Two Open-path Eddy Covariance System IRGASON Integrated CO2 and H2O Open-path Gas Analyzer and 3-D Sonic Anemometer

Model: 
IRGASON Integrated CO2 and H2O Open-path Gas Analyzer and 3-D Sonic Anemometer
Accessories: 
Two 12m towers

Eddy-covariance systems are used to measure surface atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and water.  In the eddy covariance systems, several instruments (a sonic anemometers to measure wind and infrared gas analyzers to measure both carbon dioxide and water vapor) are combined specifically for use in the field. They can be customised with additional sensors or communication peripherals.  Eddy-covariance systems are used to measure surface-atmosphere exchange green house gases (GHGs) and water.   The carbon and water fluxes they measure can be used to develop and verify models of net ecosystem carbon exchange and landscape scale water use. The eddy covariance system can be installed above forest and thicket canopies.

It is a robust system with less sophisticated sensor equipment, and is particularly suited to training students in the maintenance and analysis of landscape scale evapotranspiration. 

The 12m towers will enable us to place the eddy covariance system above tall canopies (forest, thicket and plantations).

Condition: 
New
Category: 
Other
Disciplines: 
Water resources, Physics, Weather Sciences
Life Expectancy: 
15years
Location
Department: 
Institute for Water Research
Building: 
Old Geology Building
Artillery Road
Grahamstown
7600

Contact Person/s

Name: Sukhmani Mantel
Phone: +27 46-622-4014
Email: s.mantel@ru.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Internal: 
R750
Per Day
External: 
R750
Per Day
Private Sector: 
R5 000
Per Day
Time Spent Researching: 
60
Time Spent Teaching: 
10
Time Spent Other: 
30

Grantholder

First Name: Sukhmani
Last Name: Mantel
Phone: +27 46-622-4014
Email: s.mantel@ru.ac.za
Funding Information
Equipment Price: 
R999,633
Year of Acquisition: 
2015