Lake Neusiedl

reed zone

The reed belt of Lake Neusiedl is an excellent example of a siltation zone in a shallow water body. Due to the Pannonian climate (ca. 600 mm of annual precipitation, annual mean temperature >10°C), the upward soil water flux in the summer, and the high amount of readily soluble salts in the soil, the lake possesses properties of brackish water. Carbon storage in reed belts of this type has not yet been studied, and constitutes the primary focus of the investigations.

Eddy Covariance System

The Eddy Covariance method is one of the most accurate, direct and defensible approaches available to date for measurements of gas fluxes and monitoring of gas emissions from areas with sizes ranging from a few hundred to millions of square meters. Furthermore it allows measurements of fluxes of sensible heat, latent heat and momentum, integrated over an area.

LI-COR Biosciences | Brief Guide To Eddy Covariance Measurements


  • LI-7200RS Enclosed CO2/H2O Analyzer
  • Gill® Windmaster Pro
  • LI-7700 Open Path CH4 Analyzer
  • Standard Biomet Package
    • Vaisala HMP155 Humidity and Temperature Probe with RM Young Radiation Shield
    • Texas Electronics TR-525M Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
    • LI-190R Quantum Sensor
    • Stevens Hydra Probe II Soil Probes (3)
    • Kipp & Zonen CNR4 Net Radiometer
    • HukseFlux HFP01 Soil Heat Flux Plates (3)