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Table 1 Soil physicochemical characteristics and particle-size distribution at 0–10 cm depth in different vegetation soils

From: 13C NMR spectroscopy characterization of particle-size fractionated soil organic carbon in subalpine forest and grassland ecosystems

Soil Sand (%) Silt (%) Clay (%) pH (H2O) TOCa TNb C/N CECc (cmole kg−1) BSd (%)
(g kg−1)
Forest 65.2 17.9 16.9 3.8 145.0 9.7 14.9 18.3 3.0
Transition 63.3 18.8 17.9 4.0 96.0 5.9 16.2 17.0 1.4
Grassland 46.0 27.6 26.4 3.8 97.0 5.6 17.4 16.7 2.9
  1. aTotal organic carbon
  2. bTotal nitrogen
  3. cCation exchangeable capacity
  4. dBase saturation