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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Everglades National Park
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: NPS wind sites
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps and data
Online_Linkage: <http://time.er.usgs.gov/TIME/>
Description:
Abstract:
The data sets contain data for wind speed and direction at 5 NPS sites: C111, OIH, P33, NESRS3, and Joe Bay.
Purpose:
A critical objective of the south Florida ecosystem restoration effort is to preserve ecological conditions that are consistent with habitat requirements. The duration, timing, and extent of wetland inundation in the southern Everglades have been greatly distorted as evidenced by shifts in biologic and vegetative species. Both regulatory and natural factors contribute to the definition of hydroperiods making their precise evaluation and management difficult. This complexity is particularly problematic in the transition zone between the Everglades wetlands and coastal embayments encompassing the mangrove ecotone where freshwater inflow effects on salinities must also be considered. In order to correctly and sufficiently investigate flow effects on both hydroperiods and embayment salinities neither hydrologic processes affecting flows in the wetlands nor the dynamic effects of external forces such as tides and winds can be ignored. This project entails translation of findings from the Southern Inland and Coastal Systems (SICS) project and extension of the model westward to resolve boundary limitations and to enable concurrent analysis of wetland and tidal response throughout the entire saltwater-freshwater interface zone along the Gulf coast and Florida Bay. Extension of the SICS model westward will require the addition of continuous monitoring stations to supplement data from coastal creek stations and control structures needed to provide boundary conditions as well as the synoptic measurement of flows and water levels in the wetlands for use in model calibration and verification. This project is focused on further developing, extending, implementing, and using a mathematical model to study the interaction between wetland sheet flows and dynamic forces in the transition zone between the southern Everglades and its coastal embayments. The model will be used to study and evaluate the combined response of hydroperiods in the wetlands and salinities in the mangrove ecotone to inflow alterations. The project effort will include 1) monitoring hydrologic processes and dynamic forces to develop an improved understanding of them individually and of their interaction, 2) translating this information and prior knowledge of processes gleaned from the SICS project into improved empirical expressions and mathematical equations to better represent the processes both individually and collectively, 3) transforming these expressions and their correlation to ecosystem properties into numerical algorithms, 4) integrating these algorithms into an existing numerical model framework, 5) implementing the model to the transition zone of the Everglades that encompasses the mangrove ecotone using collected data to define critical ecosystem properties such as land-surface elevations, vegetative characteristics, etc., 6) calibrating the model using time series of water-level and flow data collected at strategic intermediate internal points, 7) using the model to investigate and quantify the interrelation of wetland and tidal flows in the transition zone in response to real and hypothesized temporal and spatial variations in inflows, and 8) documenting the model implementation and any findings using it that are critical to improved management of the ecosystem.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1991
Ending_Date: Present
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.7
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.75
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.23
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: meterology
Theme_Keyword: wind speed
Theme_Keyword: wind direction
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: Shark Valley Slough
Place_Keyword: Joe Bay
Place_Keyword: C 111
Place_Keyword: NESR3
Place_Keyword: Old Inghram Highway
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
These data are subject to change and are not citable until reviewed and approved for official publication.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Everglades National Park
Contact_Person: Kevin Kotun
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: SFNRC 40001 State Road 9336
City: Homestead
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33034
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305-242-7829
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Kevin_Kotun@nps.gov

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Not applicable
Completeness_Report: All available measurements are included in the data set.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Wind speed and direction measurements were recorded at 15 minute intervals.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Everglades National Park
Contact_Person: Kevin Kotun
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: SFNRC 40001 State Road 9336
City: Homestead
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33034
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305-242-7829
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Kevin_Kotun@nps.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 5

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.01
Longitude_Resolution: 0.01
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929
Altitude_Resolution: 0.1
Altitude_Distance_Units: feet
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Harry Jenter
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: 703-648-5916
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-648-5484
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hjenter@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: NPS wind sites
Distribution_Liability: This data is provisional and subject to change.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://time.er.usgs.gov/TIME/>
Access_Instructions: Log into the TIME site at <http://time.er.usgs.gov/>
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130924
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 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-803-8747 x3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-803-2030
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: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
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