Mound 55

Dome shaped mounds located in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Height: 8m, Diameter: 15m

Species

  • Macrotermes falciger

Shape Classes

  • Dome

Location

GPS
1° 35' S, 27° 29' E
Elevation
500m
Conditions
Woodlands
Köppen Class
Am

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:29C°

Mean Temperature:20C°

Coldest Month:17.2C°

0C°

On average, 1270mm of rain fall here each year, with 623mm (or 49.06%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is composed of ferralsols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1332839

Sources

Mujinya, B. B., Van Ranst, E., Verdoodt, A., Baert, G., and Ngongo, L. M. (2010). "Termite bioturbation effects on electro-chemical properties of Ferralsols in the Upper Katanga (D.R. Congo)." Geoderma, 158(3-4), 233-241.

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: Rudy Jocqué http://www.africamuseum.be/museum/research/general/research-picture/backfromafrica-rudy-jocque