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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: David P. Krabbenhoft, William H. Orem, George Aiken
Publication_Date: 2007
Title: Contaminants Synthesis
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Project
Online_Linkage:
https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=contam_synth
Description:
Abstract:
This study supports several of the projects listed in the DOI science plan. The study supports the Comprehensive Integrated Water Quality Feasibility Study in the Landscape Science needs of the DOI Science Plan (p. 85), by examining links between water quality and ecosystem structure and function, identifying degraded parts of the ecosystem and quantifying links to contaminants (nutrients, sulfur, organics, and mercury), and investigating the impacts of ASR on the ecosystem. It also addresses risks to wildlife from soil-borne contaminants (sulfur, mercury, organics), through studies of the effects of dry/rewet cycles (Threats Associated with Rehydration of Agricultural Lands, p. 87; Predicting bioavailability of mercury (methylation) following inundation of dry land based on soil and water chemistry, p. 89) on methylmercury formation in STA's. The study supports the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR Internal Canal Structure Project by addressing the impacts of water quality (sulfur/nutrients/mercury) and water management practices on refuge resources, p. 40. The study addresses the Combined Structural and Operational Plan (CSOP) and the Water Conservation Area 3 Decompartmentalization and Sheetflow Enhancement by addressing the potential for increases in toxic contaminant loads (especially sulfur) and its ecological impact, p. 71. Overall, the synthesis report will seek to provide a integrated picture of these critical contaminants in the south Florida ecosystem, but also help to identify possible means toward improving conditions in the future through optimal land management decisions.
Purpose:
The objective of this project is to produce a synthesis report on contaminants in the Everglades, specifically focusing on the major contaminants of concern: nutrients, sulfur, mercury, and organics. This project links directly to the “Integrated Biogeochemical Studies of Contaminants in the Everglades”, and “Interactions of Mercury with Dissolved Organic Carbon in the Everglades” projects of the GEPES Program, which are the science projects providing the information for this synopsis report project. The project is subdivided into three Tasks. Task 1 will produce a mercury synthesis, with David Krabbenhoft as the lead. Task 2 will concentrate on sulfur and nutrients, with William Orem as the lead. Task 3 will develop the role of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in methylmercury production, and changes in DOC associated with contaminants entering the Everglades, with George Aiken as the lead
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2005
Ending_Date: 2007
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Florida Everglades
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.39
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.89
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.85
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: contaminants
Theme_Keyword: nutrients
Theme_Keyword: sulfur
Theme_Keyword: mercury
Theme_Keyword: organic contaminants
Theme_Keyword: biogeochemistry
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandwaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Florida Everglades
Place_Keyword: Florida
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Cite primary authors and database when using or publishing these data

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140925
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Access_Constraints:
The SOFIA staff were unable to contact the principal investigator(s) for this project, and therefore were unable to obtain a review of the information in the metadata record. Any questions about the information should be directed to the Primary Contact Person listed near the bottom of the metadata record. This metadata record may have been copied from the SOFIA website and may not be the most recent version. Please check https://sofia.usgs.gov/metadata to be sure you have the most recent version.

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