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Water flow velocity data, Shark River Slough (SRS) near Gumbo Limbo Island, Everglades National Park (FCE) from October 2003 - December 2018


At a Glance


Authors: Rene Price
Time period: 2003-10-09 to 2018-12-18
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1138.10
Dataset id: PHY_Price_007

How to cite:
Price, R.. 2024. Water flow velocity data, Shark River Slough (SRS) near Gumbo Limbo Island, Everglades National Park (FCE) from October 2003 - December 2018. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/8a09e87a1f8ef3b9319c72a4640c41de. Dataset accessed 2024-04-14.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Abstract
    Water velocity data measured every 5 or 15 minutes in Shark River Slough near Gumbo Limbo Island, Everglades National Park, using Sontek Agronaut water flow sampler. Data collection is complete.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the Shark River Slough Area Near Gumbo Limbo Island, Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Near Gumbo Limbo Island, in Shark River Slough
    N: 25.625, S: 25.625, E: -80.739, W: -80.739

  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Water flow velocity data, Shark River Slough (SRS) near Gumbo Limbo Island, Everglades National Park (FCE)
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of LTER site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      text
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      Time
      Attribute Label:
      time
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection time
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      XVEL
      Attribute Label:
      velocity
      Attribute Definition:
      water velocity in x direction
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimetersPerSecond
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      YVEL
      Attribute Label:
      velocity
      Attribute Definition:
      water velocity in y direction
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimetersPerSecond
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      ZVEL
      Attribute Label:
      zvel
      Attribute Definition:
      water velocity in z direction
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimetersPerSecond
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      VSDX
      Attribute Label:
      standard deviation
      Attribute Definition:
      standard deviation in x velocity
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimetersPerSecond
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      VSDY
      Attribute Label:
      standard deviation
      Attribute Definition:
      standard deviation in y velocity
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimetersPerSecond
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      VSDZ
      Attribute Label:
      standard deviation
      Attribute Definition:
      standard deviation in z velocity
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimetersPerSecond
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      SNRX
      Attribute Label:
      ratio
      Attribute Definition:
      Signal to Noise Ratio (velocity in x direction)
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      SNRY
      Attribute Label:
      ratio
      Attribute Definition:
      Signal to Noise Ratio (velocity in x direction)
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      SNRZ
      Attribute Label:
      ratio
      Attribute Definition:
      Signal to Noise Ratio (velocity in x direction)
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      WaterTemp
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      water temperature
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Res_WFlowSpeed
      Attribute Label:
      speed
      Attribute Definition:
      resultant water flow speed summing x and y velocity components
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimetersPerSecond
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      WFlowdir
      Attribute Label:
      direction
      Attribute Definition:
      direction of flow obtained by internal compass
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded)


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    This dataset provides data from site near Gumbo Limbo Island, one of 6 sites in the SRS and was collected by Deng et al (team from University of Miami led by Helena Solo-Gabriele, reference in methods Citation).

    Method Step

    Description
    Sontek Argonaut ADV records water velocities 3000 times in a 5 minute interval every 15 minutes, and reports that as an average every 15 minutes. Velocity measurements are taken in x,y and z directions that are referenced to true North using the internal compass.

    References:
    Deng, Yang , Helena Solo-Gabriele, Michael Laas, Amy Omae. 2007-09-26. Documenting the Importance of Water Flow to Everglades Landscape Structure and Sediment Transport in Everglades National Park, Phase II. Report number 2, University of Miami, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Coral Gables, FL, 58 pp.

    Submission notes:
    Data missing in the following periods: Dec 1, 2004 - August 8, 2006; April 26, 2006 - June 15, 2006; May 6, 2007 - June 28, 2007; October 9,2006 - Jan 8,2007 due to equipment malfunction and data filters. Data from Jan - March 2007 also has values that are too high to reflect regional water flow at this site.

    Instrumentation
    Sontek Argonaut ADV

    Quality Control
    Following filters have been applied to exclude data: (1) Battery voltage <=6 V; (2) SNR=< 5 and Standard Deviation (SD) > =20; (3) SNR =< 2.5 and SD >=10
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://pasta.lternet.edu/package/data/eml/knb-lter-fce/1138/10/db8bdd644c567a8ff8843b4bdf4f3784
    Data Submission Date:  2019-06-24

    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
    wetlands, hydrology, estuaries, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, water flow, water flow velocity, Shark River Slough, Gumbo Limbo island, water, processes, ecosystems, freshwater, estuarine, nutrients, trees, landscape, FCE LTER, disturbance
  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Water flow velocity data, Shark River Slough (SRS) near Gumbo Limbo Island, Everglades National Park (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    PHY_Price_007.csv
    Entity Description:
    Water flow velocity data, Shark River Slough (SRS) near Gumbo Limbo Island, Everglades National Park (FCE)
    Object Name:
    PHY_Price_007.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    373165