22-27 September 2019
Trade Fairs and Congress Center (FYCMA)
Europe/Madrid timezone

Monitored Vapor flux and groundwater recharge in 2 hydrological years by a precision meteo-lysimeter

23 Sep 2019, 15:00
Conference room 1.A ()

Conference room 1.A

Oral Topic 5 - Tools, methods and models to study groundwater Parallel


Dr Kohfahl Claus (IGME)


A high precision meteo-lysimeter was installed 2015 in a coastal dune of the Doñana Natural Reserve SW Spain to quantify water and energy fluxes in dune belts, and to estimate its dependence on regional climate trends. The weighing lysimeter contains an undisturbed soil sample of 1 square meter surface, 1.50 m height with a weighing resolution of 10 g. Furthermore, the site is equipped with 2 automatic meteorological stations, 1 Hellmann pluviometer and six calibrated TDR sensors installed outside the lysimeter at 6 different depths until 3 m below surface. Environmental humidity conditions at the lysimeter bottom were maintained by a peristaltic pump controlled by two tensiometers installed inside and outside of the lysimeter and the volume of the drained water was analysed continuously. A total of 11 meteorological and soil water parameters were recorded in 10 and 1 minuteintervalls,respectively. Intrinsic noise in lysimeter data was reduced by smoothing through the AWAT filter (Peters et al. 2014). Precipitation and drained water from the lysimeter was analysed for mayor ions and stable isotopes of water. Additionally relevant physical and retention curve parameters of the sediment were analysed and the individual fluxes were quantified using lysimeter observations. Monitored data were used to set up a 1D model which was calibrated based on monitored groundwater recharge and TDR time series data. The results of 2 hydrological years with different meteorological conditions and its effect on groundwater recharge and vapor flow are shown.

Primary authors

Dr Kohfahl Claus (IGME) Dr Saaltink Maarten (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya 5 (UPC))


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