Soil Erosion Network: Monitoring Metadata
Brandenburg, Germany, Since 1991 - Sandy Soils, Wind Erosion

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1 Contact person
1.1 Name Dr. Roger Funk
1.2 Address Institute of Soil Landscape Research, Eberswalder Str. 84, 15374 Muencheberg, Germany.
1.3 Tel +49 33432 82321
1.4 Fax +49 33432 82280
1.5 Email
1.6 Other researchers involved: Prof. M Frielinghaus.
2 Survey Details
2.1 Dates of erosion monitoring survey: Since 1991
2.1 Water/wind erosion? Wind
2.3 Area monitored: Farm of 1000ha in Brandenburg, including erosion plot (2.25ha).
2.4 Character of area: Fluvial deposits, sandy soils, flat.
2.5 Frequency of monitoring: Erosion plot 1991-94, continual since 1994, Bare fields in Spring, Seasonal.
2.6 What fraction of fields in the monitored area were included in the survey? See 2.5.
2.7 How were estimates of erosion made? Erosion plot and field observations: measurements with two sampler designs, estimation of deposits at the field boundary.
2.8 Were air photographs used? No.
2.9 For each erosion site, information recorded:
a) Erosion Plot Wind speed, wind direction, temperature, surface moisture, soil transport, every 10 minutes.
b) Field Observations Wind speed, wind direction, crop growth.


2.10 Data obtained from elsewhere: Soil types and field sizes from maps.
2.11 Data calculated from above information: Transport rate, soil loss.
2.12 Meteorological station density and type: 1 station in the centre of the area, wind speed in 10, 4 and 1m, wind direction, air humidity, air temperature in 3 and 1m, soil temperature in 10 and 20 cm, surface moisture (IR-Reflexion).
2.13 Length of record of meteorological data: Since 1991.
3. Associated Work
3.1 Associated experimental or plot-based work: Wind tunnel studies, temporal changes.
3.2 Associated modelling work: Influence of corn and sugar beet on wind.
4. Documentation
4.1 Published reports of the monitoring survey and/or results:

Funk, R. (1995): Quantifizierung der Winderosion auf einem Sandstandort Brandenburgs unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Vegetationswirkung. ZALF-Bericht Nr. 16, Müncheberg.

Funk, R. & Frielinghaus, M. (1998): Temporal changes of soil surface conditions related to wind erosion. Proceedings of the International Workshop/Symposium on Wind Erosion, Manhattan, KS, USA, 4.-6.6.97. .

Funk, R. & Frielinghaus, M. (1998): Influence of sugar beet and corn on wind erosion. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Technical aspects and use of wind tunnels for wind-erosion control; Combined effect of wind and water on erosion processes, November 17-18, Ghent, Belgium, I.C.E. Special Report No. 1998/1, 53-64.
4.2 Other relevant publications:

Funk, R. & Frielinghaus, M. (1993): Der Einfluß der Vegetation auf den Bodenabtrag durch Wind. Mitt. Dt. Bodenkd. Gesell.,72, 1173-1176.

Funk, R., Frielinghaus, M. & Thiere, J. (1996): Risikoabschätzung der Winderosion für das Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern als Grundlage für Schutzstrategien. Mitt. Dt. Bodenkd. Ges.,79, 379-382.

Funk, R. & Frielinghaus, M. (1997): Berechnung potentieller Bodenabträge durch Wind für ausgewählte Böden Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns. Mitt. Dt. Bodenkd. Ges.,83, 107-110.

Funk, R. & Voelker, L. (1998): Einschätzung der potentiellen Winderosionsgefährdung in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern im Landesmaßstab mit der Revised Wind Erosion Equation. Mitt. Dt. Bodenkd. Ges., 88, 557-560.

Funk, R., Deumlich, D. & Steidl, J. (2001): GIS Application to Estimate the Wind Erosion Risk in the Federal State of Brandenburg. In: Soil Erosion for the 21st Century, Proceedings of the International Symposium, January 3-5, 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii, 400-403.

Frielinghaus, M. & Funk, R.(1991): Wind erosion control in East Germany. In: Proceedings of the International Wind Erosion Workshop of CIGR (Section I.), Budapest, Sept. 10-12.

Frielinghaus, M. & Funk, R. (1993): Quantifizierung der Bodenerosion durch Wind II. In: Gemeinsamer Zwischenbericht des BMFT-Verbundvorhabens, Projekt-Nr.:0339332/E.

Frielinghaus, M., Funk, R., Kretschmer, H. & Winnige, B. (1993): Shelterbelts for soil protection with ecological functions in East Germany. In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium „Windbreaks and Agroforestry“, Viborg, Denmark, July 26-30, 206-207.

Frielinghaus, M., Helming, K., Deumlich, D. & Funk, R. (1994): Gegenstand und Defizite in der regionalen Bodenerosionsforschung. Mitt. Dt. Bodenkd. Ges. 74, 71-74.


5. Availability
5.1 Erosion/land use data: On request subject to GCTE policy
5.2 Meterological data: Public data: hourly values, on request: 10.
6. Other Information
6.1 Is the monitoring survey ongoing? Yes
6.2 Funding agency for the survey: Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
6.3 Any other details:

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