Baltimore Ecosystem Study, Maryland

Location

39° 24' 47.0016" N, 76° 31' 18.9984" W
Brief Site Description: 
metropolitan Baltimore
Detailed Site Description: 

Eastern deciduous forest—suburban agricultural fringe, urban parks.

Patch dynamics of built, social, biological, and hydrological components of the metropolitan area; feedback's between social,  economic, and ecological components of an urban ecosystem; effect of infrastructure and development on fluxes of nutrients, energy, and water in upland, stream, and coastal regions of metropolitan Baltimore.  Long-term monitoring of urban ecosystem dynamics and elements.

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Field Site Type: 
US affiliate
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
LTER
LTSE
USFS
Geology: 
other sedimentary
igneous-mafic intrusive
igneous-ultramafic intrusive
Soil Order: 
Alfisol
Ultisol
Average Winter Temperature: 
2°C
Study Start Date: 
Friday, January 1, 1999 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
1 107millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
13°C
Average Summer Temperature: 
27°C
Hydrology: Name: 
Gwynns Falls
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
Fifth Order
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Perennial
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Arrangment of Aquifer Components - Two interconnected aquifers
Land Cover: 
Developed- High
Deciduous Forest
Agriculture- Crops
Climate: 
Temperate
Sub-Climate: 
Humid
Group visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users