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Florida Bay Physical Data, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from September 2000 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: James Fourqurean
Time period: 2000-09-10 to 2019-06-19
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1132.7
Dataset id: PHY_Fourqurean_001

How to cite:
Fourqurean, J.. 2019. Florida Bay Physical Data, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from September 2000 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/37e73f234bc9756ada9192b3ee6ebd86. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. James Fourqurean 
    • Position: Principal Investigator
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-4084
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: fourqure@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~seagrass/

  • Dataset Abstract
    Point measurements of Salinity, temperature and turbidity collected during visits to TS/Ph 7a, TS/Ph8, TS/Ph9, TS/Ph10 and TS/Ph11. Graphic representation of seagrass status and trends monitoring data and other related information can be located at http://serc.fiu.edu/seagrass/!CDreport/DataHome.htm
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the FCE Florida Bay research sites within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph7a
    N: 25.191, S: 25.191, E: -80.639, W: -80.639

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph8
    N: 25.233, S: 25.233, E: -80.525, W: -80.525

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph9
    N: 25.177, S: 25.177, E: -80.490, W: -80.490

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph10
    N: 25.025, S: 25.025, E: -80.681, W: -80.681

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph11
    N: 24.913, S: 24.913, E: -80.938, W: -80.938

    FCE LTER Sites
    TS/Ph7a,TS/Ph8,TS/Ph9, TS/Ph10, TS/Ph11

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph7a
    N: 25.191, S: 25.191, E: -80.639, W: -80.639
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph8
    N: 25.233, S: 25.233, E: -80.525, W: -80.525
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph9
    N: 25.177, S: 25.177, E: -80.490, W: -80.490
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph10
    N: 25.025, S: 25.025, E: -80.681, W: -80.681
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph11
    N: 24.913, S: 24.913, E: -80.938, W: -80.938
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Florida Bay Physical Data, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of LTER site
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of LTER site
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITEALIAS
      Attribute Label:
      alias
      Attribute Definition:
      Alias of LTER site
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Alias of LTER site
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Date of collection
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Site_SerialNum
      Attribute Label:
      ID number
      Attribute Definition:
      Site ID number
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Site ID number
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DecimalYear
      Attribute Label:
      decimal year
      Attribute Definition:
      Calendar year + fraction of calendar year
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Calendar year + fraction of calendar year
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Secchi
      Attribute Label:
      secchi
      Attribute Definition:
      secchi disk depth
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Secchi_Notes
      Attribute Label:
      secchi_notes
      Attribute Definition:
      descriptive notes
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      descriptive notes
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (no notes)

      Attribute Name:
      Avg_Turbidity
      Attribute Label:
      turbidity
      Attribute Definition:
      Average Turbidiy
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: NTU
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Temperature
      Attribute Label:
      Temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      Water Temperature
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Salinity
      Attribute Label:
      Salinity
      Attribute Definition:
      Salinity
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: PSU
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    TS/Ph 7a, 8, 9, 10 and 11 represent the range of salinity environments encountered across Florida Bay.

    Method Step

    Description
    Surface water temperature and salinity values are measured using an Orion (model 142) conductivity and temperature recording meter. Upon arrival at a site, the recording probe is placed approximately 0.5 m below the surface of the water. Time is allowed for values to stabilize before recording the data. Surface temperature is recorded in degrees Celsius and salinity is recorded in parts per thousand. Secchi values are used to describe water clarity at a given point in time. Upon arrival at a site, and if water clarity is such that the bottom cannot be seen, a standard limnology/oceanography secchi disk (alternating black and white pattern) is lowered into the water until the point that it is no longer visible. That length is then measured in centimeters and recorded. If the bottom is visible (which often it is), secchi values will be recorded as the depth of that particular site in centimeters. Turbidity assesses the amount of particulate matter in the water column. Upon arrival at a site two standard plasic scintillation vials are filled with seawater. These replicate water samples are then analyzed using a DRT-15CE Turbidimeter (HF Scientific, Inc.). Before placing in the Turbidimeter, samples are shaken, then a value is taken after a ten second stabilization period. The replicate sample readings are averaged together and the numeric value obtained is reported to the nearest tenth in NTUs.

    Instrumentation
    Orion salinity meter model no. 142 HF Scientific Inc turbidity meter model no.DRT-15CE

    Quality Control
    Data is entered and then checked for entry errors. All data is checked against field logs for entry errors.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=PHY_Fourqurean_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2019-10-21

    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
    aquatic ecosystems, estuaries, water temperature, salinity, freshwater, inorganic nutrients, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park, turbidity, temperature, secchi depth, water, processes, estuarine
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Jim Fourqurean 
    • Position: Principal Investigator
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-4084
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: fourqure@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~seagrass/

    • 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:  Florida Bay Physical Data, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida

    Entity Name:
    PHY_Fourqurean_001.txt
    Entity Description:
    Florida Bay Physical Data, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida
    Object Name:
    PHY_Fourqurean_001.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    1027