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

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Original Data Basin Creation Date
2012-06-26 16:39:05
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2012-06-26 16:39:05

Summary

This dataset represents the soil temperature regimes from SSURGO and STATSGO soil descriptions for soil map units in the state of southern Alaska (b) that lie within the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Definition.—“Soil temperature” is the mean monthly soil temperature at the specified depth (the average of the daily high and daily low temperature for the month). Significance.—Soil temperature is important to many biological and physical processes that occur in the soil. Plant germination and growth are closely related to soil temperature. Cold soil temperatures effectively create a thermal pan in the soil. Roots cannot uptake moisture or nutrients below the threshold temperatures specific to plant species. Chemical [...]

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Wendy Peterman, Conservation Biology Institute, North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative<br />
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:37:15 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin 5d63f75f82c947c9a8334cd364a41cba

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