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


At a Glance


Authors: Rene Price
Time period: 2003-09-10 to 2018-12-18
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1138.9
Dataset id: PHY_Price_007

How to cite:
Price, R.. 2019. Water flow velocity data, Shark River Slough (SRS) near Gumbo Limbo Island, Everglades National Park (FCE) from October 2003 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/bdc327b2f493cfd4f51e3820fcbe4a0c. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr Rene Price 
    • Position: Principal Investigator
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: 11200 SW 8th St. SERC OE-148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-3119
    • Fax: 305-348-3877
    • Email: pricer@fiu.edu
    • URL: www.fiu.edu/~pricer

  • 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.
  • 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

    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

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    Price_GumboLimboIsland
    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:
      Name of LTER site
      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.

    Citation
    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.

    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
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=PHY_Price_007.txt
    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
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Rene Price 
    • Position: 11200 SW 8th St. SERC OE-148
    • Organization: Florida International University
    • Address: Miami
      FL, 33199 USA 305-348-3119
    • Phone: 305-348-3877
    • Fax: pricer@fiu.edu
    • Email: PI
    • URL: www.fiu.edu/~pricer

    • 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:  Water flow velocity data, Shark River Slough (SRS) near Gumbo Limbo Island, Everglades National Park (FCE)

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