Aberbargoed Grasslands

Location:Wales, United Kingdom
Area:98 acres (40 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:Cfb (Climate: warm temperate; Precipitation: fully humid; Temperature: warm summer)
Natura 2000 Data Sheet:View Data Sheet  Explanatory notes

Ecoregions

Celtic broadleaf forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 A
  
Share50 %15 %10 %10 %10 %
Soil TypeDystric CambisolsDystric CambisolsFerric PodzolsDystric GleysolsUmbric Leptosols
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm30 cm
DrainageImperfectlyImperfectlyImperfectlyPoorImperfectly
Available Water Capacity50 m50 m50 m75 m15 mm
Phase 1LithicLithicLithicLithic 
Root Obstacle60 - 80 cm60 - 80 cm60 - 80 cm60 - 80 cm 
Impermeable LayerNone to 150 cmNone to 150 cm0 - 40 cmNone to 150 cm 
Soil Water RegimeNot wet within 80 cm for over 3 months, nor wet within 40 cm for over 1 monthNot wet within 80 cm for over 3 months, nor wet within 40 cm for over 1 monthWet within 40 cm depth for over 11 monthWet within 40 cm depth for over 11 month 
Topsoil Properties
Gravel10 %10 %15 %2 %6 %
Sand42 %42 %45 %40 %49 %
Silt38 %38 %52 %39 %31 %
Clay20 %20 %3 %21 %20 %
USDA TextureLoamLoamSilt loamLoamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.41 g/cm³1.41 g/cm³1.7 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³1.43 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.3 g/cm³1.3 g/cm³0.96 g/cm³1.3 g/cm³1.1 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1.45 %1.45 %4.6 %1.17 %2.4 %
PH5.15.14.65.15.1
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity32 cmol kg⁻¹32 cmol kg⁻¹64 cmol kg⁻¹25 cmol kg⁻¹34 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity12 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹20 cmol kg⁻¹11 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation38 %38 %10 %47 %36 %
Total Exchangeable Bases4.3 cmol kg⁻¹4.3 cmol kg⁻¹4.4 cmol kg⁻¹5.5 cmol kg⁻¹4.7 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %2 %1 %1 %4 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel19 %19 %17 %6 % 
Sand45 %45 %51 %41 % 
Silt35 %35 %45 %34 % 
Clay20 %20 %4 %25 % 
USDA TextureLoamLoamSandy loamLoam 
Reference Bulk Density1.42 g/cm³1.42 g/cm³1.67 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³ 
Bulk Density1.36 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³1.29 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³ 
Organic Carbon0.5 %0.5 %0.81 %0.4 % 
PH5.25.25.15.3 
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity35 cmol kg⁻¹35 cmol kg⁻¹56 cmol kg⁻¹29 cmol kg⁻¹ 
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity9 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹10 cmol kg⁻¹ 
Base Saturation33 %33 %13 %47 % 
Total Exchangeable Bases2.6 cmol kg⁻¹2.6 cmol kg⁻¹0.8 cmol kg⁻¹6.1 cmol kg⁻¹ 
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %0 % 
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 % 
Exchangeable Sodium2 %2 %2 %1 % 
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 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