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Table 1 Criteria for classification categories of the environmental variables

From: Assembly processes of moss and lichen community with snow melting at the coastal region of the Barton Peninsula, maritime Antarctic

Environmental variables Category
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Microaspect (degrees) 0~22.5, 337.5~360.0 22.5~67.5 67.5~112.5 112.5~157.5 157.5~202.5 202.5~247.5 247.5~292.5 292.5~337.5
Microaspect N NE E SE S SW W NW
Inclination (degrees) 0~5 5~10 10~15 15~20 20~25 25~30 30~35 >35
Topology Summit Ridge Upper slope Middle slope Lower slope Arid valley Stream flow Pond or wet land
Microtopolgy Upper slope Middle slope Lower slope Arid valley
Substrate Rock Boulder Boulder-cobble Cobble Cobble-pebble Pebble Pebble-fine grain Coastal sand Fine grain Humus
Wind exposure Very strong Strong Moderate Weak Very weak
Moisture Very arid Arid Moderate Slightly wet Wet Very wet Snow    
Snow cover duration (week) 0 2 4 5 >6