Mound 22

Cone shaped mounds located in Nigeria.

Species

  • Macrotermes bellicosus

Shape Classes

  • Cone

Location

GPS
10° 25' 12" N, 9° 28' E
Elevation
600m
Conditions
Savannah
Köppen Class
Aw

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:36.6C°

Mean Temperature:25.5C°

Coldest Month:13.9C°

0C°

On average, 1050mm of rain fall here each year, with 727mm (or 69.24%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is composed of lixisols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1511633
ISRIC – World Soil Information, 2013. Soil property maps of Africa at 1 km. Available for download at www.isric.org.

Sources

Udoeyo, F. F., and Cassidy, A. O. (2000). "MOUND SOIL AS CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL." Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 12(3), 205.

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: Udoeyo, F. F., and Cassidy, A. O. (2000). "MOUND SOIL AS CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL." Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 12(3), 205.