Calculating CO2 and H2O eddy covariance fluxes from an enclosed gas analyzer using an instantaneous mixing ratio

  title={Calculating CO2 and H2O eddy covariance fluxes from an enclosed gas analyzer using an instantaneous mixing ratio},
  author={George Burba and A. Schmidt and Russell L. Scott and Taro Nakai and James C. Kathilankal and Gerardo Fratini and Chad V. Hanson and Beverly E. Law and Dayle K McDermitt and Robert D. Eckles and Michael D. Furtaw and Michael Velgersdyk},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
Eddy covariance flux research has relied on open‐ or closed‐path gas analyzers for producing estimates of net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O). The two instruments have had different challenges that have led to development of an enclosed design that is intended to maximize strengths and minimize weaknesses of both traditional designs. Similar to the closed‐path analyzer, the enclosed design leads to minimal data loss during precipitation events and icing, and it… 

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