Articles | Volume 17, issue 13
Technical note
14 Jul 2020
Technical note |  | 14 Jul 2020

Technical note: Facilitating the use of low-cost methane (CH4) sensors in flux chambers – calibration, data processing, and an open-source make-it-yourself logger

David Bastviken, Jonatan Nygren, Jonathan Schenk, Roser Parellada Massana, and Nguyen Thanh Duc

Model code and software

Facilitating the use of low-cost methane (CH4) sensors in flux chambers: calibration, data processing, and describing an open source make-it-yourself logger – Arduino code D. Bastviken and N. T. Duc

Short summary
This study presents a low-cost way to measure methane emissions applicable in nature and society. This facilitates widespread and affordable methane measurements, which are greatly needed for verifying that greenhouse gas mitigation is effective and for improved quantification of fluxes and how they are regulated. The paper also describes an open-source do-it-yourself methane–carbon dioxide–humidity–temperature logger, to increase the distributed capacity to measure greenhouse gases.
Final-revised paper