Mound 17

Cone shaped mounds located in Namibia.

These mounds are generally topped with a single, slightly leaning spire.

Height: 1-3m, Diameter: 3-14m (due to outwash pediments)

Species

  • Macrotermes michaelseni

Shape Classes

  • Cone

Location

GPS
17° 52' 50" S, 24° 23' 60" E
Elevation
1000m
Conditions
Woodland
Köppen Class
BSh

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:35.1C°

Mean Temperature:21.9C°

Coldest Month:5.4C°

0C°

On average, 735mm of rain fall here each year, with 422mm (or 57.41%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil includes eutric fluvisols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1651123
ISRIC – World Soil Information, 2013. Soil property maps of Africa at 1 km. Available for download at www.isric.org.

Sources

Yamashina, C. (2013). "Variation in savanna vegetation on termite mounds in north-eastern Namibia." Journal of Tropical Ecology, 29(6), 559-562.

ISRIC – World Soil Information, 2013. Soil property maps of Africa at 1 km. Available for download at www.isric.org.

Hijmans, R.J., S.E. Cameron, J.L. Parra, P.G. Jones and A. Jarvis, 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology 25: 1965-1978.

Peel MC, Finlayson BL & McMahon TA (2007), Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 1633-1644.

Photo Source: Photo Credit: Travel News Namibia http://travelnewsnamibia.com/conservation/community-based-tourism-around-namibia/