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Bölter, Manfred; Blume, Hans-Peter; Wetzel, Holger (2011): Tab.2: Soil properties in Nunavut and Northwest Territories, Canada. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Bölter, M et al. (2006): Properties, formation, classification and ecology of Aarctic soils: results from the Tundra Northwest Expedition 1999 (Nunavut and Northwest Territories, Canada). Polarforschung, 73(2/3), 89-101, hdl:10013/epic.29914.d001

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Soils of Arctic Canada were sampled during the Tundra Northwest Expedition 1999 (TNW-99) at 17 sites that cover the ecological regions of the High, Mid and Low Arctic zones. Almost all locations consisted of a mesic and a dry habitat and are described with respect to their ecological function. Analyses on soil characteristics were performed for soil morphology, texture and chemistry. The data showed a wide variability due to local aspects. Statistical evidence did not indicate that larger-than-local ecological regions could be defined in most cases by either soil chemical characteristics or vegetation patterns. Soil classification according to the World Reference Base of Soils (WRB) showed the dominance of different Cryosols, but also Gelic Cambisols and Gelic Regosols were found; according to US Soil Taxonomy, they could be classified as different Orthels, Turbels and Histels. Low temperature, high stone content and low nutrient availability were noted as factors hampering plant growth and soil activity.
Median Latitude: 71.845636 * Median Longitude: -102.078839 * South-bound Latitude: 62.370833 * West-bound Longitude: -139.640000 * North-bound Latitude: 78.926500 * East-bound Longitude: -66.820667
Date/Time Start: 1999-07-02T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1999-08-30T00:00:00
Minimum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 0.02 m * Maximum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 1.05 m
TNW-99_10d (10d) * Latitude: 70.483333 * Longitude: -127.833333 * Date/Time: 1999-08-08T00:00:00 * Location: Ivvavik * Campaign: TNW-99 (Tundra Northwest 1999) * Basis: Sampling on land * Method/Device: Soil profile (SOIL) * Comment: Moisture: Dry, Depth: 0-4
TNW-99_10m (10m) * Latitude: 69.418333 * Longitude: -139.640000 * Date/Time: 1999-08-04T00:00:00 * Location: Ivvavik * Campaign: TNW-99 (Tundra Northwest 1999) * Basis: Sampling on land * Method/Device: Soil profile (SOIL) * Comment: Moisture: Dry, Depth: 0-4
TNW-99_12d (12d) * Latitude: 73.622167 * Longitude: -115.857167 * Date/Time: 1999-08-10T00:00:00 * Location: Banks Island North * Campaign: TNW-99 (Tundra Northwest 1999) * Basis: Sampling on land * Method/Device: Soil profile (SOIL) * Comment: Moisture: Mesic, Depth: 0-4
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Event labelEvent
2HorizonHorizonBölter, Manfred
3DEPTH, sediment/rockDepthmGeocode
4Depth, top/minDepth topmBölter, Manfred
5Depth, bottom/maxDepth botmBölter, Manfred
6StructureStructureBölter, Manfred
7SkeletonSkel%Bölter, Manfred
8SkeletonSkel%Bölter, Manfred
9Color descriptionColor descBölter, Manfred
10pHpHBölter, Manfred
11ConductivityCondmS/cmBölter, Manfred
12SandSand%Bölter, Manfred
13SiltSilt%Bölter, Manfred
14Size fraction < 0.002 mm, clay<2 µm%Bölter, Manfred
15Carbon, organic, totalTOC%Bölter, Manfred
16Carbon/Nitrogen ratioC/NBölter, Manfred
17Calcium carbonateCaCO3%Bölter, Manfred
18Cation exchange capacityCECcmol/kgBölter, Manfred
19SaturationSatur%Bölter, Manfred
20IronFemg/kgBölter, ManfredFe_a
21RatioRatioBölter, ManfredFe_a:Fe_d
22PhosphorusPmg/kgBölter, Manfred
23ManganeseMnmg/kgBölter, Manfred
24Nitrogen, totalTN%Bölter, Manfred
25Area/localityAreaBölter, Manfred
26DescriptionDescriptionBölter, Manfred
27Depth, referenceDepth refmBölter, Manfredof permafrost
28Surface descriptionSurf descrBölter, Manfred
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