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Month: August 2012

LI-COR Participates in AGU’s Two-Year College Initiative Workshop

LI-COR Participates in AGU’s Two-Year College Initiative Workshop

LI-COR recently participated in a planning workshop for AGU’s new initiative, Unique Research Experience for two-year College faculty And Students (URECAS). The workshop brought together faculty from two-year colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and representatives from federal and state agencies and other professional organizations to learn more about how to support two-year college faculty and students engaged in Earth and Space Science research and to discuss the development of a program that will strengthen the role of these Earth and…

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Calculating Irregular Leaf Area for the LI-6400XT

Calculating Irregular Leaf Area for the LI-6400XT

The LI-6400XT Portable Photosynthesis System calculates photosynthetic rates, transpiration, and other variables based on the leaf area inside the chamber. The standard leaf chamber has an aperture of 2 cm x 3 cm, so if the sample leaf covers the entire aperture, then the leaf area is 6 cm2.

But what if the leaf doesn’t cover the entire chamber opening?  In this case, the user will need to measure or estimate the leaf area so that the calculations are correct.

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