AccuPAR model LP-80 Ceptometer from Meter Group
Measure Canopy PAR and Calculate LAI
The AccuPAR model LP-80 is a lightweight, portable, linear photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) sensor. It lets you measure canopy PAR interception and calculate leaf area index (LAI) at any location within a plant or forest canopy. PAR data can be used with other climate data to estimate biomass production without destroying the crop. PAR is also important in determining other canopy processes; such as radiation interception, energy conversion, momentum, gas exchange, precipitation interception, and evapotranspiration.
The AccuPAR also uses radiation measurements and other parameters to accurately calculate leaf area index (LAI) non-destructively in real time, in the field.
The AccuPAR weighs a little over 1 pound ( 0.5kg). The attached controller, powered by four AA batteries, can be used to take measurements manually or can log data unattended for short periods of time. It stores 1 MB of data (over 2,000 readings) for later download and analysis.
Includes External Sensor
The included external PAR sensor can be used to make simultaneous above- and below-canopy PAR measurements. Using both the external sensor and the AccuPAR together allows you to get accurate PAR and LAI data in clear, partly cloudy, or overcast sky conditions.
|DATA STORAGE CAPACITY||1 MB RAM (over 2,000 measurements)|
|NUMBER OF SENSORS||80|
|PAR RANGE||0 to > 2,500 μmol m-2s-1|
|RESOLUTION||1 μmol m-2s-1|
|PROBE LENGTH||84 cm|
|OVERALL LENGTH||99 cm (40 in)|
|UNATTENDED LOGGING INTERVAL||User selectable, between 1 and 60 min|
|INSTRUMENT WEIGHT||0.56 kg (1.23 lbs)|
|DATA RETRIEVAL||Direct via RS-232|
|KEYPAD||7 key, menu-driven|
|OPERATING ENVIRONMENT||0-50°C (32-122°F), 0-100% relative humidity|
|EXTERNAL PAR SENSOR CABLE LENGTH||5 meters|
|INTERFACE CABLE||RS-232 cable|
|POWER||Four AAA Alkaline cells|
|MINIMUM SPATIAL RESOLUTION||1 cm|