CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 1124 CWT Research Theme: Organic Matter/Decomposition
Contributors: Jennifer D. Knoepp, Cindi Brown, Jason Love
Title: Measurements of Soil %C and %N at the Coweeta LTER Terrestrial Gradient Sites, Coweeta Hydrological Laboratory, Otto, NC.
Abstract: This project is part of a larger examination of site productivity along an elevational gradient. Soil %C and %N were measured at each of the five terrestrial gradient plots located along an elevational gradient at Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, Otto, NC.
Key Words: carbon, carbon cycling, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Coweeta LTER, nitrogen, nitrogen cycling, percent carbon, percent nitrogen, soil, terrestrial gradient
LTER Core Area: Movement of Organic Matter
CWT Themes: Organic Matter/Decomposition, Chemistry, General Nutrient Chemistry
Study Type: Coweeta Terrestrial Gradient Project
Study Period: 01-Jan-1992 to 31-Jan-2014
Site References:
WS18 -- Watershed 18, North Carolina, USA
WS27 -- Watershed 27, North Carolina, USA
CWTBASIN -- Coweeta Basin, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
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Data Table: Soils_Data (Soil Percentages of Carbon and Nitrogen, 430)

Access: Public (released 30-Mar-2018)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), Basic EML, Complete EML

Data Formats: Spreadsheet CSV Text Format, EML-described Text Format, Tab-delimited Text Report with Statistical Summary, GCE Data Toolbox Format

Column List:

Column Name Units Type Description (hide)
1 year YYYY integer Year soil samples were collected
2 month MM integer Month(s) the soils were collected
3 site none integer Gradient plot number
4 transect/point none integer Transect (1992-2000) or coordinates (2008-2013) where cores were collected. Note: 9999 = composite sample of all four transects
5 depth1 cm floating-point depth of sample at top
6 depth2 cm floating-point depth of sample at bottom
7 Percent_C % floating-point percent Carbon of sample
8 Percent_N % floating-point percent Nitrogen of sample