Mound 28

Meridian shaped mounds located in Australia.

Species

  • Amitermes laurensis

Shape Classes

  • Meridian

Location

GPS
14° 59' 56" S, 143° 34' 19" E
Elevation
115m
Conditions
N/A
Köppen Class
Aw

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:35.1C°

Mean Temperature:25.8C°

Coldest Month:15C°

0C°

On average, 1100mm of rain fall here each year, with 763mm (or 69.36%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is composed of Rhodic Ferralsols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
171920
FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Sources

Weaver, C. M. (1987). "A Comparison of Temperatures Recorded in Nest Chambers Excavated in Termite Mounds by the Golden-shouldered Parrot." Emu, 87(1), 57-59.

FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

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.

Bowman, D. M. J. S., Brown, G. K., Braby, M. F., Brown, J. R., Cook, L. G., Crisp, M. D., Ford, F., Haberle, S., Hughes, J., Isagi, Y., Joseph, L., McBride, J., Nelson, G., and Ladiges, P. Y. (2010). "Biogeography of the Australian monsoon tropics." Journal of Biogeography, 37(2), 201-216.

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