CSP soil profile description II: soil horizons

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Dataset Abstract

Soil profile description according to "!!!Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung". This dataset contains all information with several entries (up to 8) per category, 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: general site information, surface characteristics, soil classification, CSP soil profile description III: Aeromorphic organic layers)

Dataset Design

Soil profiles were dug adjacent to CSPs

Spatial Extent

CSP soil profiles, these are located adjacent to the CSPs
29°08'-29°17'N
118°02'-118°11'E

Temporal Extent

2010-2011

Taxonomic Extent

soil horizons

Data Analysis

This data contains qualitative information on the nature of the soil horizons. It can be used as information for data that relates to soil 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.
Data group: BEF research plot name
Keywords: CSP
Values
CSP04
CSP05
CSP01
CSP03
CSP02
no
No of column, Headline: Soil horizon description I
Data group: Helper
Values
4
3
5
2
1
horizon_depth29
Horizon boundary / Depth (cm), Headline: Soil horizon description I; horizon_depth29
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil horizon
Values
-100
-10
-11
-105
-100+
horizon_distinctness30
Horizon boundary / Distinctness and topography, Headline: Soil horizon description I; horizon_distinctness30
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil horizon
Values
de,w,h
di,e
de,e,h
de,w
de,e,g
soil_horizon31
Soil horizons and layers, Headline: Soil horizon description I; soil_horizon31
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil horizon
Values
Ah-B(t)v
Ah+Al-Bv
Ah-Al
Ah-Btv
Ah
soil_col32
Soil colour after Munsell (matrix), Headline: Soil horizon description I; soil_col32
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil colour
Values
10 YR 2/2, 10 YR 6/6
10YR 3/2
10YR
10YR 2/2
10 YR 2/2
org_matter33
Organic matter content, Headline: Soil horizon description I; org_matter33
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil
Values
h2
h1
h1-2
h0
h1+h0
ped_soil_moist36
Pedogenic features / Soil moisture condition, Headline: Soil horizon description I; ped_soil_moist36
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil moisture
Values
10.4
11
11.2
11.3
11.5
ped_con37
Pedogenic features / Consistence, Headline: Soil horizon description I; ped_con37
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil
Values
FVF
FRF
FR
FI
ko1
ped_other38
Pedogenic features / Other pedogenic features, Headline: Soil horizon description I; ped_other38
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil profile
Values
M, Vw
Humus fleckenhaft
Hu
Hu,una
Hu, Vw
ped_soil_structure39
Pedogenic features / Soil structure / Structure types, Headline: Soil horizon description I; ped_soil_structure39
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil profile
Values
ei-kru
koh-pol
bro+sub
ei-sub
koh
ped_soil_size40
Pedogenic features / Soil structure / Size of peds, Headline: Soil horizon description I; ped_soil_size40
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil structure
Values
ME
h
CO
g
FI
ped_voids_porosity41
Pedogenic features / Voids (porosity) / Porosity, Headline: Soil horizon description I; ped_voids_porosity41
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil structure
Values
f2, gri2
f2. gri3
f2, gri3
f2,gri3
f2,gri2
cutan_feat44
Cutanic features (abundance, nature, location), Headline: Soil horizon description I; cutan_feat44
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil profile
Values
F,C,VO,CF
C,CH,NS
F,CH,VO
M,CH,VO
C,CH,NS,VO
bio_root45
Biological activity / Root intensity, Headline: Soil horizon description I; bio_root45
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: root intensity
Values
Wf 0 Wg0
Wf0 Wg0
Wf0 Wg0
Wf0 Wg0
Wf0,Wg0
bio_bio_feat46
Biological activity / biological feature, Headline: Soil horizon description I; bio_bio_feat46
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil profile
Values
F,BO
C,BO
F,C
C,BO F,C
C,C
gen_sub47
Genesis of substrate; header: Soil horizon description II; gen_sub47
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil profile
Values
Ls3
cc
cc, uk
cc, uhg2
Ls2
hand_text48
Features of sediment / Primary constituents / Hand texture (fine earth): Soil horizon description II; hand_text48
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil structure
Values
Gr1-2, X1-2
fGr2 mGr2
Gr1, X1
fGr1
fX5
rock_artefacts49
Features of sediment / Primary constituents / Rock fragments and artefacts: Soil horizon description II; rock_artefacts49
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil profile, soil structure
Values
6
5
2
10
1
coarse_mat50
Features of sediment / Primary constituents / Coarse material Vol%; coarse_mat50
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil structure
Values
0
100
1
10
> 10
chargo51
Features of sediment / Chargo al (depth): Soil horizon description II; chargo51
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil profile
Values
31
15
2
18
10
parent_material53
Features of sediment / Rockmaterial / Parent material: Soil horizon description II; parent_material53
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil base
Values
Csa
Gn
Csa, Tuk
csa
Csa+Xhg
artefact_type54
Features of sediment Rockmaterial / Description of artefacts / Type: Soil horizon description II; artefact_type54
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil base
Values
Bhk
Bvh
Bvh, Bvz
Bhk, Bvh
Bhk, Bvh, Bvz
abundance_size55
Features of sediment Rockmaterial / Description of artefacts / Abundance/Size: Soil horizon description II; abundance_size55
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil base
Alert Sample values are not displayed because this column hasn't been approved yet.
* Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung. Edt: Wolf Eckelmann; H. Sponagel; W. Grottenthaler; K.-J. u.a. Hartmann. also contributed to this column.
stratigraphy56
Stratigraphy: Soil horizon description II; stratigraphy56
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Keywords: soil horizon
Values
q, t
q,t
q
qh
qt
samp_num_dist60
Sampling / Number (disturbed samples): Soil horizon description II; samp_num_dist60
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Values
01-1-4
01-1-1
01-1-5
01-1-3
01-1-2
* Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung. Edt: Wolf Eckelmann; H. Sponagel; W. Grottenthaler; K.-J. u.a. Hartmann. also contributed to this column.
samp_num_undist61
Sampling / Number (undisturbed samples): Soil horizon description II; samp_num_undist61
Data group: Soil description (according to "Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung")
Values
LD06-1-1
LD03-1-4
LD03-1-2
LD03-1-1
LD03-1-3