Velocity Data (Canal and Wetland)
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_vel_data_canal-wet

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Summary
Abstract: Velocity data were collected on five dates (two in 1997 and three in 1999) at numerous locations along the C-111 Canal in the Everglades.

A complex network of canals, levees, and control structures, designed to control flooding and provide a continuous supply of fresh water for household and agricultural use, has altered naturally occurring flow patterns through the Everglades and into Florida Bay. Quantification of dynamic flow conditions within the south Florida ecosystem is vital to assessing implications of the residence time of water, potentially nutrient-enriched (with nitrates or phosphates) or contaminant-laden (with metals or pesticides), that can alter plant life and affect biological communities. Improved numerical techniques are needed not only to more accurately evaluate discrete forces governing flow in the canals and wetlands but also to analyze their complex interaction in order to facilitate coupled representation of transport processes. Flow and transport processes are integrally linked meaning that precise quantification of the fluid dynamics is required to accurately evaluate the transport of waterborne constituents. Robust models that employ highly accurate numerical methods to invoke coupled solution of the most appropriately formulated and representative equations governing flow and transport processes are needed. Through strategic use of a model, cause-and-effect relations between discharge sources, flow magnitudes, transport processes, and changes in vegetation and biota can be systematically investigated. The effects of driving forces on nutrient cycling and contaminant transport can then be quantified, evaluated, and more effectively factored into the development of remedial management plans. A well-developed model can be used to evaluate newly devised plans to improve freshwater deliveries to Florida Bay prior to implementation.

This project ended in 1999. Related work can be found at http://time.er.usgs.gov/.

For additional information about this project contact either:
Eric Swain, edswain@usgs.gov, 954 377-5925 or Chris Langevin, langevin@usgs.gov, 954 377-5917

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 25.35 S: 25.25  E: -80.4  W: -80.6

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Raymond W. Schaffranek (retired)
Dataset Title: Velocity Data (Canal and Wetland)
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Data Presentation Form: spreadsheets
Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/schaffranek/schafflow.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-09-23
Stop Date: 1997-09-23

Start Date: 1997-09-26
Stop Date: 1997-09-26

Start Date: 1999-09-20
Stop Date: 1999-09-20

Start Date: 1999-09-22
Stop Date: 1999-09-22

Start Date: 1999-09-23
Stop Date: 1999-09-23


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DISCHARGE/FLOW    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
INLAND WATERS


Project
USGS_SOFIA >South Florida Information Access    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
Miami-Dade County
Florida Bay
Joe Bay
Long Sound
Everglades National Park
Central Everglades
C-111 Canal
Flow
Model
Flow Models
Freshwater Flow
Tidal Effects


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
SOUTH FLORIDA INFORMATION ACCESS, SOUTHEAST ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR    [Information]
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_Format: MS Excel
Fees: None


Personnel
DAN NOWACKI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 703 648-5467
Email: dnowacki at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
430 National Center
City: RESTON
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA


ALICIA ALEMAN
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 610.2
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Ball, M. H., Schaffranek, R. W. 2000, Flow-Velocity Data Collected in the Wetlands Adjacent to Canal C-111 in South Florida during 1997 and 1999, USGS Open-File Report, 00-56, Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey.
http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/ofr/00-56

Schaffranek, R, W., 1999, Hydrologic Studies in Support of South Florida Ecosystem Restoration, Proceedings ASCE 2000 Joint Conference on Water Resources Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management, Reston, VA, American Society of Civil Engineers.
http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/hydrostudies/

Sontek,1997, Sontek ADV acoustic Doppler velocimeter technical documentation, San Diego, CA, Sontek

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-06

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