Soil Bulk Density by Depth - Deep Cores

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.

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: January 2001 to January 2013
Dataset: KBS044
Datatable ID: KBS044-002.24
Core Areas Disturbance
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Last Updated 2018-05-03
Variate Description Units
year sample year
treatment treatment that was sampled
replicate replicate plot that was sampled
station station within the plot that was sampled
core core identifier for the station (generally two cores were taken per station)
section horizon section (cores were divided into surface, middle and deep sections)
horizon length length of the horizon sampled centimeter
total bulk density bulk density (including any gravel) grams/cubiccentimeter
comments any observations relating to this core

Data Excerpt

year treatment replicate station core section horizon_length total_bulk_density comments
2001 TSF 3 5 2 Surface 14 1.4632819752
2001 TSF 3 5 2 Middle 67 1.5446790779
2001 TSF 3 5 2 Deep 19 1.4844024723
2001 TSF 3 5 1 Surface 16 1.5617013307
2001 TSF 3 5 1 Middle 53 1.6323675147
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