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Soil moisture and vegetation patterns in northern California forestsAuthor(s): James R. Griffin
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-46. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 22 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionTwenty-nine soil-vegetation plots were studied in a broad transect across the southern Cascade Range. Variations in soil moisture patterns during the growing season and in soil moisture tension values are discussed. Plot soil moisture values for 40- and 80-cm. depths in August and September are integrated into a soil drought index. Vegetation patterns are described in relationto this index. Use of data on species presence for a vegetation drought index is explored.
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CitationGriffin, James R. 1967. Soil moisture and vegetation patterns in northern California forests. Res. Paper PSW-RP-46. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 22 p
Keywordssoil moisture tension, soil-vegetation patterns, California pine forests, California mixed conifer forests, vegetation drought index (VM), soil drought index (SDI), Cascade Mountains
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