LTER

U.S. Long-Term Ecological Research Network (https://www.lternet.edu)

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Study number: 

11

Data set ID: 

210011005

Date range: 

2003-10-14 to 2017-09-21

Original investigator: 

John Anderson

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Abstract: 

Beginning in 1996, annual photos are taken from each of the 4 corners of each of the 15 70-meter x 70-meter NPP sites between August and November depending on other research activity constraints. The plots were established in early months of 1989. From 1996-2002 photos were taken using 35mm color slide film. Beginning in 2003, digital photos were taken in JPG format.

Occasionally, supplemental photos may be taken at the same time that provide additional habitat information at the landscape, patch, or plant species level

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<p>Data file information for the following Jornada data set: Annual ground-based photographs of 15 NPP sites beginning 1996</p>

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Study number: 

394

Data set ID: 

210394008

Date range: 

1986-10-01 to 1986-10-30

Original investigator: 

Ross Virginia

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**The objective of the present research was to determine whether there have been changes in the structure and function of the surface (0-20cm) soil system, the zone most affected by litter decomposition, which is associated with the rapid movement of mesquite from historical habitats (arroyo and playa fringe) into recent habitats (grassland and dunes).

We hypothesized that the soil biotic communities would be poorly developed in the recent mesquite habitats because of lower soil C and nutrient concentrations. As a result of these differences we predicted lower rates of net N mineralization in the soils from recent mesquite habitats. Data set contains analyses for gravimetric soil moisture, pH, phosphate, total Kjeldahl nitrogen, total phosphorus, NO3-N nitrogen mineralization, total inorganic nitrogen, NH4-N nitrogen mineralization, organic carbon, inorganic carbon, total roots, tap roots, intermediate roots, and fine roots.

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Data file information for the following Jornada data set: Surface Soil Nutrients

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Study number: 

2

Data set ID: 

210002001

Date range: 

1989-01-03 to 2017-12-15

Original investigator: 

Laura Huenneke

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A 4" diameter cylindric graduated rain gage (11" x 0.01" capacity) is mounted on a 4x4 inch diameter redwood post or on a wooden exclosure post next to gate at or near the 15 LTER-II NPP sites. Collection is made monthly on the day that monthly soil water content measurements are made to correlate precipitation input with belowground water content.

Data is collected primarily from graduated rain gauges. However, when missing data would result otherwise, amounts from the closest rain gauge are used in order to maintain as complete a data set as possible for that site. The rain gauge used is identified with each rainfall record. Other types that may be used are the Standard Can Gauge (DSRG or dipstick rain gauge), Belfort Weigh Bucket Rain Gauge (WBRG), and Qualimetrics Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge (TBRG).

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Data file information for the following Jornada data set: Monthly graduated rain gauge (GRG) precipitation at 15 NPP sites (LTER-II)

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Study number: 

126

Data set ID: 

210126001

Date range: 

1983-03-01 to 2010-07-17

Original investigator: 

John Anderson

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Daily summary values of averages of readings of the following parameters are made which are based on data recorded on a Campbell CR10(X) data logger: maximum, minimum, and average air temperature; maximum and minimum relative humidity; total precipitation; average wind speed; maximum wind speed; average wind direction; total incoming solar radiation; average soil temperature at 5cm and 20cm; me

an dew temperature. From 1983 - 5 June 1991, readings on which daily averages are based were made at 12 second intervals. From 6 June 1991 to present, readings on which daily averages are based are made at 10 second intervals.

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Data file information for the following Jornada data set: LTER Weather Station daily summary climate data

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Study number: 

37

Data set ID: 

210379001

Date range: 

1914-06-01 to 2017-09-30

Original investigator: 

Elmer Ottis Wooton

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Monthly summary of precipitation and air temperature data collected daily from standard U.S. climatological service instruments located at USDA Jornada Experimental Range Headquarters.

Monthly summary of precipitation and air temperature data collected daily from standard U.S. climatological service instruments located at USDA Jornada Experimental Range Headquarters.

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Data file information for the following Jornada data set: USDA-NOAA NWS Daily Climatological Data

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Study number: 

15

Data set ID: 

210015002

Date range: 

1989-11-27

Original investigator: 

Walter G Whitford

Abstract: 

In the spring of 1982, as part of the establishment of the Jornada Long-Term Ecological Research site in southern New Mexico, a 135 ha portion of a 1500 ha, internally drained, watershed was exclosed from grazing by domestic livestock. Prior to exclosure the watershed, as well as the rest of the Jornada basin, had been moderately to heavily grazed for the past 100 years. Concurrent with grazing, the vegetation had undergone a dramatic change from desert grassland, with an almost continuous cover of C4 perennial grasses, to isolated patches of the original grassland in a mosaic with desert shrub dominated plant communities (Buffington and Herbel, 1965). Three parallel transects (2.7 km in length) run from the middle of the College Playa up into the foot of Mt. Summerford. The Control transect is to the west, the Treatment transect on the east side of the Control transect, and the Alternate Control to the east of the Treatment transect. Each transect is 30 meters wide with a 45 meter buffer zone between each transect. The Treatment transect was treated annually until 1987 with NHNO3 in a concentration equal to 10g N/m2.Soil mineralization was examined on the control and fertilized treatment transects in association with the vegetation biomass study. In 1989, soil properties were measured. This dataset contains soil moisture correction factor, sample weight, total inorganic nitrogen (NO3+NO2-N), and nitrogen in ammonium (NH4-N) for Week F (field) of nitrogen mineralization potentials. This study is complete.

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Data file information for the following Jornada data set: Transect Soil Mineralization Potential (Field)

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Dataset: 

Study number: 

15

Data set ID: 

210015003

Date range: 

1989-11-27

Original investigator: 

Walter G Whitford

Abstract: 

In the spring of 1982, as part of the establishment of the Jornada Long-Term Ecological Research site in southern New Mexico, a 135 ha portion of a 1500 ha, internally drained, watershed was exclosed from

grazing by domestic livestock. Prior to exclosure the watershed, as well as the rest of the Jornada basin, had been moderately to heavily grazed for the past 100 years. Concurrent with grazing, the vegetation had undergone a dramatic change from desert grassland, with an almost continuous cover of C4 perennial grasses, to isolated patches of the original grassland in a mosaic with desert shrub dominated plant communities (Buffington and Herbel, 1965). Three parallel transects (2.7 km in length) run from the middle of the College Playa up into the foot of Mt. Summerford. The Control transect is to the west, the Treatment transect on the east side of the Control transect, and the Alternate Control to the east of the Treatment transect. Each transect is 30 meters wide with a 45 meter buffer zone between each transect. The Treatment transect was treated annually until 1987 with NHNO3 in a concentration equal to 10g N/m2.Soil mineralization was examined on the control and fertilized treatment transects in association with the vegetation biomass study. In 1989, soil properties were measured. This Dataset contains soil moisture correction factor, sample weight, total inorganic nitrogen (NO3+NO2-N), and nitrogen in ammonium (NH4-N) for Week 0 of nitrogen mineralization potentials. This sampling is complete.

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Data file information for the following Jornada data set: Transect Soil Mineralization Potential (Initial)

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Study number: 

15

Data set ID: 

210015001

Date range: 

1989-09-15 to 1989-09-20

Original investigator: 

Walter G Whitford

Abstract: 

In the spring of 1982, as part of the establishment of the Jornada Long-Term Ecological Research site in southern New Mexico, a 135 ha portion of a 1500 ha, internally drained, watershed was exclosed from grazing by domestic livestock. Prior to exclosure the watershed, as well as the rest of the Jornada basin, had been moderately to heavily grazed for the past 100 years.

Concurrent with grazing, the vegetation had undergone a dramatic change from desert grassland, with an almost continuous cover of C4 perennial grasses, to isolated patches of the original grassland in a mosaic with desert shrub dominated plant communities (Buffington and Herbel, 1965).  Three parallel transects (2.7 km in length) run from the middle of the College Playa up into the foot of Mt. Summerford. The Control transect is to the west, the Treatment transect is to the east side of the Control transect, and the Alternate Control is to the east of the Treatment transect. Each transect is 30 meters wide with a 45 meter buffer zone between each transect. The Treatment transect was treated annually until 1987 with NHNO3 in a concentration equal to 10g N/m2. The station markers occur at 30 meter intervals along each transect. Perpendicular to each transect and crossing at each station marker is the 30 meter plant line intercept transect. Biomass of annual and perennial forbs and grasses was obtained from a one meter quad selected at random just downslope from each of  6 5-meter segments of the 30 meter plant line transect located perpendicular to the transect station marker. Data presented here is for the control and treatment transects. This study is complete.

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Data file information for a study of effects of fertilization on vegetation biomass, 1989

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Study number: 

378

Data set ID: 

210378001

Date range: 

1980-01-01 to 1986-12-31

Original investigator: 

Walter G Whitford

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Soil temperature data was acquired using a mechanical chart recorder of soil temperatures with thermistors at 5 cm and 20 cm soil depths at a site approximately 20 feet west of the Upper Trailer on the Jornada.

Soil temperature data was acquired using a mechanical chart recorder of soil temperatures with thermistors at 5 cm and 20 cm soil depths at a site approximately 20 feet west of the Upper Trailer on the Jornada.

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Data file information for the following Jornada data set: Upper Trailer Soil Temperature

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Dataset: 

Study number: 

40

Data set ID: 

210401001

Date range: 

1986-02-27 to 1987-12-18

Original investigator: 

Walter G Whitford

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Soil water potential recorded on data sheets for psychrometers along treatment and control transects every 5 stations at 5cm, 15cm and 30cm depths. Soil temperatures at these depths and calibration slope and intercept for each psychrometer are included in order to convert microvolt readings to -bar readings.

Soil water potential recorded on data sheets for psychrometers along treatment and control transects every 5 stations at 5cm, 15cm and 30cm depths. Soil temperatures at these depths and calibration slope and intercept for each psychrometer are included in order to convert microvolt readings to -bar readings.

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Data file information for the following Jornada data set: Transect Soil Water Potential 1986 - 1987

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