Everglades Water Quality - Site and Sample InformationEntry ID: USGS_SOFIA_gaqwssi
Abstract: 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.
It is well recognized that the chemical forms of mercury in the water column and sediments are intimately related to bioaccumulation and body burden. Interactions of mercury and dissolved organic ... matter may play an important role in controlling the bioavailability and reactivity of mercury. The goal of our research is to provide information about the interactions of mercury and dissolved organic matter that will better define this important, albeit, poorly understood process. Ultimately, this research will lead to a more complete model of mercury behavior in the Everglades. Our research focused on the effect of DOC on the transport and reactivity of mercury in the Everglades through a combined field and laboratory study. The underlying hypothesis of this research is that the chemistry and structural characteristics of organic matter in the Everglades have a controlling influence on mercury cycling processes such as methylation and volatilization. The South Florida Water Management District, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the USGS South Florida Ecosystems Initiative have organized an intensive study of surface water chemistry in Southern Florida. In 1994, several onsite-research locations were selected in the Water Conservation Areas of the South Florida Water Management District in conjunction with this multidisciplinary, multiagency research project.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: George Aiken Mike Reddy, Paul F. Schuster, Charmaine Gunther, Scott Charlton, Jason Tregellas
Dataset Title: Everglades Water Quality - Site and Sample Information
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Data Presentation Form: text fileOnline Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/aiken/aikenwq.html
Start Date: 1995-03-01Stop Date: 1995-03-31
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Use Constraints These data are subject to change and are not citable until reviewed and approved for official publication by the USGS
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 303 541 3036
Fax: 303 447 2505
Email: graiken at usgs.gov
U.S. Geological Survey 3215 Marine Street
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Garbarino, J. R., Taylor, H.E.,1979, An inductive-coupled plasma atomic-emission spectrometric method for routine water quality testing Routine Water Quality Testing, Applied Spectroscopy, v.33, no.3, p.220-226, Frederick, MD, Society for Applied Spectroscopy.
Garbarino, J. R., Taylor, H. E., 1980, A Babington-type nebulizer for use in the analysis of natural water samples by inductively coupled plasma spectrometry, Applied Spectroscopy, v.34, no.5, p.584-590, Frederick, MD, Society for Applied Spectroscopy.
Reddy, N. M., Schuster, P. F. , Harte, J. J., 1989, Summary of data from onsite and laboratory analyses of precipitation runoff from carbonate-stone surfaces, National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program, June 1984 to November 1987, USGS Open-File Report, OFR 89-246, Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey, National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program, June 1984 to November 1987.
Schroder, L. J., Fishman, M. J., Friedman, L. C., Darlington, G. W., 1980, The use of standard reference water samples by the U.S. Geological Survey Survey, USGS Open-File Report, OFR 80-738, Reston, VA, U. S. Geological Survey.
Skougstad, M. W., Fishman, M. J., Friedman, L. C., Erdman, D. E., Duncan, S. S., 1979, Methods for the determination of inorganic substances in water and fluvial sediments, USGS Open-File Report, OFR 85-495, Book 5, Chapter A1, Reston VA, U. S. Geological Survey, This publication is no longer current and has been superseded by a more recent publication: USGS Report: TWRI -05-A1.
Taylor, H. E., Schiller, A. M., Garbarino, J. R., Brinton, T. I., 1995, Intercomparison Experiments on Dissolved Trace-Metal Data from the Mississippi River and some of its Tributaries, 1989-1990, USGS Open-File Report, OFR 93-628, Reston VA, U.S. Geological Survey.
Wood, W. W., 1976, Guidelines for Collection and Field Analysis of Groundwater Samples for Selected Unstable Constituents, Techniques of Water Resources Investigations of the U.S. Geological Survey, Book 1, Chapter D2, Reston VA, U. S. Geological Survey.
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DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-02