[Location: Location_Category='GEOGRAPHIC REGION', Location_Type='GLOBAL OCEAN']
TIME data setsEntry ID: USGS_SOFIA_time_datasets
Abstract: This is a historical archive of TIME data from the past several years. No new data is being added on a regular basis, though archived data will be available for the forseeable future. Data for NOAA and USGS stations are no longer available for access on TIME. Check individual NOAA and USGS station pages for new data access URLs. The map on the home page for TIME data is divided into four areas of ... interest - three wetland regions (R1, R2, R3) and Florida Bay. Selecting an area on this map will lead to a map of that area displaying all the station locations at which water level, rain, discharge, salinity, conductivity, temperature, or wind data are collected. Selecting one of the stations on a area map will lead to a form for plotting and/or downloading the data from that particular station. An alternate means of directly accessing a station's form is by selecting the station name from the list in the frame on the left side of the screen. Note that not all stations are included on the map, but all may be accessed from the station list.
A critical objective of the south Florida ecosystem restoration effort is to preserve ecological conditions that are consistent with habitat requirements. The duration, timing, and extent of wetland inundation in the southern Everglades have been greatly distorted as evidenced by shifts in biologic and vegetative species. Both natural and regulatory factors contribute to influence of hydroperiods making their precise evaluation and management difficult. This complexity is particularly problematic in the transition zone between the Everglades wetlands and coastal embayments encompassing the mangrove ecotone where freshwater inflow effects on salinities must also be considered. In order to correctly and sufficiently investigate flow effects on both hydroperiods and embayment salinities neither hydrologic processes affecting flows in the wetlands nor the dynamic effects of external forces such as tides and winds can be ignored. This project entails translation of findings from the Southern Inland and Coastal Systems (SICS) project and extension of the model westward to resolve boundary limitations and to enable concurrent analysis of wetland and tidal response throughout the entire saltwater-freshwater interface zone along the Gulf coast and Florida Bay. Extension of the SICS model westward will require the addition of continuous monitoring stations to supplement data from coastal creek stations and control structures needed to provide boundary conditions as well as the synoptic measurement of flows and water levels in the wetlands for use in model calibration and verification.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Harry Jenter Ray Schaffranek (retired); Ami L. Ricassi; Kevin Kotun (ENP)
Dataset Title: TIME data sets
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Data Presentation Form: text filesOnline Resource: http://time.er.usgs.gov/TIME
Start Date: 1995-01-01Stop Date: 2003-12-31
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUND WATER DISCHARGE/FLOW
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DISCHARGE/FLOW
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > STAGE HEIGHT
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Quality The data are shown as either published or provisional which may be subject to change.
Each station report contains information about missing data values, the horizontal and vertical datums for the data, the data types available and the earliest available data. Data that have been reviewed and published are no longer available on the TIME website. Links to the data are provided.
Data was provided by the various cooperating agencies to the USGS TIME project for posting on the TIME Data Sets website. Contact the individual agency for more information on how the data was collected.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Data available via this website are provisional data that have not been reviewed or edited. These data may be subject to significant change and are not citeable until reviewed and approved by the agency responsible for their collection.
Data users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of the information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences.
Information concerning the accuracy and appropriate uses of these data should be obtained from the contact person listed on each station's web page.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: net CDF
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 703 648-5467
Email: dnowacki at usgs.gov
430 National Center
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-11-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-10