Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 13, 1197–1207, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1197-2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 1197–1207, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1197-2016

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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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (29 Dec 2015) by Xinming Wang
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (08 Jan 2016) by Xinming Wang
AR by Andy Siegenthaler on behalf of the Authors (17 Jan 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Feb 2016) by Xinming Wang
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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.
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