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Table 4

Pearson correlation values between different depths with all soil moisture measurements in each micro-topography and vegetation type

Vegetation typeMicro-topographyDepth (cm)10–2020–4040–6060–8080–100
Woodland Ridge 0–10 0.95 0.70 0.60 0.52 0.50 
Woodland Ridge 10–20  0.89 0.83 0.77 0.74 
Woodland Ridge 20–40   0.99** 0.96* 0.93 
Woodland Ridge 40–60    0.99* 0.97* 
Woodland Ridge 60–80     0.99** 
Woodland Plane surface 0–10 0.72 0.54 0.44 0.35 0.11 
Woodland Plane surface 10–20  0.84 0.83 0.83 0.67 
Woodland Plane surface 20–40   0.99** 0.96* 0.89 
Woodland Plane surface 40–60    0.99** 0.94 
Woodland Plane surface 60–80     0.97* 
Woodland Pipe 0–10 0.95* 0.92 0.91 0.86 0.40 
Woodland Pipe 10–20  0.98* 0.98* 0.83 0.40 
Woodland Pipe 20–40   0.99** 0.89 0.55 
Woodland Pipe 40–60    0.88 0.54 
Woodland Pipe 60–80     0.81 
Grassland – 0–10 0.49 −0.05 0.13 0.13 0.55 
Grassland – 10–20  0.73 0.83 0.85 0.91 
Grassland – 20–40   0.98* 0.98* 0.81 
Grassland – 40–60    0.99** 0.90 
Grassland – 60–80     0.90 
Vegetation typeMicro-topographyDepth (cm)10–2020–4040–6060–8080–100
Woodland Ridge 0–10 0.95 0.70 0.60 0.52 0.50 
Woodland Ridge 10–20  0.89 0.83 0.77 0.74 
Woodland Ridge 20–40   0.99** 0.96* 0.93 
Woodland Ridge 40–60    0.99* 0.97* 
Woodland Ridge 60–80     0.99** 
Woodland Plane surface 0–10 0.72 0.54 0.44 0.35 0.11 
Woodland Plane surface 10–20  0.84 0.83 0.83 0.67 
Woodland Plane surface 20–40   0.99** 0.96* 0.89 
Woodland Plane surface 40–60    0.99** 0.94 
Woodland Plane surface 60–80     0.97* 
Woodland Pipe 0–10 0.95* 0.92 0.91 0.86 0.40 
Woodland Pipe 10–20  0.98* 0.98* 0.83 0.40 
Woodland Pipe 20–40   0.99** 0.89 0.55 
Woodland Pipe 40–60    0.88 0.54 
Woodland Pipe 60–80     0.81 
Grassland – 0–10 0.49 −0.05 0.13 0.13 0.55 
Grassland – 10–20  0.73 0.83 0.85 0.91 
Grassland – 20–40   0.98* 0.98* 0.81 
Grassland – 40–60    0.99** 0.90 
Grassland – 60–80     0.90 

* and ** indicate significance at the 0.05 and 0.01 probability levels, respectively.

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