Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)/KNZ011: Prairie Throughfall Measurements at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area (KPRNA)Entry ID: LTER_KNZ011
Abstract: LTER - Long-Term Ecological Research Program/Konza Prairie (KNZ)
LTER/KNZ011 [Summary adapted from the LTER Core Data Set Catalog]:
Amounts and nitrogen content of water passing through the canopy of
tallgrass prairie are compared to similar measurements of bulk
precipitation. Measurements include nitrate, ammonia, phosphate and
organic nitrogen and phosphorus content of bulk precipitation and
... throughfall. Variables of interest include vegetation type and
amounts, time of year, and time since burning.
The Konza Prairie Research Natural Area (KPRNA) is a representative of
native tallgrasss prairie in the Flint Hills of eastern Kansas. The
Konza Prairie was established as a research facility in 1972 and now
contains 3,487 ha. The land was acquired by the Nature Conservancy
and is leased to the Division of Biology at Kansas State University
for research purposes.
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Start Date: 1982-03-19
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > TRACE ELEMENTS/TRACE METALS > PHOSPHORUS CONTENT
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT > BULK PRECIPITATION
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > GRASSLANDS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > LITTER CHARACTERISTICS > THROUGHFALL
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > BIOMASS BURNING
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS > AMMONIA
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS > MOLECULAR NITROGEN > ORGANIC NITROGEN CONTENT
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > FIRE ECOLOGY > FIRE DYNAMICS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > FIRE ECOLOGY > FIRE OCCURRENCE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303) 492-3302
Email: tims at culter.colorado.edu
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Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2003-01-13