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Water Depths and Water Temperatures near Soil Surface from Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), Florida, USA, October 2000 - ongoing


At a Glance


Authors: John Kominoski, Rene Price, Daniel Childers
Time period: 2000-10-29 to 2022-12-31
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1094.18
Dataset id: PHY_Grahl_002

How to cite:
Kominoski, J., R. Price, D. Childers. 2023. Water Depths and Water Temperatures near Soil Surface from Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), Florida, USA, October 2000 - ongoing. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/472cfad9e0de0c8a7e4aad4eae84b8bc. Dataset accessed 2024-06-25.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. John Kominoski 
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
    • Address: Florida International University
      11200 SW 8th Street, OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 US
    • Phone: 305-348-7117
    • Email: jkominos@fiu.edu

    • Name: Dr. Rene Price 
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
    • Address: Florida International University
      11200 SW 8th Street, OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-3119
    • Email: pricer@fiu.edu

    • Name: Dr. Daniel Childers 
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
    • Address: Arizona State University
      PO Box 875502
      Tempe, AZ 85287 USA
    • Phone: 480-965-2320
    • Email: dan.childers@asu.edu

  • Dataset Abstract
    Water depth (from October 2000 to present) and water temperature (from September 2021 to present) are recorded at least hourly at SRS1c (not active), SRS1d, SRS2, SRS3, SRS4, SRS5, and SRS6. Water depth is measured with pressure water level loggers (Infinities USA or HOBO) that record water height relative to the local soil surface. Water temperature near soil surface is measured with HOBO loggers. Note by IM (2021): The water meters at some of the SRS sites have been moved over the years as boardwalks have been reconstructed. There is no set survey datum for these sites, so it is impossible to correct the data to an actual datum. For hydrologic applications, it may be better to use water level data from USGS stations.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Bounding Coordinates
    SRS1c
    N: 25.755, S: 25.755, E: -80.574, W: -80.574

    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
    SRS1c, SRS1d, SRS2, SRS3, SRS4, SRS5, SRS6

  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Water Depths and Water Temperatures near Soil Surface from Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      Site name
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of LTER site
      Storage Type:
      string
      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:
      WaterDepth
      Attribute Label:
      Mean daily water depth
      Attribute Definition:
      Mean daily water depth
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      WaterTemperature
      Attribute Label:
      Mean daily water temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      Mean daily water temperature
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      WaterDepthSensor
      Attribute Label:
      Water depth sensor
      Attribute Definition:
      Water depth sensor used
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      text
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      WaterTemperatureSensor
      Attribute Label:
      Water temperature sensor
      Attribute Definition:
      Water temperature sensor used
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      text
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded)


  • Methods
    Method Step

    Description
    Infinities pressure water level recorders or HOBO water level loggers and HOBO water temperature loggers are placed at each site. The recorders collect water level and water temperature readings at least every hour. The data are collected monthly, and all the readings from a day are averaged. From October 2000, water depths were recorded using Infinities Pressure water level loggers. In 2021, the Infinities pressure water level recorders from SRS 4, 5 & 6 were replaced by HOBO U20 Series Water level loggers. In September 2021, water temperature near soil surface was added as a new variable to the dataset, the data are collected using HOBO water temp Pro v2 loggers or HOBO U20 Series Water level loggers. In 2022, the Infinities pressure water level recorders from SRS 1d, 2 & 3 were replaced by HOBO U20 Series Water level loggers.
    Submission notes:
    At SRS1c for the listed dates, 10% or more of the sample intervals used to calculate daily averages are missing: 9-Sep-05, and 10-Nov-05. At SRS1d for the listed date, 10% or more of the sample intervals used to calculate daily averages are missing: 21-Jan-15.
    At SRS2 for the listed dates, 10% or more of the sample intervals used to calculate daily averages are missing: 6-Jun-02, 16-Jul-02, 25-Sep-02, 26-Oct-02, 27-Oct-02, 7-Nov-02, 20-Feb-03, 1-Mar-04, 19-May-04, 20-May-04, 21-Sep-06, 19-Mar-07 and 19-Aug-07.
    At SRS3 for the listed dates, 10% or more of the sample intervals used to calculate daily averages are missing: 12-Jun-01, 23-Jul-01, 14-Jul-02, 23-Sep-02, 11-Feb-03, 12-Feb-03, 19-Feb-03, 20-Feb-03, 6-Apr-06, 11-May-06 and 24-Apr-2011.
    At SRS4 for the listed dates, 10% or more of the sample intervals used to calculate daily averages are missing: 25-Jul-01, 23-Sep-02, 25-Sep-02, 28-Sep-02, 29-Sep-02, 1-Oct-02 to 3-Oct-02, 23-Jan-03, 22-Apr-03, 11-May-03, 29-Mar-07 and 09-Dec-09.
    At SRS5 for the listed dates, 10% or more of the sample intervals used to calculate daily averages are missing: 29-Dec-00, 25-Jul-01, 31-Jul-01, 21-Nov-02, 4-Dec-02, 5-Dec-02, 7-Dec-02 to 9-Dec-02, 20-Dec-02, 22-Dec-02 to 24-Dec-02, 31-Dec-02, 1-Jan-03, 3-Jan-03, 22-Apr-03, 11-May-03, 30-Jul-03, 31-Jul-03, 29-Jan-04, 30-Oct-05, 8-Jan-06, 30-Apr-06, 5-Dec-06, 8-Dec-06, 9-Dec-06, 10-Dec-06, 19-Dec-06, 29-Dec-06 to 31-Dec-06, 10-Jan-07, 15-Jan-07, 26-Jan-07, 30-Jan-07, 31-Jan-07, 5-Feb-07, 11-Feb-07 to 13-Feb-07, 16-Feb-07, 17-Feb-07, 19-Feb-07, 20-Feb-07, 21-Feb-07, 24-Feb-07 to 26-Feb-07, 4-Mar-07 to 7-Mar-07, 12-Mar-07 to 14-Mar-07, 19-Mar-07, 21-Mar-07 to 31-Mar-07, 8-Apr-07 to 10-Apr-07, 22-Apr-07 to 25-Apr-07, 8-May-07, 23-May-07 to 25-May-07, 31-May-07, 16-Nov-07, 18-Dec-07 to 20-Dec-07, 2-Jan-08 to 5-Jan-08, 15-Jan-08 to 17-Jan-08, 20-Jan-08, 21-Jan-08, 3-Feb-08, 4-Feb-08, 11-Feb-08, 12-Feb-08, 14-Feb-08, 15-Feb-08, 19-Feb-08, 20-Feb-08, 24-Feb-08 to 26-Feb-08, 28-Feb-08, 9-Mar-08, 17-Mar-08, 18-Mar-08, 16-Apr-08, 1-May-08, 26-May-08 to 29-May-08, 7-Jun-08, 8-Jun-08, 14-Jun-08, 9-Sep-08, 19-Nov-08, 23-Nov-08, 2-Dec-08 to 4-Dec-08, 8-Dec-08, 9-Dec-08, 13-Dec-08, 14-Dec-08, 22-Dec-08 to 31-Dec-08, 01-Jan-09 to 12-Jan-09, 14-Jan-09 to 19-Jan-09, 21-Jan-09 to 02-feb-09 and 04-Feb-09.
    At SRS6 for the listed dates, 10% or more of the sample intervals used to calculate daily averages are missing: 24-Dec-00, 6-Feb-01, 7-Feb-01, 19-Feb-01, 30-Apr-01, 27-Aug-01, 17-Dec-01, 17-Jan-02, 26-Jan-02 to 29-Jan-02, 2-Apr-02, 13-May-02, 20-Nov-02, 29-Nov-02, 2-Dec-02 to 7-Dec-02, 9-Dec-02 to 12-Dec-02, 15-Dec-02 to 20-Dec-02, 22-Dec-02, 23-Dec-02, 29-Dec-02, 30-Dec-02, 7-Jan-03, 14-Jan-03, 16-Jan-03, 17-Jan-03, 21-Jan-03, 22-Jan-03, 25-Jan-03 to 6-Feb-03, 10-Feb-03, 13-Feb-03 to 15-Feb-03, 17-Feb-03, 18-Feb-03, 25-Feb-03 to 28-Feb-03, 1-Apr-03, 2-Apr-03, 22-Apr-03, 30-Jul-03, 31-Jul-03, 29-Nov-03, 7-Dec-03, 9-Dec-03, 21-Dec-03 to 25-Dec-03, 5-Jan-04, 12-Jan-04, 8-Feb-04, 17-Feb-04 to 19-Feb-04, 26-Mar-04, 28-Jun-04, 29-Jun-04, 12-Dec-04 to 16-Dec-04, 21-Dec-04, 22-Dec-04, 25-Dec-04, 27-Dec-04 to 29-Dec-04, 8-Jan-05 to 11-Jan-05, 17-Jan-05 to 20-Jan-05, 24-Jan-05, 25-Jan-05, 5-Feb-05, 6-Feb-05, 19-Feb-05, 20-Feb-05, 4-Mar-05, 9-Mar-05, 4-Apr-05, 17-Apr-05, 11-Oct-05, 8-Dec-05, 10-Jan-06 to 13-Jan-06, 19-Jan-06, 26-Jan-06 to 29-Jan-06, 7-Feb-06, 9-Feb-06, 10-Feb-06, 13-Feb-06 to 17-Feb-06, 22-Feb-06 to 25-Feb-06, 27-Feb-06, 28-Feb-06, 1-Mar-06, 8-Mar-06, 9-Mar-06, 28-Apr-06 to 30-Apr-06, 11-Jun-06, 5-Aug-06, 29-Aug-06 to 31-Aug-06, 4-Sep-06 to 13-Sep-06, 20-Sep-06, 22-Sep-06 to 25-Sep-06, 28-Sep-06, 2-Oct-06, 12-Oct-06, 13-Oct-06, 19-Oct-06 to 25-Oct-06, 28-Oct-06, 31-Oct-06 to 8-Nov-06, 26-Nov-06, 27-Nov-06, 1-Dec-06 to 11-Dec-06, 27-Mar-07, 12-Aug-09 and 02-Nov-09.
    At SRS1d for the listed dates, the water depth sensor changed position: 09-Sep-2009, 14-Jan-2010, 04-Jan-2011, 21-Jan-2015, 08-Mar-2018 and 5-Nov-2022.
    At SRS2 for the listed dates, the water depth sensor changed position: 12-May-2009, 24-Aug-2018, 08-Dec-2020 and 12-Oct-2022
    At SRS3 for the listed dates, the water depth sensor changed position: 25-Mar-2003, 09-Sep-2009, 07-Set-2011, 01-Nov-2012, 11-Aug-2015 and 05-Nov-2022
    At SRS4 for the listed dates, the water depth sensor changed position: 18-Feb-2003, 02-Nov-2009, 24-May-2010, 11-Feb-2014, 11-Feb-2016, 17-May-2016, 04-Aug-2020 and 21-Sep-2021.
    At SRS5 for the listed dates, the water depth sensor changed position: 18-Feb-2003, 26-Jul-2010, 17-Oct-2012, 05-Sep-2013, 11-Mar-2019, 24-Sep-2019 and 07-Oct-2021.
    At SRS6 for the listed dates, the water depth sensor changed position: 08-Dec-2005, 27-Mar-2007, 12-Oct-2009, 21-Dec-2010, 13-Aug-2014, 22-Oct-2018 and 19-Oct-2021.
    At SRS1d for the listed dates, the Infinities USA water depth sensor was redeployed to match the water level at the site: 14-Dec-2011, 12-Apr-2012, 7-May-2012, 21-Jan-2015, 9-Apr-2015, 27-May-2015, 17-Sep-2015 and 19-Jun-2017.
    At SRS2 for the listed dates, the Infinities USA water depth sensor was redeployed to match the water level at the site: 17-Dec-2012, 26-Jan-2017 and 22-Nov-2019.
    At SRS3 for the listed dates, the Infinities USA water depth sensor was redeployed to match the water level at the site: 13-Jul-2011, 21-Dec-2011, 01-Feb-2012, 17-Dec-2012, 20-Jun-2013, 10-May-2016 and 01-Jul-2019.
    At SRS4 for the listed dates, the Infinities USA water depth sensor was redeployed to match the water level at the site: 09-Dec-2009, 10-Apr-2012, 12-Nov-2013, 09-Sep-2014, 05-Jan-2016 and 12-Apr-2016,
    At SRS5 for the listed dates, the Infinities USA water depth sensor was redeployed to match the water level at the site: 04-Feb-2009, 02-Nov-2009, 09-Sep-2014, 10-May-2017 and 05-Nov-2018.
    At SRS6 for the listed dates, the Infinities USA water depth sensor was redeployed to match the water level at the site: 02-Nov-2009, 05-Nov-2018 and 10-Dec-2020.

    Instrumentation
    Infinities USA, INC Ultrasonic water level recorders Model #220; Infinities USA, INC Pressure Water Level Data Logger; HOBO U20 Series Water Level Logger; HOBO U20L Series Water Level Logger; HOBO Water Temp Pro v2 logger; HOBO Waterproof Shutter U-DTW-1

    Quality Control
    The data are downloaded from the loggers; they are checked for negatives (values given especially during dry season). Negatives that are found are converted to zeros. Next the data are checked for peaks and valleys (values that are found to be excessively high or low). Lastly the data are averaged per day. The next several formulas are used for these checks, averaging the data set, and anomaly investigation: [=IF({time}=0,AVERAGE({24 values}),"")], [=IF(COUNT({24 values})>=22,"",{date at zero time})], [=IF(COUNT(D8:D10)>=2,IF(OR(ABS(D8-D9)<2,ABS(D9-D10)<2,D9=""),""),"")], [=IF(ISNUMBER(D9),IF(D9<>0,"",IF(AND(ABS(D9-D8)<2,ABS(D9-D10)<2),"")),"")].
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://pasta.lternet.edu/package/data/eml/knb-lter-fce/1094/18/46366b5e5cce74e5a1a315739cec95af
    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
    FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, wetland inundation regimes, water, temperature, long term monitoring, hydrology, depth
  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Water Depths and Water Temperatures near Soil Surface from Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

    Entity Name:
    PHY_Grahl_002
    Entity Description:
    Water Depths and Water Temperatures near Soil Surface from Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
    Object Name:
    PHY_Grahl_002.csv
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    1
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