Project News – ReKKS

Lysimeter experiments in Snowtropolis

UGT GmbH is a part of an international working team that consists of scientists from Kostanay State Pedagogical Institute, Altai State University, “AMAZONE” Kasachstan, Leibniz University Hannover, University of Halle and UFZ Halle, in the project ReKKS.

lysimeter station in winter operation in Первомайка . Photo credit: UGT GmbH

One of UGT’s research tasks in this project is to develop a lysimeter that can measure continuously throughout the year. In the first step, the challenges of running the lysimeter under ice and snow conditions will be addressed. In a second step, new approaches of a snow cutter will be tested under winter conditions.
Since we had neither snow nor ice in Brandenburg this year, our developers decided to move their workstation to the Snowtropolis ski hall in Senftenberg.

We would like to thank Anja Stoll and her team for the support during the installation and measurements of the lysimeter station. We hope for further good cooperation.

“Innovations for Sustainable Use of Agricultural Resources and Climate-adaption in the Arid Steppes of Kazakhstan and Southwestern Siberia (ReKKS)”

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