The Muntatschinig site was first established in 2008 as a weather station and is still the most extensive of the four sites. In 2010 the University of Innsbruck installed an eddy covariance station. Nine automatic lysimeters were added to measure evapotranspiration and water use efficiency. Since 2012 a rain-out shelter system has been used for simulating spring and summer droughts. This site is one of the sites along the elevation transect used for grassland transplantation experiments.
Location and amenities:
This site is accessible throughout the year by car with a special road permit. There are accommodation options within ca. 300 m. Electricity is produced onsite via solar panels (220 V). There are two 4x7 m tents for drought experiments and an automatic watering system with a water storage tank.
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