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The Vigil Network Site Index: Aching Shoulder Slope

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General Information

Site Name: Aching Shoulder Slope
Location: Mitten Rock, New Mexico USA
Principal Investigator: William Emmett
Address: U.S.G.S. Denver, Colorado USA
Date of Site Establishment and/or Field Measurements: 08/1963, 08/1964, 08/1965, 08/1968
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Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 36°36'19"N
Longitude: 108°56'43"W
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Purposes

(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Erosion
  2. Channel change
  3. Mass-movement
  4. Sedimentation

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Site Information

Annual precipitation: 220 mm
Elevation: 1815 m
Relief: 65 m
Plot Length: 488 m
Geology: Igneous-rhyolite and Sedimentary-hornstone
Vegetation: Sparse grasses
Bench marks: 10
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Mitten Rock, NM
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Hillslopes

Erosion stakes: 2
Mass-movement pins: 1
Painted rock lines: 1
Profiles: 2
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Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 3
Bed profile: 1
Headcut retreat: 1
Other: 8 n/w sections
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Miscellaneous

Other: Mileage log to site
Other: Overall sketch map
Other: Planetable map of Indian ruins
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Links to Data Files

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For information on how to obtain USGS topographic maps of this study site, please visit the USGS National Mapping Information Page at http://mapping.usgs.gov.