1995 - 2007 Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database version 7
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_eco_hist_db1995-2007

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Summary
Abstract: The 1995 - 2007 Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database contains listings of all sites (modern and core), modern monitoring site survey information (water chemistry, floral and faunal data, etc.), and published core data. Two general types of data are contained within this database: 1) Modern Field Data and 2) Core data - primarily faunal assemblages. Data are available for modern ... View entire text

Purpose: Scientists over the past few decades have noticed that the South Florida ecosystem has become increasingly stressed. The purposes of the ecosystem history projects (started in 1995) are to determine what south Florida's estuaries have looked like over time, how they have changed, and what is the rate and frequency of change. To accomplish this, shallow sediment cores are collected within the bays, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 26.5   S: 24.75   E: -80.0   W: -81.83

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lynn Wingard
Dataset Title: 1995 - 2007 Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database version 7
Dataset Release Date: 2013-03-01
Version: version 7
Data Presentation Form: MS Access database
Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/flaecohist/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-09-27
Stop Date: 2007-04-03
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.01
Degrees and decimal minutes

Longitude Resolution: 0.01
Degrees and decimal minutes

Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT:
All data are cross checked at least twice to original field notes so entries are correct. In terms of reproducibility, these are living ecosystems, so part of the purpose of the database is to compare repeat observations at the same site over time to note the changes.

The data on occurence of plants and ... View entire text
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints The field data contained in the database have not been reviewed for publication and, therefore, may contain inconsistencies or errors. The field measurements (such as salinity and temperature) have been made on a variety of instruments over the years. Every effort has been made to calibrate and standardize the instruments and check the data, however, the field data should be considered preliminary. Also, taxonomic names may not represent the most up-to-date usage, but are internally consistent.
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Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
SOUTH FLORIDA INFORMATION ACCESS, SOUTHEAST ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sofia.usgs.gov/
Dataset ID: Ecosystem_History_of_South_Florida_Estuaries_Data

Data Center Personnel
Name: HEATHER S. HENKEL
Phone: 727-502-8028
Fax: 727-502-8182
Email: hhenkel at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Size: 3.2
Distribution Format: MS Access2007
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 703 648-5352
Fax: 703 648-6953
Email: lwingard at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
926A National Center
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-04-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-26
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