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Month: September 2010

Vladimir Putin Visits LI-8100A Research Site

Vladimir Putin Visits LI-8100A Research Site

Vladimir Putin, the current Prime Minister of Russia, traveled to Samoilovsky Island to look into research being conducted by the Russian-German scientific expedition. To examine carbon dioxide soil flux changes, the researchers are using LI-COR’s Automated Soil Flux System- the LI-8100A. To read more about Putin’s recent expedition, see the following: Vladimir Putin visits LI-8100A research site.

LI-8100 Soil Flux System on Display at Durham Museum in Omaha

LI-8100 Soil Flux System on Display at Durham Museum in Omaha

Did you know that soil aides in supporting nearly every form of life on earth, and did you know that one shovel full of soil contains more living creatures than there are human beings on the planet? Find out more interesting facts like these about the complex world of soil at Omaha’s Durham Museum’s “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil” exhibit, which includes LI-COR’s Automated Soil Flux System (the LI-8100). This exhibit is on display October 2-December 26. For more…

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LI-COR Celebrates 25 Years of CO2 Analysis R&D

LI-COR Celebrates 25 Years of CO2 Analysis R&D

Revolutionary scientific instruments – devices that enable new research – take time to develop and perfect. The development of revolutionary instruments requires identifying limitations of the current technology and finding innovative solutions, followed by extensive testing. This process has guided product development at LI-COR, from our first stand-alone CO2 analyzer nearly 25 years ago, to the modern manifestations of gas analysis technology used in many LI-COR instruments today.

The need to develop our own CO2 analyzer was recognized in 1985,…

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UNL Research Fields Monitoring Carbon Storage Damaged by Nebraska Storm

UNL Research Fields Monitoring Carbon Storage Damaged by Nebraska Storm

 

A late afternoon storm on Monday, September 13, tore through a University of Nebraska-Lincoln agricultural research center located near Mead, Nebraska in Saunders County.  Nearly $800,000 of the estimated $1.55 million in damages suffered was crop damage from heavy rain, hail, and high winds.  1800 acres of corn and soybeans were damaged, with 500 acres being completely destroyed. 

The research center uses a LI-8100A Automated Soil CO2 Flux System to assess carbon storage in soil; 250 acres of this test site were…

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Pop Goes the Quick Connect

Pop Goes the Quick Connect

The stainless steel quick-connect fittings used with the LI-8100A Soil  CO2 Flux System have a spring-loaded locking ring that snaps into place to hold the male half of the connector in place and ensure an air tight seal.  Dirt can build up under this locking ring, preventing it from snapping in place and allowing the two connector halves to pop apart. To ensure your connection is good, make sure the locking ring meets the flange.

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