Soil Bulk Density by Depth - Deep Cores — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Soil bulk density of deep core soil samples collected from the LTER Main Site and Successional and Forest sites, organized by treatment, replicate and depth. Bulk densities are calculated by obtaining the volume from the diameter of the core and the length of the horizon.
In 2001 we used the RS60 liners which had are 6 cm in diameter. In 2010 and later we used the DT45 liners which are 7.62 cm in diameter. The difference in diameters might have caused different amounts of compression in the tube.
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.
|Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
|Data available from:
|January 2001 to January 2022
|treatment that was sampled
|replicate plot that was sampled
|station within the plot that was sampled
|core identifier for the station (generally two cores were taken per station)
|horizon section (cores were divided into surface, middle and deep sections pre 2013 and by depth in 2013)
|length of the horizon sampled
|core volume cm3
|core volume of the section
|gravel free bulk density
|bulk density of the gravel free portion of the soil (gravel >4 mm removed)
|total bulk density
|bulk density (including any gravel)
|gravel weight g
|any observations relating to this core
|Soil Bulk Density - Deep Cores