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The ES in Brasschaat is located at ‘De Inslag’, a forest mainly covered with Scots pine. The Research Institute of Nature and Forest (INBO) has been monitoring meteorological variables and air pollution at this station since 1995. The measurements are taken at different heights on a 40m scaffolding tower. Currently the staton is operated by PLECO in collaboration with INBO.

  • Class 1
  • Scots pineforest, planted in 1929
  • Near urban area on sandy soil
  • Flux and meteorological data since 1997
  • 40 m high scaffolding tower
  • Fluxes measured at 32 m and 40 m
  • MAT: 10.9 °C - MAP: 1011 mm
  • Greenhouse gases, ozone and air pollution measured
  • Coordinates: 51°18'27.4"N 4°31'11.4"E


PI:  Prof. dr. Ivan Janssens (Ivan.Janssens@uantwerpen.be)

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