Site name: Früebüel, Kt. Zug, Switzerland
Land cover (IGBP land classification): Grassland
Altitude: 982 m a.s.l.
Coordinates: 47°06’57.0″ N / 8°32’16.0″ E (Google Maps)
Location description: Früebüel is situated on the Walchwil mountain, north-east of Lake Zug. Adjacent to the experimental area lies a conservation area with a raised bog.
FLUXNET ID: CH-Fru (link)
Land use: Moderately intensive management with two cuts per year and cattle grazing in autumn.
Geology: The area is formed by the quartiary deposits of the Reuss glacier. It is dominated by moraines from the Würm ice age.
Soil type: Gleysol
Medium intensively managed grassland at 1000 m asl. The adjacent farm and facilities are part of the ETH Research Station. Eddy covariance flux measurements were started in August 2005 (tower coordinates: 47°06’57.0″ N and 8°32’16.0″ E; WGS84 47.115833, 8.537778; at 982 m asl).