soil gas flux News

  • LI-COR Offers New Tool for Mapping Soil CO2 Concentrations and Fluxes

    Real-time mapping of soil CO2 concentrations and fluxes are recorded by an integrated CO2 mapping tool with GPS unit introduced by LI-COR Biosciences. The ...


    By LI-COR

  • Los Gatos Research Now Offers Ten Ultraportable Analyzers for Soil Trace Gas Flux Measurements

    Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas analyzers, today announced that it has expanded the lower speed (up to 1 Hz) trace gas analyzer line to include as many as nine different Ultraportable trace gas analyzers with various combinations available in ten different products. This year's R&D 100 Award winning analyzer for NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) joins a series of 1 Hz ...

  • New video on Greenhouse Gas soil monitoring

    In response to the demand for a better understanding of climate change, Gasmet Technologies and researchers from the University of Helsinki have created a video to demonstrate the speed and simplicity with which Greenhouse Gas (GHG) measurements can be taken in the field. Following the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Even soil feels the heat

    Twenty years of field studies reveal that as the Earth has gotten warmer, plants and microbes in the soil have given off more carbon dioxide. So-called soil respiration has increased about one-tenth of 1 percent per year since 1989, according to an analysis of past studies in this week's issue of Nature. The scientists also calculated the total amount of carbon dioxide flowing from soils, which ...

  • Sophisticated soil analysis for improved land use

    Soil variation occurs across multiple geographic scales ranging from vast climatic regions of the Earth to a 50 acre farm field to the molecular world of soil nano-particles in a pinch of soil. For example, in a forest or an agricultural field, soil properties vary from the summit of a hill down to the base. Within a single soil aggregate that may be less than a quarter inch in diameter, there ...

  • ASTM D7758 - 11 Standard Practice for Passive Soil Gas Sampling in the Vadose Zone for Source Identification, Spatial Variability Assessment, Monitoring, and Vapor Intrusion Evaluations

    Passive soil gas samplers are a minimally invasive, easy-to-use technique in the field for identifying VOCs and SVOCs in the vadose zone. Similar to active soil gas and other field screening techniques, the simplicity and low cost of passive samplers enables them to be applied in large numbers, facilitating detailed mapping of contamination across a site, for the purpose ...


    By ASTM International

  • Research on Soil Chamber Pressure Published in Journal of Geophysical Research

    LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - LI-COR Senior Application Scientist Liukang Xu, Ph.D., led a group of LI-COR scientists and engineers in a research effort to examine pressure effects on chamber-based soil CO2 flux measurements. The results of this study were recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR), an American Geophysical Union publication. Findings of the research show that ...


    By LI-COR

  • Gas analysis workshop focuses on FTIR versatility

    Gasmet Technologies, the manufacturer of FTIR gas analyzers, organised a meeting in Lisbon, immediately prior to the CEM 2016 conference and exhibition in May, to provide delegates with an insight into the wide variety of applications for which FTIR technology is employed. The measurement of greenhouse gases (GHGs) was a particular focus for the event, with presentations from a number ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Reach New Record

    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Between 1990 and 2011 there was a 30% increase in radiative forcing – the warming effect on our climate – because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping long-lived gases. Since the start of the industrial era in 1750, about 375 billion tonnes ...

  • LI-COR Biosciences Announces New Long-Term Chamber for the LI-8100

    LI-COR announces the addition of a second long-term chamber for its LI-8100 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System.  The 8100-104 Long-Term Chamber can be used in both single or multiple chamber applications. Up to 16 long term chambers can be sampled when connected to the LI-8150 Multiplexer.  ...


    By LI-COR

  • New source area management remediation biotechnology for NAPL sites

    The Adventus Group, an international environmental biotechnology firm, announced the application of their In Situ Geochemical Stabilization (ISGS™) reagent. Designed for hard-to-treat non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) sites, this innovative and cost-effective source area management technology is ideal for manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites, wood treating facilities, petroleum product refineries, ...


  • Can biochar help suppress greenhouse gases?

    Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas and a precursor to compounds that contribute to the destruction of the ozone. Intensively managed, grazed pastures are responsible for an increase in nitrous oxide emissions from grazing animals’ excrement. Biochar is potentially a mitigation option for reducing the world’s elevated carbon dioxide emissions, since the embodied carbon can be ...

  • LI-COR Analyzers Monitoring Carbon Dioxide Worldwide as Atmospheric Levels Reach 400 parts per million

    On May 13, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported a preliminary daily average carbon dioxide (CO2) reading of 400.07 parts per million (ppm) at the Mauna Loa Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii. On May 9, a reading over 400 ppm was reported at the site for the first time ever. But that reading (400.03 ppm) was later revised to 399.89 ppm. The first CO2 ...

  • Getting to the bottom of Africa`s carbon figures

    In the Republic of the Congo, and most of Central Africa, the carbon cycle has until now remained an under-researched topic. It is not at all clear how much CO2 or other greenhouse gases the area releases into the atmosphere, or how much is absorbed. With the EU research project CarboAfrica, European and African teams have come together to deepen their understanding of the current state of the ...

  • Unique compact and ultra-portable GHG analyzer enables in-situ measurements anywhere

    Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas analyzers, has introduced the world’s first ultra-portable greenhouse gas (GHG) analyzer, which reports methane, carbon dioxide and water vapor with parts per billion precision and accuracy in a rugged, crush-proof and compact package. This new Ultra-portable Greenhouse Gas Analyzer (UGGA) simultaneously measures CO2, CH4 and H2O ...

  • LI-COR Expands Availability of Environmental Research Tools

    As the demand for atmospheric monitoring, world food production, and water quality continue to increase, the demand for research-grade instrumentation worldwide also increases. LI-COR continues to look for ways to provide scientists worldwide the instrumentation necessary to answer their research questions. LI-COR uses a worldwide network of distributors to sell and support its complete ...


    By LI-COR

  • The mathematics of leaf decay

    A mathematical model reveals commonality within the diversity of leaf decay. Written by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office. You can read the original story in MIT News The colorful leaves piling up in your backyard this fall can be thought of as natural stores of carbon. In the ...

  • Sionix Corporation Announces Lease Agreement for Mobile Water Treatment System

    Sionix Corporation (OTCBB: SINX) today announced its entry into a lease agreement with Crown Maple Syrup, Inc., a New York based grower and refiner of maple syrup for the emergent health conscious, ecologically friendly international sweeteners market. The agreement states that Sionix is to supply Crown Maple with filtration equipment at Crown Maple's facility in Dover Plains, NY. The system was ...


    By Sionix Corporation

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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