Design Your System

LI-COR eddy covariance systems are fully customizable from a simple single-analyzer system to advanced systems that measure methane flux and meteorological variables. Choose from the options below to fit the needs of your site. A consultant will give you a personalized quote and any additional information that you request.

Step 1. Choose a Gas Analyzer

Gas Analyzers

Begin with open-path and enclosed-path CO2 and H2O gas analyzers designed for basic eddy covariance systems and add the LI-7700 for methane flux measurements if needed.

CO2 and H2O Analyzers

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Low power requirements and simple hardware at a low price. Precision, temperature-controlled optical filters make this gas analyzer the highest performing open path CO2/H2O gas analyzer available. Learn more

radio button radio button LI-7200RS Enclosed Analyzer

An enclosed optical path with precision, temperature-controlled optical filters provide dependable gas density measurements—including dry mole fraction—in the most challenging outdoor environments. Learn more

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A heated intake tube improves frequency response of water vapor measurements by preventing water vapor sorption to the intake tube walls. Recommended for humid environments.

CH4 Analyzer (optional)

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The LI-7700 adds methane flux measurements to eddy covariance systems. Methane data are time-synchronized and logged in eddy covariance data sets. Methane flux results are computed in real time on the SmartFlux® System. Learn more

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Step 2. Choose a Sonic Anemometer

Sonic Anemometers

Choose a sonic anemometer to measure wind speed and direction. LI-COR eddy covariance products are strategically designed to give you the flexibility to integrate with a variety of sonic anemometers to fit your exact research needs. All sonic anemometers, including mounting hardware and power and data cables, are available directly from LI-COR with the purchase of an eddy covariance system.

For more information on other compatible options, visit the sonic anemometers product page.

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This basic precision anemometer offers measurement speeds of 20 samples per second. Aluminum and carbon-fiber construction. Measures wind speeds from 0 to 45 m/s. Link to the specs

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Precision anemometer provides measurement speeds of 32 samples per second. Stainless steel construction. Measures wind speeds from 0 to 65 m/s. Link to the specs

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Multipath ultrasonic anemometer performs three independent measurements of the 3D air flow quasi-simultaneously using only one sole sonic anemometer. Optimized for omnidirectional measurements where there is no majority prevalent wind direction. Link to the specs

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"Class A" model contains the same features of the "Cage" model but is recommended for areas with a predominant wind direction a majority of the time. Link to the specs

radio button radio button R.M. Young 81000RE

3-axis ultrasonic anemometer with an extended mast that separates the transducer array from the instrument body and wind-tunnel calibrated sensors. Ideal for applications requiring high resolution and 3D wind measurement. Link to the specs

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Step 3. Choose a Biomet Package

Biomet Sensors

Each eddy covariance system supports a full complement of biological and meteorological sensors through the LI-COR Data Acquisition Module. Data from these sensors are time-synchronized with measurements from the gas analyzer and sonic anemometer and logged in eddy covariance data files so they can be used for gap filling and to interpret flux results.

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Basic Standard Premium
System Data Acquisition Module 1 1 2
Preconfigured Biomet Enclosure 1 1 1
Data Retention Module 1 1
Backup Battery 1 1
Temperature and RH RH & Temperature Probe (Vaisala HMP155) 1 1 1
Heat Shield (RM Young) 1 1 1
Precipitation Rain Gauge (Texas Electronics) 1 1 1
PAR Quantum Sensor (Bare Leads, 5m) 1 1 1
Net Radiation Net Radiometer (K&Z NR Lite2) 1
Pyranometer Sensor (Bare Leads, 5m) 1
Four-Component Net Radiometer (Hukseflux NR01) 1
Four-Component Net Radiometer (K&Z CNR4) 1
Ventilation & Heater Unit for CNR4 Net Radiometer (K&Z CNF4) 1
Soil Heat Flux Soil Heat Flux Plates (Hukseflux HFP01) 3 3
Self-Calibrating Soil Heat Flux Plates (Hukseflux HFP01SC) 3
Soil Temperature & Moisture Soil Moisture Probes (Decagon EC-5) 3
Soil Thermistor (LI-COR, 15m) 3 3
Soil Moisture & Temperature Probe (Stevens HydraProbe) 3 3
PhenoCam PhenoCam (StarDot) 1

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The Basic Biomet Package includes the essential sensors to support an eddy covariance system. It is the most economical of the packages.

  • LI-COR Preprogrammed Data Acquisition System Link to the specs
  • LI-COR Preconfigured Biomet Enclosure
  • Vaisala HMP155 Humidity and Temperature Probe Link to the specs
  • RM Young Radiation Shield Link to the specs
  • Texas Electronics TR-525M Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Link to the specs
  • LI-COR LI-190R Quantum Sensor Link to the specs
  • Kipp & Zonen NRLite2 Net Radiometer Link to the specs
  • LI-200R Pyranometer Link to the specs
  • HukseFlux HFP01 Soil Heat Flux Plates (3) Link to the specs
  • Decagon EC-5 Soil Moisture Probes (3)
  • LI-COR Soil Thermistors (3)

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The Standard Biomet Package includes a biomet backup system via Data Retention Module and backup battery, more comprehensive net radiometer, and combined soil temperature and moisture probe.

  • LI-COR Preprogrammed Data Acquisition System Link to the specs
  • LI-COR Preconfigured Biomet Enclosure
  • LI-COR Data Retention Module Link to the specs
  • Backup Battery
  • Vaisala HMP155 Humidity and Temperature Probe Link to the specs
  • RM Young Radiation Shield Link to the specs
  • Texas Electronics TR-525M Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Link to the specs
  • LI-COR LI-190R Quantum Sensor Link to the specs
  • HukseFlux NR01 Four Component Net Radiometer Link to the specs
  • HukseFlux HFP01 Soil Heat Flux Plates (3) Link to the specs
  • Stevens Hydra Probe II Soil Probes (3) Link to the specs

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The Premium Biomet Package includes a biomet backup system, a climate-controlled four-component net radiometer, self-calibrating heat flux plates, and a PhenoCam to view on-site ecosystem.

  • LI-COR Preprogrammed Data Acquisition System Link to the specs
  • LI-COR Preconfigured Biomet Enclosure
  • LI-COR Data Retention Module Link to the specs
  • Backup Battery
  • Vaisala HMP155 Humidity and Temperature Probe Link to the specs
  • RM Young Radiation Shield Link to the specs
  • Texas Electronics TR-525M Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Link to the specs
  • LI-COR LI-190R Quantum Sensor Link to the specs
  • Kipp & Zonen CNR4 Four Component Net Radiometer Link to the specs
  • Kipp & Zonen CNF4 Ventilation and Heater for CNR4 Link to the specs
  • HukseFlux HFP01SC Self-Calibrating Soil Heat Flux Plates (3) Link to the specs
  • LI-COR Soil Thermistors (3)
  • Stevens Hydra Probe II Soil Probes (3) Link to the specs
  • StarDot PhenoCam Link to the specs

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The biomet system supports nearly any number and type of sensors. If you need additional sensors, we will work with you to put together a package that suits your needs.


Biomet options

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The Data Retention Module provides backup logging for slow sensors and system controls that can prioritize data collection, so you can collect uninterrupted biological and meteorological data sets even if the system temporarily loses power. Link to the specs

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For daily images of your site, the PhenoCam is a robust outdoor camera that integrates with LI-COR eddy covariance systems. You can view PhenoCam images on FluxSuite® or download them from your site. The PhenoCam is a 5 MP NetCam SC from StarDot Technologies. Link to the specs

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Leaf Area Index (LAI) describes an ecosystem’s dynamic canopy and is often required when submitting eddy covariance data to worldwide networks. It plays an important role in carbon, water, and energy fluxes. The LAI-2200C is a standalone instrument for manual, non-destructive LAI measurements. Link to the specs


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Step 4. Choose a Remote Communication Option

Communication

With cellular or satellite communication, you can keep track of your eddy covariance system no matter where it is deployed.

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The Cellular Communication System features a Sierra Wireless AirLink® RV50X gateway that puts your system online and enables wireless transmission of eddy covariance, soil gas flux, and other data. When your system is online, you can check the status of instruments, transfer raw data from your site automatically or whenever desired, and configure the instruments from your office or home computer.

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The Satellite Communication System features a Hughes 9502 Fixed Satellite Terminal that provides additional communications options if your site is not in range of a cellular network. The satellite system also includes an antenna, antenna cable, antenna mounting post, power and data cables, enclosure, mounting hardware, and instructions to configure your gas analyzer and communication system.

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Step 5. Choose a Power Supply

Power Supply

LI-COR solar power supplies are robust power sources developed to our specifications by SunWize® Technologies. Complete systems are delivered ready for deployment.

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Designed to provide 4 dark-days of operation with LI-COR eddy covariance systems. Link to the specs

  • High wattage output to provide continuous power to all your instruments.
  • 24-volt systems that provide power with greater efficiency than 12-volt systems.

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Step 6. Choose a Mounting Option

Mounting

Let us know how you want to mount the eddy covariance system. We’ll make sure you have the right hardware.

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Protect your investment with the rugged 7900-300 heavy duty adjustable tripod. This sturdy instrument platform provides strong support for eddy covariance systems, meteorological sensors, and enclosures, and can withstand hurricane-force winds of up to 100 mph. The tripod extends to a height of up to 4 meters.

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Step 7. Choose Eddy Covariance Software

Software

Choose from several software applications to cover your eddy covariance research at each step, including data acquisition, flux computation, communication, and ecosystem analysis.

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Compute flux results in real time free with EddyPro® Software, which runs on the SmartFlux® System just as it does on your desktop computer. Link to the specs

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View real-time final fluxes, processed on-site by EddyPro Software, using your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Link to the specs

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Tovi® Software integrates powerful and widely-accepted post processing methods into a sleek, intuitive graphical user interface that provides the highest quality, publishable eddy covariance results. Link to the specs

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Your configuration

  • EddyFlux System
    • LI-7500DS CO2/H2O Analyzer
    • Gill® Windmaster
    • SmartFlux System
  • LI-7500DS CO2/H2O Analyzer
    • SmartFlux System
  • LI-7200RS Enclosed CO2/H2O Analyzer
    • SmartFlux System
    • Heated Intake Tube
  • Gill® Windmaster
  • Gill® Windmaster Pro
  • Metek Class A Multipath
  • Metek Cage Multipath
  • R.M. Young 81000RE
  • LI-7700 Open Path CH4 Analyzer
  • Basic Biomet Package
    • LI-COR Data Acquisition System with programs
    • LI-COR Data Retention Module with back-up battery
    • A preconfigured enclosure
    • Vaisala HMP155 Humidity and Temperature Probe with RM Young Radiation Shield
    • Texas Electronics TR-525M Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
    • LI-190R Quantum Sensor
    • LI-200R Pyranometer
    • Stevens Hydra Probe II Soil Probes (3)
    • Kipp & Zonen CNR4 Net Radiometer with optional CNF 4 Ventilation Unit
    • HukseFlux HFP01 Soil Heat Flux Plates (3)
  • Standard Biomet Package
    • LI-COR Data Acquisition System with programs
    • LI-COR Data Retention Module with back-up battery
    • A preconfigured enclosure
    • Vaisala HMP155 Humidity and Temperature Probe with RM Young Radiation Shield
    • Texas Electronics TR-525M Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
    • LI-190R Quantum Sensor
    • Stevens Hydra Probe II Soil Probes (3)
    • Kipp & Zonen CNR4 Net Radiometer with optional CNF 4 Ventilation Unit
    • HukseFlux HFP01 Soil Heat Flux Plates (3)
  • Premium Biomet Package
    • LI-COR Data Acquisition System with programs
    • LI-COR Data Retention Module with back-up battery
    • A preconfigured enclosure
    • Vaisala HMP155 Humidity and Temperature Probe with RM Young Radiation Shield
    • Texas Electronics TR-525M Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
    • LI-190R Quantum Sensor
    • LI-200R Pyranometer
    • Stevens Hydra Probe II Soil Probes (3)
    • Kipp & Zonen CNR4 Net Radiometer with optional CNF 4 Ventilation Unit
    • HukseFlux HFP01SC Self-calibrating Soil Heat Flux Plates (3)
  • Custom Biomet Sensor Package
    • Add Data Retention Module
    • Phenocam
    • LAI-2200C Plant Canopy Analyzer
  • Cellular Communications Package
  • Satelite Communications Package
  • Solar Power Supply
  • Heavy Duty Adjustable Tripod
  • EddyPro 7
  • FluxSuite
  • Tovi
    • I have my own:

    • Sonic anemometer
    • Power supply
    • Mounting structure

      I don’t need:

    • Biomet system and sensors
    • Remote communication

      I need more information about:

    • Gas analyzers
    • Sonic anemometers
    • Biomet system and sensors
    • Remote communication
    • Power options
    • Software

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Tripod User Tripod 7500 box box Gill Windmaster 7200 7700 washer box 7500 washer box Biomet washer box Biomet washer box Small box Hukseflux Decagon EC-5 Soil Thermistor Light Sensor Pyranometer Metek Class Anemometer Metek Cage Anemometer R.M Young 81000RE Anemometer Leaf Area Index Eddypro 7 software Fluxsuite software Tovi software Bucket Radiolite Radio Soil Probe Flux Flux Sonic Phenocam Radiation Shield Solar Power Supply Cellular Communication Satellite Communication
    Your Configuration
  • EddyFlux System
    • LI-7500DS CO2/H2O Analyzer
    • Gill® Windmaster
    • SmartFlux System
  • LI-7500DS CO2/H2O Analyzer
    • SmartFlux System
  • LI-7200RS Enclosed CO2/H2O Analyzer
    • SmartFlux System
    • Heated Intake Tube
  • Gill® Windmaster
  • Gill® Windmaster Pro
  • Metek Class A Multipath
  • Metek Cage Multipath
  • R.M. Young 81000RE
  • LI-7700 Open Path CH4 Analyzer
  • Basic Biomet Package
    • LI-COR Data Acquisition System with programs
    • LI-COR Data Retention Module with back-up battery
    • A preconfigured enclosure
    • Vaisala HMP155 Humidity and Temperature Probe with RM Young Radiation Shield
    • Texas Electronics TR-525M Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
    • LI-190R Quantum Sensor
    • LI-200R Pyranometer
    • Stevens Hydra Probe II Soil Probes (3)
    • Kipp & Zonen CNR4 Net Radiometer with optional CNF 4 Ventilation Unit
    • HukseFlux HFP01 Soil Heat Flux Plates (3)
  • Standard Biomet Package
    • LI-COR Data Acquisition System with programs
    • LI-COR Data Retention Module with back-up battery
    • A preconfigured enclosure
    • Vaisala HMP155 Humidity and Temperature Probe with RM Young Radiation Shield
    • Texas Electronics TR-525M Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
    • LI-190R Quantum Sensor
    • Stevens Hydra Probe II Soil Probes (3)
    • Kipp & Zonen CNR4 Net Radiometer with optional CNF 4 Ventilation Unit
    • HukseFlux HFP01 Soil Heat Flux Plates (3)
  • Premium Biomet Package
    • LI-COR Data Acquisition System with programs
    • LI-COR Data Retention Module with back-up battery
    • A preconfigured enclosure
    • Vaisala HMP155 Humidity and Temperature Probe with RM Young Radiation Shield
    • Texas Electronics TR-525M Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
    • LI-190R Quantum Sensor
    • LI-200R Pyranometer
    • Stevens Hydra Probe II Soil Probes (3)
    • Kipp & Zonen CNR4 Net Radiometer with optional CNF 4 Ventilation Unit
    • HukseFlux HFP01SC Self-calibrating Soil Heat Flux Plates (3)
  • Add Data Retention Module
  • Phenocam
  • LAI-2200C Plant Canopy Analyzer
  • Custom Biomet Sensor Package
  • Cellular Communications Package
  • Satelite Communications Package
  • Solar Power Supply
  • Heavy Duty Adjustable Tripod
  • EddyPro 7
  • FluxSuite
  • Tovi

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