Pilot Experiment: Soil Carbon (C) and Nitrogen (N) Concentration in the Pilot Experiment, Xingangshan

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Dataset Abstract

Soil samples were taken from two soil layers in the Pilotexperiment for C and N analysis in Winter 2010 . This work aimed to get a general idea about the C and N concentrations and the uniformity among the four different blocks of the Pilot Experiment.

Dataset Design

Soil samples were taken with a standard soil corer (diameter 1.3 cm, Eijkelkamp) from two different soil layers of the mineral soil: 0-10 cm and 15 - 25 cm. The two soil layers correspond with the injection of 15N tracers in 5 cm and 25 cm soil depth. There were three sample locations in each block: one in the middle and two at the end resulting in 6 soil samples per block and in 24 samples for the whole Pilot Experiment (2 soil layers x 3 locations x 4 blocks). Samples were sieved (2mm), dried at low temperature (30°C) in the drying oven. In Beijing samples were ground and analyzed using an elemental analyzer available at the CN lab of Prof. Jin-Sheng He.

Spatial Extent

Pilot Experiment, Xingangshan, China

Temporal Extent

Winter 2010

Data Analysis

general idea about the C and N concentrations and the uniformity among the four different blocks of the Pilot Experiment

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

Season
season
Data group: Season
Keywords: season
Values
Win10
Date
date of samplingDate time information
Data group: Date time information
Keywords: date
Values
2010-02-26 00:00:00
Block
Block number in the Pilot ExperimentBlock code in the pilot experimentBlock code in the pilot experiment
Data group: Block code in the pilot experiment
Keywords: Pilot experiment
Values
2
4
1
3
Plot
Plot number in the Pilot ExperimentWithin Block community code of the Pilot experimentWithin Block community code of the Pilot experiment
Data group: Within Block community code of the Pilot experiment
Keywords: Pilot experiment
Values
P1
P2
P3
P11
O2
Location
Location within the Block of the Pilot experiment
Data group: Location within the Block of the Pilot experiment
Keywords: species, sapling
Values
2
3
1
Depth
soil increment in which sampling was performed, numbers are given in cmSoil depth
Data group: Soil depth
Keywords: soil depth
Values
0-10cm
15-25cm
Carbon
Carbon concentration
Unit: %
Data group: Carbon
Keywords: carbon
Values
0.37
0.55
0.66
0.76
0.61
Nitrogen
Nitrogen concentration; Nitrogen;
Unit: %
Data group: Nitrogen
Keywords: nitrogen
Values
0.26
0.27
0.24
0.2
0.21