OZCAR-RI Aurade Catchment - France

Basic Information
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OZCAR-RI Aurade Catchment
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Site Description
Small agricultural catchment (320 ha) with 30 years of data to study impact of climate change and agricultural practices on soil erosion, weathering rate and river fluxes. Continuous measurements with sensor: river discharge, Temperature, pH, conductivity, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, nitrate Weekly samples and high resolution sampling during storm runoff: major cations and anions, alkalinity, pH, dissolved silica, conductivity, total suspended solids, stable isotopes (13C of DIC, 2H and 18O of H2O, 15N of nitrates), heavy metals, some pesticide molecules Climatological station, rain collector for precipitation chemistry, soil solution station with lysimetric plate at different depths. Carbon and water tower flux measurements (Eddy covariance see CESBIO laboratory contribution) Collaboration with the Aurade farmer association for fertilizer and pesticide inputs, cultivation, agricultural practices... Aurade experimental catchment is an international field site of the Critical Zone Exploration Network CZEN, a field site of the French Research Infrastructure OZCAR and it is also a site of the French LTSER ZA PYGAR "Zone Atelier Pyrénées-Garonne". and a regional Platform of Research and Innovation-Midi Pyrénées.
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2022-06-22 10:06:56


General Characteristics and Status
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Côteaux de Gascogne, South-Western  France

Côteaux de Gascogne, South-Western France

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Affiliation and Network Specific Information
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
OZCAR RIThe affiliation of this site with "OZCAR RI" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
ICOS (FR-AUR)The affiliation of this site with "ICOS" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
LTER France (CZO_EU_FR_040)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
Critical Zone Collaborative Network (CZ Net)The affiliation of this site with "Critical Zone Collaborative Network (CZ Net)" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.

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