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Soil Geomorphic Record of Climate Change and Quaternary Landscape Evolution in Southern New Mexico (Chihuahuan Desert)

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Title: Soil Geomorphic Record of Climate Change and Quaternary Landscape Evolution in Southern New Mexico (Chihuahuan Desert)
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The "Soil Geomorphic Record of Climate Change and Quaternary Landscape Evolution in Southern New Mexico (Chihuahuan Desert)" database tracks natural cycles of climate change and quaternary landscape evolution in southern New Mexico using soil-geomorphic studies. Collection Organization: New Mexico State University Collection Methodology: Landscape stability and soil formation depends on the abundance of vegetative cover which, in turn, is dependent on moisture. By radiometrically dating soil development, periods of aridity can by inferred. Calcium carbonate in buried soils has an isotopic signature that reflects the vegetation types and mean annual temperature that occurred before the soil was buried. Mass spectrometer analysis of carbon and oxygen isotopes can provide information on both paleoecology and paleotemperatures. Buried soils, if well preserved, contain fossil pollen which provides information about the vegetation during the time before the soil was buried. The migration of sand dunes and their stabilization and pedogenic alteration also provides information on previous climates, based on the premise that dune migration is most active during arid periods. Soil formation on sediment deposited by paleolakes can provide information about the expansion and contraction of lakes which is dependent on both precipitation and temperature. Collection Frequency: Ongoing research. Update Characteristics: Ongoing. STATISTICAL INFORMATION: 100s of stable isotope values. LANGUAGE: English ACCESS/AVAILABILITY: Data Center: New Mexico State University Dissemination Media: Hard copy, diskette Access Instructions: Contact the data center. Access Restrictions: None Availability Status: On Request
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REFERENCE: Mack, G.H., James, W.C., and Monger, H.C. 1993. Classification of Paleosoils. Geological Soc. of Am. Bulletin. 105:129-136.
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REFERENCE: Monger, H.D. 1993. Inorganic Carbon in Desert Soils of New Mexico: Microbial Precipitation and Isotopic Significance. In Abstracts, International Soil Symposium on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration. Ohio State University.
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REFERENCE: Monger, H.C., and Cole, D.R. 1993. Paleosols as Indicators of Paleoclimatic Conditions. p. 24. INQUA/ISSS Paleopedology Commission Newsletter no. 9. Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL
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REFERENCE: Monger, H.C. 1993. Pedology in Arid Land Archaeological Research: An Example from Southern New Mexico-Western Texas. p. 301. In Agronomy Abstracts, ASA, Madison, WI.
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REFERENCE: Monger, H.C., Daugherty, L.A., and Gile, L.H. 1991. A Microscopic Examination of Pedogenic Calcite in an Aridisol of Southern New Mexico. In Nettledon (ed.), W.D. Occurence, Characteristics, and Genesis of Carbonite, Gypsum, and Silica Accumulations in Soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Spec. Publ. 26. Madison, WI. p/37-60.
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REFERENCE: Monger, H.C. Daugherty, L.A., Lindemann, W.C. and Liddell, C.M. 1991. Microbial Precipitation of Pedogenic Calcite. Geology 19:997-1,000.
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REFERENCE: Monger, H.C. and Daugherty, L.A. 1991. Pressure Solution: Possible Mechanism for Silicate Grain Dissolution in a Petrocalcic Horizon. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 55:1,625-1,629.
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REFERENCE: Monger, H.C. and Daugherty, L.A. 1991. Neoformation of Palygorskite in a Southern New Mexico Ardisol. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 55:1,646-1,650.
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REFERENCE: Mack, G.H. James, W.C., and Monger, H.C. 1993. Classification of Paleosols. Geological Soc. Am. Bull. 105:129-136.
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REFERENCE: James, W.C., Mack, G.H., and Monger, H.C. 1993. Classification of Paleosols: Discussion and Reply. Geological Soc. Am. Bull. 105:1,635-1,637.
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REFERENCE: Monger, H.C. and Cole, D.R. 1993. Paleosols as Indicators of Paleoclimatic Conditions. INQUA/ISSA Paleopedology Commission Newsletter No. 9. Illinois State Geological Survey, Champagne, IL. p. 25.
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Beginning_Date: 19500101
Ending_Date: Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.48
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -85.18
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.17
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 13.05
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > RADIOCARBON
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > ISOTOPES
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Theme_Keyword: Calcite
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Theme_Keyword: Land And Freshwater Resources
Theme_Keyword: Landscapes
Theme_Keyword: Quaternary Landscape Evolution
Theme_Keyword: Sediments
Theme_Keyword: Soil History
Theme_Keyword: Soil Studies
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW MEXICO
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Contact_Person: H. CURTIS MONGER
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Address: New Mexico State University
Address: College of Agriculture and Home Economics
Address: Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
Address: Pedology Lab
Address: Box 30001, Dept. 3Q
City: Las Cruces
State_or_Province: NM
Postal_Code: 88003-8003
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 505-646-3405
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 505-646-6041
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cmonger@nmsu.edu
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Contact_Organization: NM-STATE/CAHE/AGHORT > Agronomy & Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, New Mexico State University
Contact_Person: H. CURTIS MONGER
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Address: New Mexico State University
Address: College of Agriculture and Home Economics
Address: Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
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Address: Box 30001, Dept. 3Q
City: Las Cruces
State_or_Province: NM
Postal_Code: 88003-8003
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 505-646-3405
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 505-646-6041
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Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
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