What are you researching right now, Mr Pütz?
Dr. Thomas Pütz, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-3: Agrosphere
“At our institute, we are investigating the effects of climate change on the water and matter fluxes in the soil. For this purpose, I regularly go underground to check our lysimeter systems. Lysimeters are 1.5-metre-high stainless steel cylinders sunk into the ground, open at the top and filled with naturally grown soil. A very sensitive scale and various sensors in the lysimeter record precipitation, evaporation, dew, temperature and water content, as examples. Via a service manhole in the centre of six lysimeters, I can check the metrology.”
Photos: Forschungszentrum Jülich/Sascha Kreklau