Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Location:Costa Rica
IUCN Category:II
Area:35,068 acres (14,191 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:Aw (Climate: equatorial; Precipitation: winter dry)

Ecoregions

Costa Rican seasonal moist forests
Isthmian-Atlantic moist forests
Talamancan montane forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
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Share40 %40 %20 %
Soil TypeUmbric AndosolsUmbric AndosolsGleyic Cambisols
Topsoil TextureMediumFineMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellModerately wellPoor
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m150 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel1 %1 %1 %
Sand31 %13 %45 %
Silt43 %13 %29 %
Clay26 %74 %26 %
USDA TextureLoamClay (heavy)Loam
Reference Bulk Density1.35 g/cm³1.16 g/cm³1.37 g/cm³
Bulk Density0.68 g/cm³0.62 g/cm³1.34 g/cm³
Organic Carbon7.18 %6.84 %0.9 %
PH5.64.96.1
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity76 cmol kg⁻¹ 31 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity46 cmol kg⁻¹23 cmol kg⁻¹11 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation14 %13 %80 %
Total Exchangeable Bases6.4 cmol kg⁻¹3 cmol kg⁻¹8.8 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %1 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10 dS m-10 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel1 %1 %1 %
Sand11 %11 %39 %
Silt33 %33 %28 %
Clay56 %56 %33 %
USDA TextureClayClayClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.2 g/cm³1.2 g/cm³1.33 g/cm³
Bulk Density0.69 g/cm³0.77 g/cm³1.47 g/cm³
Organic Carbon4.19 %4.19 %0.41 %
PH4.74.76.4
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity2 cmol kg⁻¹2 cmol kg⁻¹32 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity16 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation16 %16 %83 %
Total Exchangeable Bases2.6 cmol kg⁻¹2.6 cmol kg⁻¹10 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0.1 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %1 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10 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