Variables: City, State, Country, Mean Annual Precipitation, Mean Annual Temperature, Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, Slope Degree, Aspect, Landscape Position, Land use, Vegetation, Parent Lithology, Exposure Age, Erosion Rate, Depth to Bedrock, Soil Taxonomy, SSURGO_ID, Sample Medium, Sampling Date and Time, Sampling Depth (cm), Collection Method, Method of Preparation, Method of Analysis, Analysis Date, Laboratory Conducting Analysis, Textual Information, Numeric Information, Persons, Institutions, Publications
Standard Variables: Digital elevation model|Bedrock type|Elevation|Erosion rate|land classification|Latitude|Longitude|Precipitation|Temperature|Geologic unit|Recorder code|Depth, soil|Slope|Soil classification|Vegetation type
Date Range: (2001-2013)
Dataset Creators/Authors: Niu, Xianzeng; Williams, Jennifer; Brantley, Susan L.; Miller, Doug; Bills, Brian
Contact: Dr. Susan Brantley, Professor of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 2217 Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, University Park, PA, 16802, 814.865.1619, email@example.com
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