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Data Management Planning

This site contains information to help researchers create a solid data management plan for external funding requirements including NSF proposals.

Overview

The map services listed on this page are the result of collaborations with students, faculty, and external partners. Each project is described and links to a map service hosted by the USF Tampa Library. Links to theses/dissertations and geodatabases are available on the map service site.

Recent Projects

Downtown Tampa Survey Map, 1853

Map Service:
http://arcweb.forest.usf.edu/SpecColl/survey/index.html

Description:
This application is currently under construction. Please check back soon for more information about the project.


Bay Study Group Project

Map Service:
http://arcweb.forest.usf.edu/SpecColl/BSGWM/BSG1986.html

Description:
The Bay Study Group was created by the City of Tampa in 1976 to monitor the effects of pollution abatement that occurred in Hillsborough Bay when the city’s wastewater treatment plant was upgraded from primary to advanced treatment in 1979. The Bay Study Group documented a remarkable restoration of water quality parameters and biological indicators in Hillsborough Bay from the mid 1980s until 2009, when it was disbanded.

The Bay Study Group collection includes aerial photographs monitoring the health of the bay. When accessing the mapping service, you will begin with the earliest photographs from 1986. You can add or remove flight photographs from the display by using the check boxes under the menu titled "Flight Selection." You may also navigate to a different year by using the menu titled "Other Collections By Year."

To review the published reports written or collected by the group please select visit the Tampa Bay Area Study Group Project collection.


Influence of Meteorological Parameters on Rainfall and Severe Weather in Pinellas County, FL

Map Service:
http://arcweb.forest.usf.edu/etds/Mazza/main.html

Description:
Pinellas County is located on a peninsula in Florida that experiences daily patterns of sea breeze associated rainfall mainly during the summer months of June through August. Previously, rainfall patterns, amounts and timing and severe weather in Pinellas County have not been examined considering dominant wind flow patterns, sea breeze circulations and other atmospheric variables. To improve forecasting of local mesoscale phenomena, this project examined the rainfall patterns, amounts and timing and severe weather occurrences that occur as a result of sea breezes and associated prevailing wind regimes within Pinellas County for the months of June, July and August for the years 1995-2009. Other atmospheric variables are also considered.

Through the use of sounding data from the Ruskin, FL National Weather Service (NWS) Station, Pinellas County rainfall station data, and radar-estimated rainfall totals data from the NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, the following meteorological parameters were examined: dominant wind direction and speed, stability (convective available potential energy, CAPE and CAPEV; CAPEV is CAPE calculated using virtual temperature). Composites were made of radar-derived rainfall estimates to show where the dominant rainfall occurs in relation to the sounding classifications of dominant wind flow for that day using ArcGIS as an analysis tool. Composite maps of precipitation indicate that the largest range of precipitation across Pinellas County occurs when winds are from the 241-300° direction category. The soundings were also used to classify days by CAPE, wind speed, and precipitable water. Precipitable water had a significant positive correlation with precipitation amounts in four of the five wind direction categories. Wind speed had significant positive relationships with a southerly wind direction. In order to examine the timing of rainfall associated with each wind direction category, Gr2Analyst was used. Gr2Analyst indicated rainfall occurred earlier in days featuring a westerly flow, and later in days with an easterly flow.

Severe weather is also influenced by wind regimes and other atmospheric variables. Wind direction, wind speed, CAPE, precipitable water, and the United States Air Force Severe Weather Threat Index (SWEAT) indices were examined in relation to severe weather. The likelihood of severe weather was related to wind direction, with more events occurring during days with a more easterly flow than westerly. Atmospheric parameters were also examined in relation to each severe weather event.

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Karst Information Portal (KIP) Map Services

Map Service:
http://arcweb.forest.usf.edu/karst/cavemap.html

Description:
The Karst Information Portal (www.karstportal.org) is a digital library linking scientists, managers, and explorers with quality information resources concerning karst environments. We are currently working on a series of map services that will allow researchers to link published resources to geographic locations covered by those resources. The current map service describes the location and characteristics of a select group of springs in the state of Florida, all of which are covered by one or more resources stored within KIP.


USF Burgert Brothers Photo Mapping Application (under construction)

Map Service:
http://usflibrary.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=910e745d...

Description:
This application is currently under construction. Please check back soon for more information about the project or go to the USF Digital Collections website for more information about the photo collection.