OZCAR-RI SNO_Karst Karsts Aquitains - France

Basic Information
Site Name
OZCAR-RI SNO_Karst Karsts Aquitains
Short name
KarAq
Country
France
Operating Organisation
Keywords
carbon cycling
hydrodynamics
hydrogeochemistry
isotope (e.g. Delta C13, Delta N15 , C14 )
karst and archaeological heritage
vulnerability
Site Description
Aquitain's karsts observatory (Aquitaine, France) regroups different karst sites located on the edge of the Aquitain sedimentary basin. These karst watersheds range from 0.01 km² (Lascaux cave) and 1 km² (Cussac cave) up to 100 km² (Toulon springs) and the land use consists of forests and agriculture under modified oceanic climate. This observatory consists of various observation and experimentation sites like patrimonial caves and large karstic hydrosystem outlets.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:49
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Purpose
to understand the functioning of complex karst system; to understand the role of the epikarst in the transfer function; to study the dynamic of CO2 in carbonate rock; to identify the nitrate origine with isotope approach in the karstic aquifer, to study the turbidity origin in the water, To understand the processus of dissolution-precipitation on the cave walls for painting conservation; to study the vulnerability of water ressources
Photos
Toulon springs (Karsts Aquitains)

Toulon springs (Karsts Aquitains)

Geographic
Size
10000.00ha
Elevation (average)
180.00msl
Elevation (min)
80.00msl
Elevation (max)
210.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER France (CZO_EU_FR_186)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
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