The hydrogeology department operates a large variety of field measurement devices to support state-of-the-art research and teaching activities.
With the equipment, the department is capable of performing classic hydraulic investigations such as pumping or tracer tests, water quality measurements and environmental monitoring.
It measures the fluorescence of the water, and is used especially in connection with "colour tracers" such as uranine.
The TDR system analyses the reflections of an electrical signal along a cable in the subsurface. This can be used to determine the water content of the surrounding rock.
They are used to measure precipitation.
It allows an automated and regular water sampling.
This allows to manually set up small near-surface groundwater monitoring wells.
The weather station with remote data transmission permanently records data on temperature, air pressure, wind speed, relative humidity, soil moisture, solar radiation, precipitation.
The weather station is located near the Hobrechtsfelde experimental site and transmits its recorded data every 6 hours.
Experiments in research and teaching can be carried out here.