecology
Wood, M.D.
University of Salford

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84

Tags

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
Keywords
birdsong,  Chernobyl Exclusion Zone COMET,  Radioecology TREE,  Ukraine
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities