U of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

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The Puerto Rico transect site is located on private property off Rt. 111 between Juncal and Lares, Puerto Rico, about 30 miles northeast of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. The site is located on the San Sebastian formation, an Oligocene-age shale that is chemically similar to the Silurian-age Rose Hill Shale underlying other transect sites. Site elevation is 1,200 feet and vegetation is tropical, including numerous banana plants and palm trees. Winters are extremely mild and summers are hot and wet. Mean annual precipitation is 210 cm and mean annual temperature is 24.4 °C. The site is located at 18.30083 latitude and -66.90668 longitude.

24.4 °C   Temp

2100 mm   Precip

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Typical vista of waterfalls near the field site, on the dry side of the island.

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  • Setting & Research

    The Puerto Rico transect site is located on private property off Rt. 111 between Juncal and Lares, Puerto Rico, about 30 miles northeast of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. The site is located on the San Sebastian formation, an Oligocene-age shale that is chemically similar to the Silurian-age Rose Hill Shale underlying other transect sites. Site elevation is 1,200 feet and vegetation is tropical, including numerous banana plants and palm trees. Winters are extremely mild and summers are hot and wet. Mean annual precipitation is 210 cm and mean annual temperature is 24.4 °C.

    Angel Adames-Corraliza, Jose Morales and Lorena Vazguez use an auger to collect the deep soils.

    Tim White and students continue to collect bulk density samples with depth. 

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    Shale Transect Site - Puerto Rico
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  • Climate

    24.4 °C Mean Annual Temp
    2100 mm Mean Annual Precipitation

    Winters are extremely mild and summers are hot and wet. Mean annual precipitation is 210 cm and mean annual temperature is 24.4 °C.