Seasonal Effects on Soil Moisture

Summary

Abstract: 

Investigation of the effect of long-term variation in soil moisture and soil temperature on nematode anhydrobiosis as part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project. The percent of anhydrobiotic (coiled) nematodes with relation to season was determined. The study took place on three separate dates during the 1997-1998 austral summer: 21 November 1997, 16 December 1997, and 13 January 1998.

Date Range: 

Friday, November 21, 1997 to Tuesday, January 13, 1998

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Variables: 

LOCATION
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of area where measurement was made
  • Type: Code list
  • Codes:
    • South Side of Lake Hoare = South Side of Lake Hoare
  • 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: ID associated with transect, sampling location
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SOIL WATER CONTENT (%)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Percent water found in soil
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: 100
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.0001
  • Missing values:
    • null = 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

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/32b0c16a4c6e339210a1947b77355d13

Short name: 

seso

Data set ID: 

243
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