The Flux Tower Project Uses Autonomous Power By Sunwize Power
VCU News reports that a new 20-foot flux tower stands in the marsh at the VCU Rice Rivers Center. It collects about 1.7 million records per day on atmospheric and environmental conditions. Gas and wind sensors mounted to the flux tower — aka Rice Rivers Atmosphere Biosphere Interaction Tower, aka Marsh RRABIT — are set to 20 hertz.
Joint leaders of the project, Scott Neubauer, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biology in the College of Humanities and Sciences and Chris Gough, Ph.D., assistant research professor in the Department of Biology.
The tower instruments built by Li-Core and powered by Sunwize collect about 1.7 million records per day on wind speed and direction, carbon dioxide and methane concentrations, precipitation, air temperature, soil temperature and moisture, light, the works. The tower is located at the VCU Rice Rivers Center.