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Temperatures,salinities, and dissolved oxygen levels in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER) , from May 2005 to May 2014


At a Glance


Authors: Michael Heithaus, Philip Matich, Adam Rosenblatt
Time period: 2005-05-11 to 2014-05-18
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1058.7
Dataset id: LT_TDCS_Heithaus_003

How to cite:
Heithaus, M., P. Matich, A. Rosenblatt. 2019. Temperatures,salinities, and dissolved oxygen levels in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER) , from May 2005 to May 2014. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/79e8ef59e5b93b2ff59321e0a93118ae. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Abstract
    This dataset provides information on the environmental conditions in the Shark River Slough including dissolved oxygen, water temperature, and salinity. Data suggest that environmental parameters vary spatially and temporally within the system, especially during transition periods between the wet and dry seasons.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the FCE Shark River Slough research sites within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    DR (Down River generally near SRS6)
    N: 25.357, S: 25.328, E: -81.099, W: -81.160

    SRS5
    N: 25.39, S: 25.37, E: -81.01, W: -81.04

    TB (generally near SRS4)
    N: 25.42, S: 25.41, E: -80.96, W: -80.99

    UR (Up River, throughout Rookery Branch)
    N: 25.45, S: 25.45, E: -80.87, W: -80.92

    FCE LTER Sites
    SRS4, SRS5, SRS6

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    DR (Down River generally near SRS6)
    N: 25.357, S: 25.328, E: -81.099, W: -81.160
    SRS5
    N: 25.39, S: 25.37, E: -81.01, W: -81.04
    TB (generally near SRS4)
    N: 25.42, S: 25.41, E: -80.96, W: -80.99
    UR (Up River, throughout Rookery Branch)
    N: 25.45, S: 25.45, E: -80.87, W: -80.92
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Temperatures, salinities, and dissolved oxygen levels in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park
      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection date
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Year
      Attribute Label:
      Year
      Attribute Definition:
      Year of Sample Collection
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Year of Sample Collection
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DayofYear
      Attribute Label:
      DayofYear
      Attribute Definition:
      Day of Year sample collected
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Day of Year sample collected
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Time
      Attribute Label:
      Time
      Attribute Definition:
      Time of day sample collected
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      LatitudeDD
      Attribute Label:
      Latitude_DD
      Attribute Definition:
      Latitude
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      Latitude
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      LongitudeDD
      Attribute Label:
      Longitude_DD
      Attribute Definition:
      Longitude
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      Longitude
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      WaterTemp
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      water temperature
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Salinity
      Attribute Label:
      Salinity
      Attribute Definition:
      water salinity
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      DO
      Attribute Label:
      Dissolved oxygen
      Attribute Definition:
      water dissolved oxygen
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerLiter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      DO%
      Attribute Label:
      Dissolved Oxygen Percentage
      Attribute Definition:
      percent saturation of dissolved oxygen
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      AirTemp
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      air temperature
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Data not collected or unreliable)


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Dissolved oxygen collected during sampling

    Method Step

    Description
    Dissolved oxygen collected during sampling

    Instrumentation
    YSI85

    Method Step

    Description
    Water Temperature collected during sampling

    Instrumentation
    YSI85

    Method Step

    Description
    Salinity collected during sampling

    Instrumentation
    YSI85

    Quality Control
    Data are checked against field notes and datasheets after entry. Data are visually inspected by graduate students and the PI to determine if any values are obviously in error.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://fce-lter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_TDCS_Heithaus_003.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2014-10-21

    Intellectual Rights
    This information is released under the Creative Commons license - Attribution - CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The consumer of these data ("Data User" herein) is required to cite it appropriately in any publication that results from its use. The Data User should realize that these data may be actively used by others for ongoing research and that coordination may be necessary to prevent duplicate publication. The Data User is urged to contact the authors of these data if any questions about methodology or results occur. Where appropriate, the Data User is encouraged to consider collaboration or co-authorship with the authors. The Data User should realize that misinterpretation of data may occur if used out of context of the original study. While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and associated documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is." The Data User should be aware, however, that data are updated periodically and it is the responsibility of the Data User to check for new versions of the data. The data authors and the repository where these data were obtained shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of the data. Thank you.

  • Keywords
    salinity, water temperature, dissolved oxygen, freshwater, inorganic nutrients, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, FCE LTER, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida, water, long term
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Dr Michael 
    • Position: Co- PI
    • Organization: Heithaus
    • Address: FIU, BBC, MSB 250J, 3000 NE 151st Street
      North Miami, FL 33181 USA
    • Phone: 305-919-5234
    • Fax: 305-919-4030
    • Email: heithaus@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://www2.fiu.edu/~heithaus/

    • Position: Information Manager
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-6054
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: fcelter@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://fcelter.fiu.edu

  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Temperatures, salinities, and dissolved oxygen levels in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park

    Entity Name:
    LT_TDCS_Heithaus_003.txt
    Entity Description:
    Temperatures, salinities, and dissolved oxygen levels in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park
    Object Name:
    LT_TDCS_Heithaus_003.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    2856