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Precipitation from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), South Florida from November 2000 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: Rene Price, Daniel Childers
Time period: 2000-11-15 to 2019-12-31
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1092.13
Dataset id: PHY_Grahl_001

How to cite:
Price, R., D. Childers. 2020. Precipitation from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), South Florida from November 2000 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/fda88d1c6d754c328191236f93f5d6a3. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Abstract
    Rain level is recorded at least every thirty minutes at the sites SRS 1d, SRS 2 & SRS 3. Not active sites are: SRS 1a and SRS 1c. Rain level data is collected using a tipping bucket rain gauge (SUTRON 5600-0425) attached to ISCO autosamplers, which also act as dataloggers. We condense these data into daily cumulative rainfall, although hourly rain level data are also available.
  • 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
    FCE LTER Site SRS1a
    N: 25.761, S: 25.761, E: -80.727, W: -80.727

    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

    FCE LTER Sites
    SRS1a, SRS1c, SRS1d, SRS2, SRS3

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site SRS1a
    N: 25.761, S: 25.761, E: -80.727, W: -80.727
    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:   Precipitation from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, South 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:
      Precipitation
      Attribute Label:
      precipitation
      Attribute Definition:
      precipitation
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimetersPerDay
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Rain level recorders are connected to ISCO autosamplers.The accuracy of the rain level recorders are 0.01 in. The autosampler queries the rain level recorder at least every 30 minutes for rain data. The rain level data is downloaded from the ISCO autosampler using a Dell 3800 laptop. The software used to download the information is ISCO Flowlink 3.23. To get one rain level reading per day, all the rain data is downloaded into Micosoft Excel, and the readings for a day are summed. Rain data is then transformed from inches to centimeters by multiplying the numbers by 2.54.

    Method Step

    Description
    Rain level recorders are connected to ISCO autosamplers.The accuracy of the rain level recorders are 0.01 in. The autosampler queries the rain level recorder at least every 30 minutes for rain data. The rain level data is downloaded from the ISCO autosampler using a Dell 3800 laptop. The software used to download the information is ISCO Flowlink 3.23. To get one rain level reading per day, all the rain data is downloaded into Micosoft Excel, and the readings for a day are summed. Rain data is then transformed from inches to centimeters by multiplying the numbers by 2.54.

    Instrumentation
    ISCO autosamplers Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge (SUTRON 5600-0425) Dell 3800 notebook

    Quality Control
    Data that is downloaded from ISCO is checked for errors (Code from "Flowlink" is 255) and for proper data intervals (every 30 minutes) using Microsoft Excel. Formula used to sum daily rain is as follows: [=IF({hour column}=0,SUM({48 rows of rain values}),"")]
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://fce-lter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=PHY_Grahl_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2020-03-06

    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
    precipitation, meteorology, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, rain
  • Dataset Contact
    • 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:  Precipitation from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Entity Name:
    PHY_Grahl_001.txt
    Entity Description:
    Precipitation from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida
    Object Name:
    PHY_Grahl_001.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    20209