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Physical Hydrologic Data for the National Audubon Society's 16 Research Sites in coastal mangrove transition zone of southern Florida (FCE) from November 2000 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: Jerry Lorenz
Time period: 2000-11-09 to 2019-05-31
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1121.7
Dataset id: PHY_Lorenz_001

How to cite:
Lorenz, J.. 2019. Physical Hydrologic Data for the National Audubon Society's 16 Research Sites in coastal mangrove transition zone of southern Florida (FCE) from November 2000 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/3fa6e42c9e27156616baaebb3172b15f. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

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  • Dataset Abstract
    Temperature, salinity and depth were continuously collected using Hydrolab/Hach sensors within the coastal mangrove transition zone at 16 sites from southern Biscayne Bay to Cape Sable. Data were collected at 12 sites within the coastal mangrove zone of Everglades National Park, incorporating the Cape Sable, Taylor River and Panhandle region. Date were collected at 4 sites within the coastal mangrove zone of southern Biscayne Bay, incorporating the Manatee Bay, Barnes Sound, and Card Sound regions. Rainfall, pH, and dissolved oxygen were collected at a number of these sites with varying periods of record.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the Audubon Society's 16 research sites within the coastal mangrove transition zone of southern Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    NAS_JB
    N: 25.25, S: 25.25, E: -80.53, W: -80.53

    NAS_TR
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.65, W: -80.65

    NAS_HC
    N: 25.25, S: 25.25, E: -80.46, W: -80.46

    NAS_BS
    N: 25.29, S: 25.29, E: -80.40, W: -80.40

    NAS_MB
    N: 25.28, S: 25.28, E: -80.43, W: -80.43

    NAS_CS
    N: 25.32, S: 25.32, E: -80.38, W: -80.38

    NAS_TP
    N: 25.39, S: 25.39, E: -80.33, W: -80.33

    NAS_BL
    N: 25.16, S: 25.16, E: -80.95, W: -80.95

    NAS_LI
    N: 25.16, S: 25.16, E: -81.09, W: -81.09

    NAS_SD
    N: 25.14, S: 25.14, E: -81.03, W: -81.03

    NAS_EC
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.63, W: -80.63

    NAS_WJ
    N: 25.24, S: 25.24, E: -80.58, W: -80.58

    NAS_SB
    N: 25.24, S: 25.24, E: -80.49, W: -80.49

    NAS_DT
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64

    NAS_DJ
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.56, W: -80.56

    NAS_7P
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.73, W: -80.73

    FCE LTER Sites
    Near TS/Ph6a and TS/Ph8

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    NAS_JB
    N: 25.25, S: 25.25, E: -80.53, W: -80.53
    NAS_TR
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.65, W: -80.65
    NAS_HC
    N: 25.25, S: 25.25, E: -80.46, W: -80.46
    NAS_BS
    N: 25.29, S: 25.29, E: -80.40, W: -80.40
    NAS_MB
    N: 25.28, S: 25.28, E: -80.43, W: -80.43
    NAS_CS
    N: 25.32, S: 25.32, E: -80.38, W: -80.38
    NAS_TP
    N: 25.39, S: 25.39, E: -80.33, W: -80.33
    NAS_BL
    N: 25.16, S: 25.16, E: -80.95, W: -80.95
    NAS_LI
    N: 25.16, S: 25.16, E: -81.09, W: -81.09
    NAS_SD
    N: 25.14, S: 25.14, E: -81.03, W: -81.03
    NAS_EC
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.63, W: -80.63
    NAS_WJ
    N: 25.24, S: 25.24, E: -80.58, W: -80.58
    NAS_SB
    N: 25.24, S: 25.24, E: -80.49, W: -80.49
    NAS_DT
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    NAS_DJ
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.56, W: -80.56
    NAS_7P
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.73, W: -80.73
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Physical Data for the National Audubon Society's 16 Research Sites
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of Collection Site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of Collection 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:
      rainfall
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: inch
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Temp
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      bottom of water column temperature
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      pH
      Attribute Label:
      pH
      Attribute Definition:
      pH in bottom of water column (just above sediments)
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: dimensionless
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Specific_Conductance
      Attribute Label:
      specific conductance
      Attribute Definition:
      specific conductance
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microsiemensPerCentimeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Salinity
      Attribute Label:
      salinity
      Attribute Definition:
      salinity in bottom of water column
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: PSU
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      DO_PercentSat
      Attribute Label:
      dissolved oxygen
      Attribute Definition:
      dissolved oxygen in bottom of water column in%Sat
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      DO
      Attribute Label:
      dissolved oxygen
      Attribute Definition:
      dissolved oxygen in bottom of water column
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerLiter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Rel_Depth
      Attribute Label:
      water level
      Attribute Definition:
      water level in the deepest part of the flats, relative to the wetland surface.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Monitoring physical parameters at hourly intervals. Data reported are daily averages from the 24 measurements/day

    Method Step

    Description
    Monitoring hydrologic and hydrographic parameters

    Instrumentation
    Data were collected using Hydrolab/Hach Quanta Transmitters and stored in field on Cambell Dataloggers. Data Collection Platforms built by Remote Data Inc.

    Quality Control
    All data go through a preliminary quality check after each transmission and then are extensively quality checked and quality assured by the Research Manager at the end of each Hydrologic Year
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=PHY_Lorenz_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2019-10-30

    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
    hydrology, seawater, marine, precipitation, water temperature, ph, salinity, dissolved oxygen, water level, specific conductance, inorganic nutrients, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, National Audubon Society, Everglades National Park, Taylor River, Joe Bay, Taylor Slough, southern Biscayne Bay, Cape Sable
  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Physical Data for the National Audubon Society's 16 Research Sites

    Entity Name:
    PHY_Lorenz_001.txt
    Entity Description:
    Physical Data for the National Audubon Society's 16 Research Sites
    Object Name:
    PHY_Lorenz_001.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    113164