OZCAR-RI M-TROPICS/MSEC, Houay Pano - Lao People's Democratic Republic

Basic Information
Site Name
OZCAR-RI M-TROPICS/MSEC, Houay Pano
Short name
M-TROPICS/MSEC-Houay Pano
Country
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Site Description
Houay Pano is a small agricultural catchment (60 ha) of northern Lao PDR, 10 km from the UNESCO world heritage city of Luang Phrabang, in a sloping land environment monitored since 1998. The objective is to monitor the impact of land use changes from annual crops (upland rice, Job’s tear and maize, cultivated with slash and burn system) to perennial (teak trees), and of climate changes upon hydrological and sedimentary fluxes and budgets, along with water quality (including microbial contamination). The mean slope is 48%. Alfisol, Ultisol, Entisol developed on shale and shist. Monitoring devices include an automatic meteorological station, weirs to monitor discharge from nested catchments, suspended sediment, and bedload, piezometers, and electrical resistivity. More information is available on https://mtropics.obs-mip.fr/ and in the following papers: Boithias, L., et al., 2021. The Multiscale TROPIcal CatchmentS critical zone observatory M-TROPICS dataset II: land use, hydrology and sediment production monitoring in Houay Pano, northern Lao PDR. Hydrol. Process. 35, e14126. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14126 Ribolzi, O., et al., 2017. From shifting cultivation to teak plantation: effect on overland flow and sediment yield in a montane tropical catchment. Sci. Rep. 7, 3987. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-04385-2 Valentin, C., et al., 2008. Runoff and sediment losses from 27 upland catchments in Southeast Asia: Impact of rapid land use changes and conservation practices. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 128, 225–238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2008.06.004 More information is available on https://mtropics.obs-mip.fr/ and in the following papers: Boithias, L., et al., 2021. The Multiscale TROPIcal CatchmentS critical zone observatory M-TROPICS dataset II: land use, hydrology and sediment production monitoring in Houay Pano, northern Lao PDR. Hydrol. Process. 35, e14126. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14126 Ribolzi, O., et al., 2017. From shifting cultivation to teak plantation: effect on overland flow and sediment yield in a montane tropical catchment. Sci. Rep. 7, 3987. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-04385-2 Valentin, C., et al., 2008. Runoff and sediment losses from 27 upland catchments in Southeast Asia: Impact of rapid land use changes and conservation practices. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 128, 225–238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2008.06.004
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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1998
Observed properties
Photos
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Geographic
Size
60.00ha
Elevation (average)
513.00msl
Elevation (min)
423.00msl
Elevation (max)
718.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
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.
LTER France (CZO_EU_FR_091)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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