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Water, Soil, Floc, Plant Total Phosphorus, Total Carbon, and Bulk Density data (FCE) from Everglades Protection Area (EPA) from 2004 to 2016


At a Glance


Authors: Shishir Sarker
Time period: 2004-01-01 to 2016-12-31
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1219.2
Dataset id: FCE1219

How to cite:
Sarker, S.. 2018. Water, Soil, Floc, Plant Total Phosphorus, Total Carbon, and Bulk Density data (FCE) from Everglades Protection Area (EPA) from 2004 to 2016. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/f66a58d857b76740e03c3c48da16cc73. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

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  • Dataset Abstract
    These data are a compillation of data from multiple sources including South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) DBhydro web database, United States Environment Protection Agency Regional, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (REMAP), Everglades Soil Mapping (ESM), and Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research (FCE-LTER). The matrix of these data were compiled for soil, surface water, floc, and plants where the nutrients are counted for total phosphorus, total carbon, and bulk density. When downloading the data from DBhydro, only regularly collected samples (SAMP) were included these data. As per DBhydro metadata, the regular samples were collected monthly by grab method throughout the year from 2004 to 2016 for SFWMD monitoring stations across the EPA. All flagged and field quality controlled values were excluded to avoid the duplication of data. In order to maintain the quality assurance/ quality control (QA/QC) the method detection limit for water TP was fixed at 2 µg/L by the SFWMD. This data set were used to assess the decadal trend of TP concentration in surface water and soil in EPA. Available data from 2004 to 2014 was collected for soils and from 2004 to 2016 for water to understand a decade of trends. Both Geographic Information System (GIS) and statistical data analysis were applied to determine changes in water quality and soil chemistry. These data are the basis for Shishir Sarker's Master's thesis.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description


    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were compiled for Everglades Protection Area which includes WCA1, WCA2, WCA3, and ENP
    N: 26.540, S: 25.200, E: -80.360, W: -81.270

    Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Study Area: South Florida, Everglades National Park, and Florida Bay
    N: 25.761, S: 24.913, E: -80.270, W: -81.078

  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Water, Soil, Floc, and Plant TP data from Everglades Protetion Area, Florida USA
      Attribute Name:
      Project_PI
      Attribute Label:
      PI name_or_Area
      Attribute Definition:
      Name with area of Principal Investigator
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name with area of Principal Investigator
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITE
      Attribute Label:
      site names
      Attribute Definition:
      Samle sites name
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Samle sites name
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      KeyID
      Attribute Label:
      Area with Sites
      Attribute Definition:
      Area of sample sites
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Area of sample sites
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Lon
      Attribute Label:
      longitude
      Attribute Definition:
      longitude of site
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Lat
      Attribute Label:
      lattitude
      Attribute Definition:
      latitude of site
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Region_or_Area
      Attribute Label:
      Area Name
      Attribute Definition:
      Hydrologic Units (e.g. WCAs, ENP)
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Hydrologic Units (e.g. WCAs, ENP)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Subsite
      Attribute Label:
      Area Direction
      Attribute Definition:
      Direction of subsites (e.g. North, South etc.)
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Direction of subsites (e.g. North, South etc.)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      County
      Attribute Label:
      CountyName
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of the County
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of the County
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Sample_ID
      Attribute Label:
      SFWMD Unique ID
      Attribute Definition:
      South Florida Water management District Identification Number
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      South Florida Water management District Identification Number
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Agency
      Attribute Label:
      Data Collection Agency
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of the Agency
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of the Agency
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Matrix
      Attribute Label:
      Matrix Name
      Attribute Definition:
      Types of Sample units (e.g. Soil, Water, Plants etc.)
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Types of Sample units (e.g. Soil, Water, Plants etc.)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      Date
      Attribute Definition:
      Data Collection Date
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Year
      Attribute Label:
      Year
      Attribute Definition:
      Data Callection year
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Month
      Attribute Label:
      Month
      Attribute Definition:
      Data Collection Month
      Storage Type:
      nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Data Collection Month
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Time
      Attribute Label:
      Time
      Attribute Definition:
      Data Collection Time
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Season
      Attribute Label:
      Season Name
      Attribute Definition:
      Data Collection Season Name
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Data Collection Season Name
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Water_TP_mg
      Attribute Label:
      Surface Water Total Phosphorus
      Attribute Definition:
      Composite TP
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerLiter
      Precision: 0.001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Water_TP_ug
      Attribute Label:
      Surface Water Total Phosphorus
      Attribute Definition:
      Composite TP
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgramsPerLiter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SW_Depth
      Attribute Label:
      Surafce water Depth
      Attribute Definition:
      Depth of Data Collection sites
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SW_Temp
      Attribute Label:
      Surface water Temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      Temperature of Water
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SW_pH
      Attribute Label:
      Surface water pH value
      Attribute Definition:
      Surface water pH value
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: dimensionless
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SW_Cond
      Attribute Label:
      Surface water Conductivity
      Attribute Definition:
      Surface water Conductivity
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: micromhosPerCentimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SW_Turb
      Attribute Label:
      Surface water Turbidity
      Attribute Definition:
      Surface water Turbidity
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: nephelometricTurbidityUnits
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SW_DO
      Attribute Label:
      Dissolve Oxygen
      Attribute Definition:
      surface water dissolved oxygen
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerLiter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Inflow_from
      Attribute Label:
      Inflow Sites Name
      Attribute Definition:
      Water inflows from the sites
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Water inflows from the sites
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Inflow_to
      Attribute Label:
      Inflow Sites name
      Attribute Definition:
      water inflows to the sites
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      water inflows to the sites
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_TP
      Attribute Label:
      Soil Total Phosphorus
      Attribute Definition:
      Composite TP
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgramsPerGram
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_BD
      Attribute Label:
      Soil Bulk Density
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil Bulk Density
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gramsPerCubicCentimeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_TC
      Attribute Label:
      Soil Total Carbon
      Attribute Definition:
      Composite TC
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGram
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Depth
      Attribute Label:
      Soil Core Depth
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil Core Depth
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.10
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Floc_TP
      Attribute Label:
      Floc Total Phosphorus
      Attribute Definition:
      Composite TP
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGram
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Floc_TC
      Attribute Label:
      Total Carbon
      Attribute Definition:
      Composite TC
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGram
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Floc_BD
      Attribute Label:
      Bulk Density
      Attribute Definition:
      Floc Bulk Density
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gramsPerCubicCentimeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Species
      Attribute Label:
      Species Name
      Attribute Definition:
      Types of Species where data being collected
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Types of Species where data being collected
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Plant_TP
      Attribute Label:
      Plant Total Phosphorus
      Attribute Definition:
      Plant Total Phosphorus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerKilogram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Plant_TC
      Attribute Label:
      Total Carbon
      Attribute Definition:
      Composite TC
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Plant_component
      Attribute Label:
      Plant Sample Component
      Attribute Definition:
      Types of Plant component where TP samples were collected
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Types of Plant component where TP samples were collected
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Veg_Type
      Attribute Label:
      Vegetation Type Name
      Attribute Definition:
      Types of Species where TP data being collected
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Types of Species where TP data being collected
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Type
      Attribute Label:
      Soil Type Name
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil Type Name
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Soil Type Name
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_site
      Attribute Label:
      Soil Sites Types
      Attribute Definition:
      Criteia of Soil Sampling Sites (e.g. Transects, Random)
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Criteia of Soil Sampling Sites (e.g. Transects, Random)
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      MDL
      Attribute Label:
      Method Detection Limit
      Attribute Definition:
      Method Detection Limit
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerLiter
      Precision: 0.00
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Sample_collection_method
      Attribute Label:
      Sample Collection Procedure
      Attribute Definition:
      grab samples
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      grab samples
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Habitat_at_collection_site
      Attribute Label:
      Habitat Types
      Attribute Definition:
      Types of Habitat Sites (Canals, marsh)
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Types of Habitat Sites (Canals, marsh)
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description

    Method Step

    Description
    These data are a compillation of data from multiple sources including South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) DBhydro web database, United States Environment Protection Agency Regional, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (REMAP), Everglades Soil Mapping (ESM), and Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research (FCE-LTER). The FCE LTER were included for: LT_BC_Gaiser_001, LT_CCD_Chambers_001, LT_ND_Grahl_002Gaiser&_Childers, LT_ND_Losada_002_Troxlar_TPw, LT_SS_Chambers_001.


    Method Step

    Description
    This method step describes provenance-based metadata as specified in the LTER EML Best Practices.
    This provenance metadata does not contain entity specific information.


    Method Step

    Description
    This method step describes provenance-based metadata as specified in the LTER EML Best Practices.
    This provenance metadata does not contain entity specific information.


    Method Step

    Description
    This method step describes provenance-based metadata as specified in the LTER EML Best Practices.
    This provenance metadata does not contain entity specific information.


    Method Step

    Description
    This method step describes provenance-based metadata as specified in the LTER EML Best Practices.
    This provenance metadata does not contain entity specific information.


    Method Step

    Description
    This method step describes provenance-based metadata as specified in the LTER EML Best Practices.
    This provenance metadata does not contain entity specific information.


  • Keywords
    total phosphorus, water quality, soil nutrients, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Everglades Protection Area
  • Dataset Contact
    • 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, Soil, Floc, and Plant TP data from Everglades Protetion Area, Florida USA

    Entity Name:
    FCE1219.txt
    Entity Description:
    Water, Soil, Floc, and Plant TP data from Everglades Protetion Area, Florida USA
    Object Name:
    FCE1219.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    38181