Soil Bulk Density - Surface — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)

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Soil bulk density of surface soils from the Main Cropping System Experiment

This datatable is part of the Soil Bulk Density on the Main Cropping System Experiment. dataset.

Soil bulk density is used to convert water content by weight to water content by volume and for calculating porosity and void ratio. Bulk density has an inverse relationship with soil structure and soil porosity. Bulk density data were collected using an excavation procedure found in the sampling protocols. Bulk density data are available from the forest sites in 1995 and all sites on the LTER Central Experiment in 1996.


Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: May 1995 to May 1996
Dataset: KBS026
Datatable ID: KBS026-001.29
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Last Updated 2023-10-24
Variate Description Units
Date sampling date
Treatment treatment
Replicate replicate
Station station
sample depth the depth of the core
Bulk density bulk density

Data Excerpt

date treatment replicate station sample_depth bulk_density
1996-04-03 T4 R1 3 14.5 1.53
1996-04-03 T4 R1 4 15.2 1.07
1996-04-19 T5 R1 2 14.5 1.49
1996-04-19 T5 R1 3 15.5 1.25
1996-04-19 T5 R1 4 15.0 1.29
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