The purpose of the “Jurassic Karst” (JK) plan, established in 2009, is to characterize the long-term evolution of karst hydrosystems of the Jura massif.
The specific topographic setting of the Jurassian arc makes it possible to study these processes at increasing altitudes along a climatic gradient. Plant cover and soil typology evolve along this gradient, thus modulating the biogeochemical functioning of the infiltration zone of the karst hydrosystems.
Location and timing
Monitoring four karst springs at locations of increasing altitude:
Physico-chemical parameters are monitored continuously at all sites and augmented/enhanced at the Fourbanne, Lods, and Fertans sites, where an automatic sampler performs major element analyses on two samples per week. The precise locations of these sites and the metadata of the observational parameters are available on the site Dat@OSU of the OSU THETA.