Uhlirska catchment - Czechia

Basic Information
Site Name
Uhlirska catchment
Short name
Uhlirska
Country
Czechia
Site Manager
Funding Agency
Site Description
Uhlířská (Jizerské Mts.) is a typical mountain catchment underlain by acidic bedrock and strongly acidified during the second half of the 20th century. Two thirds of the catchment were deforested in 1980s and subsequently reforested by Norway spruce (Picela abies) monoculture. Research here has been mostly focused on fluxes of ecologically important elements and water. The monitored characteristics include bulk and throughfall precipitation amount and chemistry, runoff amount and chemistry as well as soil chemistry, forest biomass and element pools but also plant community composition. Biogeochemical (MAGIC) and hydrological models (BROOK90) have been applied to predict future chemistry and hydrology under different scenarios of atmospheric deposition, forest growth and climate change. Hydrological processes of surface and subsurface runoff formation are studied in the catchment as a whole and in detail at the experimental hillslope Tomšovka using standard hydrologic and isotopic methods, incl. water transit time evaluation and groundwater age dating. Hydrology research focuses on water and heat flux in soil profile as well as on processes in the soil-plant-atmosphere system. Geophysical methods are used to reveal subsurface structures.
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2020-11-27 02:11:48

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Uhlirska in the middle at deforested stage, 1997

Uhlirska in the middle at deforested stage, 1997

2019, spruce in winter

2019, spruce in winter

2019, spruce in winter

2019, spruce in winter

2020, stream and spruce trees

2020, stream and spruce trees

1997, deforested situation

1997, deforested situation

Uhlirska in the middle at deforested stage, 1997

Uhlirska in the middle at deforested stage, 1997

Uhlirska  at deforested stage, 1997

Uhlirska at deforested stage, 1997

random beech trees, original vegatation till 19th century, used for charcoal production for glassworks

random beech trees, original vegatation till 19th century, used for charcoal production for glassworks

Uhlirska subcatchment gauging site Porsche

Uhlirska subcatchment gauging site Porsche

Uhlirska main gauging site

Uhlirska main gauging site

Geographic
Size
178.00ha
Elevation (average)
825.00msl
Elevation (min)
776.00msl
Elevation (max)
886.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
CZ-LTERThe affiliation of this site with "CZ-LTER" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
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