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The Alabama transect site is located in Lake Guntersville State Park, near Lake Guntersville, AL, approximately 50 minutes from the Alabama A&M University campus. The site is on the Monsanto Tract of the park, which has not been developed for recreational purposes. The shale here is called the Red Rock Formation but is equivalent to the Rose Hill Shale in other parts of the transect. At an elevation of 758 ft., the site has thick forest cover and is adjacent to Lake Guntersville. Winters are very mild and summers are very hot and humid. Mean annual precipitation is 137 cm and mean annual temperature is 15.6 °C. The site is located at 34.42292 latitude and -86.20667 longitude.

15.6 °C   Temp

1370 mm   Precip

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Site photo with Tim White (Penn State), Feron Washington (undergraduate Alabama A & M) and site PI Mezemir Wagaw (Alabama A & M)

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    The Alabama transect site is located in Lake Guntersville State Park, near Lake Guntersville, AL, approximately 50 minutes from the Alabama A&M University campus. The site is on the Monsanto Tract of the park, which has not been developed for recreational purposes. The shale here is called the Red Rock Formation but is equivalent to the Rose Hill Shale in other parts of the transect. At an elevation of 758 ft., the site has thick forest cover and is adjacent to Lake Guntersville. Winters are very mild and summers are very hot and humid. Mean annual precipitation is 137 cm and mean annual temperature is 15.6 °C.

    Representative bedrock from the field site location.

    Soil pit completed during 2011 REU summer field school. 

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    15.6 °C Mean Annual Temp
    1370 mm Mean Annual Precipitation

    Winters are very mild and summers are very hot and humid. Mean annual precipitation is 137 cm and mean annual temperature is 15.6 °C.