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LI-200R Pyranometer Performs Well in NREL Solar Radiation Assessment Tests

LI-200R Pyranometer Performs Well in NREL Solar Radiation Assessment Tests

Prior to the official product launch, LI-COR provided the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with a set of LI-200R Pyranometers for their long-term solar radiation measurement project. The LI-200R is based on the proven LI-200 Pyranometer, but with a more robust cable and an improved seal against water vapor. The sensor is also detachable from the base/cable, simplifying installation and removal. Click here for a detailed comparison between the old and new sensor designs. 

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Potsdam GHG Flux Workshop – From Natural to Urban Systems, 19-23 October 2015, Potsdam, Germany

Potsdam GHG Flux Workshop – From Natural to Urban Systems, 19-23 October 2015, Potsdam, Germany

GHG BannerThe one-week workshop united experts on greenhouse (GHG) gas flux measurements, data processing, and data uncertainty with flux processing applications in natural and urban environments.

The workshop included keynote lectures from some of the most outstanding scholars in the field, combined with demonstrations and hands-on sessions on soil flux, eddy covariance, and data processing. Topics ranged from equipment setup, data handling, flux processing, gap filling, partitioning, and footprint analysis, to applications in…

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Photosynthesis Modelling Researcher Awarded 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Photosynthesis Modelling Researcher Awarded 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Professor Graham Farquhar, Australian National University, was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for his work on better understanding photosynthesis. His research has led to the creation of more water-efficient crops, and his models of plant biophysics have enhanced the understanding of plant cells. Click here to see the full article and video interview regarding the award.

Look Ma, No Wires! Wireless connectivity and the LI-6400XT

Look Ma, No Wires! Wireless connectivity and the LI-6400XT

The LI-6400XT Portable Photosynthesis System is a versatile instrument with a wide variety of features.  These features include several fun leaf chambers, light sources, outstanding IRGAs, wired network connectivity, and a generally pleasant personality to help you acquire your scientific data.  However, there are occasionally features that we’re asked for that we haven’t yet been able to include.  One such feature is wireless network connectivity.  Although not included with a LI-6400XT, it is possible to easily add this feature yourself. …

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Control Over Drought

Control Over Drought

Water is one of the most precious natural resources—and one that we often take for granted. But droughts are common and they’ve proven time and time again that we don’t know enough about the water cycle. That is why the Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN) selected LI-COR eddy covariance systems to measure evapotranspiration across the country. Recently the Water and Waste Digest interviewed Dave Johnson, Senior Product Manager, to learn more about how the Chinese Ecosystem Research Network is using evapotranspiration to…

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