OZCAR-RI ObsErA - Capesterre - Prise d'eau - Guadeloupe

Basic Information
Site Name
OZCAR-RI ObsErA - Capesterre - Prise d'eau
Short name
OBSERA CE-DIG
Country
Guadeloupe
Site Manager
Site Description
The Capesterre river is located on Basse-Terre Island (Guadeloupe archipelago, lesser Antilles arc). This volcanic island results from the ongoing subduction of the Atlantic plate under the Caribbean plate. Capesterre drains a watershed of 16.4 km2 located on the windward side of the active Soufrière volcano. The Capesterre catchment, mainly composed of lava and pyroclastic flows aged from 600 to 400 ky, is characterized by rather thin soils, typically ranging from 0.5 to 2 meters. Vegetation is dominated by tropical rainforest. The hydrologic regime is torrential: flow rate is characterized by abrupt variations due to tropical rains. Storms and hurricanes are particularly frequent during the rainy season from june to january.
Last modified
2021-11-23 11:11:54

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2012
Observed properties
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
OZCAR RIThe affiliation of this site with "OZCAR RI" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER France (CZO_EU_FR_102)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
Critical Zone Collaborative Network (CZ Net)The affiliation of this site with "Critical Zone Collaborative Network (CZ Net)" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
Photos
Capesterre water intake
Capesterre water intake
Geographic
Elevation (average)
756.00msl
Elevation (min)
189.00msl
Elevation (max)
1391.00msl
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