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Soil moisture regime for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative - southern Alaska (a), USA


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2012-06-27 16:49:13
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2012-06-27 16:49:13


This dataset represents the soil moisure regimes from SSURGO and STATSTO soil descriptions for soil map units in the state of southern Alaska (a) that lie within the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative. "The term 'soil moisture regime' refers to the presence or absence either of ground water or of water held at a tension of less than 1500 kPa in the soil or in specific horizons during periods of the year. Water held at a tension of 1500 kPa or more is not available to keep most mesophytic plants alive. The availability of water is also affected by dissolved salts. If a soil is saturated with water that is too salty to be available to most plants, it is considered salty rather than dry. Consequently, a horizon is considered [...]


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Wendy Peterman, Conservation Biology Institute, North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative<br />
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:37:14 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin b77574af8eea4fc0b34a5927698ac7b9

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