Strengbach catchment - OHGE

Location

48° 12' 0" N, 7° 10' 59.9988" E
Brief Site Description: 
An experimental forest monitored since 1986 for hydrological, geochemical and meteorological data.
Detailed Site Description: 

The Strengbach catchment is an experimental forest monitored since 1986 for hydrological, geochemical and meteorological data. This 80ha surface area catchment is located in the Vosges massif with a temperate oceanic mountainous climate, on granitic bedrock. All reservoirs involved in the biogeochemical cycling are studied. Wet atmospheric depositions (rain, snow), dry atmospheric particles (aerosols), all stream and spring waters, groundwaters (piezometer), soil profiles, saprolite and bedrock, vegetation (roots, wood, bark, leaves, litter). The Strengbach experimental catchment represents a natural laboratory to study and understand the weathering processes and the biogeochemical cycles at the scale of a forested ecosystem. 

Contact: Marie-Claire Pierret, pierret@illite.u-strasbg.fr

Field Site Type: 
International CZO
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
CRITEX
SoilTrEC
Geology: 
igneous-felsic intrusive
Soil Order: 
Inceptisol
Study Start Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1986 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
1 400millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
6°C
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Arrangment of Aquifer Components - Single, dominant unconfined aquifer
Land Cover: 
Evergreen Forest
Climate: 
Temperate
Sub-Climate: 
Unknown
Group visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users