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Water Quality Data (Extensive) from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), Florida, USA, October 2000 - ongoing


At a Glance


Authors: Evelyn Gaiser, Daniel Childers, Rafael Travieso
Time period: 2000-10-31 to 2022-12-30
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1072.17
Dataset id: LT_ND_Grahl_001

How to cite:
Gaiser, E., D. Childers, R. Travieso. 2023. Water Quality Data (Extensive) from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), Florida, USA, October 2000 - ongoing. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/e2c4fde5c0568398c9d8d107bcf907ec. Dataset accessed 2024-02-26.

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  • Dataset Abstract
    Water quality samples are being collected using ISCO autosamplers at all wetland sites (that is, all sites except TS/Ph-9, 10, and 11). The autosamplers contain 24 1L bottles. Water is sampled by programming the autosamplers to take composite samples once every 3 days. These samples are a composite of four 250mL subsamples drawn every 18 hours (a sampling scheme that captures a dawn, noon, dusk, and midnight sample in every three day composite). The samples are collected every 3-4 weeks and analyzed for total phosphorus (TP), total nitrogen (TN), and salinity. When sites are visited to collect these samples, we also collect a grab sample that is immediately put on ice. A portion of these grab samples is filtered through a Whatman GF/F filter immediately upon return to the lab, and the filtered samples are analyzed for inorganic nutrients such as NO2-, NO3-, NH4+, SRP, and DOC. The unfiltered fraction of these grab samples is analyzed for TP and TN. We use these monthly grab samples to generate relationships between TP and SRP, and between TN and NO2- + NO3- + NH4+. Dissolved nutrients are measured using standard rapid flow analyzer (RFA) techniques. TP is analyzed with a modified Solorzano and Sharp (1980) technique. TN is measured with an Antec TN analyzer, TOC and DOC are quantified on a Shimadzu TOC Analyzer, and salinity is measured with a YSI conductivity meter. In January 2007 a 6 days interval began for SRS1d, SRS2 & SRS3; the ISCOs did not change their sampling scheduled, they kept collecting water sample every 18 hours and switching bottles every three days; once in the lab, the 3 days was turned into 6 days by combining two bottles into 2 liters container. In addition to the regular water quality monitoring, we use the rain level actuators at all freshwater sites to trigger water sampling after rain events exceed a given threshold of duration and/or intensity. As currently programmed, when the threshold of = 2.5 cm of rain per hour is passed, the autosampler at that site collects a 1000mL sample 30 minutes after the threshold has been reached. Rain event samples are collected, treated, and analyzed as all other water quality samples.
  • 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
    SRS1a
    N: 25.761, S: 25.761, E: -80.727, W: -80.727

    SRS1c
    N: 25.75, S: 25.75, E: -80.57, W: -80.57

    SRS1d
    N: 25.746, S: 25.746, E: -80.654, W: -80.654

    SRS2
    N: 25.55, S: 25.55, E: -80.785, W: -80.785

    SRS3
    N: 25.468, S: 25.468, E: -80.853, W: -80.853

    SRS4
    N: 25.41, S: 25.41, E: -80.964, W: -80.964

    SRS5
    N: 25.377, S: 25.377, E: -81.032, W: -81.032

    SRS6
    N: 25.365, S: 25.365, E: -81.078, W: -81.078

    FCE LTER Sites
    SRS1a, SRS1c, SRS1d, SRS2, SRS3, SRS4, SRS5, SRS6

  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Water Quality Data (Extensive) from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida (FCE)
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of LTER site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      text
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      SALINITY
      Attribute Label:
      salinity
      Attribute Definition:
      Composite salinity
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: PSU
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      TN
      Attribute Label:
      total nitrogen
      Attribute Definition:
      Composite total nitrogen
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microMolesPerLiter
      Precision: 0.001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      TP
      Attribute Label:
      total phosphorus
      Attribute Definition:
      Composite total phosphorus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microMolesPerLiter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded)


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Water quality samples are being collected using ISCO autosamplers at all wetland sites (that is, all sites except TS/Ph-9, 10, and 11). The autosamplers contain 24 1L bottles. Water is sampled by programming the autosamplers to take composite samples once every 3 days. These samples are a composite of four 250mL subsamples drawn every 18 hours (a sampling scheme that captures a dawn, noon, dusk, and midnight sample in every three day composite). The samples are collected every 3-4 weeks and analyzed for total phosphorus (TP), total nitrogen (TN), and salinity. When sites are visited to collect these samples, we also collect a grab sample that is immediately put on ice. A portion of these grab samples is filtered through a Whatman GF/F filter immediately upon return to the lab, and the filtered samples are analyzed for inorganic nutrients such as NO2-, NO3-, NH4+, SRP, and DOC. The unfiltered fraction of these grab samples is analyzed for TP and TN. We use these monthly grab samples to generate relationships between TP and SRP, and between TN and NO2- + NO3- + NH4+. Dissolved nutrients are measured using standard rapid flow analyzer (RFA) techniques. TP is analyzed with a modified Solorzano and Sharp (1980) technique. TN is measured with an Antec TN analyzer, TOC and DOC are quantified on a Shimadzu TOC Analyzer, and salinity is measured with a YSI conductivity meter. In January 2007 a 6 days interval began for SRS1d, SRS2 & SRS3; the ISCOs did not change their sampling scheduled, they kept collecting water sample every 18 hours and switching bottles every three days; once in the lab, the 3 days was turned into 6 days by combining two bottles into 2 liters container. In addition to the regular water quality monitoring, we use the rain level actuators at all freshwater sites to trigger water sampling after rain events exceed a given threshold of duration and/or intensity. As currently programmed, when the threshold of = 2.5 cm of rain per hour is passed, the autosampler at that site collects a 1000mL sample 30 minutes after the threshold has been reached. Rain event samples are collected, treated, and analyzed as all other water quality samples.

    Method Step

    Description
    Water quality samples are being collected using ISCO autosamplers at all wetland sites (that is, all sites except TS/Ph-9, 10, and 11). The autosamplers contain 24 1L bottles. Water is sampled by programming the autosamplers to take composite samples once every 3 days. These samples are a composite of four 250mL subsamples drawn every 18 hours (a sampling scheme that captures a dawn, noon, dusk, and midnight sample in every three day composite). The samples are collected every 3-4 weeks and analyzed for total phosphorus (TP), total nitrogen (TN), and salinity. When sites are visited to collect these samples, we also collect a grab sample that is immediately put on ice. A portion of these grab samples is filtered through a Whatman GF/F filter immediately upon return to the lab, and the filtered samples are analyzed for inorganic nutrients such as NO2-, NO3-, NH4+, SRP, and DOC. The unfiltered fraction of these grab samples is analyzed for TP and TN. We use these monthly grab samples to generate relationships between TP and SRP, and between TN and NO2- + NO3- + NH4+. Dissolved nutrients are measured using standard rapid flow analyzer (RFA) techniques. TP is analyzed with a modified Solorzano and Sharp (1980) technique. TN is measured with an Antec TN analyzer, TOC and DOC are quantified on a Shimadzu TOC Analyzer, and salinity is measured with a YSI conductivity meter. In January 2007 a 6 days interval began for SRS1d, SRS2 & SRS3; the ISCOs did not change their sampling scheduled, they kept collecting water sample every 18 hours and switching bottles every three days; once in the lab, the 3 days was turned into 6 days by combining two bottles into 2 liters container. In addition to the regular water quality monitoring, we use the rain level actuators at all freshwater sites to trigger water sampling after rain events exceed a given threshold of duration and/or intensity. As currently programmed, when the threshold of = 2.5 cm of rain per hour is passed, the autosampler at that site collects a 1000mL sample 30 minutes after the threshold has been reached. Rain event samples are collected, treated, and analyzed as all other water quality samples.
    Submission notes:
    No data for SRS1a on the following dates: 18-Dec-00, 20-Jan-01 to 12-Feb-01, 09-May-02, 26-Jun-02,29-Jul-02 to 30-Jul-02, 20-Dec-02 to 21-Jan-03, 17-Jun-03, 10-Sep-03, 09-Oct-03 to 03-Dec-03, 10-Feb-04, 19-Apr-04, 15-Jul-04, 14-Oct-04, 22-Nov-04.

    No data for SRS1c on the following dates: 26-Feb-05 to 03-Mar-05, 07-Mar-05 to 09-Mar-05, 13-Mar-05 to 23-May-05, 18-Jul-05, 23-Aug-05, 27-Aug-05 to 01-Sep-05, 19-Dec-05.

    No data for SRS1d on the following dates: 02-Mar-06, 15-Jun-06, 27-Apr-07, from 15-Mar-08 to 20-Mar-08, from 01-Apr-08 to 04-Apr-08, 06-Oct-08, from 01-Apr-09 to 30-May-09, 29-Jun-09, from 30-Jan-10 to 01-Feb-10, 07-Jul-10, 04-Oct-10, 01-Dec-10, from 17-Mar-11 to 19-Jul-11, from 13-Feb-12 to 04-Mar-12, from 27-Mar-12 to 19-Apr-12, from 18-Jun-12 to 19-Jun-12, 17-Jul-12, 12-Jul-13, from 11-Dec-13 to 11-Jan-14, from 20-May-14 to 11-Jun-14, 15-Aug-14, from 16-Mar-15 to 28-Apr-15, from 03-May-15 to 15-Aug-15, from 24-Aug-15 to 30-Aug-15, from 22-Sep-15 to 05-Oct-15, 14-Oct-15, from 03-Mar-16 to 08-Mar-16, 21-Apr-17, from 09-May-17 to 05-Jun-17, from 01-May-18 to 07-May-18, from 28-Mar-20 to 29-May-20, from 02-Feb-22 to 01-Mar-22.

    No data for SRS2 on the following dates: 26-Feb-01 to 03-Mar-01, 14-Apr-01 to 09-Jul-01, 04-Feb-02 to 10-Feb-02, 06-Apr-02, 25-Apr-02 to 06-Jun-02, 28-Aug-02 to 30-Aug-02, 03-Sep-02 to 05-Sep-02, 09-Sep-02 to 11-Sep-02, 19-Dec-02, 25-Mar-03, 24-Apr-03, 01-May-03 to 15-May-03, 25-Nov-03 to 09-Dec-03, 05-May-04, 12-May-04 to 24-Jun-04, 14-Oct-04, 25-Apr-05 to 30-Jun-05, 18-Jul-05, 23-Aug-05, 19-Dec-05, 18-Jan-06 to 09-Feb-06, 02-Mar-06, 23-Apr-06 to 16-May-06, 15-Jun-06, 01-Aug-06 to 09-Aug-06, 09-Oct-06, 07-Dec-06, 18-Jan-07, 13-Mar-07 to 19-Mar-07, 24-May-07, 27-Jun-07 to 29-Jun-07, 24-Jul-07 to 26-Jul-07, 19-Nov-07, 10-Jan-08, 06-Oct-08, 01-Apr-09, from 12-Apr-09 to 18-May-09, 29-Jun-09, from 11-Aug-09 to 13-Aug-09, from 26-Jan-10 to 01-Feb-10, from 19-Feb-10 to 07-Mar-10, 07-Jul-10, 04-Oct-10, 01-Dec-10, from 29-Mar-11 to 13-Jul-11, 12-Apr-12, from 10-May-12 to 19-May-12, from 18-Jul-12 to 29-Jul-12, 12-Jul-13, from 17-Aug-12 to 12-Sep-13, 30-May-14, 15-Aug-14, 04-Dec-14, from 11-Apr-14 to 27-Apr-15, from 20-May-15 to 21-May-15, 27-May-15, from 10-Nov-15 to 12-Nov-15, from 27-Jan-17 to 01-Feb-17, 05-Apr-17 to 22-Apr-17, 26-Apr-17 to 05-Jun-17, from 21-Apr-20 to 15-Jun-20.

    No data for SRS3 on the following dates: 01-Feb-01 to 02-Feb-01, 06-Feb-01 to 27-Feb-01, 09-Mar-01 to 15-Mar-01, 06-Apr-02, 06-Jun-02 to 11-Jun-02, 25-Sep-02, 19-Dec-02, 25-Mar-03, 24-Apr-03, 25-Nov-03 to 09-Dec-03, 05-May-04, 21-May-04 to 23-May-04, 14-Oct-04, 16-Feb-05, 18-Jul-05, 23-Aug-05, 23-Sep-05, 19-Dec-05, 02-Mar-06, 16-May-06, 15-Jun-06, 19-Sep-06 to 21-Sep-06, 09-Oct-06, 07-Dec-06, 18-Jan-07, 27-Apr-07, 20-Jun-07, 26-Jul-07, from 15-Sep-07 to 08-Oct-07, 19-Nov-07, 10-Jan-08, from 26-Jan-08 to 10-Apr-08, from 23-Apr-08 to 24-Jun-08, 6-Oct-08, 01-Apr-09, from 29-Jun-09 to 16-Jul-09, from 15-Jan10 to 01-Feb-10, 07-Jul-10, 06-Aug-10, 04-Oct-10, 01-Dec-10, from 24-May-11 to 05-Aug-11, 10-Jan-12, 12-Apr-12, 11-Jul-13, 12-Jul-13, 13-Apr-14, 15-Aug-15, 04-Dec-14, 27-May-15, 12-Nov-15, 21-Apr-17, from 03-May-20 to 29-May-20, from 14-Jul-21 to 02-Aug-21.

    No data for SRS4 on the following dates: 26-Jan-01, 27-Feb-02 to 30-Mar-02, 03-Apr-02 to 05-Apr-02, 22-Oct-02 to 24-Oct-02, 28-Oct-02 to 21-Nov-02, 11-Aug-03, 06-Nov-03, 12-Jan-04, 10-Feb-04 to 06-Apr-04, 03-May-04 to 09-May-04, 20-Jul-04, 16-Aug-04, 13-Oct-04, 02-Jul-05 to 21-Jul-05, 13-Sep-05, 09-Dec-05 to 03-Jan-06, 02-Feb-06, 11-Apr-06, 06-Jun-06, 14-Sep-06, 02-Jan-07 to 17-Jan-07, 07-Feb-07, 29-Mar-07, 23-May-07 to 18-Jun-07, from 19-Feb-08 to 27-Feb-08, 17-Apr-08, 04-Aug-08, 17-Nov-08, 06-Apr-09, 06-May-09, from 30-Aug-09 to 02-Sep-09, 02-Nov-09, 11-Jan-10, 24-May-10, 14-Jun-10, 06-Oct-10, 13-Dec-10, 22-Dec-10, 07-Mar-11, 04-May-11, 01-Dec-11, 25-Jun-12, 10-Jul-12, 10-Sep-12, 13-Nov-12, 05-Feb-13, 07-Mar-13, 01-Jul-13, 03-Dec-13, from 28-Dec-13 to 22-Jan-14, from 19-May-14 to 09-Apr-14, 10-Jul-14, 09-Sep-14, from 01-Nov-14 to 04-Nov-14, from 13-Feb-20 to 11-Mar-20, from 24-Sep-20 to 01-Oct-20.

    No data for SRS5 on the following dates: from 22-May-01 to 23-May-01, 03-Jul-01 to 25-Jul-01,19-Aug-01 to 10-Sep-01, 18-Dec-01, 27-Feb-02, 03-Apr-02, 18-Dec-02 to 23-Jan-03, 05-Feb-03 to 18-Feb-03, 02-May-03 to 19-Jun-03, 27-Jun-03 to 11-Aug-03, 06-Nov-03, 12-Jan-04, 29-Mar-04, 03-May-04, 20-Jul-04, 16-Aug-04, 13-Oct-04, 23-Nov-04 to 25-Nov-04, 25-Mar-05 to 19-Apr-05, 29-Apr-05 to 29-Jun-05, 13-Sep-05, 02-Feb-06, 12-Feb-06 to 09-Mar-06, 11-Apr-06 to 04-May-06, 06-Jun-06, 18-Aug-06 to 21-Aug-06, 14-Sep-06, 12-Nov-06, 07-Feb-07, 27-Mar-07, 26-Apr-07, 18-Jun-07, 08-Nov-07 to 03-Dec-07, 17-Apr-08, 04-Aug-08, 25-Sep-08, 17-Nov-08, 06-Apr-09, 06-May-09, from 02-Sep-09 to 05-Sep-09, 02-Nov-09, 11-Jan-10, 14-Jun-10, from 18-Jun-10 to 11-Aug-10, from 20-Aug-10 to 09-Sep-10, 06-Oct-10, from 14-Dec-10 to 08-Feb-11, 07-Mar-11, 04-May-11, 16-Dec-11 to 05-Jan-12, from 06-Aug-12 to 08-Aug-12, from 09-Dec-14 to 08-Jan-15, 13-Oct-16 to 06-Nov-16, from 30-Mar-19 to 08-Apr-19, from 27-Nov-19 to 12-Dec-19, from 08-Mar-22 to 07-Apr-22.
    No data for SRS6 on the following dates: 27-Feb-02, 16-Aug-02 to 19-Aug-02, 27-Sep-02 to 21-Oct-02, 21-Nov-02, 19-Feb-03 to 27-Feb-03, 18-Mar-03 to 27-Mar-03, 11-Aug-03, 06-Nov-03, 12-Jan-04, 29-Mar-04, 20-Jul-04, 16-Aug-04, 13-Oct-04, 29-Jun-05, 13-Sep-05, 12-Oct-05 to 15-Nov-05, 25-Nov-05 to 09-Mar-06, 11-Apr-06, 25-Aug-06 to 14-Sep-06, 09-Nov-06, 22-Nov-06 to 11-Dec-06, 07-Feb-07, 27-Mar-07, 26-Apr-07, 18-Jun-07, 13-Jun-08 to 02-Jul-08, 04-Aug-08, 17-Nov-08, 06-Apr-09, 06-May-09, from 03-Sep-09 to 12-Oct-09, from 24-Aug-10 to 26-Aug-10, 06-Oct-10, 07-Mar-11, 04-May-11, from 02-Nov-11 to 26-Nov-11, from 18-Oct-12 to 06-Nov-12, from 09-Sep-13 to 03-Dec-13, from 17-Mar-15 to 06-Apr-15, from 08-Sep-15 to 01-Oct-15, from 13-Oct-16 to 06-Nov-16, 11-Sep-17 to 06-Oct-17, 04-Aug-18 to 08-Aug-18.

    Instrumentation
    ISCO Model 6700 & ISCO Model 6710 Auto-samplers, Whatman GF/F filters (0.7 um), Nalgene Reusable Inline Filter Holder, Monoject 140cc syringes, Computer

    Quality Control
    Data that already meets Lab QA/QC is then evaluated by a Field Technician for patterns and trends, and finally by the PI for patterns and trends. When looking at patterns and trends, the Field Technician and/or PI looks for any values that "spike" or "valley" with an above/below quanity greater than double preceding and post values.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://pasta.lternet.edu/package/data/eml/knb-lter-fce/1072/17/1c6d50e5d44494f5ca5784b3ad2be547
    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
    wetlands, long term monitoring, water quality, inorganic nutrients, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, water quality, salinity, TN, biogeochemistry, TP, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, water, extensive
  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Water Quality Data (Extensive) from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida (FCE)

    Entity Name:
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    Water Quality Data (Extensive) from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida (FCE)
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