Dr David Hammond and David Boadle represented Campbell Scientific Aust
at the annual OzFlux 2012 Conference held recently in Methven, New Zealand.
Hosted by Landcare Research New Zealand, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and CSIRO, the conference attracted wide participation from the flux research community in Australia and New Zealand with many new researchers utilising the capabilities of flux monitoring equipment within their research fields.
The opening presentation by Helen Cleugh of CSIRO providing updates on the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) was followed by a wide range of presentations on diverse topics over the course of the 3-day conference.
Campbell Scientific equipment is widely used across Australia and New Zealand in flux monitoring applications such as determining the quantity of CO2 left behind after mountain ash forest fires and groundwater disappearing through evapotranspiration, or to quantify the sources of methane and nitrous oxide in agricultural locations. Campbell Scientific flux monitoring systems play a pivotal role by providing accurate, reliable data utilising industry leading sensors and data acquisition devices.
Campbell Scientific’s latest flux measurement product is the IRGASON integrated open-path analyser and sonic anemometer, specifically designed for eddy-covariance flux measurements. The IRGASON simultaneously measures absolute CO2 and water vapour densities, air temperature, barometric pressure, three-dimensional wind speed, and sonic air temperature.