Leipzig, Rosental

Soil profile of the sampling site Leipzig, Rosental; Photo: FhG IME
Soil profile Leipzig, Rosental; Photo: FhG IME
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Park area in the centre of Leipzig city

The park Rosental is a recreation area. The soil sampling site is located inside this area between the river Parthe and the dyke Elstermühlgraben. The soil can be classified as Fluvisol (German soil classification KA 4: pseudovergleyte Vega) originating from flood plain sediments of the rivers Elster and Parthe.

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Soil Soil is livelihood and biosphere for humans, animals, plants and soil organisms. All the substances brought in are transported, transformed and/or accumulated in the soil.


Metals Eighty percent of all elements on earth are metals
Nonmetals Only eighteen elements in the periodic table
Chlorohydrocarbons Group of organic compounds with at least one covalently bonded chlorine atom
DDT and metabolites Toxic and persistent organochloropesticide
Hexachlorocyclohexane Several isomeric compounds among the group of chlorinated hydrocarbons
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Group of organic compounds with at least three condensed six-membered rings
Supplementary parameters Additional information for the interpretation of contamination data

Sampling period

2002 - 2014

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