Water Quality Data (Zucker)Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_wq_data_zucker
Abstract: The data are available for 14 sites in multiple formats from the National Water Information Systems (NWIS) website
In 1995 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began a series of studies to monitor several major creeks and rivers that discharge freshwater into northeastern Florida Bay and the southwest coastal estuaries of Everglades National Park. These studies provide water flow, salinity, ... temperature, and water-level data for hydrodynamic model development and calibration and also supply baseline information for other physical, biological, and chemical studies being conducted in these areas. From 2004 through 2006 the Restoration, Coordination, and VERification program (RECOVER) Monitoring and Assessment Plan (MAP) funded 10 monitoring stations that together with the existing coastal monitoring network created a network of about 40 sites that could be analyzed for coastal gradients of flow, salinity, and nutrients. The purpose of this network is to gather information on the interactions between the Everglades mangrove transition zone and the freshwater wetlands.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jeff Woods, Mark Zucker
Dataset Title: Water Quality Data (Zucker)
Dataset Release Date: 2007Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/zucker_woods_patino/wtrqualindex.html
Start Date: 1997-12-27Stop Date: 2007-07-10
Quality Not all stations have water quality data or are complete.
Horizontal positions were established with the use of GPS equipment.
Automatic samplers are used at three locations to collect water samples for nutrient analysis. Every 18 hours a 120 ml water sample is pumped into a pre-preserved (1:1 sulfuric acid) composite bottle that is made up of four pumping sessions over a ... 3-day period. Field visits to collect sample bottles are made every 24 days. During a routine site visit, representative water samples are collected following a multiple vertical sampling approach quarterly at each station. Samples are collected and analyzed at the USGS National Water Quality Laboratory for total and dissolved nutrients. Water samples collected with auto-samplers are analyzed for total nitrogen (TKN) and total phosphorus (TP) concentrations. Point samples are collected to assess the potential of bio-fouling of the sampling port during monthly deployments and to compare the point data to the multiple vertical sampling data (i.e. representative data).
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data from 1996 to 2000 is published. Data after 2000 is provisional and subject to revision.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (954) 377-5952
Fax: (954) 377-5901
Email: mzucker at usgs.gov
U.S. Geological Survey 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33315
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Woods, Jeff, Zucker, Mark. 2007, Estuarine Response in Northeastern Florida Bay to Major Hurricanes in 2005.
USGS Circular, 1306, chapter 6, Publication_Place: Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey, http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1306/pdf/c1306_ch6_i.pdf
Farris, G. S.; Smith, G. J.; Crane, M. P.; Demas, C. R.; Robbins, L. L.; Lavoie, D. L., editors, 2007, Science and the Storms: The USGS Response to the Hurricanes of 2005, USGS Circular, 1306, Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-04-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-04