Whim Bog - United Kingdom

Basic Information
Site Name
Whim Bog
Short name
Whim
Country
United Kingdom
Site Manager
Operating Organisation
Site Description
Whim bog offers a globally unique comparison of how the main N forms affect semi-natural vegetation, with meteorological data and treatment history since 2002. A quantified ammonia concentration / deposition gradient, is provided, plus a wet deposition system, comparing oxidized (NaNO3) and reduced N (NH4Cl), where treatments are meteorology dependent. ie. wind direction and rainfall frequency define the treatment exposure(~120 events y-1). Wet plots are large (13m²) and there are 4 replicates per treatment. Opportunities exist to evaluate a whole range of ecosystem services from conservation to carbon sequestration, GHG emissions and water chemistry in addition to understanding how changes in vegetation affect the delivery of these services.
Last modified
2020-11-27 01:11:47

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2002
Photos
overview of the site

overview of the site

due to the effect of N-dry deposition the Eriophorum and grasses the dominating vegetation

due to the effect of N-dry deposition the Eriophorum and grasses the dominating vegetation

Sphagnum with different stages of N-damage

Sphagnum with different stages of N-damage

sprayers at the wet deposition plots

sprayers at the wet deposition plots

inside the shed

inside the shed

part of the O3 transect

part of the O3 transect

O3 transect during the winter

O3 transect during the winter

to avoid damage to the site we us a spandeck to reach the vegetation in the plots

to avoid damage to the site we us a spandeck to reach the vegetation in the plots

metmast

metmast

Geographic
Size
2.00ha
Elevation (average)
282.00msl
Elevation (min)
282.00msl
Elevation (max)
282.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
UK ECNThis site is a verified "UK ECN" member.
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