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Delta-X: Belowground Biomass and Necromass across Wetlands in the MRD, LA, USA, 2021

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1999
Version1.2
Project
Published2022-04-25
Updated2022-06-03
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Description

This dataset contains total carbon, total nitrogen, and total phosphorus content of belowground biomass (BGB) and necromass (BGN) samples collected from herbaceous wetlands in the Atchafalaya and Terrebonne basins of the Mississippi River Delta in southeastern coastal Louisiana, U.S., during March and August 2021. The data were collected during the Delta-X Spring and Fall deployments.Field measurements were conducted at three sites in the Atchafalaya basin and three sites in the Terrebonne basin. Five of the sites are adjacent to sites from the Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS). The other site is in the Wax Lake Delta (WLD) without appropriate adjacent CRMS sites. Herbaceous wetland sites in both basins were chosen to represent a salinity gradient including freshwater, brackish, and saline ecosystems. Root biomass samples were collected using a gouge soil auger (Fig. 1).

Science Keywords

  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
  • WETLANDS
  • LAND SURFACE
  • SOILS
  • SOIL ROOTING DEPTH
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • BIOMASS

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Castaņeda-Moya, E., and E. Solohin. 2022. Delta-X: Belowground Biomass and Necromass across Wetlands in the MRD, LA, USA, 2021. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1999

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