Eddy Covariance Training Courses
Eddy Covariance training courses are offered throughout the year at various locations around the world. Courses provide information on instrument use, theory, data processing, maintenance, and related topics.
Training courses are designed to be hands-on. Some of the topics covered during the courses may include:
- Set up a flux tower
- Install instruments using commonly-accepted best practices
- Maintain, calibrate, and troubleshooting instrumentation
- Process raw data sets
- Applying appropriate corrections for site-specific parameters
- Assessing data quality
If attending training in Lincoln, NE or Bad Homburg, Germany, lunch and local transportation is included. Attendees are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and other meal expenses. LI‑COR will handle all lodging arrangements.
If attending a workshop at a different location, please contact LI‑COR for further details on travel and lodging, as they may vary.
For more information on topics covered in a specific course, please contact LI‑COR or the training organizer.
Below is a typical schedule for courses held in Lincoln, NE.
Day 1 (morning session)
- Eddy Covariance theory
- Long-term flux measurement example
- Eddy Covariance applications and experimental design
- Flux footprint and fetch requirement concepts
- Designing and implementing an eddy covariance experiment
- Theory of operation for gas analyzers and sonic anemometers
- LI‑7500RS and LI‑7200RS CO2/H2O analyzers
- LI‑7700 CH4 analyzer
- Sonic anemometers
- Biomet (biological and meteorological) measurements and sensors
- Biomet data requirements
- Energy balance closure
- Sensors and stations
- Overview of setup procedures for gas analyzers and eddy covariance systems equipped with the SmartFlux™ 2 System
- Hands-on installation of eddy covariance systems
- Instrument configuration, including cellular communication and SmartFlux 2
- Wiring and system integration
- Software, operation, and maintenance of LI‑7500RS/LI‑7200RS/LI‑7700, Biomet, cellular communication, and SmartFlux 2 systems
- Software installation
- Operation and data collection
- Maintenance and troubleshooting
- Instrument calibration
- Overview of data processing
- Principles and procedures
- Software overview
- SmartFlux 2 System
- EddyPro® and File Viewer software installation and sample data
- Preparing data
- Demonstration of File Viewer software
- Hands-on GHG data processing
- Explanation of EddyPro and SmartFlux 2 outputs
- Hands-on ASCII and TOB1 data processing
- EddyPro and SmartFlux 2 advanced settings
- Data processing exercises with real data (provided, or your own)
Day 1 (afternoon session)
Day 2 (morning session)
Day 2 (afternoon session)
Day 3 (morning session)
Day 3 (afternoon session)
What attendees are saying...
"For a 3 day period, the amount of knowledge on eddy covariance that I gained is incredibly large. Thank you very much!"
"The staff is very professional and courteous... their knowledge on eddy covariance is excellent."
"I very much appreciate LI‑COR folks taking the time to explain this complex subject."
"[The staff] appeared to have superior knowledge, was very nice, and very helpful. I am leaving with the knowledge to operate and install my system."
"All the topics were highly helpful. It is a great program!"
"Excellent — Great facilities, great staff, everyone from start to finish was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable."