The Biosphere 2 desert field site is a low-elevation site with average elevation of 1100 m, and located at the north-west side of the Catalina Mountains. The site consists of two well established hillslope transects on different (granitic vs. metamorphic) parent materials. Hillslopes are oriented north, northwest, south and southwest with slopes between 9 and 31 degrees. The vegetation is Sonoran desert shrubs and desert grassland.
B2 Desert Site satellite view.
B2 Desert Site elevation map.
B2 Desert Site aspect map.
B2 Desert Site slope map.
B2 Desert Site geology map.
B2 Desert Site vegetation map.
B2 Desert Site EEMT map.
B2 Desert Site instrumentation map.
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B2 Desert Site - Meteorology (2009-2019)
13 components • B2 Desert Site (Low-Elevation) • Climatology / Meteorology • Troch, Peter; Abramson, Nate; Durcik, Matej; Jardine, Angie
B2 Desert Site - Precipitation (2009-2019)
12 components • B2 Desert Site (Low-Elevation) • Climatology / Meteorology • Peter Troch; Nate Abramson; Angie Jardine
B2 Desert Site - Soil Moisture, Soil Temperature (2010-2018)
37 components • B2 Desert Site (Low-Elevation) • Soil Science / Pedology • Peter Troch; Nate Abramson