Mound 36

Cone shaped mounds located in Kenya.

Height: 1-2m

Species

  • Pseudacanthotermes spiniger

Shape Classes

  • Cone

Location

GPS
0° 38' N, 34° 50' E
Elevation
1400-2100m
Conditions
Pasture
Köppen Class
Af

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:27.2C°

Mean Temperature:19C°

Coldest Month:10.2C°

0C°

On average, 1800mm of rain fall here each year, with 681mm (or 37.83%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is primarily composed of Nitisols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1322444
ISRIC – World Soil Information, 2013. Soil property maps of Africa at 1 km. Available for download at www.isric.org.

Sources

Onck, R. F. M. (1987). "The Interactions Between Termite Activity, Agricultural Practices and Soil Characteristics in Kisii District, Kenya." Agricultural University Wageningen Papers, 87(3).

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: Onck, R. F. M. (1987). "The Interactions Between Termite Activity, Agricultural Practices and Soil Characteristics in Kisii District, Kenya." Agricultural University Wageningen Papers, 87(3).