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Velescu, A. &amp; Wilcke, W. (2017): <b>Monthly element concentrations in litterfall in the microcatchment Q2 between 1998-2013.</b> <i>Available online ( from DFG-FOR816dw.</i>

Resource Description

Title: Monthly element concentrations in litterfall in the microcatchment Q2 between 1998-2013
Short Name: Monthly litterfall chemistry in Q2 1998-2013
FOR816dw ID: 1690
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
Last Update Date: 2017-10-03
License and Usage Rights: PAK 823-825 data user agreement. (
Temporal Coverage:
Begin: 1998-04-01
End: 2013-02-01
Geographic Coverage:
Geographic Description: Q2 EZG
Bounding Coordinates:
- lon/lat [degrees]
- WGS 84
North: -3.9737° Max:
West: -79.0764° East: -79.0741° Elevation
South: -3.9776° Min:
Dataset Owner(s):
Individual: Andre Velescu
Individual: Wolfgang Wilcke
Associated Person(s):
Individual: Andre Velescu
Individual: Katrin Fleischbein
Individual: Jens Boy
Individual: Hans Wullaert
Individual: Moritz Bigalke
Monthly aggregated time series of measured concentrations of Al, Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn, C, N, S, P, K, Na, Mg, Ca in litterfall in the ECSF area in the microcatchment Q2. Litterfall was sampled weekly on the 3 transects of Q2 (Q2.1, Q2.2, Q2.3) with 3 polyethylene mesh collectors (0.5 x 0.5 m) per transect. The samples were dried at 40 °C for one week and stored at the ECSF until transport to Germany or Switzerland for chemical analyses. The replicates at upper, middle and lower slope were bulked per transect and collecting interval and the results were subsequently aggregated per month and transect. Samples were ground to <50 µm with a planetary ball mill (Retsch PM200, Haan, Germany) prior to elemental analysis of C, N, and S by thermal combustion (Elementar Analysensysteme, Hanau, Germany) and acid microwave digestion with concentrated HNO3. Element concentrations in the digested samples were measured by AAS, ICP-OES or ICP-MS.
| Q2 | litterfall | carbon | nitrogen | phosphorus | calcium | potassium | magnesium | sodium | aluminium | manganese | zinc | sulphur | element concentrations | time series | copper | iron |
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Metadata Provider:
Individual: Andre Velescu
Contact Person:
Individual: Wolfgang Wilcke
Individual: Andre Velescu
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Organization: DFG-FOR816 Data Warehouse - University of Marburg, Department of Geography

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