Adirondack Mountains

Location

43° 49' 36.6564" N, 74° 50' 8.6424" W
Brief Site Description: 
Adirondack Mountain granitic gneiss site, NY. Location in southwestern Adirondacks.
Detailed Site Description: 

Adirondack Mountain site, NY, underlain by bedrock of granitic gneiss. Two primary sites - one near Big Moose Lake (till) and the other near Barnes Lake (outwash). Another site of possible interest, with data collected from previous studies, is in the Town of Webb, a few miles west of Old Forge. Soils in the region have developed on till and outwash sands, the mineralogy of which is heavily influenced by the underlying bedrock. Soils are predominantly Spodosols, with profiles less than 1 meter thick. Forest canopy is mixed and dominated by beech, red maple, some sugar maple, white and yellow birch, hemlock, spruce and some white pine. Average annual temperature is approximately 40ºF and average annual rainfall is approximately 115 cm. Climate is moist, cold-temperate.

Field Site Type: 
NSF funded seed site
Registration: 
Registered
Network(s): 
Independent
Geology: 
igneous-felsic intrusive
Soil Order: 
Spodosol
Average Winter Temperature: 
-20°C
Study Start Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2005 - 11:45 to Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:45
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
1 150millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
4°C
Average Summer Temperature: 
23°C
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
First Order
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Intermittent
Land Cover: 
Unknown
Climate: 
Temperate
Sub-Climate: 
Subhumid