SGS-LTER Paleopedology Study - pedon descriptions on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1992-1993

Metadata Updated: November 19, 2019

This data package was produced by researchers working on the Shortgrass Steppe Long Term Ecological Research (SGS-LTER) Project, administered at Colorado State University. Long-term datasets and background information (proposals, reports, photographs, etc.) on the SGS-LTER project are contained in a comprehensive project collection within the Digital Collections of Colorado ( The data table and associated metadata document, which is generated in Ecological Metadata Language, may be available through other repositories serving the ecological research community and represent components of the larger SGS-LTER project collection. CPER Paleopedology Study – Pedons - Forty-one pedons representing sites of contrasting geomorphic position (upland plain, upland ridge, dissected upland, terrace, dune) were chosen for pedologic and geomorphic analyses. These pedons are located on the major physiographic units at the CPER, and contain deposits of suspected fluvial and eolian origin. To examine spatial variability, the pedons were typically sampled along transects spaced at 30m intervals. Samples were taken with a hydraulic soil probe to the depth of probe refusal and from suitable stream and road cuts. All soils were described and sampled by genetic horizon (Soil Survey Staff, 1992), and analyzed at Colorado State University. Analyses included particle size and organic C. Nineteen of the 41 pedons were subjected to stable isotopic analysis of organic C and carbonate. Additional information and referenced materials can be found:

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Metadata Created Date March 29, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 19, 2019

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Metadata Created Date March 29, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 19, 2019
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