2008 - Present Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database version 2
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_Eco_hist_db_2008_present

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Summary
Abstract: The 2008 - Present Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database contains listings of all sites (modern and core), and modern monitoring site survey information (water chemistry, floral and faunal data, etc.).

Two general types of data are contained within this database: 1) Modern Field Data and 2) Core data - location information.

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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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Description: SOFIA Data Exchange: Ecosystem History of South Florida Estuaries Data.
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Description:  Map showing Biscayne Bay region, seagrass, hardbottom, and barren bottom communities

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Description:  Satellite image showing sampling and core locations in Florida Bay

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Description:  Satellite image showing sampling and core locations along southwest coast of Florida

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Description:  Satellite image showing sampling and core locations in Biscayne Bay

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Description:  Satellite image showing general areas of cores collection

 
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: 2008 - Present Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database
Dataset Release Date: 20130301
Dataset Publisher: USGS SOFIA
Version: 2
Data Presentation Form: MS Access Database
Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/flaecohist/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-03-16
Stop Date: 2012-09-30
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: .01
Longitude Resolution: .01
Vertical Resolution Range: < 1 meter
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 animals are qualitative not quantitative ... 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
Originating Center
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/

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 Media: zip file
Distribution Size: 4.3 MB
Distribution Format: MS Access Database
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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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Publications/References
Poang, C.W. (1981), Ecologic atlas of benthic foraminifera of the Gulf of Mexico, Academic Press, New York, NY
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-08-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-09-26
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