Soil profile of the sampling site Edersberg; Photo: FhG IME
Soil profile Edersberg; Photo: FhG IME
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The sampling site Edersberg is located in a mixed forest at an altitude of about 410 m.

The soil sampling site is situated in a beech stand. The dominating soil is a typical Braunerde über Buntsandstein (German soil classification KA 4).

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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
Perchlorate Salts of perchloric acid
Supplementary parameters Additional information for the interpretation of contamination data

Sampling period

2002 - 2014

Extended information