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


At a Glance


Authors: James Fourqurean
Time period: 2000-12-20 to 2018-12-31
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1133.7
Dataset id: PHY_Fourqurean_002

How to cite:
Fourqurean, J.. 2019. Florida Bay Seagrass Canopy Temperature Data, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from September 2000 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/45c042a44df4060b1766631dd2070851. 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 hourly temperature readings at the canopy height of a seagrass bed 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/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 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 Sites
    TS/Ph9, TS/Ph10, TS/Ph11, TS/Ph7a, TS/Ph8

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    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 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
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Florida Bay Seagrass Canopy Temperature Data, Everglades National Park, 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:
      Time
      Attribute Label:
      time
      Attribute Definition:
      Sampling time in UTC
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      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:
      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 )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Seagrass Canopy Temperature-Prior to deployment in the field, loggers are programmed to launch at a specific date and time. Additionally, loggers are programmed to record water temperature once every hour. Underwater, loggers are attached with plastic wire ties to a stake of rebar marking the site at the height of the seagrass canopy. Two pieces of plastic saran wrap (approximately 20 cm2) are wrapped around the logger and are secured with rubber bands in order to help prevent fouling by marine organisms. Upon collection, loggers are cleaned (if necessary) and rinsed in freshwater. Data is later downloaded with the use of BoxCar Pro 4.0 software (Onset Corporation). Raw data points are then exported into a spreadsheet for the purpose of maintaining a continuous canopy temperature profile.

    Method Step

    Description
    Seagrass Canopy Temperature-Prior to deployment in the field, loggers are programmed to launch at a specific date and time. Additionally, loggers are programmed to record water temperature once every hour. Underwater, loggers are attached with plastic wire ties to a stake of rebar marking the site at the height of the seagrass canopy. Two pieces of plastic saran wrap (approximately 20 cm2) are wrapped around the logger and are secured with rubber bands in order to help prevent fouling by marine organisms. Upon collection, loggers are cleaned (if necessary) and rinsed in freshwater. Data is later downloaded with the use of BoxCar Pro 4.0 software (Onset Corporation). Raw data points are then exported into a spreadsheet for the purpose of maintaining a continuous canopy temperature profile.

    Instrumentation
    Seagrass canopy water temperature is obtained through the use of the Onset Corporation StowAway Tidbit Temp Logger (model TB132-05+37).

    Quality Control
    All data is checked against field logs to eliminate overlapping entries.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=PHY_Fourqurean_002.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
    temperature, seagrass, estuaries, inorganic nutrients, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park, canopies, freshwater
  • 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 Seagrass Canopy Temperature Data, Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Entity Name:
    PHY_Fourqurean_002.txt
    Entity Description:
    Florida Bay Seagrass Canopy Temperature Data, Everglades National Park, South Florida
    Object Name:
    PHY_Fourqurean_002.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    790420