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1. Analysis of Existing Core in the Floridan Aquifer [USGS_SOFIA_exist_core]
ABSTRACT: The proposed work was divided into several phases: (1) collection of existing core samples and slab preparation of core samples, (2) lithologic examination, and (3) report preparation


2. Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) Water Surfaces Data [USGS_SOFIA_eden_water_surfs]
Spatially continuous interpolation of water surface across the greater Everglades is generated for daily mean values of the water level gages for the EDEN network beginning January 1, 2000. Surfaces ...


3. Effect of Water Flow on Transport of Solutes, Suspended Particles, and Particle-Associated Nutrients in the Everglades Ridge and Slough Landscape [USGS_SOFIA_sus_parts]
The objectives of the study are: To quantify through detailed field experiments previously unstudied processes in the Everglades, such as rates of fine-particle movement and filtration by vegetation ...


4. Flow Monitoring Along the Tidal Caloosahatchee River and Tributaries West of Franklin Locks [USGS_SOFIA_Caloos_Franklin_Locks_flow]
Monitoring stations established thru this project are designed as part of a larger network needed for the Caloosahatchee River and tributaries that should remain in place long-term (~10 years). Data ...


5. South Florida Hydrology Database [USGS_SOFIA_SF_hydro_db]
ABSTRACT: The data were produced by several projects: Everglades Land-Margin Hydrology Database; Coastal Gradients of Flow, Salinity, and Nutrients; Freshwater Flows to Northeastern Florida Bay; Hydrologic ...


6. Bacterial demethylation of methylmercury in the South Florida Ecosystem [USGS_SOFIA_mmarvin]
Methylmercury (MeHg) degradation was investigated along an eutrophication gradient in the Florida Everglades by quantifying 14CH4 and 14CO2 production after incubation of anaerobic sediments with ...


7. Methylmercury Degradation Rates [USGS_SOFIA_MeHg_degrad_rates]
The spreadsheet contains the data for 12 sites for sediment methylmercury degradation potential rate measurements. High concentrations of methyl-mercury (CH3Hg+), a toxic ...


8. American Alligator Ecology and Monitoring for CERP [USGS_SOFIA_rice_alligators_04]
This project will accomplish several tasks with a combination of field data collection, GIS mapping, and computer simulation. Our main objectives are designed to answer questions critical to restoration ...


9. Hydrologic measurements and water quality in ENR, WCA2 and WCA3 (OFR 00-168 appendixes) [USGS_SOFIA_hydro_wq_ofr_00-168]
At present there are few reliable estimates of hydrologic fluxes between groundwater and surface water in the Everglades. This gap in hydrological investigations not only leaves the water budget of ...


10. Geochemistry of Wetland Sediments from South Florida [USGS_SOFIA_metorem]
This project is examining (1) sources of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), sulfur, and carbon to wetlands of south Florida, (2) the important role of chemical and biological processes in the wetland ...


11. Color Infrared Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles for the South Florida Ecosystem Area [USGS_SOFIA_SF_CIR_DOQs]
The digital orthophoto quadrangles (DOQ's) produced by the USGS for the South Florida Ecosystem Initiative iare color-infrared, 1-meter ground resolution quadrangle images covering 3.75 minutes of ...


12. Northern Everglades Satellite Image Map [USGS_SOFIA_N_EvergladesSatMap]   PARENT DIF
The map is a composite image of spectral bands 3 (630-690 nanometers, red), 4 (775-900 nanometers, near-infrared), and 5 (1,550-1750 nanometers, middle-infrared) and the new panchromatic band (520-900, ...


13. A Land of Flowers on a Latitude of Deserts: Aiding Conservation and Management of Florida's Biodiversity by Using Predictions from "Down-Scaled" AOGCM Climate Scenarios in Combination with Ecological Modeling [USGS_SOFIA_la_florida]
The objectives of this project are to develop the knowledge necessary to make accurate predictions of the response of species and their ecosystems to climate change. We propose to down-scale predictions ...


14. Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions and Relation to Water Quality in the Everglades [USGS_SOFIA_gw-sw_wq_everglades]
At present there are few reliable estimates of hydrologic fluxes between groundwater and surface water in the Everglades. This gap in hydrological investigations not only leaves the water budget of ...


15. Altitude of the base of the gray limestone aquifer, southern Florida, USGS WRIR 99-4213 figure 15 [USGS_SOFIA_glime_altbase_arc]
The base of the gray limestone aquifer is shallowest in Collier and Hendry Counties and slopes to the southeast and east. The altitude of the base of the aquifer generally ranges from 50 to 160 ft ...


16. Altitude of the base of the surficial aquifer system in eastern Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties, Florida, USGS WRIR 99-4214, fig. 1 [USGS_SOFIA_ch1999cont_arc]
The surficial aquifer system underlies Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties and primarily consists of sand, clay, silt, shell, and limestone of Holocene, Pleistocene, and Pliocene age. Its thickness ...


17. Altitude of the top of the gray limestone aquifer, southern Florida, USGS WRIR 99-4213 figure 14 [USGS_SOFIA_glime_alttop_arc]
The top of the gray limestone aquifer is shallowest in Collier and Hendry Counties and slopes to the southeast and east. The altitude of the top of the gray limestone aquifer generally ranges between ...


18. Altitude of the top of the upper confining unit of the gray limestone aquifer, southern Florida, USGS WRIR 99-4213 figure 21 [USGS_SOFIA_glime_alt_ucu_arc]
The map shows the altitude of the top of the confining unit which ranges from 10 ft above sea level to 50 ft below sea level in much of the study area, and slopes downward to the east and southeast. ...


19. Effects of Hydrology on Wading Bird Foraging Parameters [USGS_SOFIA_gawlik_wading_birds]
The conceptual model for this study is based on the idea that hydroperiod is a long-term process that primarily influences the abundance, body size, and species composition of the prey community whereas ...


20. Effects of water hardness on slough-wet prairie plant communities of the A. R. M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge [USGS_SOFIA_hardness_swp_lnwr]
Alterations to ground-water and surface-water hydrology and water chemistry in South Florida have contributed to increased flows of mineral-rich (hard water) canal water into historically rain-fall ...


21. Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve hydrological data [USGS_SOFIA_estero_bay_ap_data]
The data for each of the collection sites are available for fiscal years 2002-2005. The files are available in several formats. Salinity and temperature were collected for all stations. Stage, discharge, ...


22. Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) November 2007 Digital Elevation Model for use with EDENapps [USGS_SOFIA_eden_dem_cm_nov07_nc]
This is the 1st release of the third version of an Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) digital elevation model (DEM) generated from certified airborne height finder ...


23. Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) October 2007 Digital Elevation Model [USGS_SOFIA_eden_em_oct07_400m]
This is the 1st release of the third version of an Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) digital elevation model (DEM) generated from certified airborne height finder (AHF) and airboat collected ...


24. Everglades Hydrology and Water Quality Data [USGS_SOFIA_ever_hydro_wq_data]
At present there are few reliable estimates of hydrologic fluxes between groundwater and surface water in the Everglades. This gap in hydrological investigations not only leaves the water budget of ...


25. Everglades Water Quality - Site and Sample Information [USGS_SOFIA_gaqwssi]
This data set contains the following parameters: Lab ID, site ID, site name, latitude/longitude, sampling depth, sample type, subsample type, and method for 27 samples from 10 locations. ...


26. Everglades Water Quality -Field Parameters [USGS_SOFIA_gaqwfp]
This data set contains the following parameters: Lab ID, site ID, collection date and time, field pH, field specific conductivity, and water temperature at 10 locations. It is well recognized ...


27. Everglades Water chemistry - Cations and Anions [USGS_SOFIA_gachemca]
This data set contains the following parameters: Lab ID, site ID, lab pH, lab alkalinity, Cl, SO4, Ca, Mg, Na, K, and ion balance for 27 samples collected from 10 sites. It is well recognized ...


28. Everglades Water chemistry - DOC and other parameters [USGS_SOFIA_gachmdoc]
This data set contains the following parameters: Lab ID, site ID, DOC, specific UV, B, Ba, Fe, H4SiO4, Li, Mn, Sr, and Zn for 27 samples collected from 10 sites. It is well recognized ...


29. Florida Cooperative Geologic Mapping Project [USGS_SOFIA_fl_coop_map]
This project was designed to provide the framework for understanding (1) ecosystem variability and change prior to and during human development of South Florida (i.e., the detailed ecosystem history ...


30. Geochemical Parameters to Evaluate Aquifer Storage and Recovery Reactions with Native Water and Aquifer Materials [USGS_SOFIA_geochem_asr_lo]
The objective of this project was to determine geochemically significant water-quality characteristics of possible aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) source and receiving waters north of Lake Okeechobee ...


31. High Accuracy Elevation Data Collection Project [USGS_SOFIA_hi_accuracy_elev_collection_04]
The High Accuracy Elevation Data Project collected elevation data (meters) on a 400 meter topographic grid with a vertical accuracy of +/- 15 centimeters to define the topography in South Florida. ...


32. High Resolution Bathymetric Mapping of South Florida Estuarine and Coastal Systems [USGS_SOFIA_highres_bathy_sfl_est-coast_sys]
The plan to acquire bathymetric data for the Caloosahatchee Estuary and Estero Bay areas is to employ two methods which have been developed by the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Aeronautical ...


33. Mercury Cycling and Bioaccumulation [USGS_SOFIA_dk_merc_cycl_bio]
This proposal identifies work elements that are logical extensions, and which build off, our previous work. Our overall scientific objective is to provide a complete understanding of the external ...


34. Review of selected features of the Natural Systems Model and suggestions for applications in South Florida suggestions for applications in South Florida [USGS_SOFIA_bales]
The south Florida ecosystem has been greatly altered during the last 100 years. Drainage of the south Florida watershed began in the early 1880's, and by the early 1990's about 50 percent of the historic ...


35. SOFIA Environmental Database Development and Maintenance [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_database_04]
The long-term goal of the SOFIA program is to provide a central archive of data and products for all Department of Interior products related to the south Florida Ecosystem restoration program. ...


36. Salinity and Turbidity Patterns within Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, Lee County, Florida [USGS_SOFIA_ebap_proj]
To carry out the objectives of the study, a network of monitoring stations will be established and will include: (1) the monitoring of flow, water level, salinity, temperature, Acoustic Backscatter ...


37. Test wells used in the study, Surface-Geophysical Characterization of Ground-Water Systems of the Caloosahatchee River Basin, Southern Florida, 2001, USGS WRIR 01-4084 table 1 [USGS_SOFIA_caloo2001well_point]
Seven test coreholes were drilled to calibrate lithostratigraphic units, their stratal geometries, and estimated hydraulic conductivities to surface-geophysical profiles. A continuous marine seismic-reflection ...


38. Thickness of the Gray Limestone Aquifer, Southern Florida, USGS WRIR 99-4213 figure 16 [USGS_SOFIA_glime_thkness_arc]
The thickness of the gray limestone aquifer generally ranges from 30 to 100 ft. The map shows the thickness of the gray limestone aquifer in southern Florida. The contour interval is 50 feet. ...


39. Thickness of the upper confining unit of the gray limestone aquifer, southern Florida, USGS WRIR 99-4213 figure 22 [USGS_SOFIA_glime_thk_ucu_arc]
The upper confining unit of the gray limestone aquifer ranges from 20 to 60 ft in thickness in most of the study area, but is absent to the west and southwest in much of Collier County and most of ...


40. Traces of hydrogeologic sections A-A', A'-A", B-B', and C-C' in the study area, southern Florida, WRIR 99-4213 figure 9 [USGS_SOFIA_glimehydrogeo_arc]
Four hydrogeologic sections show lithostratigraphic units and structure in the study area. Hydrogeologic sections A-A' and A'-A" extend northwest to southeast from southern Hendry County to southern ...


41. Vegetative Resistance to Flow Data [USGS_SOFIA_veg_resist_flow_data]
Surface-water flow models are needed to evaluate restoration and management alternatives for the south Florida ecosystem. Model results are sensitive to expressions used to represent flow resistance ...


42. Water Budget data [USGS_SOFIA_germanwb_data]
The data set contains data for vapor pressure gradient, air temperature gradient, soil heat flux, water temperature top and bottom, net solar radiation, water level, air temperature, wind direction ...


43. Lake Okeechobee Bathymetry data [USGS_SOFIA_lake_okee_bathy_data]
The data from the bathymetric mapping of Lake Okeechobee are provided in two forms: as raw data files and as elevation contour maps. High resolution acoustic bathymetric surveying is a proven method ...


44. Geochemical Processes in Organic-rich Sediments of South Florida - Mercury and Metals [USGS_SOFIA_metkotra]
Human activities have led to the deterioration of the productivity, biodiversity, and stability of the south Florida ecosystem. The fate of anthropogenic contaminants incorporated into the organic-rich ...


45. Integrated Biogeochemical Studies of Contaminants in the Everglades: Task 1 -Nutrients, Sulfur, and Organic Matter [USGS_SOFIA_nuts_S_orgmat_04]
The scientific focus of this project is to examine the complex interactions (synergistic and antagonistic) of contaminants (externally derived nutrients, mercury, sulfur, pesticides, herbicides, polycyclic ...


46. CERP/RECOVER restoration technology transfer, USGS-CERP liaison with USACE [USGS_SOFIA_rtt_usace]
The objectives of this project are: 1. support of Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan/REstoration COordination and VERification (CERP/RECOVER) by USGS participation in CERP PDT and RECOVER meetings ...


47. CERP/RECOVER restoration technology transfer: USGS-CERP liaison with SFWMD [USGS_SOFIA_rtt_sfwmd]
This management and coordination effort supports several of the initiatives listed in the DOI science plan. The USGS representative will participate in CERP and RECOVER meetings and share information ...


48. SOFIA - Development of a Digitial Library of Biological Information [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_diglib_04]
The information systems project addresses the need for timely, high-quality and relevant information through the development of a digital library for the South Florida ecosystem. The digital library ...


49. SOFIA - Geospatial Interface [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_geospatial_04]
A geospatial interface will be developed using ArcIMS software. The interface will provide a means of accessing information stored in the SOFIA database and the SOFIA data exchange web site through ...


50. SOFIA Metadata [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_metadata_04]
The objectives of the metadata project are to document the data sets produced as a result of USGS research in South Florida and to make the metadata and data sets available to potential customers, ...


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