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1. 1995 - 2007 Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database version 7 [USGS_SOFIA_eco_hist_db1995-2007]
The 1995 - 2007 Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database contains listings of all sites (modern and core), modern monitoring site survey information (water chemistry, floral and faunal ...


2. 2008 - Present Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database version 2 [USGS_SOFIA_Eco_hist_db_2008_present]
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 ...


3. A Coupled Surface Water and Ground-Water Model to Simulate Past, Present, and Future Hydrologic Conditions in DOI Managed Lands [USGS_SOFIA_coupled_sw-gw_model]
This project has two objectives: 1) update and reconfigure the Flow and Transport in a Linked Overland/Aquifer Density-Dependent System (FTLOADDS) modeling code to include all version modifications ...


4. A GIS-based decision-support tool to evaluate land management policies in south Florida [USGS_SOFIA_gis_tool]
The primary objective of the project is to develop an integrated ecological and socioeconomic land use evaluation model (the Ecosystem Portfolio Model, EPM) for Department of the Interior (DOI) resource ...


5. A Land of Flowers on a Latitude of Deserts: Aiding Conservation and Management of Florida's Biodiversity by Using Predictions from "Down-Scaled" AOGCM Climate Scenarios in Combination with Ecological Modeling [USGS_SOFIA_la_florida]
The objectives of this project are to develop the knowledge necessary to make accurate predictions of the response of species and their ecosystems to climate change. We propose to down-scale predictions ...


6. A retrospective and critical review of aquifer and storage (ASR) sites and conceptual framework of the Upper Floridian aquifer in south Florida [USGS_SOFIA_ASR_04]
The objectives of this study are to: (1) inventory and assess the strengths and weaknesses of available hydrogeologic, hydraulic, hydrochemical, well construction, and cycle test information at existing ...


7. Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS) Program [USGS_SOFIA_atlss_prog]
The ATLSS (Across Trophic Level System Simulation) program addresses CERP���s (Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan) need for quantitative projections of effects of scenarios on biota of the ...


8. Aerial Photos of the 1940s [USGS_SOFIA_aerial-photos]
The images are available as .jpeg and as georeferenced .tiff files. With the exception of three images, all images are subset to 7500 pixels square. Individual photos can be selected from the 1940 ...


9. Altitude of the base of the gray limestone aquifer, southern Florida, USGS WRIR 99-4213 figure 15 [USGS_SOFIA_glime_altbase_arc]
The base of the gray limestone aquifer is shallowest in Collier and Hendry Counties and slopes to the southeast and east. The altitude of the base of the aquifer generally ranges from 50 to 160 ft ...


10. Altitude of the base of the surficial aquifer system in eastern Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties, Florida, USGS WRIR 99-4214, fig. 1 [USGS_SOFIA_ch1999cont_arc]
The surficial aquifer system underlies Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties and primarily consists of sand, clay, silt, shell, and limestone of Holocene, Pleistocene, and Pliocene age. Its thickness ...


11. Altitude of the top of the gray limestone aquifer, southern Florida, USGS WRIR 99-4213 figure 14 [USGS_SOFIA_glime_alttop_arc]
The top of the gray limestone aquifer is shallowest in Collier and Hendry Counties and slopes to the southeast and east. The altitude of the top of the gray limestone aquifer generally ranges between ...


12. Altitude of the top of the upper confining unit of the gray limestone aquifer, southern Florida, USGS WRIR 99-4213 figure 21 [USGS_SOFIA_glime_alt_ucu_arc]
The map shows the altitude of the top of the confining unit which ranges from 10 ft above sea level to 50 ft below sea level in much of the study area, and slopes downward to the east and southeast. ...


13. American Alligator Ecology and Monitoring for CERP [USGS_SOFIA_rice_alligators_04]
This project will accomplish several tasks with a combination of field data collection, GIS mapping, and computer simulation. Our main objectives are designed to answer questions critical to restoration ...


14. Analysis of Existing Core in the Floridan Aquifer [USGS_SOFIA_exist_core]
ABSTRACT: The proposed work was divided into several phases: (1) collection of existing core samples and slab preparation of core samples, (2) lithologic examination, and (3) report preparation


15. Analysis of Historic Water Quality Data [USGS_SOFIA_analysis_hist_wq]
The Big Cypress National Preserve (BICY), the Everglades National Park (EVER), and Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (LOX) are water-dominated ecosystems that are susceptible to water-quality impacts. ...


16. Application of Stable Isotope Techniques to Identifying Foodweb Structure, Contaminant Sources, and Biogeochemical Reactions in the Everglades [USGS_SOFIA_kendall_stable_isotopes]
This is the largest isotope foodweb study ever attempted in a marsh ecosystem, and combines detailed, long-term, trophic and biogeochemical studies at selected well-monitored USGS/SFWMD/FGFFC sites ...


17. Approximate Eastern Limit of the Gray Limestone Aquifer in Broward County, USGS WRIR 87-4034, figure 36 [USGS_SOFIA_glime_limit_brwd_east_arc]
An investigation of the surficial aquifer system in Broward County, begun in 1981, is part of a regional study of the aquifer system in southeast Florida. Test drilling for lithologic samples, flow ...


18. Approximate Eastern Limit of the Gray Limestone Aquifer in Dade County, USGS WRIR 90-4108, figure 14 [USGS_SOFIA_glime_limit_dade_east_arc]
An aquifer identified by Fish (1988) in Broward County, composed of predominantly gray (in places, greenish-gray or tan) limestone of the lower part and locally the middle part of the Tamiami Formation, ...


19. Approximate Western Limit of the Biscayne Aquifer in Dade County, USGS WRIR 90-4108, figure 16 [USGS_SOFIA_dade_biscayne_limit_west_arc]
The map shows the approxiamte western limit of the Biscayne aquifer in Miami-Dade County. Southeastern Florida is underlain by geologic units of varying permeability from land surface ...


20. Approximate Western and Northern Limit of the Biscayne Aquifer in Broward County, USGS WRIR 87-4034, figure 37 [USGS_SOFIA_brwd_biscayne_limit_west_arc]
The approximate western and northern limits of the Biscayne aquifer are shown in this map. The limit is drawn where the thickness of very highly permeable limestone or calcareous sandstone is estimated ...


21. Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades Project Database [USGS_SOFIA_ACME_DB]
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. ...


22. Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Coordination [USGS_SOFIA_ASR_coordination]
ABSTRACT: The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) relies heavily on Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) technology. The CERP includes approximately 333 ASR wells in South Florida with ...


23. Aquifer Storage and Recovery Data (Lake Okeechobee) [USGS_SOFIA_asr_data_lake_okee]
The objective of this project was to determine geochemically significant water-quality characteristics of possible aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) source and receiving waters north of Lake Okeechobee ...


24. Avian Ecology of the Greater Everglades (Roseate Spoonbill and Limpkins) [USGS_SOFIA_avian_ecology_spoonbills]
The primary objectives of our research are to (1) quantify the changes in spatial distribution and success of nesting spoonbills relative to hydrologic patterns, (2) test hypotheses about the causal ...


25. Bacterial demethylation of methylmercury in the South Florida Ecosystem [USGS_SOFIA_mmarvin]
Methylmercury (MeHg) degradation was investigated along an eutrophication gradient in the Florida Everglades by quantifying 14CH4 and 14CO2 production after incubation of anaerobic sediments with ...


26. Baseline hydrologic data collection along the I-75 - State Road 29 corridor in the Big Cypress National Preserve [USGS_SOFIA_75_29_flows]
The objectives of this study are to develop and continue a program of surface water flow monitoring across I-75 and SR 29 in the I-75 corridor from Snake Road west to SR 29 and SR 29 from I-75 south ...


27. Big Cypress National Preserve Fish Inventory and Monitoring Data [USGS_SOFIA_bicy_fish_inventory]
The Big Cypress national Preserve Fish Inventory database contains records of the inventory of freshwater fishes of the Big Cypress National Preserve (BICY) conducted by the National Audubon Society's ...


28. Big Cypress-Pine Island Satellite Image Map [USGS_SOFIA_BigCypress_PineIsland_SatMap]   PARENT METADATA
ABSTRACT: The map is a composite image of spectral bands 3 (630-690 nanometers, red), 4 (775-900 nanometers, near-infrared), and 5 (1,550-1750 nanometers, middle-infrared) and the new panchromatic ...


29. Biscayne Aquifer geologic data [USGS_SOFIA_ba_geologic_data]
This report from which the data is taken identifies and characterizes candidate ground-water flow zones in the upper part of the shallow, eogenetic karst limestone of the Biscayne aquifer using GPR, ...


30. Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Geophysical Data [USGS_SOFIA_bbcw_geophysical]
The objectives of this data acquisition project were to complete the downhole geophysical logging including video and flowmeter logging of two core holes (9A and 11A), which are the deepest wells ...


31. CERP/RECOVER restoration technology transfer, USGS-CERP liaison with USACE [USGS_SOFIA_rtt_usace]
The objectives of this project are: 1. support of Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan/REstoration COordination and VERification (CERP/RECOVER) by USGS participation in CERP PDT and RECOVER meetings ...


32. CERP/RECOVER restoration technology transfer: USGS-CERP liaison with SFWMD [USGS_SOFIA_rtt_sfwmd]
This management and coordination effort supports several of the initiatives listed in the DOI science plan. The USGS representative will participate in CERP and RECOVER meetings and share information ...


33. Canal and Wetland Flow/Transport Interaction [USGS_SOFIA_metschaf]
Significant canal and wetland flow exchanges can potentially occur along the southwest overbank area of canal C-111 between hydraulic control structures S-18C and S-197. This coupled flow system is ...


34. Cape Sable Water Quality and Suspended Sediment Data [SOFIA_Cape_Sable]
The Cape Sable peninsula is located on the southwestern tip of the Florida peninsula within Everglades National Park (ENP). Lake Ingraham, the largest lake within Cape Sable, is now connected to the ...


35. Carbon Flux and Greenhouse Gasses of Restored and Degraded Greater Everglades Wetlands: Flux Tower Measurements of Water, Energy and Carbon Cycling in the Big Cypress National Preserve [SOFIA_CarbonFlux]
Greenhouse gas emissions, specifically carbon dioxide (CO2), are commonly linked with increasing global temperatures and rising sea-level. Of particular concern are rates of sea-level rise and carbon ...


36. Carbon Flux and Greenhouse Gasses of Restored and Degraded Greater Everglades Wetlands: Flux Tower Measurements of Water, Energy and Carbon Cycling in the Big Cypress National Preserve - USGS_SOFIA_CarbonFlux [USGS_SOFIA_CarbonFlux]
Greenhouse gas emissions, specifically carbon dioxide (CO2), are commonly linked with increasing global temperatures and rising sea-level. Of particular concern are rates of sea-level rise and carbon ...


37. Characterizing Past and Present Mangrove Shorelines to Aid Conservation of the Smalltooth Sawfish, Pristis pectinata, Along the Southwest Coast of Florida [USGS_SOFIA_Mangrove_Sawfish]
This pilot project has several related goals concerning a specific type of habitat thought to be important for juvenile sawfish habitat: mangrove shorelines. First, we will delineate and classify ...


38. Chronology and Isotope Geochemistry of Ground Waters in the Florida Keys and Offshore Areas [USGS_SOFIA_chron_isotope_geochem_FL_Keys]
This project involves sampling surface waters and ground waters from Florida Bay, the Keys, and offshore to the barrier reef. Analyses will be done on a variety of isotopic and chemical species that ...


39. Coastal Everglades Wetlands: Hydrology, Vegetation and Sediment Dynamics [USGS_SOFIA_coastal_ever_tjslll_04]
This project has three objectives (tasks): 1) operate and maintain the Mangrove Hydrology sampling network; 2) study the dynamics of coastal vegetation (mangroves, marshes) in relation to sea-level, ...


40. Coastal Gradients Salinity Surveys [USGS_SOFIA_coastal_grads_salsurveys]
Ten monitoring stations were operated and maintained along the southwest coast of ENP, the Everglades wetlands, and along the coastlines of northeastern Florida Bay and northwest Barnes Sound. Data ...


41. Coastal Gradients of Flow, Salinity, and Nutrients [USGS_SOFIA_coastal_grads]
Ten monitoring stations will be operated and maintained along the southwest coast of ENP, the Everglades wetlands, and along the coastlines of northeastern Florida Bay and northwest Barnes Sound. ...


42. Collier County FL soil map [USGS_SOFIA_ccsoil]   PARENT METADATA
The data sets consist of two files, an ARC/INFO shape file with associated files and an ARC/INFO export file, of a composite of soil maps for Collier County, Florida issued by the Soil Conservation ...


43. Color Infrared Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles for the South Florida Ecosystem Area [USGS_SOFIA_SF_CIR_DOQs]
The digital orthophoto quadrangles (DOQ's) produced by the USGS for the South Florida Ecosystem Initiative iare color-infrared, 1-meter ground resolution quadrangle images covering 3.75 minutes of ...


44. Comprehensive Monitoring Plan for Snail Kites and Apple Snails in the Greater Everglades [USGS_SOFIA_SnailKites_AppleSnails]
The endangered snail kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) is a wetland-dependent raptor feeding almost exclusively on a single species of aquatic snail, the Florida apple snail (Pomacea paludosa). The viability ...


45. Computer Simulation Modeling of Intermediate Trophic Levels for ATLSS of the Everglades/Big Cypress Region [USGS_SOFIA_gaines_04]
This project includes models for primary food bases; the functional group of small fishes, upon which many of the wading birds depend, and the main reptile and amphibian functional groups, which constitute ...


46. Configuration of the Base of the Biscayne Aquifer in Dade County, USGS WRIR 90-4108, figure 16 [USGS_SOFIA_dade_config_base_biscayne_arc]
The map shows the altitude below sea level of the base of the Biscayne aquifer in Miami-Dade County. The contour interval is 10 feet. Southeastern Florida is underlain by geologic units ...


47. Configuration of the Base of the Gray Limestone Aquifer in Dade County, Fl, USGS WRIR 90-4108, figure 15 [USGS_SOFIA_dade_config_base_glime_arc]
Contours of the altitude below sea level of the base of the highly permeable gray limestone aquifer in the Tamiami Formation are shown in this map. The aquifer, as mapped, includes all intervals of ...


48. Configuration of the Base of the Surficial Aquifer System in Dade County, USGS WRIR 90-4108, figure 13 [USGS_SOFIA_dade_config_base_surficial_arc]
Contours of the base of the surficial aquifer system are shown on this map. The base of the aquifer system occurs at a relatively uniform elevation of 180 to 220 ft. below sea level over most of Dade ...


49. Configuration of the Top of the Gray Limestone Aquifer in Dade County, USGS WRIR 90-4108, figure 14 [USGS_SOFIA_dade_config_top_glime_arc]
Contours of the elevation of the top of the highly permeable gray limestone aquifer in the Tamiami Formation are shown in this map. The aquifer, as mapped, includes all intervals of the gray limestone ...


50. Creation of a Digital Archive of Historical Aerial Photographs for Everglades NP and the Greater Everglades Ecosystem [USGS_SOFIA_smith_hist_photo_archive]
The major products are planned as a series of USGS Open-File Reports, one for each complete, or near complete, set of photos. A photoset is defined as a collection of aerial photos that were taken ...


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