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Rainfall Stable Isotopes collected at Florida International University-MMC (FCE LTER), Miami Florida, from October 2007 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: Rene Price
Time period: 2007-10-22 to 2019-05-07
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1067.6
Dataset id: LT_HY_Price_001

How to cite:
Price, R.. 2019. Rainfall Stable Isotopes collected at Florida International University-MMC (FCE LTER), Miami Florida, from October 2007 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/adbd8a51eeb4b76bdbbf40a5db30d210. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr Rene Price 
    • Position: Principal Investigator
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: 11200 SW 8th St. SERC OE-148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-3119
    • Fax: 305-348-3877
    • Email: pricer@fiu.edu
    • URL: www.fiu.edu/~pricer

  • Dataset Abstract
    A precipitation collector was placed on top of the roof of the HLS-1 buidling at the main campus of FIU. The collector only. opens when the sensor is activated by water and closes when it is not raining to prevent evaportation. Water samples were collected and analyzed for stable isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the Florida International University South Campus near Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    FIU-MMC
    N: 25.757, S: 25.757, E: -80.371, W: -80.371

    Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Study Area: South Florida, Everglades National Park, and Florida Bay
    N: 25.761, S: 24.913, E: -80.490, W: -81.078

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    FIU-MMC
    N: 25.757, S: 25.757, E: -80.371, W: -80.371
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Rainfall Stable Isotopes collect at FIU-MMC (FCE), Miami Florida
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of LTER site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of LTER site
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection date
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Total_Precipitation
      Attribute Label:
      Volume
      Attribute Definition:
      Volume of total precipitation in bucket
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milliliter
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Delta_2H
      Attribute Label:
      isotope
      Attribute Definition:
      ratio of the heavy to light isotopes of Hydrogen (sample/standard)
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: perMil
      Precision: 0.5
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Delta_18O
      Attribute Label:
      isotope
      Attribute Definition:
      ratio of the heavy to light isotopes of Oxygen (sample/standard)
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: perMil
      Precision: 0.2
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Water samples collected from sealed rain collector every 2-6 weeks

    Method Step

    Description
    Water samples collected from sealed rain collector every 2-6 weeks

    Citation
    Price, Swart, Willoughby, Rene, Peter, Hugh 2008. Seasonal and spatial variation in the stable isotopic composition (δ18O and δD) of precipitation in south Florida. . Journal of Hydrology, 358: 193-205.

    Instrumentation
    precipitation collector

    Quality Control
    Graphing for outliers, Standard Deviations for samples <0.1 for Oxygen and <0.5 for Hydrogen
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_HY_Price_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2019-06-17

    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
    urban, rain, stable isotopes, precipitation, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, rainfall, Florida International University, delta 2H, delta 18O, hydrogen isotope, oxygen isotope, FCE LTER
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Rene Price 
    • Position: 11200 SW 8th St. SERC OE-148
    • Organization: Florida International University
    • Address: Miami
      FL, 33199 USA 305-348-3119
    • Phone: 305-348-3877
    • Fax: pricer@fiu.edu
    • Email: PI
    • URL: www.fiu.edu/~pricer

    • 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:  Rainfall Stable Isotopes collect at FIU-MMC (FCE), Miami Florida

    Entity Name:
    LT_HY_Price_001.txt
    Entity Description:
    Rainfall Stable Isotopes collect at FIU-MMC (FCE), Miami Florida
    Object Name:
    LT_HY_Price_001.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    208