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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Ray Schaffranek (retired)

Marvin A. Franklin (retired)

Publication_Date: 1999
Title: Flow and Velocity Data
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/flow_velocity/>
Description:
Abstract:
Velocity data are being provided in an Access database and Excel spreadsheets. The database summarizes the velocity data, site location and description, vegetative characteristics, and water quality parameters. The spreadsheet filters and averages the complete raw velocity data set per measurement.

These data were collected at two minute intervals for 10 minutes.

The file naming convention is as follows: (example) E07T31197.xls

Column 1: E or W East or west from Taylor Slough Airboat Trail Column 2-3: Sequential numbers from the center of the transect Column 4-5: Sequential transect number Column 6-9: Month and Year data was collected

Purpose:
The objective of the project is to make the best possible estimate of the flow velocities and water depths across Buttonwood Embankment during high flow for use as model input for an ongoing project being conducted in the USGS-WRD office in Miami. Estimates will be used to provide management alternatives and will create salinity concentrations suitable for ecologic integrity.
Supplemental_Information: This project ended in 1999.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 199707
Ending_Date: 199807
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: none planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.9
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.25
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: discharge
Theme_Keyword: flow
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: surface water
Theme_Keyword: velocity
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 012
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:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Taylor Slough
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: Buttonwood Embankment
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Temporal_Keyword: periodic
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dan Nowacki
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 430 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-5467
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dnowacki@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
Velocity data and cross section data was collected by Paul Meadows, Darlene Blum, Mark Stephens, Greg Donley, Kenny Kalan, Don Goin, Gina Tillis, Eric Swain, John Pittman, Alex Gallagher, James Dubuisson, Harry Jenter, and Lavetra Sloan.
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Excel spreadsheets, Access 2000 database, and html pages
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tillis, G. M.
Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Measuring Taylor Slough boundary and internal flows, Everglades National Park, Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 01-225
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://fl.water.usgs.gov/Abstracts/ofr01_225_tillis.html>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: not applicable
Completeness_Report: data for some points and dates are not available.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: locations determined using a very high resolution GPS
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The data-collection effort consisted of measurements of depth and velocity at about 80 sites along Buttonwood Embankment suspected to flow during high flow periods. A newly available, sensitive, low velocity meter was used to measure the velocity; standard sounding techniques were used to determine the depth; and a very high resolution Global Positioning System (GPS) was used to determine the location.

An initial reconnaissance was made in October 1996 to examine established locations where flow over the embankment will most likely occur. A total of four complete measurements were conducted, starting as soon as flow over the embankment began during the summer of 1997. Data were collected in July, September, and November 1997 and periodically during the 1998 water year.

Process_Date: 2001
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dan Nowacki
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 430 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-5467
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dnowacki@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 134

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.001
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

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: flow and velocity data
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Excel spreadsheets
Format_Information_Content:
There are Excel spreadsheets for the Taylor Slough sites, Transects One, Two, Three, and Four, C-111 Transect, Stationary Transect, and Culverts.
Transfer_Size: 12
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/franklin/franklinflow.html>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website.
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Access 2000
Format_Information_Content: The database contains the data for the Taylor Slough sites.
Transfer_Size: 5.5
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/franklin/franklinflow.html>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website.
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: html
Transfer_Size: 0.6
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/franklin/franklinflow.html>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website.
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070430
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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