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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Mark Zucker
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Hydrologic Monitoring in Joe Bay
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: project
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=joe_bay>
Description:
Abstract:
The datasets contain values collected at 15 minute and hourly intervals for stage (water level), discharge (flow), salinity, and temperature between 1999 and 2010. The stage is measured in feet relative to NAVD 88, the discharge in cubic feet per second (cfs), temperature in degrees Celsius, and salinity in parts per thousand (ppt). The data are referenced to date and time in hours and minutes.
Purpose:
Joe Bay is the primary hydrologic connection between the freshwater Everglades and northeastern Florida Bay. Flow and salinity monitoring by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has determined that Trout Creek is the largest contributor of freshwater flow to northeastern Florida Bay and is connected to Joe Bay (Hittle and others 2001). Sources of freshwater to Joe Bay include Taylor Slough and the C-111 Canal. Hydrologic parameters such as water level, discharge, and salinity observations in conjunction with water quality sampling have been useful in determining contributions of freshwater flow from Taylor Slough and C-111 Canal to Joe Bay (Zucker 2003). Hourly salinity data has been collected at four locations in Joe Bay since May 1999. In 2001, three index velocity stations were installed at Joe Bay 2E, Joe Bay 5C, and Joe Bay 8W. The current monitoring network in Joe Bay can assist with determining the effect upstream restoration efforts have on the timing and distribution of freshwater flows into northeastern Florida Bay.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 199905
Ending_Date: 20100930
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.6
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.51
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.25
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.21
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: discharge
Theme_Keyword: flow
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: salinity
Theme_Keyword: water quality
Theme_Keyword: stage
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 012
Theme_Keyword: 014
Theme_Keyword: oceans
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: Joe Bay
Place_Keyword: Florida Bay
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Temporal_Keyword: daily
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mark Zucker
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Ave.
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5952
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mzucker@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/joe_bay/studymap_with_joebayx.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: map showing locations of Joe :Bay study area and sites
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
Project personnel include Jeff Woods, Christian Lopez, Barclay Shoemakeer, and Carrie Boudreau
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
ASCII comma-separated (.csv) text files or tab-delimited text files
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Hittle, Clinton

Patino, Eduardo; Zucker, Mark

Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Freshwater flow from estuarine creeks into northeastern Florida Bay
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 01-4164
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 5/23/2011
Online_Linkage: <http://fl.water.usgs.gov/Abstracts/wri01_4164_hittle.html>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Hittle, Clinton D.

Zucker, Mark A.

Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Northeastern Florida Bay estuarine creek data, Water Years 1996-2000
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps and data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Digital Data Series
Issue_Identification: DS 105
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 5/25/2011
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/ds105/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2007
Title: Water-Resources Data for the United States: Water Year 2007
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps and data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water Data Report
Issue_Identification: Water Year 2007
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
accessed as of 7/1/2011

The link below goes to selected stations for south Florida

Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/reports/wtr_resources_data/WY07/index.html>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2006
Title: Water-Resources Data for the United States: Water Year 2006
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps and data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water Data Report
Issue_Identification: Water Year 2006
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
accessed as of 7/1/2011

The link below goes to selected stations for south Florida

Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/reports/wtr_resources_data/WY06/index.html>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Hittle, C.

Patino, E.

Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Magnitude and distribution of flows into northeastern Florida Bay
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Fact Sheet
Issue_Identification: FS-030-00
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Florida
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 7/1/2011
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/fs/030-00/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Discharge, salinity, stage, and temperature were measured at the four Joe Bay Stations.
Completeness_Report:
The data for the Joe Bay sites are now included in the South Florida Hydrology Database at <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/zucker_woods_patino/index.php>
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: available upon request
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Site elevations in NAVD 88 were determined by the USGS Geography Discipline in 2002 as part of the high accuaracy elevation data collection project
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Water Level Computations:

Water level data is collected using an acoustic Doppler velocity meter (ADVM). An upward looking acoustic sensor provides depth data which is converted to water level using the relation of ADVM measured depth to observed water level. Site elevations in NAVD '88 were determined by the USGS Geography Discipline in 2002

Salinity and Temperature Analysis: Salinity and temperature data are currently collected using a Yellow Springs Incorp. (YSI) Optical Monitoring System (OMS) sensor. Sensors are deployed and housed in an open-ended, PVC mount to reduce bio-fouling. Hourly data is stored internally and downloaded using a YSI 650 hand-held monitoring unit. Sensors are evaluated monthly for bio-fouling and electronic drift and corrected accordingly. All YSI sensors are calibrated to laboratory determined specific conductance standards provided by the USGS Ocala Water Quality and Research Laboratory (OWQRL). Temperature sensors are verified by performing in-situ profiles and bucket comparisons against a reference sensor.

Discharge computations: Discharge in bi-directional estuarine rivers is determined by developing a velocity index rating. Velocity index ratings use the combination of in-situ velocity measurements collected every fifteen minutes by the ADVM while the cross-sectional area is determined using water level data. The cross-sectional area rating is created using an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) to define the cross-sectional characteristics of the estuarine stream (width and depths) for a given water level. Changes in the cross-sectional area are directly related to changes in water level over time. The ADVM provides an average horizontal velocity measurement at a fixed depth. The ADVM is then calibrated to represent the mean channel velocity by first determining the channel discharge and dividing by the cross-sectional area. A simple linear regression between the ADVM velocity and the ADCP mean measured velocity over a range of conditions is performed to develop an equation to relate the ADVM velocity to the mean channel velocity. More detailed index velocity rating techniques are available in Hittle and others (2003). Field data is acquired during field trips and is uploaded from field computers to personal computers upon arrival to the office. All data files are quality assured prior to uploading to the USGS database.

The Joe Bay network is visited on a monthly basis and is dependent on weather conditions and access as deemed by ENP. Sites may be visited more frequently in the event of a station problem or a planned synoptic survey.

Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Government

Process_Date: 2004
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mark Zucker
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Ave.
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5952
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mzucker@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Joe Bay
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: 4

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.01
Longitude_Resolution: 0.01
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Degrees, minutes, and decimal seconds
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: Implicit coordinate

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The parameters collected for each site include: stage, discharge, salinity, and temperature
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: USGS

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: South Florida Hydrology Database
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII
Format_Specification: comma-separated values (.csv) or tab-delimited text files
Format_Information_Content:
Data for the stations with selectable variables, time frame, output format, and output organization
File_Decompression_Technique:
The downloaded file with the specified parameters is zipped and must be unzipped before use.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/zucker_woods_patino/index.php>
Access_Instructions:
The South Florida Hydrology Data database may be accessed from the SOFIA website.
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110705
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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