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Water Quality Data (Rainfall-driven autosampler) from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), Florida, USA, June 2003 - ongoing


At a Glance


Authors: John Kominoski, Evelyn Gaiser, Daniel Childers, Rafael Travieso
Time period: 2003-03-27 to 2022-12-16
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1253.5
Dataset id: FCE1253

How to cite:
Kominoski, J., E. Gaiser, D. Childers, R. Travieso. 2023. Water Quality Data (Rainfall-driven autosampler) from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), Florida, USA, June 2003 - ongoing. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/354993e29b6156a47ea629cf75931153. Dataset accessed 2024-06-25.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. John Kominoski 
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
    • Address: Florida International University
      11200 SW 8th Street, OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 United States
    • Phone: 305-348-7117
    • Email: jkominos@fiu.edu

    • Name: Dr. Evelyn Gaiser 
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
    • Address: Florida International University
      11200 SW 8th Street, OE 148
      Miami, Florida 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-6145
    • Email: gaisere@fiu.edu

    • Name: Dr. Daniel Childers 
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
    • Address: Arizona State University
      PO Box 875502
      Tempe, AZ 85287 USA
    • Phone: 480-965-2320
    • Email: dan.childers@asu.edu

    • Name: Rafael Travieso 
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
    • Address: Florida International University
      11200 SW 8th Street, OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-3095
    • Email: travieso@fiu.edu
    • URL: https://algae.fiu.edu/

  • Dataset Abstract
    Water quality samples are being collected using ISCO autosamplers at all freshwater sites: SRS1a (not active), SRS1c (not active), SRS1d, SRS2, and SRS3. Rain level actuators are used at the sites to trigger water sampling after rain events exceed a given threshold of duration and/or intensity. As currently programmed, when a rain event at a site exceeds the threshold of 2.5 cm per hour, the autosampler at that site collects a 1000mL sample 30 minutes later. The samples are retrieved from the site every 3-4 weeks and analyzed for total phosphorus (TP), total nitrogen (TN), and salinity. Salinity values were not taken consistently from 2000 to mid-2017; those values were replaced by -9999 in the data. See also Shark River Slough precipitation data package (knb-lter-fce.1092) and Shark River Slough extensive water quality data (knb-lter-fce.1072) on the FCE LTER website's data catalog or in the EDI repository.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Bounding Coordinates
    SRS1a
    N: 25.76145171, S: 25.76145171, E: -80.72742805, W: -80.72742805

    SRS1c
    N: 25.7552333, S: 25.7552333, E: -80.5742667, W: -80.5742667

    SRS1d
    N: 25.7463, S: 25.7463, E: -80.654, W: -80.654

    SRS2
    N: 25.54972811, S: 25.54972811, E: -80.78520692, W: -80.78520692

    SRS3
    N: 25.46820617, S: 25.46820617, E: -80.85327617, W: -80.85327617

  • Methods
    Method Step

    Description
    Water quality samples are being collected using ISCO autosamplers at all freshwater sites: SRS1a (not active), SRS1c (not active), SRS1d, SRS2, and SRS3. Rain level actuators are used at the sites to trigger water sampling after rain events exceed a given threshold of duration and/or intensity. As currently programmed, when a rain event at a site exceeds the threshold of 2.5 cm per hour, the autosampler at that site collects a 1000mL sample 30 minutes later. The samples are retrieved from the site every 3-4 weeks and analyzed for total phosphorus (TP), total nitrogen (TN), and salinity. Salinity values were not taken consistently from 2000 to mid-2017; those values were replaced by -9999 in the data. See also Shark River Slough precipitation data package (knb-lter-fce.1092) and Shark River Slough extensive water quality data (knb-lter-fce.1072) on the FCE LTER website's data catalog or in the EDI repository.
    TP is analyzed with a modified Solorzano and Sharp (1980) technique. TN is measured with an Antec TN analyzer, TOC and DOC are quantified on a Shimadzu TOC Analyzer, and salinity is measured with a YSI conductivity meter. See also Shark River Slough precipitation data package (knb-lter-fce.1092) and Shark River Slough extensive water quality data (knb-lter-fce.1072) on the FCE LTER website's data catalog or in the EDI repository.


  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://pasta.lternet.edu/package/data/eml/knb-lter-fce/1253/5/ed2b0213684da9feeaa9336cbfd00f0e
    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
    FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, LTER, wetlands, long term monitoring, water quality, inorganic nutrients, ecological research, salinity, biogeochemistry, TN, TP, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, water, precipitation, rainfall
  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Surface water chemistry following precipitation events collected at SRS1a, SRS1c, SRS1d, SRS2 and SRS3 by the autosamplers 30 minutes after a rain event exceeded the threshold of 2.5 cm of rain per hour. They were analyzed for salinity, TN, and TP; unfortunately, salinity values were not taken consistently from 2000 to mid 2017; those values were replaced by -9999 in the attached file.

    Entity Name:
    SRS_Rainfall_Event_Surface_Water_Chemistry
    Entity Description:
    Surface water chemistry following precipitation events collected at SRS1a, SRS1c, SRS1d, SRS2 and SRS3 by the autosamplers 30 minutes after a rain event exceeded the threshold of 2.5 cm of rain per hour. They were analyzed for salinity, TN, and TP; unfortunately, salinity values were not taken consistently from 2000 to mid 2017; those values were replaced by -9999 in the attached file.
    Object Name:
    SRS_Rainfall_Event_Surface_Water_Chemistry.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    694