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Data are available as comma separated ASCII files (.txt) and salinity maps (PDF files)

2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994

A 1-foot sea-level rise since 1850 may have increased the depth of Florida Bay, with an accompanying increase in water exchange with the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. However, recent data indicate restricted rather than enhanced exchange with these adjacent water bodies perhaps as a result of local rapid sedimentation. Some portions of mudbanks are accreting at about 0.5 in/yr, much faster than sea level rise this century (average about 0.1 in/yr). The relationship between salinity contours and mudbanks illustrates the influence of bathymetry on circulation. The USGS is integrating existing and planned turbidity and sediment studies to develop a sediment budget and to evaluate the effect of sea-level rise, storms, and sedimentation on circulation and nutrient supply in the Bay.

Sample salinity map At left is a sample salinity map (PDF file). Actual maps are much larger.

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Data sites can be seen on the location map.

More salinity map information is available in OFR 95-634 and OFR 98-142.


Digital Surface Salinity Data for 2001

Parameters Collected: salinity (ppt), temperature (°C)

Apr Jun Aug Nov Dec
Surface Salinity Data 218 KB 35 KB 226 KB 40 KB 31 KB
Surface Salinity Maps thumbnail of April 2001 surface salinity map
1 MB
thumbnail of June 2001 surface salinity map
53 KB
thumbnail of August 2001 surface salinity map
114 KB
thumbnail of November 2001 surface salinity map
60 KB
thumbnail of December 2001 surface salinity map
52 KB

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Digital Surface Salinity Data for 2000

Parameters Collected: salinity (ppt), temperature (°C)

Dec
Surface Salinity Data 11 KB
Surface Salinity Maps thumbnail of December 2000 surface salinity map
4 MB

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Digital Surface Salinity Data for 1999

Parameters Collected: salinity (ppt), temperature (°C)

Feb Apr Jun Aug
Surface Salinity Data 1.02 MB 1.10 MB 1.06 MB 1.23 MB
Surface Salinity Maps thumbnail of February 1999 surface salinity map
0.56 MB
thumbnail of April 1999 surface salinity map
0.96 MB
thumbnail of June 1999 surface salinity map
1.00 MB
thumbnail of August 1999 surface salinity map
0.99 MB

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Digital Surface Salinity Data for 1998

Parameters Collected: salinity (ppt), temperature (°C)

Feb Apr May Aug Oct Dec
Surface Salinity Data 0.99 MB 1.35 MB 1.19 MB 1.06 MB 1.35 MB 1.12 MB
Surface Salinity Maps thumbnail of February 1998 surface salinity map
0.70 MB
thumbnail of April 1998 surface salinity map
0.61 MB
thumbnail of May 1998 surface salinity map
0.64 MB
thumbnail of August 1998 surface salinity map
0.56 MB
thumbnail of October 1998 surface salinity map
0.59 MB
thumbnail of December 1998 surface salinity map
0.57 MB

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Digital Surface Salinity Data for 1997

Parameters Collected: salinity (ppt), temperature (°C)

Jan Apr Jun Aug Oct Dec
Surface Salinity Data 1.07 MB 0.99 MB 1.01 MB 0.94 MB 1.16 MB 1.10 MB
Surface Salinity Maps thumbnail of January 1997 surface salinity map
0.68 MB
thumbnail of April 1997 surface salinity map
0.68 MB
thumbnail of June 1997 surface salinity map
0.67 MB
thumbnail of August 1997 surface salinity map
0.67 MB
thumbnail of October 1997 surface salinity map
0.71 MB
thumbnail of December 1997 surface salinity map
0.70 MB

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Salinity Data for 1996

Parameters Collected: salinity (ppt), temperature (°C)

Feb Apr Jun Aug Oct Dec
Surface Salinity Data 13KB 11KB 12KB 7KB
Surface Salinity Maps thumbnail of February 1996 surface salinity map
0.68 MB
thumbnail of April 1996 surface salinity map
0.67 MB
thumbnail of June 1996 surface salinity map
0.69 MB
thumbnail of August 1996 surface salinity map
0.67 MB
Digital Surface Salinity Data 0.35 MB 0.93 MB 1.05 MB
Digital Surface Salinity Maps thumbnail of August 1996 surface salinity map
0.67 MB
thumbnail of October 1996 surface salinity map
0.66 MB
thumbnail of December 1996 surface salinity map
0.67 MB
Bottom Salinity Data 13KB 11KB 12KB 7KB 2KB 4KB
Bottom Salinity Maps thumbnail of February 1996 bottom salinity map
0.80 MB
thumbnail of April 1996 bottom salinity map
0.80 MB
thumbnail of June 1996 bottom salinity map
0.80 MB
thumbnail of August 1996 bottom salinity map
0.80 MB
thumbnail of October 1996 bottom salinity map
0.80 MB
thumbnail of December 1996 bottom salinity map
0.80 MB

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Salinity Data for 1995

Parameters Collected: salinity (ppt)

Jan Apr Jun Aug Oct Dec
Surface Salinity Data 9KB 13KB 11KB 12KB 13KB 13KB
Surface Salinity Maps thumbnail of January 1995 surface salinity map
0.66 MB
thumbnail of April 1995 surface salinity map
0.68 MB
thumbnail of June 1995 surface salinity map
0.68 MB
thumbnail of August 1995 surface salinity map
0.68 MB
thumbnail of October 1995 surface salinity map
0.67 MB
thumbnail of December 1995 surface salinity map
0.67 MB
Bottom Salinity Data 9 KB 13 KB 11 KB 12 KB 13 KB 12 KB
Bottom Salinity Maps thumbnail of January 1995 bottom salinity map
0.80 MB
thumbnail of April 1995 bottom salinity map
0.80 MB
thumbnail of June 1995 bottom salinity map
0.80 MB
thumbnail of August 1995 bottom salinity map
0.80 MB
thumbnail of October 1995 bottom salinity map
0.80 MB
thumbnail of December 1995 bottom salinity map
0.80 MB

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Salinity Data for 1994

Parameters Collected: salinity (ppt)

Nov
Surface Salinity Data 12KB
Surface Salinity Maps thumbnail of November 1994 surface salinity map
0.67 MB
Bottom Salinity Data 12 KB
Bottom Salinity Maps thumbnail of November 1994 bottom salinity map
0.80 MB

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