Florida Coastal Everglades LTER - Outside Agency Data
Outside Agency Data
Welcome to the Outside Agency Data Resource Page
There are many important links to other sources of Everglades data found on
websites operated by various agencies such as the South Florida Water Management
District, USGS and the Southeast Environmental Research Center. These data are not
incorporated in the FCE LTER data archive or databases but they still may
facilitate our research at the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program. We've
compiled a few links for some of those important sources.
SERC Water Quality Monitoring Network
The function of the SERC Water Quality Monitoring
Network is to address regional water quality concerns that exist outside
the boundaries of individual political entities. Biscayne Bay, Florida
Bay & Whitewater Bay, Ten Thousand Islands, and Marco-Pine Island
Sound are sampled monthly, while the Florida Keys National Marine
Sanctuary and the Southwest Florida Shelf are sampled quarterly. The data
summary maps are produced on a quarterly basis by integrating the
individual projects into one data file for that month sampled.
SFWMD DBHYDRO Brower
DBHYDRO is the South Florida Water Management District's corporate
environmental database which stores hydrologic, meteorologic,
hydrogeologic and water quality data. This database is the source of
historical and up-to-date environmental data for the 16-county region
covered by the District. The DBHYDRO Browser allows you to search
DBHYDRO, using one or more criteria, and to generate a summary of the
data from the available period of record.
USGS Water Data for Florida
The USGS Water Data for Florida website provides access to
water-resources data collected throughout Florida. The USGS investigates
the occurrence, quantity, quality, distribution, and movement of surface
and underground waters and disseminates the data to the public, State and
local governments, public and private utilities, and other Federal
agencies involved with managing our water resources.
NOAA Tides and Currents
NOAA Tides and Currents, managed by the Center for
Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), is the portal to
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's vast collection of
oceanographic and meteorological data (historical and real-time),
predictions, and nowcasts and forecasts.
Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory
(AOML), Hurricane Research Division (HRD) Hurricane Data
NOAA's Hurricane Research Division
has a variety of data sets that have been collected during their annual
Hurricane Field Program. This consists mostly of data collected by NOAA
aircraft flying into and around hurricanes, but also includes wind field
analyses, land based radar loops, and data archived from U.S. Air Force
The South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) site provides scientific information
access in support of research, decision-making, and resource management
for the South Florida ecosystem restoration effort. Users can access
information on projects by title, investigator, or by region. The data
exchange site contains data related to all of the projects and the Sofia
publications database contains Open File Reports, Fact Sheets, and other
publications for integrated science projects.
USGS - Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN)
The Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) is an integrated network of
real-time water-level monitoring, ground-elevation modeling, and
water-surface modeling that provides scientists and managers with current
(1999-present), on-line water-depth information for the entire freshwater
portion of the Greater Everglades.
The AmeriFlux network provides continuous observations of ecosystem level
exchanges of CO2, water, energy and momentum spanning diurnal, synoptic,
seasonal, and interannual time scales and is currently composed of sites
from North America, Central America, and South America. AmeriFlux is part of
a "network of regional networks" (FLUXNET) which coordinates regional and
global analysis of observations from micrometeorological tower sites.
Florida International University (FIU) Weather Station
The FIU Weather Station is located on the rooftop of the Primera Casa
building at Florida International University, Miami, Florida and is
maintained by Dr. Rene Price. Weather observations are uploaded to this
site in 10 minute intervals. Data are stored in 30 minute intervals and can
be downloaded in monthly, tab delimited files from August 2004.
Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMA)
The Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMA) is a partnership
between agencies, groups, and individuals who manage invasive species. The website
provides distribution maps and information about invasive species in the Everglades
USGS - Global Fiducial Imagery Library (GFL)
The Global Fiducial Imagery Library (GFL) is a long-term archive of images from
U.S. National Imagery Systems which represents a long-term periodic record for
selected scientifically important sites.