Perito Moreno National Park

Location:Santa Cruz, Argentina
IUCN Category:II
Area:234,320 acres (94,826 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:Cfc (Climate: warm temperate; Precipitation: fully humid; Temperature: cool summer)

Ecoregions

Magellanic subpolar forests
Patagonian steppe

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 AB
   
Share50 %20 %30 %60 %40 %
Soil TypeUmbric AndosolsVitric AndosolsLithic LeptosolsLithic LeptosolsUmbric Leptosols
Topsoil TextureMediumCoarseMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm10 cm10 cm30 cm
DrainageModerately wellWellImperfectlyImperfectlyImperfectly
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m15 mm15 mm50 mm
Topsoil Properties
Gravel0 %10 %32 %32 %32 %
Sand55 %74 %43 %43 %55 %
Silt32 %21 %29 %29 %26 %
Clay13 %5 %28 %28 %19 %
USDA TextureSandy loamSandy loamClay loamClay loamSandy loam
Reference Bulk Density1.49 g/cm³1.67 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³1.44 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.1 g/cm³1.1 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³1.07 g/cm³
Organic Carbon7.37 %0.21 %0.39 %0.39 %2.62 %
PH5.95.47.57.55
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity93 cmol kg⁻¹140 cmol kg⁻¹51 cmol kg⁻¹51 cmol kg⁻¹20 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity36 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation37 %34 %100 %100 %29 %
Total Exchangeable Bases13.3 cmol kg⁻¹4.3 cmol kg⁻¹15.7 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹3.8 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %3.1 %3.1 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0.1 %0.1 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %1 %1 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10 dS m-10.4 dS m-10.4 dS m-10 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel0 %10 %   
Sand45 %72 %   
Silt36 %22 %   
Clay19 %6 %   
USDA TextureLoamSandy loam   
Reference Bulk Density1.42 g/cm³1.64 g/cm³   
Bulk Density1.1 g/cm³1.1 g/cm³   
Organic Carbon4.35 %0.1 %   
PH5.95.6   
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity99 cmol kg⁻¹140 cmol kg⁻¹   
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity33 cmol kg⁻¹15 cmol kg⁻¹   
Base Saturation50 %34 %   
Total Exchangeable Bases16.7 cmol kg⁻¹5.2 cmol kg⁻¹   
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %   
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %   
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %   
Electrical Conductivity0 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