Location: Czech Republic, Central Bohemia (49.9636919°N, 14.8703553°E), 30 km east of Prague near Kostelec n. Černými lesy
Area: 53 ha, altitude: 382 m – 417 m a. s. l., slopes: 1 – 12% (mean 3.9%)
Climate: humid continental, average annual precipitation 630 mm, maximum mean monthly rainfall occurs in July and is delivered mostly by frontal and convective storms, mean annual air temperature 6 °C
Land use: agriculture, active cultivation (98%), the fields are cultivated right up to the stream banks with no buffer zones. No urbanization or resident population.
Soils: Cambisols, Luvisols. Loamy Ap horizon (0.1–0.2 m deep) underlain by a silty and silty-clay B horizon. The content of clay particles in the topsoil is around 8%.
Period of monitoring: since 2012
Researcher in charge: David Zumr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Meteostation: precipitation, air temperature, humidity, wind velocity, net radiation
- Gauging profile: discharge, water turbidity, automatic stormflow sampling
- Soil water regime: suction pressure, water content, groundwater level
Specific research objectives:
- Spatial and temporal distribution of zones involved in runoff generation and sediment transport
- Temporal variability in a connectivity of the surface and shallow subsurface soil layers as a result of macropores and intra-aggregate voids networks
- Non invasive monitoring of the spatial uniformity of compacted subsoil layer
- GIS, distributed soil erosion modelling
- sediment resuspension in a drainage channel