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Table 3 Comparisons of climate conditions and soil variables (mean and standard deviation) in different study areas under the same/similar parent material

From: Total and dissolved soil organic and inorganic carbon and their relationships in typical loess cropland of Fengu Basin

Study area Elevation (m) parent material Temperature (°C) precipitation (mm) Evaporation (mm) pH EC (mS/cm) SOC (kg C m−2) SIC (kg C m−2)
LZa 1700–2000 Loess 9.6 250–350 1500 8.94 (0.22) 0.19 (0.06) 5.73 (1.68) 22.3 (3.13)
NCPb 6–112 Alluvial loess 12.5 500–600 1900 8.64 (0.21) 0.22 (0.09) 7.51 (1.47) 16.5 (2.04)
YRDc 11–35 Alluvial loess 13.4 530–640 2100 8.20 (0.08) 0.34 (0.16) 5.73 (1.31) 16.89 (2.52)
LFBd 389–554 Redeposited loess 8.9–12.9 420–550 1659 8.34 (0.19) 0.61 (0.28) 10.0 (2.56) 14.0 (2.51)
YCBd 380–820 Alluvial loess 13.3 500–750 1810 8.71 (0.21) 0.24 (0.14) 6.96 (1.50) 16.9 (5.71)
  1. The numbers in brackets represent the standard deviation
  2. LZ-Lanzhou, NCP-Northern China Plan, YRD-upper Yellow River Delta, LFB-Linfeng Basin, YCB-Yuncheng Basin
  3. a(Zhang et al. 2015)
  4. b(Shi et al. 2017b)
  5. c(Guo et al. 2016)
  6. dThis study