Friedrichshäuser Bruch

Soil profile of the sampling site Friedrichshäuser Bruch; Photo: FhG IME
Soil profile Friedrichshäuser Bruch; Photo: FhG IME
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The sampling site Friedrichshäuser Bruch is located in the forest district Sievershausen at an altitude of about 500 m.

The soil sampling site is situated in a spruce stand. The dominant soil is a Braunerde (German soil classification KA 4), partly with Pseudogley features. The parent material consists of a relatively thin loess-loam layer over bunter.

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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
Flame Retardants Flame retardants reduce the flammability of objects
Perchlorate Salts of perchloric acid
Supplementary parameters Additional information for the interpretation of contamination data

Sampling period

2002 - 2014

Extended information