Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

We’re at another abandoned lysimetric laboratory.

A lysimeter is a device which measures the amount of actual evapotranspiration released by plants, usually crops or trees. By recording the amount of precipitation that an area receives and the amount lost through the soil, the amount of water lost to evapotranspiration can be calculated.

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

These are lysimeters.

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

A passage.

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

And one of the galleries adjacent to it.

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

Each lysimeter is conneted with this device…

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

And this is how it works.

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

Since the facility is abandoned, water overfilled these tanks and flew out on the floor.

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

A clamp.

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

Another device for another testing.

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

‘Modular block’.

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

The floor is relatively dry because it’s winter. In summertime, however, it’s going to be a flood here!

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

‘Modular block’.

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

All kinds of flasks.

Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station

What is this cage doing here?

Location: The Moscow Region

via saoirse-2010

3 thoughts on “Inside of an Abandoned Lysimetric Station”

  1. A bit shocking the shear scale this study was done under and they would just abandon it. And the Texans say they like to do things big,..,

Leave a Comment