Browsed by
Month: November 2010

Methane Contribues To Tricky Climate Issues

Methane Contribues To Tricky Climate Issues

Could the thawing of permafrost become the epicenter of climate change?  Awareness of methane leaks from permafrost is an emerging hot topic amongst researchers.  Katey Walters Anthony, a LI-COR user, has been measuring methane seeps for years.  Read more about her work and Siberian methane sources in the following article: Leaking Siberian ice raises a tricky climate issue.

LI-7700 Methane Analyzer Recognized As Top Technology Innovation

LI-7700 Methane Analyzer Recognized As Top Technology Innovation

The LI-7700 Open Path Methane Analyzer received an R&D 100 Award from the editors of R&D Magazine. The award was presented on November 11, 2010. They recognized the LI-7700 as one of the most technologically significant products introduced over the past year. The LI-7700 measures methane, an important greenhouse gas that contributes to global climate change. Primary uses include atmospheric monitoring, measuring methane emissions from landfills or animal feed lots, and industrial monitoring.

Follow this link to see…

Read More Read More

RECS: Real Skills to Solve Real Problems

RECS: Real Skills to Solve Real Problems

Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) technologies have significant potential to reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions by permanently storing CO2 in underground geologic formations. As recently as 2004, however, there were few educational programs that focused on implementing and managing CCS programs. This left people who were interested in climate change solutions with few opportunities to learn about CCS technologies.

Read More Read More

Protecting the LI-7700 Thermocouple

Protecting the LI-7700 Thermocouple

The optical path temperature measurement in the LI-7700 is provided by a fine wire thermocouple that protrudes down from the upper dome of the instrument. Under certain wind conditions, the response time of this temperature sensor can be upwards of 10 Hz, but in general, it is unsuitable for high-speed temperature measurements (use temperature measurements from the sonic…

Read More Read More

Service Update for the LI-6200 Portable Photosynthesis System

Service Update for the LI-6200 Portable Photosynthesis System

LI-COR has a long tradition of designing and manufacturing robust field instrumentation with extended operational lifetimes and a reputation for honest, open communication with fellow researchers. It is in this spirit of communication and respect that we are posting this information.

The LI-6200 Portable Photosynthesis System, a revolutionary instrument at the time of its introduction in 1986, is one of our most enduring products, even after its discontinuation in 1998. We are pleased that researchers and scientists have been able…

Read More Read More