Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory

Location

35° 0' 0" N, 83° 30' 0" W
Brief Site Description: 
Cool temperate deciduous forest
Detailed Site Description: 

Annual precip:  1200 - 2000 mm mean; annual soil T: Mesic: 8 to 15C; landuse:  forestry; ecoregion:  cool temperate; landform: Mountainous; Slope (%):  > 20 %; elevation: 800 - 1500  m; geological material: granitic gneiss and schist

Data available - soil solid: pH, acidity, OC, N, macronutrients, bulk density and mineralogy; soil water:  pH, alkalinity, macronutrients; soil gas:  surface flux; vegetation:  above ground biomass, macronutrient content,  havest mass and nutrient content; soil biota:  marco- and micro-invertebrates, microorganisms

Eastern deciduous forest—hardwood forests, white pine plantations.

Research - (1) regional basins, (2) sub-basins, (3) headwater watersheds, and  (4) hillslopes and riparian zones interactionsreflecting the flowpaths,  habitats, and human communities characteristic of southern Appalachia. Appalachia.

Field Site Type: 
US affiliate
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
LTER
LTSE
Geology: 
igneous-felsic intrusive
other metamorphic
Soil Order: 
Inceptisol
Ultisol
Average Winter Temperature: 
1°C
Study Start Date: 
Monday, January 1, 1934 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
1 906millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
13°C
Average Summer Temperature: 
20°C
Hydrology: Name: 
Coweeta Creek
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
Third Order
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Perennial
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Arrangment of Aquifer Components - Complexly interbedded sequence of aquifers and confining beds
Land Cover: 
Deciduous Forest
Mixed Forest
Climate: 
Temperate
Sub-Climate: 
Hyperhumid