France - OSR

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France - Lamasquère
Site Extent   Centroid: 43.78, 1.40
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Location: South west of Toulouse, France (area of study is approx 50*50 km) including 2 experimental plots (Auradé and Lamasquère Fluxnet/ICOS sites)
Topography: hilly for Auradé, in a valley for Lamasquère
Soils: Clay at Auradé, Clay loam at Lamaquère
Drainage class/irrigation: irrigation at Lamasquère when maize is grown
Crop calendar: depends on crops
Field size: around 30 ha at Auradé and 20 ha at Lamasquère
Climate and weather: mean annual temperature around 13 °C, mean annual precipitation around 650 mm
Agricultural methods used: crop rotations are winter wheat, sunflower, winter wheat, rapeseed at Auradé and maize for silage, winter wheat at Lamasquère. Auradé only receives mineral fertilisers whereas Lamasquère receives both mineral and organic fertilisers. Lamasquère is irrigated when maize is grown.
Photograph(s):



Figure 1: Area of study of the Regional Space Observatory including the Auradé and the Lamasquère Fluxnet/ICOS sites (installed in 2004)
 


Figure 2: Formosat-2 image from the area around the Auradé experimental plot and its micrometeorological station on the 27th of May 2006.

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