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Monthly water balance data for southern Taylor Slough Watershed (FCE LTER) from January 2001 to December 2011


At a Glance


Authors: Rene Price
Time period: 2001-01-01 to 2011-12-31
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1205.3
Dataset id: LT_HYW_Price_001

How to cite:
Price, R.. 2015. Monthly water balance data for southern Taylor Slough Watershed (FCE LTER) from January 2001 to December 2011. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/756edd5f40dbf69ca478d8c48f6ee6ba. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

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
    The following abstract is from Sandoval (2013). The purpose of this research was to investigate the water balance, flushing time, and water chemistry of Taylor Slough; one of the main natural waterways of the coastal Everglades, during its early stages of restoration. Watershed flushing times were estimated as the surface water volume divided by the total water outputs. Both the water balance and water residence times were calculated on monthly from 2001 – 2011. Flushing times varied between 3 and 78 days, with the highest values occurring in December and the lowest in May. Flushing times were negatively correlated with evapotranspiration (ET), but were longer when surface water volume exceeded ET and shorter when ET exceeded water volume.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the Southern Taylor Slough Watershed, Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Southern Taylor Slough Watershed
    N: 25.433, S: 25.168, E: -80.508, W: -80.913

    FCE LTER Sites
    Southern Taylor Slough

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    Southern Taylor Slough Watershed
    N: 25.088, S: 25.088, E: -80.519, W: -80.519
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Monthly water balance data for southern Taylor Slough Watershed (FCE)
      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection date
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Rain
      Attribute Label:
      Rain
      Attribute Definition:
      total monthly rain
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: cubicMeterPerMonth
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Evapotranspiration
      Attribute Label:
      ET
      Attribute Definition:
      total monthly ET
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: cubicMeterPerMonth
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Qin
      Attribute Label:
      Surface Water Flow beneath Taylor Slough Bridge
      Attribute Definition:
      total monthly water flow
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: cubicMeterPerMonth
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Qout
      Attribute Label:
      Surface water Flow out of Taylor Slough
      Attribute Definition:
      Total monthly water flow
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: cubicMeterPerMonth
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      S
      Attribute Label:
      Change in Storage
      Attribute Definition:
      Total monthly change in surface water storage
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: cubicMeterPerMonth
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      R
      Attribute Label:
      Residual
      Attribute Definition:
      Groundwater Discharge (+) or Groundwater Recharge (-)
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: cubicMeterPerMonth
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      V
      Attribute Label:
      Volume
      Attribute Definition:
      Volume of surface water in watershed
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: cubicMeterPerMonth
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Tr
      Attribute Label:
      Residence Time
      Attribute Definition:
      Surface Water Residence Time
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: nominalDay
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    This dataset provides data from the Southern Taylor Slough Watershed, Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Method Step

    Description
    Methods described in Master's Thesis entitled "Ten Year Study ofn Water Flushing Times and Water Quality in Southern Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, FL" . Please see citation information.

    Citation
    Sandoval, Estefania 1905-07-05. Ten Year Study ofn Water Flushing Times and Water Quality in Southern Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, FL. M.S., Florida International University , 111 pp.

    Instrumentation
    Please see citation information for instrumentation details

    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://fce-lter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_HYW_Price_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2015-02-17

    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
    precipitation, evapotranspiration, water balance, groundwater, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, flushing time, watershed, rain, surface water flow, Taylor Slough, Taylor Slough Bridge, groundwater discharge, groundwater recharge, residence time, Everglades National Park, hydrology, water policies
  • 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:  Monthly water balance data for southern Taylor Slough Watershed (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    LT_HYW_Price_001.txt
    Entity Description:
    Monthly water balance data for southern Taylor Slough Watershed (FCE)
    Object Name:
    LT_HYW_Price_001.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    132