Soil Total Carbon and Nitrogen by Depth - Deep Cores

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Total carbon and nitrogen determinations of deep core soil samples from the LTER Main Site and Successional and Forested sites organized by treatment, replicate and core depth (surface, middle, deep) sections.

This datatable is part of the Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Deep Core Surveys dataset. An LTER project goal is to periodically collect and analyze deep soil cores for the main site treatments and successional and forest sites. Soil is sampled to a depth of one meter, and analyzed for horizon depths, texture, moisture, and carbon and nitrogen content.


Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: May 2001 to October 2019
Dataset: KBS044
Datatable ID: KBS044-001.47
Core Areas Organic Matter,Disturbance
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Last Updated 2021-07-10
Variate Description Units
sample date date the sample was taken
treatment treatment the sample was collected from
replicate replicate that the sample was collected from
station station within the plot that was sampled
core there were 2 cores taken at each sample site. in 2001 core 1 was analyzed and core 2 was archived.
depth slice of the deepcore
n percent average percent N in the sample %
c percent average percent of C in the sample %

Data Excerpt

sample_date treatment replicate station core depth n_percent c_percent
2001-10-19 TSF R1 1 C1 Deep 0.02 0.2165
2001-10-19 TSF R1 1 C1 Middle 0.0545 0.3165
2001-10-19 TSF R1 1 C1 Surface 0.196 1.9323
2001-10-19 TSF R1 2 C1 Deep 0.035 0.111
2001-10-19 TSF R1 2 C1 Middle 0.055 0.3037
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