The 3° “DCO Early Career Scientist Workshop”, held in Nicolosi (Mt. Etna) from Aug 27th till Sep 2nd, saw the active participation of the international scientists and researchers communities, coming from some worlwide prestigious Institutes and Universities.
West Systems, Sponsor of the event, played an important role, showing the practical usage of the portable fluxmeter and other new monitoring tools. It has been presented the new, compact, West Systems diffuse flux continuos monitoring station CO2-Spot , which met considerable interest from the whole research community.
The CO2-Spot Unit, developed by IGG.CNR with the Deep Carbon Observatory economical contribution, is a light, low-cost system for measuring changes in the CO2 flux over time in a given area. It has been designed both for carrying out short-term monitoring by itself and for complementing the CM-HWR11 unit in order to extend the flux measurements to various points of an area, thus creating a wireless and tubeless multi-chamber system with simultaneous sampling at all measuring points.
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The system uses the same accumulation chamber type of the CM-HWR11 system and can be provided with two different types of housings, a light one for short-term monitoring and a housing made of AISI 316 grade steel for long-term monitoring. In addition to the CO2 flux, the system measures the soil’s water content and temperature.
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