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Soil Physical Data from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), from November 2000 to January 2007


At a Glance


Authors: Tiffany Troxler, Daniel Childers
Time period: 2000-11-01 to 2007-01-01
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1088.3
Dataset id: LT_SS_Grahl_001

How to cite:
Troxler, T., D. Childers. 2008. Soil Physical Data from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), from November 2000 to January 2007. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/903576c777c0b7dc6bf87cd86f9fbc05. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Tiffany Troxler 
    • Position: Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-1453
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: troxlert@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://wetland.fiu.edu/

    • Name: Dr. Daniel Childers 
    • Position: Associate Director for Research| Professor
    • Organization: Global Institute of Sustainability| School of Sustainability
    • Address: Arizona State University
      PO Box 875402
      Tempe, AZ 85287 USA
    • Phone: 480-965-2320
    • Fax: 480-965-8087
    • Email: dan.childers@asu.edu

  • Dataset Abstract
    Soil pH, Eh and temperature readings are taken at SRS1b, SRS1c, SRS1d, SRS2 and SRS3. These measurements are taken only when the marsh is wet. Measurements are taken using an Orion model 250A meter, and the probes attached to the meter are the Orion Thermo pH probe and the Orion Eh probe. All readings are recorded in field notebooks, and then transferred into Microsoft Excel. The Eh reading is taken when the Eh probe is attached to the meter and the word "Ready" appears on the meter screen. The pH and temperature reading are taken when the pH probe is attached to the meter and the word "Ready" appears on the meter screen.
  • 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
    Data were collected in the Shark River Slough, within Everglades National Park, South Florida
    N: 25.758, S: 25.468, E: -80.726, W: -80.853

    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

    FCE LTER Sites
    SRS1b, SRS1c, SRS1d, SRS2, SRS3

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site SRS1b
    N: 25.758, S: 25.758, E: -80.726, W: -80.726
    FCE LTER Site SRS2
    N: 25.550, S: 25.550, E: -80.785, W: -80.785
    FCE LTER Site SRS3
    N: 25.468, S: 25.468, E: -80.853, W: -80.853
    FCE LTER Site SRS1c
    N: 25.755, S: 25.755, E: -80.574, W: -80.574
    FCE LTER Site SRS1d
    N: 25.746, S: 25.746, E: -80.654, W: -80.654
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Soil Physical Data from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park
      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:
      Plot
      Attribute Label:
      plot
      Attribute Definition:
      Sawgrass above ground non-destructive biomass plot number
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Sawgrass above ground non-destructive biomass plot number
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      pH
      Attribute Label:
      pH
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil pH
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: dimensionless
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Eh
      Attribute Label:
      Eh
      Attribute Definition:
      Redox Potential
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millivolt
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Temperature
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil Temperature
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Both the pH and Eh probes are inserted in the top 5cm of the soil layer within the sawgrass 1m2 non-destructive above ground biomass plots. The Eh reading is taken when the Eh probe is attached to the meter and the word "Ready" appears on the meter screen. The pH and temperature reading are taken when the pH probe is attached to the meter and the word "Ready" appears on the meter screen.

    Method Step

    Description
    Both the pH and Eh probes are inserted in the top 5cm of the soil layer within the sawgrass 1m2 non-destructive above ground biomass plots. The Eh reading is taken when the Eh probe is attached to the meter and the word "Ready" appears on the meter screen. The pH and temperature reading are taken when the pH probe is attached to the meter and the word "Ready" appears on the meter screen.

    Instrumentation
    Orion Model 250A Meter Thermo Orion pH probe Orion Eh probe

    Quality Control
    Since the pH/Eh meter has a "Ready" signal the data is reviewed by the PI and Field Technicain for possible data entry errors.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_SS_Grahl_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2008-03-19

    Intellectual Rights
    These data are classified as 'Type I' whereby original FCE LTER experimental data collected by individual FCE researchers are available for scientific purposes 2 years after collection. Maximum lock period = 2 years. All publications based on this dataset must cite the data Contributor, the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program and that this material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreements #DBI-0620409, and #DEB-9910514. Additionally, two copies of the manuscript must be submitted to the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program Office, LTER Program Manager, Florida International University, Southeast Environmental Research Center, OE 148, University Park, Miami, Florida 33199. For a complete description of the FCE LTER Data Distribution and Data User Agreement, please go to FCE Data Management Policy at http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/DataMgmt.pdf and LTER Network Data Access Policy at http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/core/data_user_agreement/distribution_policy.html.

  • Keywords
    FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, pH, Eh, temperature
  • Dataset Contact
    • Position: Information Manager
    • Organization: LTER Network Office
    • Address: UNM Biology Department, MSC03-2020
      1 University of New Mexico
      Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 USA
    • Phone: 505 277-2535
    • Fax: 505 277-2541
    • Email: tech-support@lternet.edu
    • URL: http://www.lternet.edu

    • Name: Rafael Travieso 
    • Position: South Florida Wetland Ecosystems Lab Field Technican
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-7286
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: travieso@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~ecosyst/

    • 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:  Soil Physical Data from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park

    Entity Name:
    LT_SS_Grahl_001
    Entity Description:
    Soil Physical Data from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park
    Object Name:
    LT_SS_Grahl_001
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    114