Mound 33

Mushroom shaped mounds located in Burkina Faso.

Height: .3m, Diameter: 0.5m

Species

  • Cubitermes fungifaber

Shape Classes

  • Mushroom

Location

GPS
10° 48' 27" N, 3° 4' 40" W
Elevation
250m
Conditions
Savannah
Köppen Class
Aw

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:37.7C°

Mean Temperature:29.5C°

Coldest Month:18.5C°

0C°

On average, 926mm of rain fall here each year, with 628mm (or 67.82%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is primarily composed of lixisols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1412732
ISRIC – World Soil Information, 2013. Soil property maps of Africa at 1 km. Available for download at www.isric.org.

Sources

Papen, H., Wassmann, R., Bruggemann, N., and Brummer, C. (2009). "Termite mounds as hot spots of nitrous oxide emissions in South-Sudanian savanna of Burkina Faso (West Africa)." Geophysical Research Letters, 36(9).

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: BIOTA AFRICA http://www.biota-africa.org/obs_select.php?obs_nr=6&karte_nr=2&backfile=reg_west_obsmap_ba.php&backpageid=L900&biota_loca=W