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Site Information: Rothamsted

Sponsoring organisation(s)

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (through Rothamsted Research)

Network(s) this site belongs to
UK Environmental Change Network
UK Environmental Change Biodiversity Network

Site characteristics

Min Altitude 94m

Site boundaries are indicated with a black line.
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Max Altitude 134m
Area of Site 330ha
Mean annual temperature* 10.1oC
Mean annual rainfall* 700mm
* calculated from the ECN Data Centre database
Information held about this site
View a list of datasets collected at this site
View a list of publications about this site


The oldest continually functioning agricultural research station in the world. The 'Classical Experiments', started between 1843 and 1856, plus wilderness sites, have been used by successive generations of scientists and continue to form a unique resource for studying environmental change.

Rothamsted Research


Related links

  • Rothamsted Research have developed a dedicated ECN web pages, which concentrate on the Physical and Atmospheric protocols, in conjunction with a booklet about the site.
  • Photographic Archive of Rothamsted: Each week a digital photo of Rothamsted is taken and archived as a record of conditions at the site.
  • This site is part of the Acid Deposition (UKEAP) network.
  • This site is part of the Experimentation in Ecosystem Research (ExpeER) network.
  • This site is part of the COSMOS-UK network. COSMOS (the Cosmic-ray Soil Moisture Observing System UK), is a new network that will deliver real-time weather monitoring and field scale measurements of soil moisture across the United Kingdom.



Mr Tony Scott

Rothamsted Research
West Common, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ

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