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Sediment Elevation Change (Feldspar Marker Horizon Method) from Northeastern Florida Bay (FCE) from 1996 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: Carlos A Coronado, Fred Sklar
Time period: 1996-05-01 to 2017-04-30
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1213.1
Dataset id: FCE1213

How to cite:
Coronado, C., F. Sklar. 2017. Sediment Elevation Change (Feldspar Marker Horizon Method) from Northeastern Florida Bay (FCE) from 1996 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/1755e84862607d90e33bcefe6ce997e2. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Carlos A Coronado 
    • Position: Lead Scientist
    • Organization: South Florida Water Management District
    • Address: 3301 Gun Club Road
      West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 USA
    • Phone: (561) 682-6205
    • Email: ccoron@sfwmd.gov

    • Name: Dr. Fred Sklar 
    • Position: Director and Section Administrator
    • Organization: South Florida Water Management District
    • Address: 3301 Gun Club Road
      West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 USA
    • Phone: (561) 682-6504
    • Email: fsklar@sfwmd.gov

  • Dataset Abstract
    The long term goal of the South Florida Water Management District's research program focuses on the following central objective: Regional processes mediated by water flow control population and ecosystem level dynamics at any location within the coastal Everglades landscape. This phenomenon is best exemplified in the dynamics of an estuarine oligohaline zone where fresh water draining phosphorus-limited Everglades marshes mixes with water from the more nitrogen-limited coastal ocean. Data in this data package are specifically to monitor soil elevation change relative to current sea level.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description


    Bounding Coordinates
    Data collected along the Northeastern Florida Bay from Highway Creek to McCormick Creek within the Everglades National Park
    N: 25.318, S: 25.176, E: -80.448, W: -80.743

    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

    FCE LTER Sites
    No LTER site names

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    Taylor River Fringe TF-1
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Taylor River Basin TF-2
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Pond 1 Fringe TF-3
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Pond 1 Basin TF-4
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Maze Edge TF-5
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Maze Interior TF-7
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Pond 5 TF-8
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.63, W: -80.63
    A. Henry Fringe TF-10
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.65, W: -80.65
    A. Henry Basin TF-11
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.65, W: -80.65
    Highway Creek Fringe TF-12
    N: 25.25, S: 25.25, E: -80.45, W: -80.45
    Highway Creek Basin TF-13
    N: 25.25, S: 25.25, E: -80.45, W: -80.45
    Oyster Creek Basin TF-14
    N: 25.18, S: 25.18, E: -80.74, W: -80.74
    Oyster Creek Fringe TF-15
    N: 25.18, S: 25.18, E: -80.74, W: -80.74
    Trout Creek Fringe TF-16
    N: 25.21, S: 25.21, E: -80.53, W: -80.53
    Trout Creek Basin TS-17
    N: 25.21, S: 25.21, E: -80.53, W: -80.53
    Southern Boardwalk TF-18
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Northern Boardwalk TF-19
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.66, W: -80.66
    Joe Bay Fringe TF-20
    N: 25.23, S: 25.23, E: -80.52, W: -80.52
    Joe Bay Basin TF-21
    N: 25.23, S: 25.23, E: -80.52, W: -80.52
    C-111 West Bank TF-22
    N: 25.31, S: 25.31, E: -80.52, W: -80.52
    C-111 West Marsh TF-23
    N: 25.31, S: 25.31, E: -80.52, W: -80.52
    C-111 East Bank TF-24
    N: 25.29, S: 25.29, E: -80.46, W: -80.46
    C-111 East Marsh TF-25
    N: 25.29, S: 25.29, E: -80.46, W: -80.46
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Soil accretion data measured from feldspar marker
      Attribute Name:
      Site
      Attribute Label:
      Site
      Attribute Definition:
      Site name
      Storage Type:
      nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Site name
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Site_Code
      Attribute Label:
      Site_Code
      Attribute Definition:
      Site code
      Storage Type:
      nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Site code
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Core_ID_#
      Attribute Label:
      Core identification number
      Attribute Definition:
      Core identification number
      Storage Type:
      nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Core identification number
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Replicate
      Attribute Label:
      Replicate
      Attribute Definition:
      Replicate
      Storage Type:
      nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Replicate
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Date_Installed
      Attribute Label:
      Date_installed
      Attribute Definition:
      Date feldspare installed
      Storage Type:
      nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Date feldspare installed
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Year_0
      Attribute Label:
      Year zero
      Attribute Definition:
      Year zero
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Nov-97
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      May-98
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Jun-99
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Jun-00
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Feb-01
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Mar-02
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Mar-03
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Mar-04
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Mar-05
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Mar-06
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Mar-07
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Apr-08
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      May-09
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Apr-10
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Apr-11
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Apr-12
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Apr-13
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Mar-14
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Apr-15
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      May-16
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Apr-17
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Accretion measured on this date
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (data not collected)


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Three feldspar marker horizons are laid around each SET platform at each study site.

    Method Step

    Description
    Vertical accretion is measured as the rate of accumulation above feldspar marker horizons laid on the soil surface. Three feldspar marker horizons are laid around each SET platform at each study site. Vertical accretion is measured by taking a core and the depth of the marker horizon below the surface is measured to the nearest millimeter. Soil accretion is measured by freezing soil samples using liquid nitrogen


    Quality Control
    Data have been QA/QC by the PI's
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=FCE1213_Feldspar.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2017-08-18

    Intellectual Rights
    These data are classified as 'Type II' data are 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) cooperative agreements #DEB1237517, #DBI-0620409, and #DEB-9910514. Researchers that make use of Type II Data may be subject to additional restrictions to protect any applicable commercial or confidentiality interests.These dataare related to the FCE LTER program but not funded by the NSF LTER grants #DEB-1237517, #DBI-0620409, and #DEB-9910514. These data are funded by other agencies and/or institutions but the data are tied to the LTER objectives or were collected at FCE sites. In these cases, the researchers are strongly encouraged to either a) submit links to their databases, allowing direct connection to their web accessible data via the FCE LTER website and through the FCE Database, or b) to also submit their data to the FCE Information Manager at the time the data are released to the agency. In either case, the researcher should seek permission of the agency in question to make this link.

  • Keywords
    organic matter, surface elevation table, accretion, aquatic ecosystems, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Carlos A Coronado 
    • Position: Lead Scientist
    • Organization: South Florida Water Management District
    • Address: 3301 Gun Club Road
      West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 USA
    • Phone: (561) 682-6205
    • Email: ccoron@sfwmd.gov

  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Soil accretion data measured from feldspar marker

    Entity Name:
    FCE1213_Feldspar.txt
    Entity Description:
    Soil accretion data measured from feldspar marker
    Object Name:
    FCE1213_Feldspar.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    400

  • Metadata Provider
    • Organization: South Florida Water Management District
    • Address: 3301 Gun Club Road
      West Palm Beach, FL 33406 USA
    • Phone: (561) 682-6205
    • Email: ccoron@sfwmd.gov