South Gate Meteorological Station (No. 41)

Description: 

South Gate Meteorological Station (No. 41) is located about 2 km north of the south boundary of the Sevilleta on the east side of the refuge

Site Details: 

Vegetation
The area around the station can be classified as desert grassland, dominated by (Hilaria jamesii), blue grama grass (B. gracilis) with lesser amounts of various drop seeds and sacatons (Sporobolus spp.).
Soils
Bucklebar sandy clay loam
Landform
Slope/Aspect: Approximately 1-2%, westerly aspect. Terrain/Physiography: Very flat with surrounding hills in all directions except to the northeast
Geology
Finest soils of any of the weather stations - no discernible caliche layer.
Hydrology
Hydrology - surface/groundwater: Surface water present only during rainfall events (particularly summer thunderstorms). One major arroyos flows by just south of the station.

Elevation: 

1,538m