Achenkirch-Mühleggerköpfl (ACH-Mue) - Austria

Basic Information
Site Name
Achenkirch-Mühleggerköpfl (ACH-Mue)
Short name
Achenkirch-Mühleggerköpfl
Country
Austria
Site Manager
Keywords
mountains
soil respiration
Site Description
Norway Spruce-Fir-Red Beech Forest on Limestone The experimental site Mühleggerköpfl is located on the northern edge of the Alps and receives air pollutants that are transported over long distances, by predominant westerly winds; local emissions from rural settlements are low. The LTER site has an area of 20 hectares. It is a privately owned mature montane forest rich in Norway spruce in the Northern Limestone Alps at 920 m a.s.l. on a north–north-east facing slope of a mountain (47° 34’ 50” N; 11° 38’ 21” E). The site on an isolated calcareous outcrop in the valley of Achenbach represents a watershedsmall catchment. Routinely measured parameters over the years have included climate (air temperature, precipitation, and air humidity), soil temperature, soil water content, soil solution chemistry, nutrient content of Norway spruce needles, air quality, deposition of N, and surface runoff. The climate is cool and mesic with maximum precipitation in summer and a snow-free period from April/May to November/December. The mean annual air temperature and precipitation from on-site measurements are 6.8°C and 1580 mm, respectively. The annual variability of the precipitation is small. Moist conditions are also evident from the high relative air humidity.
Last modified
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 13:21
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Geographic
Size
10.00ha
Elevation (average)
910.00msl
Elevation (min)
895.00msl
Elevation (max)
920.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Austria (LTER_EU_AT_024)This site is a verified "LTER Austria" member.
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