Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Original research article
16 Dec 2020
Original research article |  | 16 Dec 2020

Comparison of regolith physical and chemical characteristics with geophysical data along a climate and ecological gradient, Chilean Coastal Cordillera (26 to 38° S)

Mirjam Schaller, Igor Dal Bo, Todd A. Ehlers, Anja Klotzsche, Reinhard Drews, Juan Pablo Fuentes Espoz, and Jan van der Kruk

Data sets

Pedo- genic and microbial interrelations to regional climate and local topography: New insights from a climate gradient (arid to hu- mid) along the Coastal Cordillera of Chile N. Bernhard, L.-M. Moskwa, R. Oeser, F. von Blanckenburg, H. Boy, E. Brucker, M. Dippold, T. A. Ehlers, J. P. Fuentes-Espoz R. Godoy, M. Köster, P. Osses, L. Paulino, M. Schaller, T. Scholten, O. Seguel, S. Spielvogel, M. Spohn,S. Stock, N. Stroncik, K. Uebernickel, D. Wagner, and P. Kühn

Chemistry and microbiology of the Critical Zone along a steep climateandvegetationgradientintheChileanCoastalCordillera R. A. Oeser, N. Stroncik, L.-M. Moskwa, N. Bernhard, M. Schaller, R. Canessa, L. van der Brink, M. Köster, E. Brucker, S. S. Stock, J. P. Fuentes, R. Godoy, F. J. Matus, R. Oses Pedraza, P. Osses McIntyre, L. Paulino, O. Seguel, M. Y. Bader, J. Boy, M. A. Dippold, T. A. Ehlers, P. Kühn, Y. Kuzyakiv, P. Peinweber, T. Scholten, S. Spielvogel, M. Spohn, K. Üubernickel, K. Tielbörger, D. Wagner, and F. von Blanckenburg

Short summary
In this study geophysical observations from ground-penetrating radar with pedolith physical and geochemical properties from pedons excavated in four study areas of the climate and ecological gradient in the Chilean Coastal Cordillera are combined. Findings suggest that profiles with ground-penetrating radar along hillslopes can be used to infer lateral thickness variations in pedolith horizons and to some degree physical and chemical variations with depth.