Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades Project Database
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_ACME_DB

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Summary
Abstract: Between 1995 and 2008, the Aquatic Mercury Cycling in the Everglades (ACME) project examined in detail the biogeochemical parameters that influence methylmercury (MeHg) production in the Florida Everglades. The interdisciplinary ACME team studied Hg cycling in the Everglades through a process-based, biogeochemical lens (Hurley et al. 1998). In the Everglades, as in most other ecosystems, inorganic ... View entire text

Purpose: In the mid-1990’s, the State of Florida began to recognize elevated MeHg accumulation in Everglades fish. Concentrations of MeHg in fish posed health risks to people utilizing that resource, and bioaccumulation of MeHg posed risks to fish, wading birds, and mammals in the ecosystem. ACME was designed to evaluate the processes that led to excessive net MeHg production and bioaccumulation in parts of the Everglades.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 27.6   S: 25.0   E: -81.6   W: -80.1

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cynthia Gilmour, Smithsonian Estuarine Research Center; David Krabbenhoft, USGS Middleton, WI; William Orem, USGS Reston, VA; George Aiken, USGS Boulder , CO
Dataset Title: Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades Project Database
Dataset Release Date: 2012
Data Presentation Form: Maps and Data
Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/acme
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-09-01
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Unavailable

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Data collected include water, pore water and soil chemistry data, plus some microbial rate measurements, for multiple sites in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem. Site types focused on marsh sites in sloughs, but also included canals, mangrove systems, rivers and Lake Okeechobee. The full parameter list is given in the ... View entire text
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Use Constraints Cite primary authors and database when using or publishing these data.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 443-482-2498
Email: gilmourc at si.edu
Contact Address:
647 Contees Wharf Rd
City: Edgewater
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 21037
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-07-25
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