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Subsurface Water Temperatures taken in Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida (FCE) from May 2010 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: Mark Rains
Time period: 2010-05-18 to 2015-12-01
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1173.6
Dataset id: LT_HY_Rains_001

How to cite:
Rains, M.. 2016. Subsurface Water Temperatures taken in Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida (FCE) from May 2010 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/56a7c2c88e4e20dc8c2b0100c3de9a1d. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Mark Rains 
    • Position: FCE Collaborator & Associate Professor of Ecohydrology at USF
    • Organization: University of South Florida
    • Address: School of Geosciences
      University of South Florida
      4202 East Fowler Ave
      NES 107
      Tampa, FL 33620-5550  USA
    • Phone: 813/974-3310
    • Email: mrains@usf.edu
    • URL: http://geology.usf.edu/faculty/mrains/

  • Dataset Abstract
    At each site, two vertical columns of temperature sensors (107-L Temperature Probes, Campbell Scientific, Logan, Utah) were installed and connected to data loggers (CR1000 Dataloggers, Campbell Scientific, Logan, Utah). At each, one temperature sensor in a heat shield was installed 2 m above the ground surface. The remaining temperature sensors were installed at or below the ground surface, with the depths and depth intervals depending upon the total depth of the column. The data were collected hourly between May 19, 2010 and December 1, 2015.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the FCE Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough research sites within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected at two sites in Shark River Slough (SRS4 and SRS6) and two sites at Taylor Slough (TS6 and TS7), within Everglades National Park, South Florida
    N: 25.41, S: 25.20, E: -80.52, W: -81.08

    Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Study Area: South Florida, Everglades National Park, and Florida Bay
    N: 25.76, S: 24.91, E: -80.49, W: -81.08

    FCE LTER Sites
    SRS4,SRS6,TS/Ph6a,TS/Ph7a

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site SRS4
    N: 25.41, S: 25.41, E: -80.96, W: -80.96
    FCE LTER Site SRS6
    N: 25.36, S: 25.36, E: -81.08, W: -81.08
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph6a
    N: 25.21, S: 25.21, E: -80.65, W: -80.65
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph7a
    N: 25.19, S: 25.19, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Subsurface Water Temperatures taken in Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida (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:
      batt_volt_Min
      Attribute Label:
      voltage
      Attribute Definition:
      lowest voltage of the battery during that time interval
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: volt
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      AirTemp_C_Avg
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      the average air temperature in Celsius: Probe at 2 m above ground surface (with heat shield) to record ambient air 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:
      WaterTemp1_C_Avg
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      the average water temperature in the first set: Probe set at 0m (at ground surface)
      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:
      ShallowTemp1_C_Avg
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      average water temperature at shallow depth, set 1. Shallow Temp probe set at different depths at the 4 sampling sites: SRS4=30cm below ground surface; SRS6=50cm below ground surface; TS/Ph6b= 25cm below ground surface and TS/Ph7b=50cm below ground surface.
      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:
      MediumTemp1_C_Avg
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      average water temperature at medium depth, set 1.Medium Temp probe set at different depths at the 4 sampling sites: SRS4=80cm below ground surface; SRS6=150cm below ground surface; TS/Ph6b= 50cm below ground surface and TS/Ph7b=150cm below ground surface.
      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:
      DeepTemp1_C_Avg
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      average water temperature at deep depth, set 1. Deep Temp probe set at different depths at the 4 sampling sites: SRS4=130cm below ground surface; SRS6=150cm below ground surface; TS/Ph6b= 100cm below ground surface, just above limestone bedrock contact and TS/Ph7b=125cm below ground surface, just above limestone bedrock contact.
      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:
      VDeepTemp1_C_Avg
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      average water temperature at deep depth, set 1. VDeep Temp probe set at different depths at the 2 sampling sites only: SRS4=180cm below ground surface, just above limestone bedrock contact; SRS6=200cm depth to bedrock was determined at this site
      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:
      WaterTemp2_C_Avg
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      average water temperature, set 2: Probe set at 0m (at ground surface)
      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:
      ShallowTemp2_C_Avg
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      average water temperature at shallow depth, set 2. Shallow Temp probe set at different depths at the 4 sampling sites: SRS4=30cm below ground surface; SRS6=50cm below ground surface; TS/Ph6b= 25cm below ground surface and TS/Ph7b=50cm below ground surface.
      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:
      MediumTemp2_C_Avg
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      average water temperature at medium depth, set 2. Medium Temp probe set at different depths at the 4 sampling sites: SRS4=80cm below ground surface; SRS6=150cm below ground surface; TS/Ph6b= 50cm below ground surface and TS/Ph7b=150cm below ground surface.
      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:
      DeepTemp2_C_Avg
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      average water temperature at deep depth, set 2. Deep Temp probe set at different depths at the 4 sampling sites: SRS4=130cm below ground surface; SRS6=150cm below ground surface; TS/Ph6b= 100cm below ground surface, just above limestone bedrock contact and TS/Ph7b=125cm below ground surface, just above limestone bedrock contact.
      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:
      VDeepTemp2_C_Avg
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      average water temperature at very deep depth, set 2. VDeep Temp probe set at different depths at the 2 sampling sites only: SRS4=180cm below ground surface, just above limestone bedrock contact; SRS6=200cm depth to bedrock was determined at this site
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    At each site, two vertical columns of temperature sensors (107-L Temperature Probes, Campbell Scientific, Logan, Utah) were installed and connected to data loggers (CR1000 Dataloggers, Campbell Scientific, Logan, Utah). At each, one temperature sensor in a heat shield was installed 2 m above the ground surface. The remaining temperature sensors were installed at or below the ground surface, with the depths and depth intervals depending upon the total depth of the column. The data were collected hourly between May 19, 2010 and November 30, 2011.

    Method Step

    Description
    At each site, two vertical columns of temperature sensors (107-L Temperature Probes, Campbell Scientific, Logan, Utah) were installed and connected to data loggers (CR1000 Dataloggers, Campbell Scientific, Logan, Utah). At each, one temperature sensor in a heat shield was installed 2 m above the ground surface. The remaining temperature sensors were installed at or below the ground surface, with the depths and depth intervals depending upon the total depth of the column. The data were collected hourly between May 19, 2010 and November 30, 2011.

    Instrumentation
    107-L Temperature probes, Campbell Scientific, Logan UtahCR 1000 Dataloggers, Campbell Scientific, Logan Utah

    Quality Control
    QualityAssurance included Redundant sensor arrays at each site,Redundant sensors at each sensor array and common training under a common PI. Quality Control included visual inspections for data anomalies
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_HY_Rains_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2016-02-13

    Intellectual Rights
    These data are classified as 'Type II' whereby original FCE LTER experimental data collected by individual FCE researchers to be released to restricted audiences according to terms specified by the owners of the data. Type II data are considered to be exceptional and should be rare in occurrence. The justification for exceptions must be well documented and approved by the lead PI and Site Data Manager. Some examples of Type II data restrictions may include: locations of rare or endangered species, data that are covered under prior licensing or copyright (e.g., SPOT satellite data), or covered by the Human Subjects Act, Student Dissertation data and those data related to the FCE LTER Program but not funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under LTER grants #DEB-9910514, and # DBI-0620409. Researchers that make use of Type II Data may be subject to additional restrictions to protect any applicable commercial or confidentiality interests. All publications based on this dataset must cite the data Contributor, the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program and that this material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreements #DEB-1237517, #DBI-0620409, and #DEB-9910514. Additionally, two copies of the manuscript must be submitted to the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program Office, LTER Program Manager, Florida International University, Southeast Environmental Research Center, OE 148, University Park, Miami, Florida 33199. For a complete description of the FCE LTER Data Access Policy and Data User Agreement, please go to FCE Data Management Policy at http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/DataMgmt.pdf and LTER Network Data Access Policy at http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/core/data_user_agreement/distribution_policy.html.

  • Keywords
    FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Taylor Slough, subsurface temperature, water temperature, hydrology, temperature, depth, surface elevation table, processes, freshwater, estuarine
  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Subsurface Water Temperatures taken in Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    LT_HY_Rains_001
    Entity Description:
    Subsurface Water Temperatures taken in Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida (FCE)
    Object Name:
    LT_HY_Rains_001
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    144730