Peaknaze

Peaknaze, Peak District - Recovery roof experimental site

 Peaknaze

The Recovery Roof experiment is one of the few manipulation experiments that compares the impact of climate change with pollution reduction (i.e. looks at multiple drivers of change within the ecosystem). At the experimental facility we have replicated drought and warming treatments that utilise automated roof technology. In addition to the climate change manipulations, there is also a pollution reduction treatment. This operates using a transparent roof to exclude rain (which opens during rain events and retracts again when its not raining). Underneath the roof there is an irrigation system which sprays 'clean' rain onto the experimental plots, in equivalent volumes and rates as rain falls at the site. The clean rain is a reconstituted solution, consisting of rainfall collected at the site from large collection surface, which is deionised to pure water and then mixed with a chemically reconstituted rainfall solution, without nitrogen and sulphur related pollutants added. Both the Recovery roof experimental site and the Climoor fieldsite are recognised infrastructure projects by the EU – more information can be found here http://www.increase-infrastructure.eu/ 


 

Page last modified: 09/11/2010
Page published: 27/08/2010