Zwartendijk, B.W.; Ghimire, C.P.; Ravelona, M.; Lahitiana, J. ; van Meerveld, H.J.

Soil hydrological characteristics for three areas in the Corridor Ankeniheny-Zahamena (CAZ), Madagascar

We determined the soil hydrological characteristics for 51 sites located in three regions in the Corridor Ankeniheny-Zahamena (CAZ) in Madagascar. The sites differed in terms of land use and land history: closed canopy forests, reforestation sites, tree fallows, shrub fallows, degraded grassland sites and eucalyptus plantations.

Publication date: 2020-12-02

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Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Zwartendijk, B.W.; Ghimire, C.P.; Ravelona, M.; Lahitiana, J. ; van Meerveld, H.J. (2020). Soil hydrological characteristics for three areas in the Corridor Ankeniheny-Zahamena (CAZ), Madagascar. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/7987c6d4-973d-436d-a13b-c52997d0bce5

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-01-01    to    2015-12-31

Provenance & quality

At each study site, measurements and samples were taken at five locations along a ~60 m long transect. The saturated hydraulic conductivity was based on the steady state infiltration rate. For the measurements at the soil surface we used a double ring infiltrometer; for the measurements at 10 to 20 cm and 20 to 30 cm below the surface we used a constant head permeameter. At each measurement location, we collected a 100 cm3 soil core, which was analysed in the laboratory for porosity, moisture content at field capacity and bulk density. A bulk sample was taken at each study site for texture analysis.

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Correspondence/contact details

EIDC
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
UNITED KINGDOM
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Authors

Zwartendijk, B.W.
Inholland University of Applied Sciences
Ravelona, M.
Laboratoire des Radio-Isotopes, University of Antananarivo
Lahitiana, J.
Laboratoire des Radio-Isotopes, University of Antananarivo
van Meerveld, H.J.
University of Zurich

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Zurich

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Ankeniheny Zahamena forest corridor Bulk Density,  Hampshire,  Hydrology,  Madagascar Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity,  Shifting Cultivation,  Soil Chemistry,  Soil Hydraulic Characteristics,  Soil Properties,  Soil Texture
INSPIRE Theme
Hydrography
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/K010417/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
25 June 2021 18:38