Mound 34

Cathedral shaped mounds located in Nepal.

Height: 3m max

Species

  • Macrotermes sp.

Shape Classes

  • Cathedral

Location

GPS
27° 35' 42" N, 84° 29' 27" E
Elevation
200m
Conditions
Forest
Köppen Class
Csc

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:35.8C°

Mean Temperature:30C°

Coldest Month:9.3C°

0C°

On average, 1900mm of rain fall here each year, with 1290mm (or 67.89%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is primarily composed of Dystric Cambisols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1453520
FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Sources

Axelsson P, A. J. (2012). "A case study of termite mound occurrence in relation to forest edges and canopy cover within the Barandabhar forest corridor in Nepal." International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 4(15), 633-641.

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: Axelsson P, A. J. (2012). "A case study of termite mound occurrence in relation to forest edges and canopy cover within the Barandabhar forest corridor in Nepal." International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 4(15), 633-641.