OZCAR-RI ObsErA - Bras-David - Maison de la Forêt - Guadeloupe

Basic Information
Site Name
OZCAR-RI ObsErA - Bras-David - Maison de la Forêt
Short name
OBSERA BD-MDF
Country
Guadeloupe
Site Manager
Site Description
The Bras-David 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. The Bras-David river drains a watershed of 19 km2 on the windward side of the active Soufrière volcano. The catchment is essentially composed of Pleistocene andesitic and dacitic formations, covered by a thick ferralitic soil. The latter consists of highly weathered volcanoclastic debris flows containing rocky clasts at various stages of weathering. Vegetation is mainly 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.
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2021-11-23 11:11:54

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2013
Observed properties
Photos
Bras David River at the Maison de la Forêt

Bras David River at the Maison de la Forêt

Geographic
Size
11270.00ha
Elevation (average)
496.00msl
Elevation (min)
215.00msl
Elevation (max)
1088.00msl
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_101)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.
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