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|
|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|
|gravel free bulk density||bulk density of the core (assuming no gravel content)||grams/cubiccentimeter|
|total bulk density||bulk density (including any gravel)||grams/cubiccentimeter|
|comments||any observations relating to this core|
|Deep Core Bulk Density and Archiving|