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Acidification and Increasing CO2 Flux Associated with Five, Springs Coast, Florida Springs (1991-2014)

By Kira Barrera and Lisa Robbins

Summary

Scientists from the South West Florida Management District (SWFWMD) acquired and analyzed over 20 years of seasonally-sampled hydrochemical data from five first-order-magnitude (springs that discharge 2.83 m3 s-1 or more) coastal springs located in west-central Florida. These data were subsequently obtained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for further analyses and interpretation. The spring study sites (Chassahowitzka, Homosassa, Kings Bay, Rainbow, and Weeki Wachee), which are fed by the Floridan Aquifer system and discharge into the Gulf of Mexico were investigated to identify temporal and spatial trends of pH, alkalinity, partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2) and CO2 flux.

Data

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
SpringsCoastCarbonateData.zip
Hydrochemical data from the Springs Coast of Florida
Acidification_and_Increasing_CO2_Flux_
Associated_with_Five_Springs_Coast_
Florida_Springs_1991_2014.xml
Acidification_and_Increasing_CO2_Flux_
Associated_with_Five_Springs_Coast_
Florida_Springs_1991_2014.txt
SpringsCoastCarbonateData.zip
(82 KB)

Study area, Florida Springs Coast, and locations of spring groups and study sites, including the locations of coastal comparison study sites for Homosassa Springs, River, and Bay (Coast 1 and Coast 2).
Figure 1. Study area, Florida Springs Coast, and locations of spring groups and study sites, including the locations of coastal comparison study sites for Homosassa Springs, River, and Bay (Coast 1 and Coast 2).

Suggested Citation

Barrera, K. and Robbins L.L., 2017, Acidification and Increasing CO2 Flux Associated with Five, Springs Coast, Florida Springs (1991-2014): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7WW7FVW.

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