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Water Levels from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from May 2001 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: Victor Rivera-Monroy, Edward Castaneda
Time period: 2001-05-21 to 2018-12-31
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1168.8
Dataset id: PHY_Castaneda_001

How to cite:
Rivera-Monroy, V., E. Castaneda. 2019. Water Levels from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from May 2001 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/95371e60f1580a4739b1cb79cf3a50fe. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy 
    • Position: LTER Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute
    • Address: Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
      Louisiana State University
      3209 Energy, Coast, and Environment Building
      Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
    • Phone: (225) 578-2773
    • Fax: (225) 578-6423
    • Email: vhrivera@lsu.edu
    • URL: http://www.gulfbase.org/

    • Name: Dr. Edward Castaneda 
    • Position: Research Associate
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL  USA
    • Email: edward.castaneda@fiu.edu

  • Dataset Abstract
    Water levels for SRS4 are recorded at 1h intervals. Water level recorder is located in the mangrove forests approximately 100 m inland at Tarpon Bay. Water levels or SRS5 are recorded at 1h intervals. Water level recorder is located in the mangrove forests approximately 100 m at the Shark River Slough.Water levels for SRS6 are recorded at 1h intervals. Water level recorder is located in the mangrove forests approximately 100 m at the Shark River Slough. Water levels for TS/Ph6a are recorded at 1h intervals. Water level recorder is located in the mangrove forests approximately 30-40 m inland at the Taylor River Slough. Water level recorder is located in between of two 20 by 20 m permanent monitoring plots. Water levels for TS/Ph7a are recorded at 1h intervals. Water level recorder is located in the mangrove forests approximately 30-60 m inland at the Taylor River Slough. Water level recorder is located in between of two 20 by 20 m permanent monitoring plots. Water levels for TS/Ph8 are recorded at 1h intervals. Water level recorder is located in the mangrove forests 30 m inland at the Joe Bay area. Water level recorder is located in between of two 20 by 20 m permanent monitoring plots. All water level data is measured by Louisiana State University.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the FCE Shark River Slough research site SRS4 within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site SRS4
    N: 25.410, S: 25.410, E: -80.964, W: -80.964

    FCE LTER Site SRS5
    N: 25.377, S: 25.377, E: -81.032, W: -81.032

    FCE LTER Site SRS6
    N: 25.365, S: 25.365, E: -81.078, W: -81.078

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

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph6a
    N: 25.214, S: 25.214, E: -80.649, W: -80.649

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph7a
    N: 25.190, S: 25.190, E: -80.639, W: -80.639

    FCE LTER Sites
    SRS4,SRS5,SRS6,TS/Ph8, TS/Ph6a and TS/Ph7a

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site SRS4
    N: 25.410, S: 25.410, E: -80.964, W: -80.964
    FCE LTER Site SRS5
    N: 25.377, S: 25.377, E: -81.032, W: -81.032
    FCE LTER Site SRS6
    N: 25.365, S: 25.365, E: -81.078, W: -81.078
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph8
    N: 25.233, S: 25.233, E: -80.525, W: -80.525
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph6a
    N: 25.214, S: 25.214, E: -80.649, W: -80.649
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph7a
    N: 25.190, S: 25.190, E: -80.639, W: -80.639
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Water Levels from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida
      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:
      Time of Collection
      Storage Type:
      time
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

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


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Water level data is recorded daily at 1h intervals

    Method Step

    Description
    Water level dataset for SRS4. Water levels are recorded at 1h intervals. Water level recorder is located in the mangrove forests approximately 100 m inland at Tarpon Bay. Water level data is measured by Louisiana State University. Water levels are measured above (positive values) and below (negative values) ground level.

    Instrumentation
    Ultrasonic Water Level Data Loggers with PC Transfer Software and the HP48GX, INFINITIES USA, INC. Beginning on Nov 2010, we installed an ONSET HOBO water level datalogger. The Infinities data logger was broken and the company discontinued this model.

    Quality Control
    Dataset is inspected by PI for QA/QC; standard validation checks for negative numbers, graphs to detect potential outliers
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=PHY_Castaneda_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2019-09-05

    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
    mangroves, estuaries, nutrients, freshwater, water level, disturbance, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Shark River Slough, Tarpon Bay, water level, hydrology , Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, processes, water
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Victor Rivera-Monroy 
    • Position: LTER Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute
    • Address: Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
      Louisiana State University
      3209 Energy, Coast, and Environment Building
      Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
    • Phone: (225) 578-2773
    • Fax: (225) 578-6423
    • Email: vhrivera@lsu.edu
    • URL: http://www.gulfbase.org/

    • 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 Levels from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida

    Entity Name:
    PHY_Castaneda_001
    Entity Description:
    Water Levels from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida
    Object Name:
    PHY_Castaneda_001
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    751569