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Volume 13, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 13, 1197–1207, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1197-2016
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Biogeosciences, 13, 1197–1207, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1197-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Technical note 26 Feb 2016

Technical note | 26 Feb 2016

Technical Note: Semi-rigid chambers for methane gas flux measurements on tree stems

Andy Siegenthaler et al.
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There is increasing interest in measuring methane emissions from tree stems in a wide range of ecosystems. This is commonly done with bulky closed chambers, which limit measurement to a very narrow range of tree stem sizes and shapes. We designed, described and tested new semi-rigid stem-flux chambers with decisive advantages (reduced permeability, fast deployment, adapted headspace volume, easy to carry in multiple sizes, extremely light and economical) ideal for use in remote ecosystems.
There is increasing interest in measuring methane emissions from tree stems in a wide range of...
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