TERENO: German network of terrestrial environmental observatories

Heye Reemt Bogena


Central elements of the TERENO network are “terrestrial observatories” at the catchment scale which were selected in climate sensitive regions of Germany for the regional analyses of climate change impacts. Within these observatories small scale research facilities and test areas are placed in order to accomplish energy, water, carbon and nutrient process studies across the different compartments of the terrestrial environment. Following a hierarchical scaling approach (point-plot-field) these detailed information and the gained knowledge will be transferred to the regional scale using integrated modelling approaches. Furthermore, existing research stations are enhanced and embedded within the observatories. In addition, mobile measurement platforms enable monitoring of dynamic processes at the local scale up to the determination of spatial pattern at the regional scale are applied within TERENO.


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Cite article as: Forschungszentrum Jülich et al. (2016). TERENO: German network of terrestrial environmental observatories. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 2, A52. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-2-98

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-2-98

URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0001-jlsrf-2-98-1


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