136-5 Subaqueous Soil Temperture.

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Monday, November 1, 2010
Long Beach Convention Center, Exhibit Hall BC, Lower Level
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Alexander Salisbury, University of Rhode Island, North Kingstown, RI and Mark Stolt, 112 Kingston Coastal Institute Bldg, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Soil temperature was investigated at two depths (25 and 50 cm) on several subaqueous soils of Rhode Island coastal lagoons.  Subaqueous soil temperature appears to be primarily influenced by water temperature and water depth with soil temperatures at 50 cm showing less variability than at 25 cm from the soil-water column interface, and the water column. Effects related to soil texture were also apparent. Subaqueous soil temperatures met criteria of the mesic soil temperature regime, which is the same regime identified for Rhode Island subaerial soils.