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1. 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 ...


2. 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, ...


3. 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 ...


4. 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, ...


5. 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 ...


6. Northern Everglades Satellite Image Map [USGS_SOFIA_N_EvergladesSatMap]   PARENT METADATA
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, ...


7. Nutrients Data (Lietz) [USGS_SOFIA_Nut_Data_Lietz]
This project attempted to quantify nitrogen and phosphorus loads to Biscayne Bay based upon models developed from ordinary least squares regression techniques. It also examined which historical methods ...


8. Remote Sensing of Water Turbidity and Sedimentation and Their Relationship to Algal Blooms [USGS_SOFIA_Fbturbidity]
A decline in water clarity in Florida Bay has been observed following the seagrass dieoffs starting in the late 1980's. Algal blooms and discolored water have been reported in Florida Bay over the ...


9. Review of selected features of the Natural Systems Model and suggestions for applications in South Florida suggestions for applications in South Florida [USGS_SOFIA_bales]
The south Florida ecosystem has been greatly altered during the last 100 years. Drainage of the south Florida watershed began in the early 1880's, and by the early 1990's about 50 percent of the historic ...


10. SOFIA - Development of a Digitial Library of Biological Information [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_diglib_04]
The information systems project addresses the need for timely, high-quality and relevant information through the development of a digital library for the South Florida ecosystem. The digital library ...


11. SOFIA - Geospatial Interface [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_geospatial_04]
A geospatial interface will be developed using ArcIMS software. The interface will provide a means of accessing information stored in the SOFIA database and the SOFIA data exchange web site through ...


12. SOFIA Environmental Database Development and Maintenance [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_database_04]
The long-term goal of the SOFIA program is to provide a central archive of data and products for all Department of Interior products related to the south Florida Ecosystem restoration program. ...


13. SOFIA Metadata [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_metadata_04]
The objectives of the metadata project are to document the data sets produced as a result of USGS research in South Florida and to make the metadata and data sets available to potential customers, ...


14. South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) Website [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_website_04]
The South Florida Information Access web site (SOFIA) was created as a 'one-stop-shopping' access point for research on South Florida. All USGS South Florida Priority Ecosystems Science research projects, ...


15. South Florida Pollen Data [USGS_SOFIA_sfl_pollen_data]
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 ...


16. Southern Everglades Satellite Image Map [USGS_SOFIA_S_EvergladesSatMap]   PARENT METADATA
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, ...


17. TIME and SICS modeling of surface water and interactions with ground water [USGS_SOFIA_swain_gwsw_flow_trans_04]
This project focuses on the implementation, verification, and validation of a system of coupling numerical models to represent the interaction between the ground-water and surface-water systems in ...


18. TIME data sets [USGS_SOFIA_time_datasets]   CHILD METADATA
This is a historical archive of TIME data from the past several years. No new data is being added on a regular basis, though archived data will be available for the forseeable future. Data for NOAA ...


19. Thickness of the Gray Limestone Aquifer, Southern Florida, USGS WRIR 99-4213 figure 16 [USGS_SOFIA_glime_thkness_arc]
The thickness of the gray limestone aquifer generally ranges from 30 to 100 ft. The map shows the thickness of the gray limestone aquifer in southern Florida. The contour interval is 50 feet. ...


20. Thickness of the upper confining unit of the gray limestone aquifer, southern Florida, USGS WRIR 99-4213 figure 22 [USGS_SOFIA_glime_thk_ucu_arc]
The upper confining unit of the gray limestone aquifer ranges from 20 to 60 ft in thickness in most of the study area, but is absent to the west and southwest in much of Collier County and most of ...


21. Tides and Inflows in the Mangrove Ecotone (TIME) Model Development (Vegetative Resistance to Flow) [USGS_SOFIA_veg_resist_flow_mod]
Surface-water flow models are needed to evaluate restoration and management alternatives for the south Florida ecosystem. Model results are sensitive to expressions used to represent flow resistance ...


22. Traces of hydrogeologic sections A-A', A'-A", B-B', and C-C' in the study area, southern Florida, WRIR 99-4213 figure 9 [USGS_SOFIA_glimehydrogeo_arc]
Four hydrogeologic sections show lithostratigraphic units and structure in the study area. Hydrogeologic sections A-A' and A'-A" extend northwest to southeast from southern Hendry County to southern ...


23. Vegetative Resistance to Flow Data [USGS_SOFIA_veg_resist_flow_data]
Surface-water flow models are needed to evaluate restoration and management alternatives for the south Florida ecosystem. Model results are sensitive to expressions used to represent flow resistance ...


24. Water Quality Physical Parameters Data (Lietz) [USGS_SOFIA_waterqual_lietz]
The data set contains values for water temperature, pH, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, sample location cross section, and sampling depth at 5 sites. The sites are: Biscayne Canal at S-28 ...


25. 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 ...


26. 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 ...


27. 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 ...


28. 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 ...


29. 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 ...


30. 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 Greater ...


31. 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 ...


32. 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 ...


33. 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 ...


34. 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 ...


35. 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. ...


36. 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. ...


37. 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 ...


38. 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 ...


39. 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 ...


40. 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 ...


41. 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 ...


42. 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 ...


43. 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 ...


44. 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 ...


45. 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 ...


46. Determination of Nutrient Loads to East Coast Canals [USGS_SOFIA_metlietz]
The objectives of this project were threefold: 1) to determine if historical water-quality data collected as grab samples at 0.5 and c1.0 m below the surface near the centroid of flow adequately represent ...


47. Determining Target Salinity Values for South Florida's Estuaries: The Combined Effects of Climate, Sea Level, and Water Management Practices [USGS_SOFIA_target_sal_vals]
The primary objective of this project is to provide information to Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) managers that can be used to establish target salinity values and performance measures ...


48. 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 ...


49. 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 ...


50. Ecosystem History of Biscayne Bay and the Southeast Coast [USGS_SOFIA_metish]
Historical changes in South Florida related to rapid population growth in the early to mid-1900's have led to significant alteration of the natural hydrocycles and water quality of Florida and Biscayne ...


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