Regional Setting of the Jornada Basin

TitleRegional Setting of the Jornada Basin
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsH. Monger C, Mack GH, Nolen B., Gile L.H
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
ARIS Log Number182730
Keywordsdevelopment, geologic, history, landscapes, regional, setting, soil-geomorphology
AbstractWithin the area around Las Cruces, New Mexico, is a network of studies at the Jornada Experimental Range, the Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center, and the Desert Soil-Geomorphology Project. All of these areas are in the Jornada Basin except for the area south of the Dona Ana Mountains, which are in the Mesilla Basin. All of these research entities are in the Chihuahuan Desert and this chapter describes the geologic history and development of landscapes that are important elements to our understanding of this ecosystem and its dynamic nature.