Weddell Island Carbon Stock Mapping Project 2022

This dataseries contains the data from a peat depth mapping project on Weddell Island, West Falkland. At 172 points peat depth was recorded along with soil moisture, vegetation cover and percentage cover of bare peat. At each point a 5cm subsection of peat was removed from the mid point of the depth profile to determine bulk density and carbon content, the results of which are also included. At further 20 sites a long term vegetation monitoring plot was installed (2m x 2m) with a record of the vegetaion species composition carried out and a continous soil moisture and temperature logger installed.

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Last Updated February 22, 2023, 08:14 (PST)
Created February 21, 2023, 11:25 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 2022-10-14
Temporal Extent End 2022-11-15
Dataset Reference Date 2022
Lineage Data was collected through peat depth samples across Weddell Island generated as part of a mapping project, data was entered the evening of each collection day and quality checked again prior to submission.
West Longitude -61.13385780184022
South Latitude -51.98977860046743
East Longitude -60.87001027297476
North Latitude -51.77776220536997
Spatial Reference System UTM20S
Responsible Organisation Name Lewis Clifton (Weddell Island) Katy Ross (SAERI)
Contact Mail Address,
Responsible Party Role Owner
Access Limitations Restricted, send data request to data owner
Use Constraints Restricted
Resource Reference Cite Data Source as: Ross.,K; Clifton D.L., (2022) Peatland Carbon Stock Mapping Project, Weddell Island, Falkland Islands 2022. Information Management System and Geographic Information System Data Centre.
Data Format xlsx
Update Frequency survey completed
Accuracy For geolocation an accuracy of 3m, for field measurements of peat depth an accuracy of 2.5mm, for mass data an accuracy of 0.005g for bulk determination and 0.00005g for ash determination
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2023-01-20
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