Florida Bay Bottom Salinity Maps
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_Fbbslmap

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Summary
Abstract: The maps show the bottom salinity for Florida Bay at 5ppt salinity intervals approximately every other month beginning in November 1994 through December 1996.

Recent algal blooms and seagrass mortality have raised concerns about the water quality of Florida Bay, particularly its nutrient content (nitrogen and phosphorous), hypersalinity, and turbidity. Water quality is closely tied to ... View entire text
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Description:  Florida Bay Salinity Data Location Map

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 25.33   S: 24.83   E: -80.33   W: -81.17

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robert Halley, Dewitt Smith, Mark Hansen
Dataset Title: Florida Bay Bottom Salinity maps
Dataset Series Name: USGS Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 1997
Dataset Release Place: Reston VA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: OFR 95-634, maps 1B-13B
Data Presentation Form: map
Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/circulation/data/sal_maps/index.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-11-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.0001
Decimal degrees

Longitude Resolution: 0.0001
Decimal degrees

Quality The salinity maps are based on data gathered by USGS with additional data provided by Everglades National Park (ENP) and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Bottom salinity maps are available for November, 1994; January, April, June, August, October, and December, 1995; and February, April, June, August, October, and December, 1996

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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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/
Dataset ID: Florida_Bay_Bottom_Salinity_maps

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 Format: Maps in PDF, Raw data in ASCII text
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 727-803-8747 ext. 3020
Fax: 727-803-2032
Email: rhalley at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Boscence, D. 1989, Biogenic carbonate production in Florida Bay, Bulletin of Marine Science, 44(1): 419-433<, University of Florida Press

Frankignoulle, M. 1988, Field Measurements of air-sea CO2 exchange, Limnology and Oceanography, 33(3):313-322, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

Millero, F. J. 1979, The thermodynamics of the carbonate system in seawater, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-10-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-12-31
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