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S-transect groundwater monitoring

Created 2020-05-08 14:32:46 CET
Began in 1997


The S-transect was installed 1997 and has been sampled monthly since. The transect consists of ceramic suction lysimeters at 5-7 depths in three plots: the riparian zone 4 m from the stream (S04), 12 m from the stream (S12) and in the up-slope mineral soil 22 m from the stream (S22). The installations are made so that samples can be collected all year by using a heating cable where the water passes through the frozen soil. The hydrology is focused in the upper horizons due to the hydrological conductivity which increases exponentially towards the soil surface.

transect groundwater monitoring chemistry lysimeters

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