Wimbachtal

Soil profile of the sampling site Wimbachtal; Photo FhG IME
Soil profile of the sampling site Wimbachtal; Photo FhG IME
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The sampling site Wimbachtal is located in a high valley at an altitude of 1100 m.

The soil sampling site is situated in a spruce stand. The dominant soil type at this site is Rendzina (German soil classification KA 4) which originate from debris of Ramsau dolomite. Besides rendzines, cambisols and transitional soil types occur in areas with high accumulation of fine materials.

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Specimen

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.

Analytes

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

Extended information

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