Sanchez, C., Gaiser, E., Saunders, C., Wachnicka, A., Oehm, N. and Craft, C.B. 2013. Exploring siliceous subfossils as a tool for inferring past water level and hydroperiod in Everglades marshes. Journal of Paleolimnology. 45:49-66. (DOI: 10.1007/s10933-012-9624-3)
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10/17/2014 – Document
GCE-LTER III Project - 2013 NSF annual progress report (public version) (details)
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GCE-LTER III Project - 2014 NSF annual progress report (document format) (details)
10/17/2014 – Document
GCE-LTER III Project - 2014 NSF annual progress report (public version) (details)
10/16/2014 – Document (GCE only)
GCE-LTER III Project - 2014 NSF annual progress report (complete) (details)
09/17/2014 – Spreadsheet (GCE only)
Sampling log for the September 2014 GCE monitoring cruise (10 September 2014) (details)
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GCE Project Announcements
10/16/2014 – Monitoring Program
Fall monitoring is underway. The GCE technicians and representatives from the Pennings, Alber, Silliman and Angelini labs are monitoring soil, plants and invertebrates at the core GCE sites. We're up to 15 years of data for some of these measurements, so it is becoming a wonderful time series.
Field crew monitoring plants and invertebrates(contact Steve Pennings for additional information) 10/09/2014 – Monitoring Program
Update 21-Oct-2014: The communications problem is actually due to a faulty GOES satellite transmitter. SINERR has ordered a replacement, and data will continue to be downloaded manually until telemetry can be restored.
The GOES satellite uplink for the SINERR/GCE weather station at Marsh Landing started to fail at the end of September. The problem has been traced to a faulty communications cable, and a replacement is currently on order. The data are still being logged, and will be downloaded from the logger manually until the situation is resolved. In the mean time, near-real-time weather and hydrographic data from Hudson Creek at Meridian Landing are displayed on the GCE website home page to provide information on current site conditions.(contact Wade Sheldon for additional information)
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.(contact Wade Sheldon for additional information)
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
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.
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)
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