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Table 4 Sand properties required by NicheMapR’s microclimate model

From: Models of primary sex ratios at a major flatback turtle rookery show an anomalous masculinising trend

  Sand Depth (cm)
  0–2.5 2.5–10 10–30 30–60
Bulk density (g/cm3) 1.15 1.15 1.24 1.24
Saturated water content (cm3/cm3) 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Mineral thermal conductivity (W/mK) 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.8
Mineral heat capacity (J/KgK) 800 800 800 800
Mineral density (g/cm3) 2.66 2.66 2.66 2.66
% sand moisture 0 6.75 7.57 9.84
Reflectance (%) 41.15 - - -
  1. Italics type indicates values measured from sand collected at Cape Domett.