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Soil Geochemical Data for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Study Area

Data Series 510

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Abstract

In 2008, soil samples were collected at 139 sites throughout the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative study area in southwest Wyoming. These samples, representing a density of 1 site per 440 square kilometers, were collected from a depth of 0-5 cm and analyzed for a suite of more than 40 major and trace elements following a near-total multi-acid extraction. In addition, soil pH, electrical conductivity, total nitrogen, total and organic carbon, and sodium adsorption ratio were determined. The resulting data set provides a baseline for detecting changes in soil composition that might result from natural processes or anthropogenic activities. This report describes the sampling and analytical protocols used, and makes available all the soil geochemical data generated in the study.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Soil Geochemical Data for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Study Area
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
510
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: iv, 10 p.; Table
Time Range Start:
2008-01-01
Time Range End:
2008-12-31
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y