Field work in Huaraz 2019

And the station brought the rain

Posted by Fabien Maussion on September 27, 2019

From September 13th to a team of three scientists from the AgroClim-Huaraz project traveled to Peru for the first and most important field work of the project.

Georg, Fabien and Lorenz ready to go.

Our main objectives was to install an eddy-covariance station on the field of our partner and friend Hector, farmer in Llupa. We also wanted to get acquainted with the region and our local partners, as well as preparing the in-situ measurement campaigns of our PhD student Lorenz, who will spend several months on site.

I was quite nervous before the trip, because of many uncertainties regarding the location of the station and whether or not it would be sustainable to let it run for such a long period. It turned out that my fears were unjustified, and the campaign was a tremendous success!

We will read more about our work there in the upcoming months. In the mean time, here are a few impressions from the trip:

Setting-up the eddy-covariance station.

The “regular” agroclimatic station at Llupa.

A precipitation gauge in the Cordillera Negra.