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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: David Krabbenhoft
Publication_Date: 2007
Title: Synthesis by the Aquatic Cyling of Mercury in the Everglades
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=synth_hgcycl>
Description:
Abstract:
The Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades (ACME) project was originally designed to examine the reasons behind the observed high levels of mercury in predatory fish across most at the Everglades, and to do so by focusing on fundamental biogeochemical processes. The overall goal of the ACME project was to provide information that would be useful to state and federal management agencies responsible for making Everglades restoration plans, and to hopefully include strategies for reducing mercury toxicity to this fragile ecosystem. Originally, the scientific breadth of the ACME project was limited to critical areas of study central to the mercury contamination issue. After initiation of field studies in 1995, however, substantial information gaps in many basic areas of ecosystem research were revealed for the Everglades (e.g., hydrology, microbiology, and food web studies). As a result, the scope of the effort was expanded to what now is a more complete, general study of biogeochemistry of the Everglades ecosystem. In addition, the geographic coverage was expanded from original plans that called for focusing on just the northern Water Conservation areas, to now, where we sample a complete north-to-south transect of the remaining Everglades (Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to Taylor Slough).
Purpose:
The toxicological manifestation of mercury contamination varies widely among ecosystems; some ecosystems show little transference of mercury to the food web (bioaccumulation), while others show efficient transfer into living organisms. Such is the case with the Florida Everglades. For the past three years, the Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades (ACME) project has been investigating the factors controlling mercury cycling and bioaccumulation. The objective this proposed work is to bring to fruition the research conducted by the ACME project. Products from the synthesis (databases, scientific papers, overall synthesis document) will be valuable for State of Florida managers who are currently making restoration design decisions. In addition, because mercury is globally distributed, the results will be transferable worldwide to other scientists and ecosystem managers.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1995
Ending_Date: 2000
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.25
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.75
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: mercury
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: chemistry
Theme_Keyword: methylmercury
Theme_Keyword: sulfate
Theme_Keyword: sulfur
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: Broward County
Place_Keyword: Martin County
Place_Keyword: St. Lucie County
Place_Keyword: Palm Beach County
Place_Keyword: Miami-Dade County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: WCA1
Place_Keyword: WCA2
Place_Keyword: WCA3
Place_Keyword: Water Conservation Area 1
Place_Keyword: Water Conservation Area 2
Place_Keyword: Water Conservation Area 3
Place_Keyword: ENP
Place_Keyword: ENR
Place_Keyword: Everglades Nutrient Removal area
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: David P. Krabbenhoft
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 8505 Research Way
City: Middleton
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53562-3581
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 608 821-3843
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 608 821-3817
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dpkrabbe@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5240/#fig1>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
location of study area in southeastern Florida for assessemnt of potential effects of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) on mercury cycling
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
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Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/sfrsf/rooms/acme_sics/acme/acsatmapx.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: ACME project sampling locations in southeastern Florida
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Krabbenhoft, D. P.

Aiken, G. R.; Anderson, M. P.

Publication_Date: 2007
Title:
An Assessment of the Potential Effects of Aquifer Storage and Recovery on Mercury Cycling in South Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Scientific Investigations Report (SIR)
Issue_Identification: 2007-5420
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 11/3/2010
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5240/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: unknown
Completeness_Report: unknown
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Web Enabled Data Base:

Most of the data collected on mercury in water during the past 3.5 years is already uploaded onto a data server located in the Wisconsin District Office. An Oracle interface is already operational for providing data over the Internet (<http://oraddwimdn.er.usgs.gov/ows-bin/owa/mercury.info>), and will be "fine tuned" and improved with graphics during the summer of 1998. By the end of FY98, all of the aqueous mercury data will be included into this data base and available to the public. Some of the original data would be inappropriate or difficult to upload, such as experimental results to determine process rate coefficients. In those cases, figures or charts that present experimental results that could be useful to others will be included on the Web site. The Web server will have a SEQL-based, user-friendly, graphical interface that will contain "hot keys" that will provide general project information, site maps, listings of project products, site photographs, as well as links to the main INATURES Program web site and the South Florida INATURES site.

Note: The INATURES porgram is now the Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystems Science (GEPES) Program

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: 2000
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Preparation of Overall Synthesis Document:

There are many target audiences for our data and interpretations. Ecosystem managers are more likely to be interested in knowing how all our individual results tie together into a coherent and consistent conceptual framework and what implications they have for restoration plans. Essentially this will entail the coalescing of all of the individual papers produced by individuals involved in the mercury projects, as well as any other information previously published or not included in those papers but useful for the document. In addition, other related work such as mercury toxicity testing on avian populations from the everglades that is now underway at the Patuxent Wildlife Center will be included in this document. The anticipated outlet will be a USGS Circular (or similar publication series).

Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: David P. Krabbenhoft
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 8505 Research Way
City: Middleton
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53562-3581
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 608 821-3843
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 608 821-3817
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dpkrabbe@usgs.gov

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20101103
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:
The principal investigator for this project has declined to provide a review of the information in the metadata record. Any questions about the information should be directed to the Point of Contact under Citation Information or the Process Contact(s).

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