Mound 72

Meridian shaped mound located in Australia.

Species

  • Amitermes laurensis

Shape Classes

  • Meridian

Location

GPS
12° 6' 36" S, 134° 18' E
Elevation
30m
Conditions
Grassland
Köppen Class
Aw

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:33.6C°

Mean Temperature:26.9C°

Coldest Month:17.7C°

0C°

On average, 1237mm of rain fall here each year, with 822mm (or 66.45%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil are primarily Ferralic Acrisols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
18947
FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Sources

Grigg, G.C. and Underwood, A.J. (1977). "An analysis of the orientation of 'magnetic' termite mounds." Aust. J. Zool., 25, 87-94.

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.

FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Photo Source: Grigg, G.C. and Underwood, A.J. (1977). "An analysis of the orientation of 'magnetic' termite mounds." Aust. J. Zool., 25, 87-94.