|Foken, T; Gerstberger, P; Köck, K; Siebicke, L; Serafimovich, A; Lüers, J: Description of the Waldstein Measuring Site in Foken, T.: Energy and Matter Fluxes of a Spruce Forest Ecosystem, Springer(Ecological Studies Vol. 229), 19-39 (2017), doi:10.1007/978-3-319-49389-3_2 [Link]|
The chapter gives a brief overview of the measuring sites of the Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research at the Waldstein mountain, Germany, northeast Bavaria, with a special focus on the Waldstein-Weidenbrunnen site (FLUXNET site DE-Bay) as well as the Pflanzgarten and Köhlerloh sites. The climate of the area, the structure of the forest stands with plant area index profiles, and the soil properties are described. There is a special focus on the tower installations, the permanent program, and the special experimental campaigns. Pictures of all sites and all relevant data are given, while the instrumentation is listed in Appendix A. Due to the storm event “Kyrill” in January 2007, the southern part of the forest was destroyed. A trace gas flux footprint analysis is presented for conditions after a large wind throw.