Liepajas ezers

Location:Latvia
Area:11,228 acres (4,544 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
 AB
   
Share 50 %30 %10 %10 %
Soil TypeAlbic ArenosolsEutric GleysolsGleyic PodzolsHaplic PodzolsHaplic Podzols
Topsoil TextureCoarseCoarseCoarseCoarseCoarse
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageSomewhat excessivePoorPoorSomewhat excessiveSomewhat excessive
Available Water Capacity100 m150 m100 m100 m100 m
Phase 1Erosion    
Root ObstacleNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cm40 - 60 cm40 - 60 cm40 - 60 cm
Impermeable LayerNone to 150 cmNone to 150 cmNone to 150 cmNone to 150 cmNone to 150 cm
Soil Water RegimeNot wet within 80 cm for over 3 months, nor wet within 40 cm for over 1 monthWet 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 monthNot 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 month
Topsoil Properties
Gravel3 %10 %2 %3 %3 %
Sand88 %78 %86 %87 %87 %
Silt7 %13 %10 %9 %9 %
Clay5 %9 %4 %4 %4 %
USDA TextureSandSandy loamLoamy sandLoamy sandLoamy sand
Reference Bulk Density1.7 g/cm³1.6 g/cm³1.73 g/cm³1.73 g/cm³1.73 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.62 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.4 %0.57 %1.97 %2.18 %2.18 %
PH5.96.34.44.44.4
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity26 cmol kg⁻¹48 cmol kg⁻¹52 cmol kg⁻¹101 cmol kg⁻¹101 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity3 cmol kg⁻¹6 cmol kg⁻¹6 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation64 %74 %18 %11 %11 %
Total Exchangeable Bases2.6 cmol kg⁻¹4.7 cmol kg⁻¹3.6 cmol kg⁻¹2.6 cmol kg⁻¹2.6 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium3 %2 %1 %1 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel4 %20 %3 %4 %4 %
Sand89 %64 %85 %88 %88 %
Silt6 %13 %10 %8 %8 %
Clay5 %23 %5 %4 %4 %
USDA TextureSandSandy clay loamLoamy sandSandSand
Reference Bulk Density1.7 g/cm³1.43 g/cm³1.7 g/cm³1.74 g/cm³1.74 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.51 g/cm³1.55 g/cm³1.54 g/cm³1.51 g/cm³1.51 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.23 %0.3 %0.91 %0.39 %0.39 %
PH5.66.44.955
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity25 cmol kg⁻¹38 cmol kg⁻¹44 cmol kg⁻¹66 cmol kg⁻¹66 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity2 cmol kg⁻¹10 cmol kg⁻¹3 cmol kg⁻¹2 cmol kg⁻¹2 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation89 %81 %21 %21 %21 %
Total Exchangeable Bases1.8 cmol kg⁻¹6.9 cmol kg⁻¹1.7 cmol kg⁻¹1.5 cmol kg⁻¹1.5 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium0 %3 %3 %3 %3 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 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