Eddy Covariance System

By Campbell Scientific Australia

An Eddy Covariance Station (commonly also referred to as an EC System) is a highly accurate, reseach grade system that measures water vapour, CO2 or heat fluxes using the eddy covariance technique.

A standard system comprises of a CSAT3 Sonic Anemometer, a CR3000 data logger, CS7500 Open Path Infrared Gas Analyser and FW05 fine-wire thermocouple. Customers can also expand the number of sensors to suit the application requirements. If the system will be solar powered, we recommend at least a  64 watt solar panel. We also recommend ensuring that you have a meteorologist on staff for monthly calibration of sensors and data modelling purposes.

•    Measures water vapour, carbon dioxide, and heat flux using Eddy Covariance techniques
•    Key system components (each purchased separately):
    o    CR3000 (with the option of CR1000 or CR5000)
    o    CSAT3 Sonic Anemometer
    o    CS7500 Open Path Infrared Gas Analyser
    o    FW05 Fine Wire Thermocouples
    o    TGA100A Trace Gas Analyser

•    Variables measured:
    o    Wind and temperature via CSAT3
    o    CO2 and H2O molar density via CS7500
    o    Temperature via fine wire thermocouple

•    Please contact our office to discuss your EC system requirements.