Understand spatial and temporal variability
Soils exhibit highly variable fluxes due to their heterogeneous nature. In addition, fluxes vary considerably over the course of a day, and even more over the course of a season. A large sample size and longterm measurements help you characterize the flux much better than a single measurement.
The LI-8150 Multiplexer provides the ability to measure the gas exchange from multiple long-term chambers, providing a large sample size that allows you to determine spatial and temporal flux rates with confidence. Capable of running autonomously for months, the LI-8150 system collects a continuous dataset from up to 16 chambers to characterize spatial and temporal variation in gas exchange over a research area. By integrating additional gas analyzers like the LI-7810 CH4/CO2/H2O Trace Gas Analyzer, long-term and multiplexed systems also support methane fluxes while third-party gas analyzer integration provides support for fluxes of isotopologues and other gases.
Why Choose the LI-8150?
The LI-8150 Multiplexer enables you to collect a large sample size and characterize gas exchange for a study area or from treatment and control groups. A large sample size and long-term measurements help you characterize the flux much better than a single measurement. Continuous, long-term measurements help characterize diurnal and seasonal patterns.
- Supports any combination of clear and opaque chambers.
- Ideal for assessing both spatial and temporal variability of soil gas flux.