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Chronology from sediment cores collected in southwestern Everglades National Park, Florida

Open-File Report 2012-1275

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Abstract

Age model data are presented for 10 cores from the southwestern coastal mangrove zone of Everglades National Park, Florida, collected in Common Era (CE) 2004 and 2005 and used for paleoecological analysis. Carbon-14 (14C), lead-210 (210Pb), cesium-137 (137Cs), radium-226 (226Ra), and pollen biostratigraphic information is included, and age models were generated for 6 of the 10 cores. Age reversals and sediment disturbance prevented construction of age models on the remaining four cores. Four cores present a continuous record of the last 50 to 100 years, making them useful for analyzing the impacts caused by changes in water management in south Florida. These cores are Harney River 2A and Harney River 1A, Shark River 2A, and Roberts River.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Chronology from sediment cores collected in southwestern Everglades National Park, Florida
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2012-1275
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center
Description:
vi, 59 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
Other Geospatial:
Florida Everglades
Online Only (Y/N):
Y