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September 2014 Calendar

Porewater Sampling and Water Treatments
dates: 09/15/2014 to 09/18/2014
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Flux tower veg sampling
dates: 09/17/2014 to 09/18/2014
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RTK data collection
dates: 09/18/2014 to 09/21/2014
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Daniela Di Iorio on Sapelo
dates: 09/18/2014 to 09/21/2014
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Porewater Sampling and Water Treatments
date: 09/22/2014
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Latest Publications/Presentations

09/16/2014 –
Carter, M., Viso, R.F., Peterson, R.N. and Hill, J. C. 2013. Poster: Tidal Pumping as a Driver of Groundwater Discharge to a Back Barrier Salt Marsh Ecosystem. Hydrologic Controls on Biogeochemical and Ecosystem Processes at the Land-Sea Interface III. 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, 9-13 December, 2013, San Francisco.
09/16/2014 –
Peterson, R.N., Breier, J.C., Harmon, L.R., Brusa, J. and Hutchins, P.R. 2013. Development of a sparging chamber for field radon analysis. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 298:1347-1357. (DOI: 10.1007/s10967-013-2589-5)
09/15/2014 –
Alexander, C.R. Jr., Mccabe, C., Venherm, C. and Robinson, M. 2014. Presentation: Using Geospatial Tools to Quantify the Threat To Archaeological, Historic and Cultural Resources From Shoreline Change: The Georgia Coast Example. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 19-22 October 2014, Vancouver, B.C.

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Latest Data Releases

09/17/2014 – Data Release

CTD profile data for the September 2014 monthly monitoring cruise are now processed, and provisional data sets and plots are available on the private GCE web site.  https://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/private/ctd/provisional/2014/September/data/

09/17/2014 – Data Release

CTD profile data for the August 2014 monthly monitoring cruise are now processed, and provisional data sets and plots are available on the private GCE web site.  https://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/private/ctd/provisional/2014/August/data/

09/03/2014 – Data Release

Posted provisional salinity, temperature and depth data from 8 GCE MicroCAT sonde deployments on the private web site, covering the period 27-Mar-2014 to 03-Jul-2014.    

NOTE:  Due to a sonde malfunction, data from GCE-7 covers the period of 27-Mar-2014 to 17-May-2014 only.

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Latest File Uploads

09/17/2014 – Spreadsheet (GCE only)
Sampling log for the September 2014 GCE monitoring cruise (10 September 2014) (details)

09/17/2014 – Spreadsheet (GCE only)
Sampling log for the August 2014 GCE monitoring cruise (26-28 August 2014) (details)

08/06/2014 – Photograph
Orchelimum erythrocephalum photograph (details)

08/06/2014 – Photograph
Orchelimum erythrocephalum photograph (details)

08/06/2014 – Photograph
Amblycorypha floridana photograph (details)

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GCE Project Announcements

09/09/2014 – Software Release

We are pleased to announce that version 3.9.0 of the GCE Data Toolbox for MATLAB is now available for download. This release represents a major milestone, marking the completion of a 10 year goal to provide native support for Ecological Metadata Language (EML) XML metadata in the toolbox. Complete EML data and metadata packages can now be generated from metadata and data content in GCE Data Structures, including optional mapping of local units to the EML Unit Dictionary or user-managed custom unit definitions. It is therefore possible to archive data sets created using the toolbox in the LTER Data Portal or another EML-compatible data repository directly, without using a separate metadata management system or XML editor.

With EML package export support, the GCE Data Toolbox can now be used as a complete data synthesis environment for the LTER NIS and PASTA framework. EML-described data packages can be retrieved from the LTER Data Portal and processed using the toolbox, then products can be packaged and exported as new EML-described data sets, all without manual XML editing. The EML support functions are modular, so EML-compatible attribute lists, data table descriptors or complete EML documents can be generated in workflows depending on the use case.

Software download and installation information is available at https://gce-svn.marsci.uga.edu/trac/GCE_Toolbox/wiki/Downloads

General information and support resources for the GCE Data Toolbox are available at https://gce-svn.marsci.uga.edu/trac/GCE_Toolbox

(contact Wade Sheldon for additional information)
09/08/2014 – Coastal News

With funding provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and logistical support from Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, researchers from Georgia Southern University will release 50 gallons of fluorescent red dye (rhodamine WT) into the Altamaha River outflow on September 9, 2014. The plume of dye that results will be monitored visually and with instrumentation as it flows from the release point (just south of Wolf Island) along the Georgia coast and offshore. Tracking the path of the dye will provide estimates of the extent to which the Altamaha River delivers dissolved substances, both contaminants and nutrients, north and south along the Georgia coast and to hard-bottom reefs, such as Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, occurring up to 20 miles offshore.

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08/25/2014 – Workshop

Wade Sheldon will be presenting an overview of the GCE Data Toolbox software for data processing and quality control in a virtual workshop entitled "Field Data Management Solutions" on Wednesday, October 1 at 12:00 ET. This workshop is jointly sponsored by the CUAHSI Water Data Center, LTER Network Office, and the Critical Zone Observatory National Office to share tools, techniques, and tricks for handling the ever increasing volumes of data that observatories and other field sites are generating.

A series of webinars will be held during September and October 2014 featuring speakers from LTER sites, the CZO data project, and CUAHSI Water Data Center to share their experiences with data management and to share tools that have been developed. Webinars will be scheduled at 9 am PT/12 N ET/6 pm Central European Time to permit live participation from North America, South America and Western Europe at convenient times. All webinars will be recorded and available for viewing after the event at your convenience. (Download the Field Data Management Solutions Flyer).

(contact Wade Sheldon for additional information)
08/13/2014 – GCE IT News

The weather-proof enclosure for the GCE PhenoCam was left open around 7/15/2014 by persons or factors unknown and the enclosure flooded with water following a heavy rain, causing the camera to fail. The camera has been shipped off to the manufacturer for evaluation and repair, and a loaner camera is being send by the UNH PHENOCAM program. We apologize for the data interruption, and will revise this announcement when our camera is back online. Security measures will be taken in the future to prevent similar tampering.

UPDATE 26-Aug-2014: The GCE PhenoCam has been repaired, and will be redeployed in the next week.

(contact Wade Sheldon for additional information)
08/06/2014 – Research News

GCE intern Eric Weingarten has identified 3 common and several rare grasshopper species that occur at the Saltex site and other tidal freshwater marshes in the GCE domain. We'll be looking to see if the Saltex treatments affect herbivory rates.

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(contact Steve Pennings for additional information)
07/22/2014 – Coastal News

The Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that all state waters are protected under Georgia law by a 25-foot vegetative buffer, effectively reversing an Earth Day directive from Environmental Protection Division Director Jud Turner that stripped the protective buffer from the salt marsh.

For more information, see the Savannah Morning News article "Court decision revives Georgia coastal marsh buffer" by Mary Landers.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.