Mound 3

Cone shaped mounds located in Australia.

Species

  • Nasutermes eucalypti

Shape Classes

  • Cone

Location

GPS
12° 26' 60" S, 130° 50' E
Elevation
10m
Conditions
Tropical Savannah Woodland
Köppen Class
Aw

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:33.9C°

Mean Temperature:27.4C°

Coldest Month:18.1C°

0C°

On average, 1700mm of rain fall here each year, with 1120mm (or 65.88%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is primarily Rhodic Ferralsol. The subsoil is sandy clay loam.
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

Dawes-Gromadzki, T. Z. (2008). "Abundance and diversity of termites in a savanna woodland reserve in tropical Australia." Australian Journal of Entomology, 47(4), 307-314.

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.

Photo Source: Photo Credit: Ropat http://howtorechargeyourbatteries.blogspot.com/2012/09/from-darwin-heading-south-west-in.html