Application example: MSM-suction plates in a field experiment

Multi-segment suction plates in a field experiment

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Scientific problem of the project (DFG research group SUBSOM)
The Forgotten Part of the carbon cycle: organic matter storage and turnover in subsoils
Experimental design (Concept: SUBSOM)

  • Field experiment with observation well, depth 2 m, 1,6 m
  • Leachate with multi-segment suction plates
  • Spatial acquisition and quantification of finger and macropore flow
  • Soil water extraction with glass suction cups (DOC; DIC)
  • Horizontal installation into undisturbed soil
  • Measuring depths of 10, 50 & 150 cm
  • Soil gas sampling using Teflon filters (permanent installation)

Leibniz-Universität Hannover
Institut für Bodenkunde

Prof. Dr. Georg Guggenberger

Coordination of the DFG research group:

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Abteilung Bodenkunde und Bodenökologie

Prof. Dr. Bernd Marschner