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The Tennessee transect site is located in Big Ridge State Park, near Maynardville, TN, about 25 miles from the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville. The 3,687 acre park surrounds the Norris Lake Reservoir. The sampling site is located on the tallest ridge, at an elevation of 1444 ft; the Smoky Mountains can be seen in the distance. The site is in the lower 10m of the Rose Hill Shale Formation, adjacent to the Tuscarora Sandstone Formation, which is exposed on the ridge. Winters are mild, with occasional snow, and summers are warm and humid. Mean annual precipitation is 122 cm and mean annual temperature is 14.2 °C. The site is located 36.27357 latitude and -83.91348 longitude.

14.2 °C   Temp

1220 mm   Precip

Parent Field Area:
Shale Transect ▲

Karen Lease (U. of Tenn), Greg Carlson (U. of Tenn), and Nikki West (Penn State) work to set up the ridge top field site.

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  • Setting & Research

    The Tennessee transect site is located in Big Ridge State Park, near Maynardville, TN, about 25 miles from the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville. The 3,687 acre park surrounds the Norris Lake Reservoir.

    Nikki West and Karen Lease survey the site for map coordinates and elevation.   

    The sampling site is located on the tallest ridge, at an elevation of 1444 ft; the Smoky Mountains can be seen in the distance. The site is in the lower 10m of the Rose Hill Shale Formation, adjacent to the Tuscarora Sandstone Formation, which is exposed on the ridge.  Winters are mild, with occasional snow, and summers are warm and humid. Mean annual precipitation is 122 cm and mean annual temperature is 14.2 °C.

    Nikki West and Karen Lease survey the site for map coordinates and elevation.   

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    Shale Transect Site - Tennessee
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    14.2 °C Mean Annual Temp
    1220 mm Mean Annual Precipitation

    Winters are mild, with occasional snow, and summers are warm and humid. Mean annual precipitation is 122 cm and mean annual temperature is 14.2 °C.