Guadeloupe

Location

16° 2' 37.5" N, 61° 39' 48.9816" W
Brief Site Description: 
Guadeloupe is a volcanic island submitted to humid tropical climate.
Detailed Site Description: 

Guadeloupe is a volcanic island submitted to humid tropical climate. Geology is pyroclastics, basalts and andesites. Age of rocks ranges from modern to 3 Ma according to a South-North age (and elevation) gradient. A strong precipitation gradient occurs between the East Coast (exposed to trade winds) and the mch more drier West Coast. Max. precipitations are 10 m at the top of the volcanoe, La Soufrière. The Capesterre watershed is monitored automatically and two lysimeter systems are ued to monitor soil solution profiles in Capesterre and Bras David Watersheds. Bras David watershed and Vieux Habitant watershed are sampled regularily. Analyses include major cations and anions, silica, organic matter, trace elements and a couple of isotopic ratios.

PI: Céline Dessert

Field Site Type: 
TBD
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
None
CRITEX
Geology: 
igneous-mafic extrusive
Soil Order: 
Unknown
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
1 779millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
26°C
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Unknown
Land Cover: 
Unknown
Climate: 
Unknown
Sub-Climate: 
Unknown
Group visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users