FCE Data Product Definitions

FCE Core Data: FCE Core Data are long-term data sets that address FCE LTER objectives and hypotheses as outlined in LTER proposals for FCE I, FCE II, and FCE III and that are supported primarily by LTER funds. The FCE Core Data Table of Contents (DTOC) is a searchable catalog of FCE Core data sets which includes links to metadata and data. The search interface allows users to find data based on diverse fields such as data originator, working group, keywords, themes, and spatial queries.

FCE Signature Datasets: FCE signature datasets are those that best represent FCE's research goals and are categorized under their corresponding core research areas. In some cases, a signature dataset may appear in multiple core areas due to the nature of the data content.

FCE Related Data: FCE related data are collected by FCE researchers at or near FCE research sites and are part of outside agency programs such at the Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) for Support of Biological and Ecological Assessments and the Ameriflux Network. Although these data are not directly part of the FCE data archive, they are immensely important to the FCE research program and the links have been made available in order to facilitate FCE and LTER network science.

FCE Sampling Attributes FCE sampling attributes are based on the data fields in FCE datasets. The 'Sampling' search interface will return a list of sampling attributes as well as sites, datasets, and projects associated with those sampling attributes. FCE sampling can be searched using themes or specific keywords.

FCE Climate Data: Climate data includes a list of and direct link to the FCE LTER climate datasets together with a map of the FCE study area depicting where the 5 NOAA meteorological stations are located in relation to the FCE research sites. Additionally, this page also serves as a link to the LTER Climate database (ClimDB/HydroDB). ClimDB/HydroDB is a relational database that stores climate and hydrological data for all 26 LTER sites and allows users to query and download their data of interest, as well as, graph their query results.

FCE GIS Data and Maps: Geospatial data associated with the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program, including pertinent GIS layers, imagery, downloadable maps, and an interactive map.

Diatom Image Database: The Periphyton Group at Florida International University created and maintains the Diatom Image Database, which includes over 980 diatom taxa found in the greater Everglades region of south Florida.