Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) November 2007 Digital Elevation Model for use with EDENappsEntry ID: USGS_SOFIA_eden_dem_cm_nov07_nc
Abstract: This is the 1st release of the third version of an Everglades Depth
Estimation Network (EDEN) digital elevation model (DEM) generated from certified airborne
height finder (AHF) and airboat collected ground surface elevations for the Greater
Everglades Region. This version includes all data collected and certified by the USGS prior
to the ... conclusion of the AHF collection process. It differs from the previous elevation
model (EDEN_EM_JAN07) in that the modeled area of WCA3N (all the WCA3A area north of I-75)
is increased while the modeled area of the Big Cypress National Preserve (BNCP) has been
both refined and reduced to the region where standard error of cross-validation points falls
below 0.16 meters. EDEN offers a consistent and documented dataset that can be used to guide
large-scale field operations, to integrate hydrologic and ecological responses, and to
support biological and ecological assessments that measure ecosystem responses to
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. To produce historic and near-real time maps of
water depths, the EDEN requires a system-wide DEM of the ground surface. This file is a
modification of the eden dem released in October of 2007 (i.e., eden_em_oct07) in which the
elevation values have been converted from meters (m) to centimeters(cm) for use by EDEN
applications software. This file is intended specifically for use in the EDEN applications
software. Aside from this difference in horizontal units, the following documentation
These data were specifically created for the development of water depth information using interpolated water surfaces from the EDEN stage data network.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kevin Chartier John Jones
Dataset Title: Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) November 2007 Digital Elevation
Model for use with EDENapps
Dataset Release Date: 2007-11-
Data Presentation Form: raster digital dataOnline Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/eden/edenapps/index.php
Start Date: 1995-01-01Stop Date: 2007-12-31
Access Constraints These data were produced for EDEN operational water depth estimation and applications.
Use Constraints The user is cautioned that this elevation model was produced specifically for EDEN applications and is based on input data of approximately 400m sample spacing and +/-15cm vertical accuracy. No statement of appropriateness for uses other than that intended are implied.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Size: 0.462
Distribution Format: net CDFCF-1.0
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 954 577-6382
Email: kchart at ufl.edu
3205 College Avenue
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33314-7719
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Pamela Telis, 2006, The Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) for support of ecological and biological assessments, USGS Fact Sheet, 2006-3087, St. Petersburg, FL, U.S. Geological Survey.
Jones, J. W., 2001, Image and in situ data integration to derive sawgrass density information for surface-flow modeling in the ... Everglades, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, in Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2000, editors Manfred Owe, Kaye Brubaker, Jerry Ritchie, and Albert Rango, publicaton 267, ISBN 1-901502-46-5.
Desmond, G. B., 2003, Measuring and mapping the topography of the Florida Everglades for Ecosystem Restoration, USGS Fact Sheet, 021-03, Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-02