Project B04 investigates how deep surface signals (i.e., fluxes of water, nitrogen, and carbon) enter the Critical Zone and how they are transformed and buffered on their passage through the Critical Zone. For this, a robust multi-compartment (forest, soil, groundwater) regional model will be developed describing the full carbon–nitrogen–water dynamics from the surface through the subsurface to the groundwater and rivers making use of a unique multiscale parametrization technique. The project will provide a prediction and hypothesis testing tool.
Dr. Martin Thullner
BGR – Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
Sub-Department 2.3: Groundwater Resources – Quality and Dynamics
Phone: +49 (0)511 643 3077