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Covert Wood Level II plot - Measurements

Variables monitored in UK Beech long-term forest monitoring plots
VariablesPeriodFrequency of samplingBrechfaCannonteignCovert WoodKeltyWangfordWykeham
Foliar sampling and analysis 2005 Once Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2007 Once     Yes      
Increment 2004 Once Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Crown condition 1991-2001 Annual           Yes
2002-2006 Annual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Meteorology 2002 Continuous (automatic)   Yes        
2003-2005 Continuous (automatic)   Yes Yes      
2006 Continuous (automatic)   Yes        
Deposition volume 2002-2008 4 weeks Yes Yes Yes     Yes
2009-2010 4 weeks     Yes      
SO2,O3NOx NH4 below canopy (diffusion tubes) 2002-2005 Monthly   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Ground vegetation 2004 Once Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2007 Once     Yes      
Litter fall quantification 2002-2008 4 weeks
(2 weeks in autumn)
Yes Yes Yes     Yes
2009-2010 4 weeks
(2 weeks in autumn)
    Yes      
Litter fall analysis 2009 Once     Yes      
Growth uptake of heavy metals 2003 Single measurement Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes