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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Jeff Woods

Eduardo Patino; Mark Zucker

Publication_Date: 2007
Title: Coastal Gradients Salinity Surveys
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: digital images and text files
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/coastal_grads/salindex.html>
Description:
Abstract:
Ten monitoring stations were operated and maintained along the southwest coast of ENP, the Everglades wetlands, and along the coastlines of northeastern Florida Bay and northwest Barnes Sound. Data collected at these 10 stations includes water level, velocity, salinity, and temperature. These 10 stations will complement information currently being generated through an existing network of 20 hydrologic monitoring stations of on-going USGS projects.
Purpose:
The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2000 authorized the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) as a framework for modifications and operational changes to the Central and Southern Florida Project needed to restore the south Florida ecosystem. Provisions within WRDA 2000 provide for specific authorization for an adaptive assessment and monitoring program. A Monitoring and Assessment Plan (MAP) has been developed as the primary tool to assess the system-wide performance of the CERP by the REstoration, COordination and VERification (RECOVER) program. The MAP presents the monitoring and supporting enhancement of scientific information and technology needed to measure the responses of the South Florida ecosystem.

The MAP also presents the system-wide performance measures representative of the natural and human systems found in South Florida that will be evaluated to help determine the success of CERP. These system-wide performance measures address the responses of the South Florida ecosystem that the CERP is explicitly designed to improve, correct, or otherwise directly affect. A separate Performance Measure Documentation Report being prepared by RECOVER provides the scientific, technical, and legal basis for the performance measures. This project is intended to support the Greater Everglades (GE) Wetlands module of the MAP and is directly linked to the monitoring or supporting enhancement component

In 2003, CERP MAP funding through the South Florida Water Management District established 10 monitoring stations as part of the Coastal Gradients Network. The purpose of this MAP project with the USACE is to continue operation of these 10 stations for the MAP activities.

Supplemental_Information:
This project is being worked in cooperation with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the U.S. Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20031211
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040331
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040602
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040808
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20041014
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20041201
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20050310
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20050520
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20050720
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20051110
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20060406
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20060628
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.38
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.57
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.16
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: salinity
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: chemistry
Theme_Keyword: mapping
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 012
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: 010
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, NIST
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Miami-Dade County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Lostmans River
Place_Keyword: Broad River
Place_Keyword: Harney River
Place_Keyword: North River
Place_Keyword: Manatee Bay
Place_Keyword: Seven Palm Lake
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place_Keyword: Taylor Slough
Place_Keyword: Card Sound
Place_Keyword: Everglades City
Place_Keyword: Barnes Sound
Place_Keyword: Shark River
Place_Keyword: McCormick Creek
Place_Keyword: Taylor River
Place_Keyword: Trout Creek
Place_Keyword: Joe Bay
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: SW Big Cypress
Place_Keyword: Bottle Creek (Rookery Branch)
Place_Keyword: C-111 wetland
Place_Keyword: Manatee Bay Creek
Place_Keyword: Snag Bay
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Jeff Woods
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5950
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jwoods@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/coastal_grads/salindex.html>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: thumbnails of the salinity maps
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
Project personnel include Shane Ploos, Lars Soderqvist, Craig Thompson, and Barclay Shoemaker
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Data are available as JPEG images and as ASCII text files in .csv format
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Hittle, Clinton

Patino, Eduardo; Zucker, Mark

Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Hydrologic Characteristics of Estuarine River Systems within Everglades National Park
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: fact sheet
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Fact Sheet
Issue_Identification: 2004-3129
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2004/3129>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Rantz, S. E and others
Publication_Date: 1982
Title:
Measurement and computation of streamflow Volume 1: measurement of stage and discharge
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: book
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water Supply Paper
Issue_Identification: 2175, vol. 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/wsp/wsp2175>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Sauer, Vernon B.
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Standards for the analysis and processing of surface-water data and information using electronic methods
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 01-4044
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/wri/wri014044>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Wagner, R. J.

Boulger, Jr, R. W.; Oblinger, C. J.; Smith, B. A.

Publication_Date: 2006
Title:
Guidelines and standard procedures for continuous water-quality monitors: station operation, record computation, and data reporting
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Techniques and Methods
Issue_Identification: 1-D3
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: supersedes Water-Investigations Report 00-4252
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/tm/tm1D3>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Oberg, K. A.

Morlock, S. E.; Caldwell, W. S.

Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Quality-assurance plan for discharge measurements using acoustic Doppler current profilers
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Scientific Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 2005-5183
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
in cooperation with the U. S. Amy Corps of Engineers, Detroit District
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5183>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Simpson, M. R.
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Discharge measurements using a broad-band acoustic Doppler current profiler
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 01-01
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sacramento, CA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/ofr0101>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Ruhl, C. A.

Simpson, M. R.

Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Computation of discharge using the index-velocity method in tidally affected areas
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Scientific Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 2005-5004
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sacramento, CA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Prepared in cooperation with the Interagency Ecological Program

available online only

Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5004>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Salinity and temperature were measured along the same transects for each survey. These transects were measured using four separate boats over the span of one day and the data was then combined to create a salinity map of the coastline along Everglades National Park.
Completeness_Report:
Salinity maps are available for Water Year 2004 (December 2003, March, June, and August, 2004); Water Year 2005 (October and December 2004 and March, May, and July 2005); and Water Year 2006 (November 2005, and April and June 2006)
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The geographic coordinates were collected with a Garmon 76C handheld unit
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Salinity and temperaure data were collected every five seconds via a boat-mounted flow-through cell to a continuous water quality meter. Surveys were conducted along the southern coastline of Everglades National Park from Barnes Sound to Everglades City. All salinity and temperature meters were checked in known conductivity standards prior to and following all surveys. Survey data was plotted on a map of the study area to display the spatial temporal distribution of salinity across esturarine gradients over a large geographical area.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Work planned for FY 2007:

Salinity surveys will be performed using boat-mounted systems to collect information along the southwestern coast of ENP, northeastern coast of Florida Bay, and Manatee Bay/Barnes Sound. The information will include salinity and temperature data and geographic location in latitude and longitude for every data point. Four quarterly and two event-driven surveys will be completed on a yearly basis for a maximum of six per year. The salinity survey is performed on the same day across the study area and usually requires the use of 4 boats and 8 crew members to complete. The surveys will include these river/creek systems: Lostmans River to upstream Lostmans River; Broad River to upstream Broad River; Shark River/Harney River to Bottle Creek; North River to upstream North River; McCormick Creek to Seven Palm Lake; Taylor River mouth to upstream Taylor River; Trout Creek to Joe Bay/Snag Bay; and Barnes Sound to Manatee Bay/Card Sound Canal.

Salinity surveys are performed using boat-mounted flow-through systems equipped with a YSI water quality monitor for collection of temperature and salinity. Position is determined using a GPS unit which interfaces with the YSI water quality monitor. Data collection occurs every 5 seconds and is stored in the YSI 650 data acquisition system. The accuracy of all instrumentation is verified in the USGS Ft. Lauderdale laboratory or in the field before and after the salinity survey. The temperature probe is verified using a digital NIST thermometer in the Ft. Lauderdale lab. Data collected from the four boats is combined in a spreadsheet and analyzed for erroneous data such as spikes and 0.0 values. Salinity data is then imported into a GIS package for map creation. Raw data and spatial maps will be posted on SOFIA or published in the final USGS Data Series Report to be published in 2010.

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Jeff Woods
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5950
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jwoods@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
Altitude_Resolution: 0.01
Altitude_Distance_Units: feet
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Attribute values

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The salinity is parts per thousand (ppt). Salinity is shown in intervals of 5 ppt by color on the maps.

The data files contain the following for each date: date of collection; temperature in degrees Celsius; specific conductance in microsiemens per centimeter; salinity in parts per thousand; and latitude and longitude in decimal degrees

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: USGS personnel

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S.Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: salinity surveys
Distribution_Liability:
The maps are for informational purposes only and contain no implied accuracy of data points. The data are published a part of the MAP monitoring program in support of CERP restoration
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: JPEG
Format_Information_Content: Each file contains the map for a specific date
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/coastal_grads/salindex.html>
Access_Instructions: Maps may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII
Format_Version_Number: unknown
Format_Specification: comma separated values (.csv)
Format_Information_Content: Each file contains the data for a specific date
Transfer_Size: 1
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/coastal_grads/salindex.html>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070921
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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