OZCAR-RI SNO_KARST Environmental Research Observatory Site of fontaine de Vaucluse - LSBB - France

Basic Information
Site Name
OZCAR-RI SNO_KARST Environmental Research Observatory Site of fontaine de Vaucluse - LSBB
Short name
SNO_KARST fontaine de Vaucluse basin
Country
France
Operating Organisation
Site Description
The Environmental Research Observatory Site of Fontaine de Vaucluse – LSBB is an observation and experimental site located in south-eastern France. Observation and experimentations are performed by UMR EMMAH (AU/INRAE) at two different scales: at catchment scale since 1981 (these observations and experiments are reported within the SNO KARST) and at micro-site scale since 2002 at the Low Noise Underground Laboratory (these measurements are reported within the SNO H+ network). Fontaine de Vaucluse is both outstanding and typical of the mediterranean context. This spring is one of the largest springs in Europe with an average discharge over 20 m3/s. It is the main outlet of a large limestone catchment (~ 1160 km2), that extends mainly over natural land, with thick unsaturated zone (800 m in average).
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2021-07-16 03:07:54

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General Characteristics and Status
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Main outlet of the karst system is the fontaine de Vaucluse spring

Main outlet of the karst system is the fontaine de Vaucluse spring

Highest summit of fontaine de Vaucluse recharge area is mount Ventoux (1909 m ASL)

Highest summit of fontaine de Vaucluse recharge area is mount Ventoux (1909 m ASL)

Geographic
Size
111600.00ha
Elevation (average)
870.00msl
Elevation (min)
84.00msl
Elevation (max)
1911.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
SNO KarstThe affiliation of this site with "SNO Karst" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
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.
LTER France (CZO_EU_FR_183)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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