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Month: March 2012

Area Meter Connectivity with Windows® 7

Area Meter Connectivity with Windows® 7

Some customers have inquired if the Windows® Interface Software that accompanies our area meters will work with Windows® 7.  Even though Microsoft® developed this operating system years after the LI-3000C Portable Area Meter and the LI-3100C Area Meter were launched, these two instruments still operate as usual with version 1.0.0 of their respective interface programs.

The instrument’s RS-232 connection functions normally as it did with Windows 98, 2000, XP, and Vista.  However, there are some steps necessary to allow USB connectivity…

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Closing the Methane Gap: Scaling up from the ecosystem to the globe

Closing the Methane Gap: Scaling up from the ecosystem to the globe

Direct measurements of methane flux from wetlands are critical to our understanding of the global methane cycle. Due to the difficulty of deploying sophisticated sensors in wetlands, however, these data have been collected from relatively few locations around the planet. Nevertheless, they are are needed to improve global climate models.

Dr. Karina Schäfer, Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Ecology at Rutgers University, is working vigorously to collect these data. One of her sites is a brackish wetland situated in the Meadowlands…

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