Soil Nitrification and Mineralization from Hess’ Rainfall Intensification Study — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)

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The net nitrification and mineralization rates in soils under extreme and control rainout shelters using resin cores buried in situ over the incubation period.

This datatable is part of the Nitrogen Dynamics from Hess' Rainfall Intensification Study dataset.

This dataset contains results from L. Hess’ dissertation research on the effects of rainfall intensification on N leaching, soil inorganic N pools, soil N transformations, and crop N content in the MCSE Conventional (T1) and No-till (T2) treatments. Data supporting Hess et al. (2020).

Hess, L., E. S. Hinckley, G. P. Robertson, and P. A. Matson. 2020. Rainfall intensification increases nitrate leaching from tilled but not no-till cropping systems of the U.S. Midwest. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 290:106747.


Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: April 2015 to December 2015
Dataset: KBS148
Datatable ID: KBS021-006.6
Core Areas Inorganic Nutrients
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Last Updated 2024-02-13
Variate Description Units
treatment MCSE treatment
replicate block in the treatment
rainfall treatment rainfall manipulation
net nitrification rate nitrification rate during the experiment μg/g/day
net N mineralization rate net N mineralization rate during the experiment μg/g/day
gravimetric soil water content gravimetric water content over the entire experiment g/g
experiment start date the first day of the experiment
experiment end date the last day of the experiment

Data Excerpt

upper upper rainfall_treatment net_nitrifcation_rate net_n_mineralization_rate gravimetric_soil_water_content experiment_start_date experiment_end_date
R1 R1 control -0.005620201 0.027895464 0.18981671 2015-04-30 2015-12-02
R1 R1 extreme 0.22882465 0.23828013 0.19721156 2015-04-30 2015-12-02
R2 R2 control 0.20496877 0.18471651 0.10849539 2015-04-30 2015-12-02
R2 R2 extreme 0.27442604 0.27235982 0.16495624 2015-04-30 2015-12-02
R3 R3 control 0.600178 0.5847799 0.12585941 2015-04-30 2015-12-02
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