Field Activity 09LME01

Identifier 09LME01
Purpose 1) Determining the response of mangrove forests to disturbance and sea-level rise. 2) Looking for evidence of historic fires in freshwater wetlands in ENP.
Location Everglades National Park, FL
Summary This fieldtrip will undertake regularly quarterly sampling of Sediment Erosion Tables (SET) in Everglades NP and collect sediment cores to use in reconstructing fire history in several locations in the Park.
Info derived 1) Change in wetland surface elevation 2) For the cores: grain size, organic / inorganic matter content, bulk density, presence-absence of charcoal fragments
Comments Additional Platform: Chevy Silverado (GSA lease). Additional Equipment: Surface elevation table, Russian peat corer.
25-ft Parker
19-ft SeaCraft
Per OPS Manager, platform was transferred to the Gainesville office around 2016.
Helicopter (SP)
Start Various, all within Everglades NP 2009-07-20
End Various, all within Everglades NP 2009-07-24
West -81.419
East -80.36013421
North 25.49875618
South 24.90631404
Topic 50


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers(USACE)
600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Thomas J SmithAnderson, GordonBalentine, KarenPaul R Nelson
Crew members
Thomas J Smith
Scientist, Staff
Anderson, Gordon
Scientist, Staff
Balentine, Karen
Scientist, Staff
Paul R Nelson
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Anderson, Gordon
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Sampling
Data type: Biology, Geology

Equipment and datasets

Equipment or measuring device
Peat Corer
Biology, Geology
Description CSV file containing sediment core location, charcoal abundance and 210Pb ages.
Format csv
Amount 12 KB
Digital location n/a
Supported? No
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Process? No
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