Human Disturbance Effects on soils - Soil Moisture

Summary

Abstract: 

Concerns over environmental disturbance in the McMurdo Dry Valleys are increasing with increasing foot traffic from tourists and scientist. The effect of pedestrian disturbance were monitored by comparing the species composition, depth distribution and soil properties between adjacent high-, low- and no- traffic sites. This study began in the austral summer 1995/1996.

Date Range: 

October 1, 1995 to April 1, 1997
Data Citation
Wall, D., Virginia, R.A. 2014. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Human Disturbance Effects on soils - Soil Moisture. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/f11305edc51d672f3da7cb026c5e546a. Dataset accessed 21 October 2019.
Dataset(s)

Variables (click to expand): 

LOCATION
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of area where measurement was made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date on which sample was gathered
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values: None specified
SAMPLE #
  • Label:
  • Definition: Sample ID
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SOIL WATER CONTENT (%)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Percent water found in soil
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • Required Entry = None given
COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Helpful hints about the sample
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE NAME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of file in which data was stored
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

9597diso.csv (8.64 KB)

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Dataset ID: 

233
People

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