ITM Web Conf.
Volume 23, 2018XLVIII Seminar of Applied Mathematics
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||07 November 2018|
The impact of chamber transparency on estimation of peatland net ecosystem exchange
Meteorology Department, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Piątkowska 94, 60-649 Poznań, Poland
* Corresponding author: Marcin.Strozecki@gmail.com
The purpose of this work was to quantify the variation of chamber transparency over the period of one month of measurements and its impact on estimates of peatland net ecosystem exchange. The automated transparent closed (non-steady-state) chambers are widely used for quantifying net carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes exchanged between different canopies and the atmosphere. However, it is known that the transparency of the chamber, and hence the amount of radiation reaching the surface, is changing over time and depends on several factors, such as solar angle, obstacles, and cleanness of the chamber surface which is exposed to the environmental conditions. The objective of this research work was to determine if the material from which the measuring chamber is made maintains constant parameters for reduction of incoming radiation in the form of photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) inside the chamber. Based on the obtained results, it can be stated that during the specific atmospheric conditions, the average transparency of the measuring chamber of the automatic chamber system can drop even up to 20%. If not considered, it may lead to incorrect estimation of net ecosystem exchange (NEE). In case of our experiment, non-corrected NEE flux rates were five times higher than the same fluxes after corrections. For this reason, it is important to apply correction coefficients, which allow the selection of the appropriate value for PPFD during the NEE modelling process.
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