Patterns and Controls of Soil Water in the Jornada Basin

TitlePatterns and Controls of Soil Water in the Jornada Basin
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSnyder K.A., Mitchell K.A., Herrick JE
EditorHavstad K, Huenneke L., Schlesinger W.H
Book TitleStructure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem: The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site
PublisherOxford University Press
CityNew York, NY
Accession NumberJRN00454
ARIS Log Number179614
KeywordsChihuahuan Desert, Jornada Basin, LTER, synthesis book
AbstractThis chapter focuses on the controls and patterns of soil moisture in the Jornada Basin. First, we describe general properties that commonly contribute to soil water heterogeneity; secondly, we offer a brief overview of soil water research in the Jornada Basin; and lastly, we describe specific patterns of soil water content and availability observed in the Jornada Basin. Our goal is to describe general patterns of soil water that are likely to occur across the Chihuahuan Desert region.