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Sediment accumulation rate data aggregated from publications describing research conducted in South Florida on coastal wetlands prior to 2022


At a Glance


Authors: Randall Parkinson
Time period: 2005-01-01 to 2018-12-31
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1236.1

How to cite:
Parkinson, R.. 2022. Sediment accumulation rate data aggregated from publications describing research conducted in South Florida on coastal wetlands prior to 2022. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/d61c8bb72f0b4c7c827ba15aa60bda10. Dataset accessed 2022-12-05.

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  • Dataset Abstract
    Wetland sediment accumulation rate data were harvested from publications describing research conducted in the Southeast Saline Everglades, Northeast Florida Bay, the Lower Florida Keys, Southwest Everglades National Park, Ten Thousand Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The data were organized into three categories based on the method by which they were calculated: lump sum, core section interval, Sediment Elevation Table Marker Horizon. The data were assembled by Dr. Randall W. Parkinson as part of his research on the resiliency of coastal wetlands to accelerating sea-level rise.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Bounding Coordinates
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    SESE
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    TTI
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    TTI
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    TTI
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    TTI
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    TTI
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    LFK
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    NEFB
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    LFK
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    SWENP
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    SWENP
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    TTI
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    TTI
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    RB
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    RB
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    RB
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  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Sediment data collected from published sources
      Attribute Name:
      Author
      Attribute Label:
      Author
      Attribute Definition:
      Reference to the publication in which the sediment accumulation rate data were originally reported
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Reference to the publication in which the sediment accumulation rate data were originally reported
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Sediment_Type
      Attribute Label:
      Sediment_Type
      Attribute Definition:
      Classification of soil/sediment subject to the analysis
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Classification of soil/sediment subject to the analysis
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Radioisotope_Lump_Sum
      Attribute Label:
      Radioisotope_Lump_Sum
      Attribute Definition:
      Lump sum data are a single value representing the entire core interval analyzed using either Pb or Cs radioisotopic geochronologies
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Lump sum data are a single value representing the entire core interval analyzed using either Pb or Cs radioisotopic geochronologies
      Missing Value Code:
      na (not applicable)

      Attribute Name:
      Radioisotope_Core_Section
      Attribute Label:
      Radioisotope_Core_Section
      Attribute Definition:
      Core Section Interval data are derived from sectioned core intervals (typically 1 – 2 cm thick) analyzed using Pb radioisotopic geochronologies
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Core Section Interval data are derived from sectioned core intervals (typically 1 – 2 cm thick) analyzed using Pb radioisotopic geochronologies
      Missing Value Code:
      na (not applicable)

      Attribute Name:
      STEMH
      Attribute Label:
      STEMH
      Attribute Definition:
      SETMH data are derived from a measurement of the thickness of sediment above a marker horizon (typically clay) the accumulated over a known interval of time.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      SETMH data are derived from a measurement of the thickness of sediment above a marker horizon (typically clay) the accumulated over a known interval of time.
      Missing Value Code:
      na (not applicable)

      Attribute Name:
      Location
      Attribute Label:
      Location
      Attribute Definition:
      Geographic region where the data were collected
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Geographic region where the data were collected
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Latitude
      Attribute Label:
      Latitude
      Attribute Definition:
      Latitude of sample collection
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Longitude
      Attribute Label:
      Longitude
      Attribute Definition:
      Longitude of sample collection
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Source
      Attribute Label:
      Source
      Attribute Definition:
      Source of coordinates
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      A= A = authors included specific coordinates in publication
      E= E = authors includes sample location in a figure. Specific coordinates estimated by R. Parkinson
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Unique_ID
      Attribute Label:
      Unique_ID
      Attribute Definition:
      Abbreviation (first author's last name initial followed by year of publication) for to the publication in which the sediment accumulation rate data were originally reported (e.g., M17) followed by sample name/number as assigned in the publication (e.g., LJB)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Abbreviation (first author's last name initial followed by year of publication) for to the publication in which the sediment accumulation rate data were originally reported (e.g., M17) followed by sample name/number as assigned in the publication (e.g., LJB)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Midpoint
      Attribute Label:
      Midpoint
      Attribute Definition:
      Median value of maximum and minimum age of core section interval
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Median value of maximum and minimum age of core section interval
      Missing Value Code:
      na (not applicable)

      Attribute Name:
      Sample_Accumulation_Rate
      Attribute Label:
      Sample_Accumulation_Rate
      Attribute Definition:
      Reported rate of sediment accumulation
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimeterPerYear
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       


  • Methods
    Method Step

    Description
    Sediment accumulation rates representing the major coastal wetland plant communities in the region were aggregated from the published literature. This was accomplished by searching (e.g., Google, Google Scholar, FIU Libraries, authors’ personal library) for relevant publications on the topic (e.g., sediment accumulation rate, sediment accretion rate, SETMH) and within the study area. The authors also sought data by directly contacting colleagues who have worked on this topic in South Florida. Sediment accumulation data presented in these papers were utilized in this study if it was presented in numerical format (e.g., 3.0 mm per year ) or in a graphical format wherein the values could be confidently converted to a numerical value
    ==================== Data Sources =========================
    See bibliography for references
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  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/d61c8bb72f0b4c7c827ba15aa60bda10
    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
    climate change, accelerating sea level rise, coastal wetlands, resilience, South Florida, sediment accumulation rate
  • Dataset Contact
    • Position: FCE LTER Information Manager
    • Address: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
      Florida International University
      Miami, FL  
    • Email: fcelter@fiu.edu

  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Sediment data collected from published sources

    Entity Name:
    FCE1236_Parkinson_Sediment
    Entity Description:
    Sediment data collected from published sources
    Object Name:
    FCE1236_Parkinson_Sediment.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    270