Soil Leachate via Suction Lysimeters - Major Ions — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)

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Water chemistry of soil leachate collected from the Main System Cropping Experiment using suction lysimeters.

This datatable is part of the Comprehensive Soil Water Chemistry dataset.

Soil water samples are collected every other week during the growing season from treatments 1-7 (replicates 2-4) and the successional and forest sites using Prenart soil water samplers (sometimes referred to as lysimeters). Three sampling stations are located in each treatment and are grouped in this analysis. In this dataset, the following chemical variables were measured from 1999-2005: Ca, Mg, Na, K, NO3, total alkalinity, Cl, SO4, NH4,PO4, DOC, specific conductance, total dissolved phosphorus and Si. See also the dataset entitled Soil Water Nitrate on the Main Cropping System Experiment which covers a longer time period.

See the following reference for methods: Hamilton,S.K., A.L. Kurzman, C.Arango, L. Jin, and G.P. Robertson. 2007. Evidence for carbon sequestration by agricultural liming. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 21, GB2021, doi: 10.1029/2006GB002738.


Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: March 1999 to June 2003
Dataset: KBS067
Datatable ID: KBS067-001.19
Core Areas Inorganic Nutrients,Disturbance
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Last Updated 2023-10-24
Variate Description Units
name sample treatment and replicate
sample date date the sample was taken
calcium calcium concentration in mg/L mg/L
magnesium magnesium concentration in mg/L mg/L
sodium sodium concentration in mg/L mg/L
potassium potassium concentration in mg/L mg/L
nitrate n nitrate N concentration in mg/L mg/L
total alkalinity total alkalinity in ueq/L
chloride chloride concentration in mg/L mg/L
sulfate sulfate concentration in mg/L mg/L
ammonium n ammonium N concentration in ug/L µg/L
soluble reactive phosphorus soluble reactive phosphorus concentration in ug/L µg/L
dissolved organic carbon dissolved organic carbon concentration in mg/L mg/L
specific conductance lab specific conductance in uS/cm as measured in the lab at 25 degrees C
total dissolved phosphorus total dissolved phosphorus concentration in ug/L µg/L
silica silica concentration in mg/L mg/L
pH pH

Data Excerpt

name sample_date calcium magnesium sodium potassium nitrate_n total_alkalinity chloride sulfate ammonium_n soluble_reactive_phosphorus dissolved_organic_carbon specific_conductance_lab total_dissolved_phosphorus silica pH
DF-R3 2003-06-19 7.1 3.2 3.3 4.3 3.3 162.1 6.6 15.5 97.0 4.7 6.53
CF-R3 2003-06-19 24.3 2.1 2.7 4.7 15.5 99.2 7.7 11.6 201.0 2.0 6.46
DF-R1 2003-06-19 9.2 4.8 2.7 9.3 9.1 111.2 10.5 9.9 151.0 3.4 5.77
CF-R1 2003-06-19 8.4 1.2 2.5 11.3 1.2 168.7 10.8 14.9 116.0 2.3 5.73
SF-R1 2003-06-19 4.2 0.9 1.3 0.9 0.4 113.1 1.2 8.8 41.0 4.1 6.59
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