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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Atmospheric station Křešín near Pacov

Location: Bohemian-Moravian Highlands

Altitude: 545 m above sea level
Average annual temperature (1961-1990): 7.1 °C
Average annual rainfall (1961-1990): 621 mm


  • Long-term monitoring of energy and substance fluxes
  • Researching physiological processes (photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration)
  • Understanding the functioning of the agroecosystem as a whole and predicting its future behavior in changing climate conditions
  • Proposals for measures to maintain, or more precisely to increase the ability of the spruce ecosystem to capture CO2 from the atmosphere

 The station is

  • part of the European infrastructure of the ICOS project (Integrated Carbon Observation System) that is integrated into the international research infrastructure ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures)
  • part of the national research and development infrastructure for carbon monitoring in the Czech Republic – CzeCOS