ECN site code: T06
ECN monitoring by: Rothamsted Research
COSMOS UK COSMOS-UK soil moisture monitoring
Ecological Continuity Trust Ecological Continuity Trust experiment(s)
Min. altitude: 94 m
Max. altitude: 134 m
Area of site: 330 ha

Rothamsted is 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 have developed a dedicated ECN web page for Rothamsted and North Wyke with free downloadable booklets highlighting results from the first 20 years of ECN operations at the sites.

Near real-time weather data for Rothamsted (Harpenden) are also available.


Rothamsted locator map

Site boundary and location map


Mr Tony Scott

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