Erkensruhr CZO

Location

50° 50' 5.3412" N, 6° 28' 38.4132" E
Brief Site Description: 
Part of the Eifel/Lower Rhine Valley Observatory
Detailed Site Description: 

The catchment of the Erkensruhr River is situated in the Eifel and is mainly covered by spruce (Picea abies) and covers an area of 41.7 km². In total forest is covering 74 % of the catchment area. Settlements only represent less than 1 % of the area. The main soil types are Cambisol, Stagnosol, and Gleysols in the riparian zones. Soil texture is dominantly silty clay loam. The mean altitude is 526 m with an average slope of 32.1°. The annual air temperature and precipitation are about 7°C and 1080 mm, respectively. The Erkensruhr River is one tributary of the Rur water reservoir, which is used for drinking water purposes. More than 90 % of the Erkensruhr catchment is part of the National Park Eifel, who has started to change the spruce forest into a near-natural mixed forest. This measure has an influence on the hydrology of the catchment and the transport of matter (e.g. sediments, dissolved organic matter, nitrate etc.) .

PI: Heye Bogena | PI: Harry Vereecken | CO-PI: Thomas Pütz | CO-PI: Andreas Lücke

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Field Site Type: 
International CZO
Registration: 
Registered
Network(s): 
CZO
TERENO
Geology: 
shale
Soil Order: 
Alfisol
Study Start Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2007 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
1 080millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
7°C
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Unknown
Land Cover: 
Deciduous Forest
Climate: 
Unknown
Sub-Climate: 
Unknown
Group visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users