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Geology and Ecological History of the 'Buttonwood Ridge' Region

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Charles W. Holmes (retired)
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Geology and Ecological History of the 'Buttonwood Ridge' Region
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: poster
Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=geo_eco_history>
Description:
Abstract:
The objectives of this study were to determine the origin of Buttonwood Ridge and define its role in ecologic history of the area.
Purpose:
The peninsula of Florida is separated from Florida Bay by a coastal ridge called the Buttonwood Embankment. The Buttonwood Embankment, averaging 0.5 m (1.5 ft) in height, was characterized in 1964 as the "embankment that impounds the freshwater of the lower three counties of Florida". However, the creeks, lakes, and ponds adjacent to the embankment are presently brackish to marine. The change from fresh to brackish waters has been detrimental to the marsh. Studies have been launched to determine the best methods to reestablish and sustain a more fresh/estuarine environment. To judiciously plan for this restoration two questions have been posed to clarify the history of the area. (1) Have the environmental changes over the years resulted from rising sea level, hydrologic management practices, or both? and (2) What is the role of the "Coastal Levee" in the hydrologic (surface and groundwater) regime of southern Florida and Florida Bay?
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1997
Ending_Date: 1998
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.3
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.25
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.1
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: ecology
Theme_Keyword: geology
Theme_Keyword: geologic core
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 008
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: Florida Bay
Place_Keyword: Joe Bay
Place_Keyword: Crocodile Point
Place_Keyword: Little Madeira Bay
Place_Keyword: Monroe Lake
Place_Keyword: Pass Key
Place_Keyword: Taylor Slough
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Buttonwood Embankment
Place_Keyword: Buttonwood Ridge
Place_Keyword: Taylor Creek Lake One
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Debra A Willard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648 5320
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648 6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dwillard@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/posters/buttonwood/bwflabayx.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: map showing the Buttonwood Embankment complex
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Willard, Debra A.

Brewster-Wingard, G. Lynn; Fellman, Claire; Ishman, Scott E.

Publication_Date: 1997
Title: Paleontological Data from Mud Creek Core 1, southern Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 97-0736
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 11/30/2009
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/pdf/of/ofr97736.html>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Willard, Debra A.

Holmes, Charles W.

Publication_Date: 1997
Title:
Pollen and geochronological data from South Florida Taylor Creek Site 2
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 97-035
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as pf 11/30/2009
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/flaecohist/publications/OFR97-35.pdf>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Holmes, Charles W.
Publication_Date: 1998
Title:
Buttonwood Embankment: the historical perspective on its role in northeastern Florida Bay sedimentary dynamics and hydrology
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: poster
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 11/25/2009
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/posters/buttonwood/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: All cores were analyzed for 210 Pb using the same techniques.
Completeness_Report:
Cores from inland of the Ridge were analyzed and additional traverses were conducted to define the nature and gain information of the time of and mode of formation of the deposit (Buttonwood Ridge).
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Core locations were determined using GPS.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Two transects of vibracores were analyzed that extend from the coast inland across the Buttonwood Ridge. These transects provide information on the timing of sea-level rise and changing sedimentation patterns on the Ridge. An additional transect of cores were collected from peat deposits adjacent to three lakes along Taylor Creek. These progress from brackish water in dwarf mangrove forests to fresh-water conditions of a sawgrass marsh. 210Pb profiles from these cores demonstrate the occurrence of two distinct episodes of sediment accumulation. Comparison of aerial photographs taken in 1940 and 1990 clearly shows that a change from a lake to a mangrove marsh along Taylor Creek. Several cores were collected in northernmost Florida Bay, and radiometric dating of cores from the mouths of Little Madeira Bay and Joe Bay and a core collected on Pass Key bank indicates increased sediment accumulation rates during the past few decades.
Process_Date: 1997-1998
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Debra A Willard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648 5320
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648 6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dwillard@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Buttonwood Ridge

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100409
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
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
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