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Sediment Elevation Change (SET 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 2017-05-01
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1214.4
Dataset id: FCE1214

How to cite:
Coronado, C., F. Sklar. 2017. Sediment Elevation Change (SET Method) from Northeastern Florida Bay (FCE) from 1996 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/0edc80f91191e66eea6b4b0ebd407a0d. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

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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 using the SET method. The Feldspar Marker Horizon method was used in conjunction with the SET data. The Feldspar data are in dataset FCE1213.
  • 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 TS-1
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Taylor River Basin TS-2
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Pond 1 Fringe TS-3
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Pond 1 Basin TS-4
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Maze Edge TS-5
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Maze Interior TS-7
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Pond 5 Fringe TS-8
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.63, W: -80.63
    A. Henry Fringe TS-10
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.65, W: -80.65
    A. Henry Basin TS-11
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.65, W: -80.65
    Highway Creek Fringe TS-12
    N: 25.25, S: 25.25, E: -80.45, W: -80.45
    Highway Creek Basin TS-13
    N: 25.25, S: 25.25, E: -80.45, W: -80.45
    Oyster Creek Basin TS-14
    N: 25.18, S: 25.18, E: -80.74, W: -80.74
    Oyster Creek Fringe TS-15
    N: 25.18, S: 25.18, E: -80.74, W: -80.74
    Trout Creek Fringe TS-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 TS-18
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    Northern Boardwalk TS-19
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.66, W: -80.66
    Joe Bay Fringe TS-20
    N: 25.23, S: 25.23, E: -80.52, W: -80.52
    Joe Bay Basin TS-21
    N: 25.23, S: 25.23, E: -80.52, W: -80.52
    C-111 West Bank TS-22
    N: 25.31, S: 25.31, E: -80.52, W: -80.52
    C-111 West Marsh TS-23
    N: 25.31, S: 25.31, E: -80.52, W: -80.52
    C-111 East Bank TS-24
    N: 25.29, S: 25.29, E: -80.46, W: -80.46
    C-111 East Marsh TS-25
    N: 25.29, S: 25.29, E: -80.46, W: -80.46
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Sediment Elevation Table data from Florida Bay
      Attribute Name:
      Site
      Attribute Label:
      Site
      Attribute Definition:
      Site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Site
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      Position
      Attribute Label:
      Position
      Attribute Definition:
      North, South, East or West
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      North, South, East or West
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Pin
      Attribute Label:
      Pin
      Attribute Definition:
      Pin Number
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Pin Number
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      May-97
      Attribute Label:
      35551
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      May-98
      Attribute Label:
      May-98
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Jun-99
      Attribute Label:
      Jun-99
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Jun-00_oldSET
      Attribute Label:
      Jun-00_oldSET
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Jun-00_newSET
      Attribute Label:
      Jun-00_newSET
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Feb-01
      Attribute Label:
      Feb-01
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Mar-02
      Attribute Label:
      Mar-02
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Feb-03
      Attribute Label:
      Feb-03
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Feb-04
      Attribute Label:
      Feb-04
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Feb-05
      Attribute Label:
      Feb-05
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Mar-06
      Attribute Label:
      Mar-06
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Mar-07
      Attribute Label:
      Mar-07
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Apr-08
      Attribute Label:
      Apr-08
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      May-09
      Attribute Label:
      May-09
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Apr-10
      Attribute Label:
      Apr-10
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Apr-11
      Attribute Label:
      Apr-11
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Apr-12
      Attribute Label:
      Apr-12
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Apr-13
      Attribute Label:
      Apr-13
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Mar-14
      Attribute Label:
      Mar-14
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Apr-15
      Attribute Label:
      Apr-15
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      May-16
      Attribute Label:
      May-16
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      May-17
      Attribute Label:
      May-17
      Attribute Definition:
      SET measurement
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (No data collected)

      Attribute Name:
      1996_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      97-98_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      98-99_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      99-00_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      00-01_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      01-02_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      02-03_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      03-04_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      04-05_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      05-06_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      06-07_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      07-08_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      08-09_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      09-10_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      10-11_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      11-12_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      12-13_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      13-14_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      14-15_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      15-16_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)

      Attribute Name:
      16-17_rech
      Attribute Label:
      rel elev change
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Elevation Change
      Storage Type:
      calculation
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      empty cell (no calculation possible)


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Soil elevation change is measured using Sediment Elevation Table (SET)

    Method Step

    Description
    Sediment Elevation Change is measured at 27 locations in Florida Bay using sediment elevation table (SET), which is a device designed to measure temporal and spatial changes in soil elevation within ±0.7- 1.8 mm confidence interval. The SET is attached to a benchmark that was driven into the soil to refusal, making the depth of the benchmark the reference datum. Elevation change measured by the SET is influenced by both surface and subsurface processes occurring within the soil profile.

    Instrumentation
    Sediment Elevation Table (SET)

    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=FCE1214_SET.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:  Sediment Elevation Table data from Florida Bay

    Entity Name:
    FCE1214_SET.txt
    Entity Description:
    Sediment Elevation Table data from Florida Bay
    Object Name:
    FCE1214_SET.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    828

  • 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