Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/5/2005
Publication Date: 7/1/2006
Citation: Snyder, K.A., Mitchell, K.A., Herrick, J.E. 2006. Patterns and controls of soil water in the Jornada basin. In: Havstad, K.M., Huenneke, L.F., Schlesinger, W.H., editors. Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem. The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 107-132.
Interpretive Summary: Interpretive summary not required.
Technical Abstract: This chapter focuses on the controls and patterns of soil moisture in the Jornada Basin. First, we describe general properties that commonly contribute to soil water heterogeneity; secondly, we offer a brief overview of soil water research in the Jornada Basin; and lastly, we describe specific patterns of soil water content and availability observed in the Jornada Basin. Our goal is to describe general patterns of soil water that are likely to occur across the Chihuahuan Desert region.