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Facility Eschikon-Lindau - cellarLysimeter in Eschikon-Lindau

Eschikon-Lindau (CH 6)
Purpose of this facility Measurement of nitrate leaching
Lysimeter type NON-WEIGHABLE BACKFILLED GRAVITATION LYSIMETER
Operating since 1976
Number of lysimeters 4
Size classification large
Exact size 2 m diameter, 2.5 m depth, cylindrical
Building material of container Glass fibre reinforced polyester
Feature of lysimeter bottom Stone and sand layer
Lysimeter cellar (material) Concrete
Seepage water determination Gravimetric
Nutrients/nutrient balances N; also balances: fertilization and crop offtake
Measuring interval(s) of substances fortnightly
Soil fraction(s) Sandy loam
Soil type Cambisol gleyic
Soil thickness in m 1.1
Vegetation and cultivation Permanent grassland
Server, data base yes
Further investigations/equipment Yield and nutrient content of plants; troughs for
determination of seepage water
Used model/goal of investigation lysimeter data serves as basic data for the nutrient flow
model MODIFFUS (determination of diffusive N losses on
a meso-scale level)
Position 693 750 / 256 490
Altitude above sea level in m 560
Mean annual temperature in °C 8.5
Mean annual precipitation in mm 1043
Topographic feature Slightly undulated
Parent material Ground moraine
Kind of crop/tree Intensively and extensively managed grassland
Used fertilizer/manure organic-mineral
Amount of fertilizer(s) used in kg/ha according to guidelines for arable and grassland farming 2008
Fertilization period March-September
Meteorological parameters Temperature, precipitation
Year of survey 2008
   
(last updated: July 25, 2008)