Field Activity 08LME02

Identifier 08LME02
Alternate names This represents a portion of Task 9 of BASIS+ project 2090B6J
Purpose Characterize the surface elevation changes of wetlands in the coastal Everglades in relation to hydrology, disturbance and vegetation dynamics.
Location Everglades National Park and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, FL
Summary This task of the project collects quarterly measure of wetland surface elevation change at nine sites along two drainages in the coastal Everglades: the Lostman's River and the Shark River. Sites vary from freshwater wetlands (in headwater areas) to mangrove forests in downstream, tidal regions.
Info derived Patterns of wetland surface elevation change over time in relation to environmental variables.
Comments Collects quarterly measure of wetland surface elevation change at nine sites along two drainages in the coastal Everglades. Additional equipment: Deep, mid-level and shallow surface elevation tables, feldspar marker horizons. Additional platform: Chevy Silverado (GSA lease)
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 2008-10-01
End Various, all within Everglades NP 2009-09-30
West -81.4732
East -80.29762604
North 25.57953928
South 24.82997024
Topic 50


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
U.S. National Park Service
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District(USACE)
, FL
Principal investigators Thomas J SmithAnderson, GordonBalentine, Karen
Crew members
Thomas J Smith
Scientist, Staff
Ginger T Range
Scientist, Staff
Anderson, Gordon
Scientist, Staff
Balentine, Karen
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Ginger T Range
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation
Data type: Profiles

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Other Unknown, Profiles, Transects, Benchmarks, LIDAR, Navigation (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity