Sootaga

Location:Estonia
Area:146 acres (59 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:Dfb (Climate: snow; Precipitation: fully humid; Temperature: warm summer)
Natura 2000 Data Sheet:View Data Sheet  Explanatory notes

Ecoregions

Sarmatic mixed forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 A
  
Share45 %20 %20 %15 %
Soil TypeGleyic LuvisolsEutric PlanosolsEutric GleysolsTerric Histosols
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainagePoorPoorPoorVery poor
Available Water Capacity15 m15 m125 m150 m
Phase 1StonyStonyStony 
Phase 2GravellyGravelly  
Root ObstacleNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cm
Impermeable Layer40 - 80 cm40 - 80 cmNone to 150 cmNone to 150 cm
Soil Water RegimeWet within 80 cm over 6 months, but not wet within 40 cm for over 11 monthWet within 80 cm over 6 months, but not wet within 40 cm for over 11 monthWet within 40 cm depth for over 11 monthWet within 40 cm depth for over 11 month
Topsoil Properties
Gravel5 %4 %4 %28 %
Sand47 %42 %37 %35 %
Silt29 %38 %40 %33 %
Clay24 %20 %23 %32 %
USDA TextureLoamLoamLoamClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.39 g/cm³1.41 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³1.32 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.54 g/cm³1.47 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³0.28 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.83 %1.06 %1.07 %39.4 %
PH6.35.66.25.6
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity46 cmol kg⁻¹37 cmol kg⁻¹41 cmol kg⁻¹45 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity16 cmol kg⁻¹11 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹87 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation93 %67 %88 %75 %
Total Exchangeable Bases14.9 cmol kg⁻¹8.4 cmol kg⁻¹10.2 cmol kg⁻¹59.5 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %3 %2 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel6 %4 %5 %5 %
Sand39 %33 %36 %52 %
Silt27 %31 %36 %23 %
Clay34 %36 %28 %25 %
USDA TextureClay loamClay loamClay loamSandy clay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.33 g/cm³1.3 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.65 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³1.5 g/cm³0.18 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.28 %0.43 %0.37 %38.46 %
PH76.36.65.8
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity44 cmol kg⁻¹47 cmol kg⁻¹42 cmol kg⁻¹49 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity16 cmol kg⁻¹17 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹88 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation99 %89 %90 %96 %
Total Exchangeable Bases15.9 cmol kg⁻¹15.2 cmol kg⁻¹11.9 cmol kg⁻¹81.8 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0.4 %0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %4 %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