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Bölter, M et al. (2011): Tab.2: Soil properties in Nunavut and Northwest Territories, Canada. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.757270,
Supplement to: Bölter, Manfred; Blume, Hans-Peter; Wetzel, Holger (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
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: 2099-07-02T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2099-08-30T00:00:00
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: 2099-08-08T00:00:00 * Location: Ivvavik * * Campaign: TNW-99 (Tundra Northwest 1999) * * Basis: Sampling on land * * Device: Soil profile (SOIL) * * Comment: Moisture: Dry, Depth: 0-4
TNW-99_10m (10m) * * Latitude: 69.418333 * Longitude: -139.640000 * Date/Time: 2099-08-04T00:00:00 * Location: Ivvavik * * Campaign: TNW-99 (Tundra Northwest 1999) * * Basis: Sampling on land * * Device: Soil profile (SOIL) * * Comment: Moisture: Dry, Depth: 0-4
TNW-99_12d (12d) * * Latitude: 73.622167 * Longitude: -115.857167 * Date/Time: 2099-08-10T00:00:00 * Location: Banks Island North * * Campaign: TNW-99 (Tundra Northwest 1999) * * Basis: Sampling on land * * Device: Soil profile (SOIL) * * Comment: Moisture: Mesic, Depth: 0-4
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1Event label *Event
2Horizon *HorizonBölter, Manfred *
3DEPTH, sediment/rock *DepthmGeocode
4Depth, top/min *Depth topmBölter, Manfred *
5Depth, bottom/max *Depth botmBölter, Manfred *
6Structure *StructureBölter, Manfred *
7Skeleton *Skel%Bölter, Manfred *
8Skeleton *Skel%Bölter, Manfred *
9Color description *Color descBölter, Manfred *
10pH *pHBölter, Manfred *
11Conductivity *CondmS/cmBölter, Manfred *
12Sand *Sand%Bölter, Manfred *
13Silt *Silt%Bölter, Manfred *
14Size fraction < 0.002 mm, > 9 phi, clay *<2 µm, >9 phi%Bölter, Manfred *
15Carbon, organic, total *TOC%Bölter, Manfred *
16Carbon/Nitrogen ratio *C/NBölter, Manfred *
17Calcium carbonate *CaCO3%Bölter, Manfred *
18Cation exchange capacity *CECcmol/kgBölter, Manfred *
19Saturation *Satur%Bölter, Manfred *
20Iron *Femg/kgBölter, Manfred *Fe_a
21Ratio *RatioBölter, Manfred *Fe_a:Fe_d
22Phosphorus *Pmg/kgBölter, Manfred *
23Manganese *Mnmg/kgBölter, Manfred *
24Nitrogen, total *TN%Bölter, Manfred *
25Area/locality *AreaBölter, Manfred *
26Description *DescriptionBölter, Manfred *
27Depth, reference *Depth refmBölter, Manfred *of permafrost
28Surface description *Surf descrBölter, Manfred *
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