Virginia Coast Reserve, Virginia

Location

37° 16' 58.8" N, 75° 54' 46.8" W
Brief Site Description: 
Virginia Coast Reserve LTER, Virginia
Detailed Site Description: 

Habitat - Coastal barrier islands—sandy intertidal, open beach, salt marsh, lagoon.

Research - Holocene barrier island geology; salt marsh ecology, geology, and  hydrology; ecology/evolution of insular vertebrates; primary/secondary  succession; life-form modeling of succession.

Field Site Type: 
US affiliate
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
LTER
Geology: 
unconsolidated materials
other sedimentary
Soil Order: 
Entisol
Spodosol
Ultisol
Average Winter Temperature: 
-4°C
Study Start Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
1 065millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
15°C
Average Summer Temperature: 
31°C
Hydrology: Name: 
Greens Creek
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
Third Order
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Perennial
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Arrangment of Aquifer Components - Three unit system of an unconfined aquifer, confined aquifer and a confining bed
Land Cover: 
Agriculture- Crops
Woody Wetlands
Herbaceous Wetlands
Open Water
Climate: 
Temperate
Sub-Climate: 
Humid