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51. Big Cypress-Pine Island Satellite Image Map [USGS_SOFIA_BigCypress_PineIsland_SatMap]   PARENT DIF
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 ...


52. Collier County FL soil map [USGS_SOFIA_ccsoil]   PARENT DIF
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 ...


53. Miami-Dade County FL soil map [USGS_SOFIA_mdcsoil]   PARENT DIF
The data sets consist of two files, an ARC/INFO shape file with associated files and an export file, of a composite of soil maps for Miami-Dade County, Florida issued by the Soil Conservation Service ...


54. Northern Everglades Satellite Image Map [USGS_SOFIA_N_EvergladesSatMap]   PARENT DIF
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 band (520-900, ...


55. Southern Everglades Satellite Image Map [USGS_SOFIA_S_EvergladesSatMap]   PARENT DIF
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 band (520-900, ...


56. Dynamics of Land Margin Ecosystems: Historical Change, Hydrology, Vegetation, Sediment, and Climate [USGS_SOFIA_land_margin_ecosystems]
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, ...


57. 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 ...


58. EDEN Grid Shapefile [USGS_SOFIA_EDEN_grid_shapefile]
This shapefile serves as a net (fishnet or grid) to be placed over the South Florida study area to allow for sampling within the 400 meter cells (grid cells or polygons). The origin and extent of ...


59. Florida Bay Bottom Types map [USGS_SOFIF_Fbbtypes]
The map shows the bottom types for Florida Bay that resulted from site surveys and boat transects (summer 1996-January 1997) compared with aerial photographs (December 1994-January 1995) and SPOT ...


60. Impacts of Hydrological Restoration on Three Estuarine Communities of the Southwest Florida Coast and on Associated Animal Inhabitants [USGS_SOFIA_hydro_restoration_impacts_SW_FL]
This project sought to characterize habitat relationships between selected faunal groups and their mangrove environment on the Southwest Florida coast. We described how mangrove associated fish species ...


61. Mangrove Terrapin Mark Recapture Study data [USGS_SOFIA_terrapin_mark-recap_data]   PARENT DIF
In 2001 a mark-recapture study on mangrove terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in the Big Sable Creek (BSC) complex within Everglades National Park was initiated. The summary data for terrapins in BSC ...


62. 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 ...


63. 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 ...


64. 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]
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 ...


65. Development of YY male technology to control non-native fishes in the Greater Everglades [USGS_SOFIA_YY_Males]
Dozens of non-native fish species have established throughout south Florida (including Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park and various state and private ...


66. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge - Greater Everglades Baseline Information and Response to CERP [USGS_SOFIA_Ding_Darling_baseline]   CHILD DIFs
The greater Everglades Restoration program includes a management plan for the C-43 Canal, or Caloosahatchee River. This plan affects the quantity, quality, and timing of freshwater releases at control ...


67. Fire, Hydrology, and Soils along the Mangrove Ecotone within the Greater Everglades Ecosystem [USGS_SOFIA_FireHydroSoils]
Fire in the south Florida landscape has historically been influential in shaping the ecosystem. The link between hydrology, soil formation, and fire is a critical complex component in the persistence ...


68. NPS stage-rain sites [USGS_SOFIA_NPSstage]   PARENT DIF
The data sets contain data for stage and rain measurements at 54 NPS sites in Everglades National Park. Data collection is continuing at these sites. Go to for a list ...


69. NPS wind sites [USGS_SOFIA_NPSwind]   PARENT DIF
The data sets contain data for wind speed and direction at 5 NPS sites: C111, OIH, P33, NESRS3, and Joe Bay


70. 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 ...


71. 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 ...


72. 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, ...


73. Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions and Relation to Water Quality in the Everglades [USGS_SOFIA_gw-sw_wq_everglades]
At present there are few reliable estimates of hydrologic fluxes between groundwater and surface water in the Everglades. This gap in hydrological investigations not only leaves the water budget of ...


74. 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. ...


75. 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 ...


76. Historical Changes in Salinity, Water Quality, and Vegetation in Biscayne Bay [USGS_SOFIA_hist_salinity_wq_veg_bb_04]
The objectives of this project are to examine in broad context the historical changes in the Biscayne Bay ecosystem at selected sites on a decadal-centennial scale, and to correlate these changes ...


77. 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 ...


78. 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 ...


79. 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 ...


80. 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 ...


81. 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. ...


82. 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 ...


83. 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, ...


84. 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 ...


85. 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 ...


86. 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 ...


87. 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 ...


88. 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 ...


89. 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. ...


90. 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 ...


91. 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 ...


92. 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 ...


93. 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 ...


94. Development of Integrated Sampling of Fishes in Forested Wetlands in South Florida with Emphasis on Food Web Structure [USGS_SOFIA_fish_sample]
This study seeks to refine sampling methodology in the forested wetlands, to collect baseline data for aquatic animals to enable comparisons between Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) ...


95. Discharge Data (Tamiami Canal) [USGS_SOFIA_discharge_tamiami_canal]
The data are from the following four stations: Station 02288800 - Tamiami Canal Outlets, Monroe to Carnestown; Station 02288900 - Tamiami Canal Outlets, 40-Mile Bend to Monroe, near Miami, FL; Station ...


96. Ecological Risk Assessment of Toxic Substances in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem: Wildlife Effects and Exposure Assessment [USGS_SOFIA_eco_assess_risk_toxics]
This project will be carried out in several locations throughout those areas critical to the South Florida Restoration Initiative. These areas include: 1) Water Conservation Areas 1, 2, and 3 of the ...


97. Ecosystem History of South Florida Estuaries Data [USGS_SOFIA_eco_hist_db]
The Ecosystem History Access Database contains listings of all sites (modern and core), modern monitoring site survey information, and published core data. Two general ...


98. Ecosystem History of the Southwest Coast-Shark River Slough Outflow Area [USGS_SOFIA_eco_hist_swcoast_srs_04]
The objectives of this project are to document impacts of changes in salinity, water quality, coastal plant and animal communities and other critical ecosystem parameters on a subdecadal-centennial ...


99. Ecosystem History: Terrestrial and Fresh-Water Ecosystems of southern Florida [USGS_SOFIA_dawmet]
Analysis of 209 pollen assemblages from surface samples in ten vegetation types in the Florida Everglades form the basis to identify wetland sub-environments from the pollen record. This calibration ...


100. Effects of Hydrology on Wading Bird Foraging Parameters [USGS_SOFIA_gawlik_wading_birds]
The conceptual model for this study is based on the idea that hydroperiod is a long-term process that primarily influences the abundance, body size, and species composition of the prey community whereas ...


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