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Physical Characteristics and Stratigraphy of Deep Soil Sediments from Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE) from 2005 and 2006


At a Glance


Authors: Colin Saunders
Time period: 2005-11-18 to 2006-02-26
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1123.2
Dataset id: ST_OMD_Saunders_001

How to cite:
Saunders, C.. 2011. Physical Characteristics and Stratigraphy of Deep Soil Sediments from Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE) from 2005 and 2006. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/43f9e2156680db7372e8ad4db497eb0d. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Colin Saunders 
    • Position: Research Scientist
    • Organization: South Florida Water Management District, Everglades District
    • Address: 3301 Gun Club Road, MSC 4440
      West Palm Beach, FL 33406 USA
    • Phone: 561-682-6309
    • Fax: 561-682-5892
    • Email: CSaunder@sfwmd.gov

  • Dataset Abstract
    These data represent the results of piston-coring deep (around 1m) soil cores from Shark Slough sites, including FCE LTER site SRS3 and FCE related site NE-SRS1 from November 18, 2005 to February 26, 2006. Soils from 1-cm depth increments were analyzed for bulk density and stratigraphy. These analyses contribute to a paleoecological study to quantify past changes in vegetation and soil accumulation in relation to past climate variation, fire occurrences and water management.
  • 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: 25.761, S: 24.913, E: -80.490, W: -81.078

    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
    NE-SRS1, SRS3

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site SRS3
    N: 25.468, S: 25.468, E: -80.853, W: -80.853
    NE-SRS1
    N: 25.720, S: 25.720, E: -80.558, W: -80.558
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Physical Characteristics and Stratigraphy of Deep Soil Sediments from Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE)
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of Sample Collection Site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of Sample Collection Site
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      Core_ID
      Attribute Label:
      ID number
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of Individual Soil Core
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of Individual Soil Core
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Habitat
      Attribute Label:
      habitat type
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of Vegetation Type (sawgrass or slough)
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of Vegetation Type (sawgrass or slough)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Depth
      Attribute Label:
      depth
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil Collection 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:
      BulkDensity
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil Bulk Density
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gramsPerCubicCentimeter
      Precision: 0.001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Stratigraphy
      Attribute Label:
      stratigraphy
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil Stratigraphic Type
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Soil Stratigraphic Type
      Missing Value Code:
       


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Deep piston-cores (to bedrock or 1-m maximum depth) collected in adjacent slough and sawgrass habitats at each sampling site.Bulk density obtained as the dry weight of known sample volume of soil.

    Method Step

    Description
    Deep piston-cores (to bedrock or 1-m maximum depth) collected in adjacent slough and sawgrass habitats at each sampling site.Bulk density obtained as the dry weight of known sample volume of soil.

    Instrumentation
    digital calipersStandard laboratory drying ovensbalances digital calipers

  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=ST_OMD_Saunders_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2009-10-02

    Intellectual Rights
    These data are classified as 'Type II' whereby original FCE LTER experimental data collected by individual FCE researchers to be released to restricted audiences according to terms specified by the owners of the data. Type II data are considered to be exceptional and should be rare in occurrence. The justification for exceptions must be well documented and approved by the lead PI and Site Data Manager. Some examples of Type II data restrictions may include: locations of rare or endangered species, data that are covered under prior licensing or copyright (e.g., SPOT satellite data), or covered by the Human Subjects Act, Student Dissertation data and those data related to the FCE LTER Program but not funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under LTER grants #DEB-9910514, and # DBI-0620409. Researchers that make use of Type II Data may be subject to additional restrictions to protect any applicable commercial or confidentiality interests. 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 #DEB-1237517, #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 Access Policy 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, water, soil, ecosystems, processes, restoration, modeling, depth, freshwater, piston-coring, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, soil cores, bulk density, stratigraphy, paleoecological, soil accumulation, climate variation, fire occurrences, water management, soil bulk density
  • 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: Colin Saunders 
    • Position: Research Scientist
    • Organization: South Florida Water Management District, Everglades District
    • Address: 3301 Gun Club Road, MSC 4440
      West Palm Beach, FL 33406 USA
    • Phone: 561-682-6309
    • Fax: 561-682-5892
    • Email: CSaunder@sfwmd.gov
    • URL: http://www.sfwmd.gov/

    • 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:  Physical Characteristics and Stratigraphy of Deep Soil Sediments from Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    ST_OMD_Saunders_001
    Entity Description:
    Physical Characteristics and Stratigraphy of Deep Soil Sediments from Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE)
    Object Name:
    ST_OMD_Saunders_001
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    317