Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 13, 1949–1966, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1949-2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 1949–1966, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1949-2016

Research article 30 Mar 2016

Research article | 30 Mar 2016

Automation of soil flux chamber measurements: potentials and pitfalls

Carolyn-Monika Görres et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Dec 2015) by Elise Pendall
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Feb 2016) by Elise Pendall
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Automated chambers are a promising tool to improve our understanding of short-term dynamics and diurnal cycles of soil greenhouse gas fluxes. Here we compared two commercially available automated chambers systems under a wide range of environmental conditions to test their strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, the study offers new insights into the potential of automated chambers to provide unbiased nighttime soil respiration measurements.
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