Mound 25

Dome shaped mounds located in Zimbabwe.

Height: 1.2m, Diameter: 3.4m

The mounds have a vent in the center of the mound.

Species

  • Odontotermes transvaalensis

Shape Classes

  • Dome

Location

GPS
17° 42' 60" S, 31° E
Elevation
1250m
Conditions
Dambo
Köppen Class
Cwb

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:28.2C°

Mean Temperature:17.9C°

Coldest Month:5.5C°

0C°

On average, 850mm of rain fall here each year, with 560mm (or 65.88%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is composed of Chromic Luvisols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1451936
ISRIC – World Soil Information, 2013. Soil property maps of Africa at 1 km. Available for download at www.isric.org.

Additional Notes

Dambos are grassy valleys which seasonally become wetlands.

Mounds in the valley bottom are smaller and fewer in general than the mounds in the upslope.

Sources

Nyamadzawo, G. (2012). "The Effect of Catena Position on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dambo Located Termite (Odontotermes transvaalensis) Mounds from Central Zimbabwe." Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 02(04), 502-509.

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.