By Thomas E. Lodge
BACKGROUNDAn atmosphere Overview-What Is (or Are?) the Everglades?A particular and useful EcosystemTerms and DefinitionsSouth Florida weather and WeatherThe ancient Everglades RegionOrigin and Evolution of the EvergladesThe Everglades in house and TimeFlorida, Geologic Time, and Plate TectonicsLimestone and AquifersEmergence of Land at the Florida Platform: The PeninsulaSea point, weather, and the beginning of the EvergladesENVIRONMENTS OF THE EVERGLADES REGIONFreshwater MarshesMarsh plants and Plant CommunitiesRidge-and-Slough panorama and Water FlowHydrology of Everglades PeatlandsPeriphytonM. Read more...
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In The Geology of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville; [e] modified from Lane, Ed. 1994. In Florida’s Geological History and Geological Resources. Special Publication No. 35, Florida Geological Survey, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, Florida. ) Gulf of Mexico. 1 (Continued). 1b). Opposing motions of the earth’s crust between North and South America created volcanic conditions that produced the West Indies in the evolving Caribbean, as the two continents continued their departure from Africa with the widening Atlantic.
Fronts normally stay far north, not affecting South Florida’s weather, but tropical systems (depressions, storms, and hurricanes) occur, such as Tropical Storm Edouard shown crossing the Texas coast on August 5, 2008. 8). 8 Dry-season weather maps and frontal weather. At left, a mid-latitude cyclone (LOW) is shown centered on the Ohio River Valley, with a northward-moving warm front extending to the Atlantic and an eastward-moving cold front extending into the Gulf of Mexico on February 26, 2008.
My recollection of roadkills is vivid, especially on the Tamiami Trail. They were a gruesome measure of wildlife abundance. Huge numbers of crayfish, lubber grasshoppers, frogs, turtles, snakes, marsh rabbits, otters, and wading birds were hit—sometimes making the road slippery and the stench obnoxious. Owls were often hit at night as they swooped low over the road in pursuit of prey, and by day vultures would feed on road kills, making daytime driving hazardous. The abundance of large frogs in the Everglades supported many airboat “froggers” in the frogleg business, even into the 1960s.
The Everglades Handbook : Understanding the Ecosystem, Third Edition by Thomas E. Lodge