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Managed beech tree decidious forest
Vegetation Height 37 m

Latitude 51,33
Longitude 10,37
Elevation 450 m a.s.l.


  • 2001 till today
  • Eddy covariance
  • Meteorology
  • Sapflow
  • Joint project FSU-Jena 2013


Description, History

The station is located in a managed beech tree forest near Beberstedt in the district Eichsfeld, it serves as a comparison to the unmanaged beech tree- mixed forest of the National Park Hainich.

At the site an aluminium tower was erected in 2001. It is 46 m high and towers 10 m above tree crown. Power is provided by 230 V line from near the forester's house Geney.

The tower is similar equipped as the Hainich tower.

In the trailer is a modem, which allows checking for the data from Jena.

Variables & Instruments


  • Eddy covariance - CO2, water vapor, momentum, heat (Gill R3, LI6262)
  • Profile at 9 heights - CO2 (LI6251?)


  • Wind velocity and wind direction - 2D-ultrasonic-anemometer, Thies
  • Wind velocity - cup anemometer A100R, Campbell Scientific
  • Wind direction - wind vane W200P, Vector Instruments
  • Air pressure - pressure transmitter PTB101B, Vaisala
  • Air temperature and humidity - temperature-humidity-sensor HMP45D, Vaisala
  • Air temperatur at 2 m height - temperature sensor NTC, Campbell Scientific
  • Precipitation - heated tipping bucket rain gauge, Thies
  • Solar radiation - net radiometer CNR1, Kipp & Zonen
  • Terrestrial radiation - net radiometer CNR1, Kipp & Zonen
  • Photosynthetically active radiation - PAR sensor LI-190SA, LiCor
  • Diffuse solar radiation - shadow ringed pyranometer CM11, Kipp & Zonen

Soil conditions

  • Soil temperature in 2 profiles - soil temperature sensors PT100, home-made
  • Soil moisture in 6 positions - soil moisture probes ML-2x, Delta-T
  • Soil heat flux in 5 locations - soil heat flux plates HP3/CN3, Rimco

Tree conditions

  • Tree temperature
  • Tree growth
  • Carbon Dioxide Probe GMP221, Vaisala
  • Litterfall

Data acquisition

  • Meteorological data - datalogger CR23X, Campbell Scientific
  • CO2 profile data - datalogger CR10X, Campbell Scientific
  • Dendrometer, sap flow, tree CO2 data - datalogger CR1000, Campbell Scientific
  • Flux data - computer
  • Vegetation - digital camera