Speulderbos, The Netherlands

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Purpose of Observation:

The purpose of the Speulderbos research site is to provide a long-term monitoring of key state variables of forest physiology, soil physics and chemistry, hydrology and atmosphere. These data are used at ITC to develop remote sensing measurement techniques.

The site was established in 1985 and has since resulted in discoveries about: rain chemistry (acid rain), deposition, nitrogen and carbon budget of forest, rainfall interception, and soil micro-biology, microwave remote sensing in forests, and the advance of isotope discrimination methods in hydrology. See full list of publications below. Since 2019, the site is used in as the key fieldwork site in the education program of WREM.\

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