Mound 9

Dome shaped mounds located in central Brazil.

Mean Height: 0.88m, Mean Diameter. 0.75m

Species

  • Cornitermes sp.

Shape Classes

  • Dome

Location

GPS
21° 2' S, 45° 30' W
Conditions
Degraded Grassland
Köppen Class
Cwb

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:29C°

Mean Temperature:20.4C°

Coldest Month:9.5C°

0C°

On average, 1400mm of rain fall here each year, with 699mm (or 49.93%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is primarily composed of latisols and ferrasols. Clay was found to be kaolinite.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
182216
FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Sources

Sarcinelli, T. S., Schaefer, C. E. G. R., Lynch, L. d. S., Arato, H. D., Viana, J. H. M., Filho, M. R. d. A., and Goncalves, T. T. (2009). "Chemical, physical and micromorphological properties of termite mounds and adjacent soils along a toposequence in Zona da Mata, Minas Gerais State, Brazil." Catena, 76(2), 107-113.

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: Photo Credit: Jose Humberto Silva Campos http://br.worldmapz.com/photo/117526_es.htm