Los Glaciares National Park

Location:Santa Cruz, Argentina
IUCN Category:II
Area:1,329,020 acres (537,835 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Climate:View Climate Data
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Köppen climate classification:ET (Climate: polar; Temperature: polar tundra)

Ecoregions

Magellanic subpolar forests
Patagonian steppe

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 AB
   
Share50 %20 %30 %60 %40 %
Soil TypeHaplic PhaeozemsVitric AndosolsUmbric AndosolsLithic LeptosolsUmbric Leptosols
Topsoil TextureMediumCoarseMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm10 cm30 cm
DrainageModerately wellWellModerately wellImperfectlyImperfectly
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m150 m15 mm50 mm
Topsoil Properties
Gravel2 %0 %1 %32 %32 %
Sand69 %80 %57 %43 %55 %
Silt23 %8 %30 %29 %26 %
Clay8 %12 %13 %28 %19 %
USDA TextureSandy loamSandy loamSandy loamClay loamSandy loam
Reference Bulk Density1.59 g/cm³1.55 g/cm³1.5 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³1.44 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.2 g/cm³0.7 g/cm³0.72 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³1.07 g/cm³
Organic Carbon2.42 %1.85 %4.9 %0.39 %2.62 %
PH6.55.86.47.55
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity124 cmol kg⁻¹107 cmol kg⁻¹77 cmol kg⁻¹51 cmol kg⁻¹20 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity19 cmol kg⁻¹21 cmol kg⁻¹26 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation86 %37 %80 %100 %29 %
Total Exchangeable Bases16.1 cmol kg⁻¹7.8 cmol kg⁻¹21.1 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹3.8 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0.2 %0 %0.1 %3.1 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0.1 %0 %0 %0.1 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %2 %1 %1 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10 dS m-10 dS m-10.4 dS m-10 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel6 %0 %17 %  
Sand68 %76 %60 %  
Silt24 %10 %28 %  
Clay8 %14 %12 %  
USDA TextureSandy loamSandy loamSandy loam  
Reference Bulk Density1.59 g/cm³1.52 g/cm³1.52 g/cm³  
Bulk Density1.2 g/cm³0.73 g/cm³0.79 g/cm³  
Organic Carbon1.46 %1.38 %1.64 %  
PH6.65.96.2  
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity125 cmol kg⁻¹140 cmol kg⁻¹76 cmol kg⁻¹  
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity16 cmol kg⁻¹25 cmol kg⁻¹14 cmol kg⁻¹  
Base Saturation94 %32 %80 %  
Total Exchangeable Bases15.4 cmol kg⁻¹8 cmol kg⁻¹11.5 cmol kg⁻¹  
Calcium Carbonate0.2 %0 %0 %  
Calcium Sulphate0.1 %0 %0 %  
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %1 %  
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10 dS m-10 dS m-1  
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263