CSP soil profile description: general site information, surface characteristics, soil classification

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Dataset Abstract

Soil profile description according to the „Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung. 
5. verbesserte und erweiterte Auflage Herausgegeben von der Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe in Zusammenarbeit mit den Staatlichen Geologischen Diensten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland; Ad-Hoc-Arbeitsgruppe Boden: Wolf Eckelmann. Red.: ; H. Sponagel; W. Grottenthaler; K.-J. u.a. Hartmann.“ We refer to this publication for the explanation of terms used in this dataset. This dataset contains all information that has only one entry per site, thus describing the whole soil profile. Two separate sheets contain data that describes more than one aspect for a soil profile (CSP soil profile description II: soil horizons, CSP soil profile description III: Aeromorphic organic layers)

Dataset Design

Soil profiles where sampled directly adjacent to the Comparative Study plots.

Spatial Extent

Comparative study sites (CSPs) Gutianshan National Nature Reserve
29°08'-29°17'N
118°02'-118°11'E

Temporal Extent

2008/2009

Taxonomic Extent

Soil

Data Analysis

Mind that the horizons here are not comparable to the equal depth intervals of other soil data files. Use the depth information included in this file for accessing depth.

Freeformat files (1)

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

CSP
name of the CSP in the Nature ReserveBEF research plot nameReasearch plots of the Biodiversity - Ecosystem functioning experiment (BEF-China). There are three main sites for research plots in the BEF Experiment: Comparative Study Plots (CSP) in the Gutianshan Nature Reserve, having a size of 30x30m^2, measured on the ground.
Unit: id
Data group: BEF research plot name
Keywords: CSP
Values
CSP04
CSP05
CSP01
profile3
No of soil profile, Headline: Header data
Unit: id
Data group: Helper
Values
CSP5
CSP1
CSP4
desc_date4
Date of description (dd/mm/yy), Headline: Header data
Unit: date
Data group: Date time information
Keywords: date
Values
2008-09-07
2008-09-04
2008-09-08
author5
Author(s), Headline: Header data
Unit: text
Data group: Helper
Values
CG,KK
location6
Location, Headline: Header data
Unit: text
Data group: Helper
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elevation7
Elevation, Headline: Header data; Instrumentation: GIS, Hypsometer, Interpolation from map (derived from datagroup)
Unit: meter
Data group: Elevation
Keywords: elevation
Values
545
513
462
grid8_1
WGS84 Grid reference (coordinates), Headline: Header data
Unit: degree
Data group: Longitude
Keywords: longitude
Values
29.23991
29.25023
29.27415
grid8_2
WGS84 Grid reference (coordinates), Headline: Header data
Unit: degree
Data group: Latitude
Keywords: latitude
Values
118.12191
118.11107
118.12059
soil_desc9
Soil describtion status, Headline: Header data, superscript 9
Unit: category
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil profile
Values
G/N,P
slope_grad11
Slope gradient, Headline: General site information
Unit: degree
Data group: Inclination
Keywords: inclination, CSP
Values
37
29
38
slope_exp12
Slope expos. given in categorial cardinal directions, Headline: General site information
Data group: Aspect Categories
Keywords: exposition, CSP
Values
NW
W-NW
S-SE
slope_form13
Slope form, Headline: General site information
Data group: Slope form
Keywords: soil profile, CSP, slope form
Values
G,G
X,X
maj_land14
Major landform, Headline: General site information
Data group: Major landform
Keywords: soil profile, land use history
Values
H
rel_pos15
Relief position, Headline: General site information
Data group: Relief position
Keywords: soil profile, relief
Values
M
O
microreli16
Microrelief, Headline: General site information
Data group: Microrelief
Keywords: soil profile, microrelief
Values
RS
RE
erosion17
Erosion/deposition, Headline: General site information
Data group: Erosion/deposition
Keywords: erosion, deposition
Values
EWF
current_land18
Current land use, Headline: General site information
Data group: Current land use
Keywords: land use history
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former_land19
Former land use, Headline: General site information
Data group: Former land use
Keywords: land use history
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vegetation20
Vegetation, Headline: General site information
Data group: Vegetation
Values
LW
weather21
Weather conditions, Headline: General site information
Data group: Weather conditions
Values
WT3
human22
Current human influence, Headline: General site information
Data group: Current human influence
Keywords: human influence
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notes23
Notes, Headline: Header data
Data group: Notes
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rock_out24
Rock outcrops, Headline: Surface charakteristiks
Data group: Rock outcrops
Keywords: rock
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coarse25
Coarse surface fregments, Headline: Surface charakteristiks
Data group: Coarse surface fregments
Keywords: soil profile
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surface_seal26
Surface sealing, Headline: Surface charakteristiks
Data group: Surface sealing
Keywords: soil profile
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other_sur28
Other surface characteristics, Headline: Surface charakteristiks
Data group: Other surface characteristics
Keywords: soil profile
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form_org_lay67
Form of aeromorphic organic layers, Headline: Genetic and systematic interpretation - soil classification
Data group: Form of aeromorphic organic layers
Keywords: aeromorphic organic layer
Values
L-Mull
F-Mull
soil_unit68
Soil unit, Headline: Genetic and systematic interpretation - soil classification
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil profile
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notes74
Notes, Headline: Genetic and systematic interpretation - soil classification
Data group: Helper
Values
Gestein: Gneis