LI-COR – Eddy Covariance Systems
About the Company:
LI-COR is an environmental technology innovator for plant physiology, ecosystem, soil, light, water, and greenhouse gas research. In addition to eddy covariance systems, trace gas analyzers, and soil gas flux systems, LI-COR also offers atmospheric and underwater light sensors, leaf area meters, and software.
About the Solution:
LI-COR eddy covariance systems measure the exchange of CO2, H2O, CH4, and energy between the earth's surface and the atmosphere, empowering researchers to advance scientific understanding of climate and ecosystem dynamics.
Featuring the most trustworthy gas analyzers available, LI-COR eddy covariance systems measure CO2, H2O, CH4, and energy flux with as little as 12 watts in ideal conditions. Open path CO2, enclosed path CO2, and any combination with CH4 require less power than any other system on the market. Solar power systems - designed to LI-COR specifications - can power the system wherever it's deployed.
Every aspect of a LI-COR eddy covariance system is designed with reliable data collection in mind. Including, temperature-regulated optical components, omnidirectional instrument positioning, streamlined data analysis and the ability to Integrate multiple sonic anemometer models.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
NOTE: There are multiple technologies that are used as part of integrated manure management systems and yet are not manure management types on their own. The impact of these technologies on their own would be minimal or very difficult to quantify.
General Support & Other:
- Can be an integral part of many manure management systems
- Most projects have at least some equipment that supports operations of the main technology
- This technology is not evaluated on its own, the NEAT Matrix for this technology is neutral unless utilized with other technologies.
LI-COR has recently been added to the Newtrient catalog. Newtrient will continue to work with LI-COR to further refine the cost and performance information on their solution. Newtrient will update this entry as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
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