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Precipitation from the Taylor Slough, just outside Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from August 2000 to December 2006


At a Glance


Authors: Tiffany Troxler, Daniel Childers
Time period: 2000-08-31 to 2006-12-19
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1095.3
Dataset id: PHY_Rondeau_001

How to cite:
Troxler, T., D. Childers. 2008. Precipitation from the Taylor Slough, just outside Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from August 2000 to December 2006. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/6581a4898452afd4bc1f6665b44aeb4f. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

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
    Rain level is recorded at least every thirty minutes at TS/Ph4 and TS/Ph5 (data since 2000). Rain level data are collected using ISCO rain level gages 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 two of the FCE Taylor Slough research sites just outside Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected in the Taylor Slough, just outside Everglades National Park, South Florida
    N: 25.315, S: 25.295, E: -80.520, W: -80.522

    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
    TS/Ph4, TS/Ph5

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph4
    N: 25.315, S: 25.315, E: -80.522, W: -80.522
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph5
    N: 25.295, S: 25.295, E: -80.520, W: -80.520
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Precipitation from the Taylor Slough, just outside 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 Hydrological Services Tipping Bucket Raingauge (TB5) AMJ Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge (RG-2000) 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
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=PHY_Rondeau_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2008-03-24

    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, Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, precipitation, rain, meteorology, ecosystems, estuarine, freshwater
  • 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:  Precipitation from the Taylor Slough, just outside Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Entity Name:
    PHY_Rondeau_001
    Entity Description:
    Precipitation from the Taylor Slough, just outside Everglades National Park, South Florida
    Object Name:
    PHY_Rondeau_001
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    2664