Major research issues/sites:
Each tank is well equipped with sensors to measure water temperature, dissolved oxygen and solar radiation. A weather station tracks air temperature, rainfall, wind speed and direction. Scientists use the site for all sorts of tests - for example, heating elements near the bottom of each 2m diameter tank can increase water temperature to investigate how climate warming will affect freshwater communities. Mixers in each tank are able to disrupt thermal stratification, and an external raw water supply is available to flush the tanks.
All data are automatically logged and transmitted to UKCEH to keep track of the experimental conditions and outcomes.
Examples of UKCEH projects include:
centre running the infrastructure:
UKCEH - UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
type of facility:
Research platforms , Experimental facilities
- UKCEH - UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
- Phone: +44 (0) 1491 692395
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Heidrun Feuchtmayr