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Soil properties, soil radioisotope activity, and end-of-season belowground biomass across Barataria basin wetlands (2016)

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2016-03-30
End Date
2016-10-19

Citation

Snedden, G.A., 2018, Soil properties, soil radioisotope activity, and end-of-season belowground biomass across Barataria basin wetlands (2016): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7BK1BJ8.

Summary

The sustainability of coastal wetlands largely hinges on their ability to accrue elevation capital at a rate that equals or exceeds relative sea-level rise. A better understanding of these processes is needed to accurately assess the sustainability of these landscapes, and to predict their response to restoration measures such as sediment delivery through river diversions.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Gregg Snedden
Originator :
Gregg Snedden
Metadata Contact :
Gregg Snedden
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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barataria_soils_radioisotope_biomass_metadata.xml
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barataria_soils_radioisotope_activity_tc_tn.csv 41.22 KB
barataria_soils_belowground_biomass.csv 11.4 KB
barataria_soils_radioisotope_biomass_legend.xlsx 14.05 KB

Purpose

In this project, soil bulk density, percent organic matter, percent total carbon, percent total nitrogen, lead-210 and cesium-137 activity, and end-of-season belowground biomass were measured at 25 marsh locations across Barataria basin, Louisiana. These data will provide information related to rates of vertical accretion, organic and mineral accumulation, nitrogen and carbon burial, and productivity in wetland soils across a large portion of the Mississippi River delta plain.

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  • USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7BK1BJ8

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